Why You Should Choose Dubai as Your Travel Destination

As I looked down from the 124th floor of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, the majestic scenery of the city of Dubai left me breathless. And this is just one of the many reasons why you should visit Dubai and do it soon, rather than later!


Have you always wanted to visit someplace exotic and cosmopolitan? Then you should think about a visit to Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, and one of the richest and most glamorous cities in the world. It is surely not the best choice for a travel destination for people on a tight budget and it is considered as a big luxury for most travelers, but the city also has a lot to offer so visitors would not mind spending extra money there. Whether you are looking for an adventurous holiday or holiday full of relaxation, you can find it all in Dubai, and fortunately for us travelers, the city has plenty to offer to everyone, regardless of their interests.

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The Amazing Skyline

As a first-time visitor, the magnificent sight of the many tall buildings covered with glass and lights can make the experience feel surreal in the beginning. Dubai has one of the most fascinating skylines in the world so you are always able to enjoy an amazing view. Rising up literally from the desert, the numerous skyscrapers make for a splendid view that never fails to amaze visitors.

 

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Take in The View From The Tallest Building in The World

Dubai also happens to be home to the architectural masterpiece Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on earth. The skyscraper is located downtown and reaches 828m of height with over 160 floors. You can book a visitor journey that takes you to an open air (but still fenced!) deck on level 124, which affords a stunning panoramic view of the city of Dubai. All of this makes Burj Khalifa a must-visit attraction that you would not want to miss (and you could not, even if you wanted to!) during your stay in Dubai.

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Shop Till You Drop!

Dubai has a lot of shopping malls, with the largest and most famous one; the Dubai Mall, which covers up to 12 million square feet. With its high-class shops, it is considered a paradise for shopping lovers. Even if shopping is not really your cup of tea, the Dubai Mall is still worth a visit as you can visit the unique Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo, and KidZania; a children’s theme park. Also, make sure you do not miss out on visiting the Dubai fountains outside and witnessing the spectacular free water shows.

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Visit The Traditional Gold Souk

Dubai is popular with its traditional souks, the most famous is the Arabian jewellery market Deira Gold Souk, which is located in the oldest part of the city, and is a far cry from the shining glamorous shopping malls. Around 10 tons of authentic gold jewellery is sold for relatively cheap prices (definitely much cheaper than the ones in western countries)!

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Dubai Desert Adventures

If you think that Dubai is all about skyscrapers and shopping… think again! The city also offers plenty of other activities for visitors to fully enjoy their experience.

You can also enjoy a nice ride on a camel through the desert or if you are more of the adventurous type, you can even go for a wild safari experience in the desert. All of that before spending an evening of entertainment at a traditional Bedouin desert camp, where you can enjoy some music and dances from the locals as well as an authentic dinner under the stars.

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The Palm Islands

Dubai’s man-made islands are a great example of the city’s impressive wealth and luxury. These artificial islands look like a palm tree when looked at from above, and are host to many high-class hotels and private villas. It is especially spectacular when viewed from above, so if you are not afraid of jumping off a plane and if you are seeking an adrenaline rush activity, you can challenge yourself by skydiving right above the islands and enjoy the stunning view.

 

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Ahhh, the list of activities to do in Dubai just does not seem to have an end! You will never have to experience a shortage of things to do during your visit in Dubai, which makes the city a must-see location.

5 Tips About Italian Food You Should Know

Are you going to travel to Italy and you want to try the “typical italian food”? Are you sure you know what is “that”?

Let’s read our tips!


TIP 1: NO CAPPUCCINO AFTER 11:00 AM

If you ask for a cappuccino after 11:00 am, the Italian waiter will make a surprised face as if you were asking for a flying horse.

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People in Italy only drink the cappuccino during breakfast, never after meals, because than they drink espresso or macchiato. The fact is that it is  served in restaurants, but it’s something reserved for tourists because it’s one of the most stronger coffee’s.


TIP 2: DON’T EAT ALONE

In Italy people never go alone to a restaurant (something that is shocking these days, but true), because they said that you should always enjoy the food with family and friends. For Italian people “Love and family is everything”, so you should eat with someone you love.

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TIP 3: DON’T COOK THE PASTA IN WATER WITH OIL

According to Italian people, adding a splash of olive oil to the water when you cook the pasta, does not contribute anything good.

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TIP 4: DON’T EAT BREAD WITH PASTA

It is a question of nutrition, carbohydrates don’t go with carbohydrates. Italian people says that eating bread with pasta is a big mistake.

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TIP 5: DO NOT OFFER PASTA AS AN ACCOMPANIMENT OR GARRISON

Neither the pasta or the risotto must be eated as accompaniment for Italian people. Except in recipes such as meat “a la milanesa”. Pasta and rice are taken in Italy as the main dish and is something that, moreover, is mandatory if we do not want that our consumption of calories is triggered. In Italy “sacrilegious” is used as Garrison, a spice that is reserved almost exclusively, to vegetables.

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We offer different transfers in Italy. You can go to Naples to taste the best food! Or you can go to Rome for a beautiful sightseeing experience. But did you always wanted to see the famous canals? Then you need to go to Venetia! And of course, don’t forget the capital of Italy: Milaan.

Peak Periods at Schiphol Airport: Tips for Boarding Faster

Schiphol has to do more and more with increasing crowds at the airport. The crowds already caused delays at check in recent times, so a lot of travelers were late at the gate. The sad result where frustrations running high and then be vented on the cabin crew, who just wants to fly us as pleasant as possible.

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What can you do yourself?

Due to the large number of flights the crowds will be there. Of course, more check-in desks and adequate customs personnel will certainly help, although you keep dependent on the person who decides whether your hand luggage must be checked or not. Who flies many will agree. But here you can really do something about. The tips below will not be able to hold the large crowds but ensure that all of this can go more smoothly and with less frustration.


Car vs. Train

Who will fly should be early at the airport. There are not many more options than road or rail. And both can play an important role if you’re on time or not. Just when you’re late, the chances that you become stressed even greater. Much matter of time when you fly. If that will be in the early morning, you better plan your travel to Schiphol because trains are a drama during peak hours. And the fast trains are no guarantees at this point!

By Taxi, it is much better because you can arrange the time with the driver. What you can do best is to go extra early if you must therefore come for example from the south of the country. The alternative is to book a hotel close to the airport. It does cost extra but you’ll be on time and rested at the airport. Book your Schiphol transfer with us!


Check-in at home

Nowadays it is possible with almost all airlines to check in over the internet. The advantage is that you have more options to print your boarding pass at home or to send it to your smartphone. Who goes with KLM, may even receive a boarding pass via Facebook Messenger, and you also receive additional flight on the current departure time and the gate. In all cases, it saves time and allow you (if you do not have bags to check in) to go directly to the baggage and customs. That saves time and reduces waiting times at Schiphol.


Check-in suitcase or not

Many of the problems that cause for a delay, have to do with your luggage. A subject which actually gets far too little attention and can really help to be faster at the gate. For many airlines you are allowed one piece of hand baggage, and then only with the correct dimensions. More is only acceptable if you have permission for it.


Baggage and customs

Checking your baggage at the airport is among the strictest in Europe. Who flies many will agree. Actually, you can not draw a level on what really are the rules. Sometimes your camera will not be a problem, the next time it is subjected that has to be checked. You need to know the rules regarding liquids and equipment. The quickest way to get through the Schiphol baggage check, so you do not have to stand in line to get your suitcase (or bag), is keep products out that can cause many questions.

In addition, all you stuff needs to be in separate containers. What you need to get out of you baggage: Laptop and tablet (which should go out anyway), photographic equipment, bags with cords, gear (this includes a lot of electronics) and toiletry. Ensure that all ointments and sprays (small) are in the appropriate plastic bag. Then you will still be dependent on the person who presses the button to additional examine your luggage. If we do all this, it will just go faster.


Clothing, belts, bracelets and money

Who holds on his belt, still has paper money left in his pocket, wears a bracelet – or a slightly oversized chain – has a great opportunity to get fully checked. That means that if new security scanner sees your bracelet, the staff still thinks you need to be fully checked. That takes time and sometimes irritation in humans. The best to do is to take everything off so you can go straight through the security and get your luggage again.


Do not be cocky

Most important is that you need to try not to be cocky. Even if you find something superfluous, and this is quite common, then you must realize that the staff is there for our safety. Keep calm and correct, even that will help. It will take some time to take off a few things but the time savings are real and the throughput of the baggage is so much faster if we are aware of this.


Rules are not everywhere the same as at Schiphol

Finally you need to realize that rules are not everywhere the same as at Schiphol. Fly to the US and beware that you will get an interview why you come to the US and what you are planning to do. It can just happen that you need to show your papers three times. However, when you fly back it seems they are glad that you go because you do not have to get anything out of your suitcase, besides your laptop. The security scans in the US seem to be much better and can detect everything in your suitcase.