New Year in Dubai: where to go?
New Year’s holidays are a time of bright celebrations, and where, if not in Dubai, are the most spectacular parties in the world. In the metropolis, fashionable Christmas trees are already sparkling with lights, the chefs of the best restaurants are preparing a menu of grand dinners and generous brunches. Guests of the city are waiting for New Year’s markets, stunning fireworks shows, endless beaches and the gentle winter sun. Dubai is the perfect choice for the New Year holidays.
The whole family for gifts
It’s happiness when you can spend some fun hours with the whole family at the New Year’s Bazaar, which everyone will be waiting for in December. Locals especially love the annual festive market in the Madinat Jumeirah Resort complex, similar to a Christmas market in one of the cities in Germany, where you can ride along the canals on a motor boat with Santa, ride along one of a dozen slides, and the amazing “Train to the North Pole” will take the kids to the giant snowball zone. In this huge winter wonderland, guests will also certainly see the sparkling interactive LED Christmas tree and the daily appearance of Santa Claus. Continue reading
The “Bride” of the Mediterranean Sea – Alexandria
During the times of “open” Egypt, Alexandria was not popular among the mass Russian tourists, mainly from the resorts of the Red Sea they came there on individual excursions for one or several days. With the opening of regular flights to Cairo, given the relatively short distance of 220 km from the capital, you can take a chance and consider this Mediterranean city with a special atmosphere as an independent destination. You can get to it from the capital in three hours, if the trip is organized independently, the fare for the bus will be only $ 3. Alexandria is stretched along the coastline of the sea, and from it it sprawls deep into thousands of streets with many cafes, restaurants, shops, residential buildings, hotels from luxurious to very affordable prices. Continue reading
To Cairo: Following the Trail of the Holy Family
In recent years, the Ministry of Tourism and the Coptic Church of Egypt have been actively promoting and developing a pilgrimage tour – the route of the holy family. It is proposed to walk through the baby Jesus, Virgin Mary and Joseph, who were in Egypt for several years, hiding from King Herod. The route itself stretches from North Sinai through Cairo and its suburbs to the city of Asyut, includes 25 revered places, it will take 5-8 days to fully travel the entire route (excluding North Sinai for security reasons).
Cairo and its districts occupy a significant part of the route, it begins with a visit to the tree of the Virgin Mary in Mataria, a branchy evergreen sycamore tree, in the shadow of which the Holy Family stopped to rest. The tree is not allowed to die and shoots are constantly planted, the last time it was done in 1906. Continue reading