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Remains of 7th Century palace found in Madinah

MADINAH: Archaeological excavations carried out by a team from Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) have revealed a palace dating back to the 1st Hijri Century (7th Century in the Gr



Fakieh Aquarium to open tomorrow

The long-awaited opening of the first of its kind aquarium in the Kingdom, the Fakieh Aquarium, will be tomorrow.



KSA among top 5 Muslim-friendly holiday destinations

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has been rated among the world’s top Muslim-friendly holiday destinations in a survey released on Wednesday by Crescentrating, a Muslim travel



Zighy Bay: Best-kept Secret

Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman, a two-hour journey from Dubai.



Zambia bans lion, leopard hunting

LUSAKA: Zambia on Thursday banned lion and leopard hunting to protect rapidly decreasing feline numbers for a burgeoning safari industry, despite criticism that it will drive tourists away.



It’s snowing ... in Saudi Arabia!

TABUK: Residents of this northwestern region went picnicking yesterday in scenic mountains and other spots that were covered in a sheet of white as Tabuk received its annual snowfall since Tuesday.



Getting pushy Parisians to mend their manners

The “City of Light” may draw more tourists than most world capitals, but Paris less than sparkles to the legions of visitors shocked to find its residents can be rude, brusque and snobb



Hyderabad: Old world charm with a breath of fresh air

In a report on the top 10 world cities to visit in 2013, CNN said the list contained “a few eyebrow-raisers”.



Hayya Jeddah kicks off today

The iconic Hayya (Let’s Go) Jeddah festival kicks off today as the city on the Red Sea welcomes tourists for its upcoming midyear holiday.



The ‘coldest journey’: British explorer embarks on Antarctica adventure

British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has embarked on an expedition that he describes as one of the last remaining polar challenges: crossing Antarctica during the region's winter.

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