Louvre Abu Dhabi chosen as one of the seven urban wonders of the world

A shot of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. (AFP)
Updated 10 October 2018
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Louvre Abu Dhabi chosen as one of the seven urban wonders of the world

DUBAI: Hilton Hotel & Resorts teamed up with tech platform LikeWhere to unveil the Seven Urban Wonders of the World — a list based on crowdsourced information from influencers and travelers with a combined reach of more than 3.5 million.

Louvre Abu Dhabi

One of the largest museums in the region, this spectacular gallery opened its doors in November 2017.

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Tsukiji Fish Market – Tokyo

This huge fish market was a perfect spot for modern travelers until it permanently closed its doors in September.

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Sydney Opera House — Sydney

One of the most photographed spots in Australia, the iconic Sydney Opera House is a famous music hall that is famous for its architecture.

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The Albertina Museum – Vienna

Set in a former Habsburg palace, this classical building now has a modern twist with striking extensions and great art and history exhibitions.

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Temple Street Night Markets – Hong Kong

The markets are one of the city’s most exciting spots, displaying everything from food to local craftmanship.

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The Bund – Shanghai

This mile-long stretch of waterfront features 52 historical structures. Known as the museum of buildings, it definitely is a view worth seeing.

(AFP)

Camden Market – London

Another market on the list, Camden has a rebellious vibe that appeals to travelers of all age groups.

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Where We Are Going Today: Shatllah

Updated 22 March 2019
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Where We Are Going Today: Shatllah

  • Shatllah’s prices are reasonable, while the assistants are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful

Do you need to add a little life and color to your surroundings? Houseplants are often said to be a source of positivity, and Shatllah has taken this concept to the next level.

Forget the idea of a lonely looking plant in a boring beige pot; this shop adds beautifully designed containers and creative touches that turn them into delightful decorations that are almost works of art. One in particular that caught my eye was designed to look like a tiny garden, complete with a miniature table and chair.

Shatllah’s creations make for perfect gifts, which is how I discovered the shop, in Jeddah’s Al-Zahra’a district, while looking for a present for a friend who loves houseplants. I was so impressed with its wares that I ended up buying some for myself as well. After all, who would not rather have a living plant decorating their home rather than artificial flowers or other fake items?

Shatllah’s prices are reasonable, while the assistants are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They are more than happy to offer advice on picking the perfect plant and how to take care of it when you get it home.