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Exotic Dubai Tours Wins UAE Web Award

Awar Ceramony Photo at Jumeirah Beach Hotel the most trusted and dynamic web site of Dubai travel and tourism wins the UAE awad from oer a 1000 web sites reviews by a Jury comprising a group of Design and Technical professors specialists in different fields.

The Award was prestented in a lavish ceramoney in Dubai at Jumeirah Beach Hotel Safina Ballroom on 29th Novembe 2008.

“We are pleased and thankful to Pan Arab Web Awards fore chosing us to be one of the prestigious winners” said Mr. Suhail Agha while receiving the awar.

The UAE Web Awards Committee is associated with MSN Arabia, Microsoft, BSA and Gowealthy

UAE Web Awards was created to recognize excellence in web design and development skills. to showcase their creativity in a competition for the best website in UAE .

Click here to see the list of all the winners of UAE Web Awards

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Bngkok Airport remains closed till Monday

The Bankok airport which has been closed since last 4 days will still remain closed till monday. Bankok Arport being one of the largest airports of the world is under siege At least 2,000 anti-government protesters who have tightened their siege of Thailand’s main airport on Saturday, forcing dozens of riot police to abandon a checkpoint at the airport.

Airport director Serirat Prasutanont said the standoff has forced the airport authority to extend the airport’s closure until at least 6pm Monday.

The confrontation has severed the capital from civilian air traffic and stranded some 100,000 tourists.  The protesters are seeking to oust Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat in the latest escalation in a long-running political crisis.

Commanders on the ground said they would not yet try to evict by force the thousands of protesters at Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports.

PAD supporters deflated the tyres of ambulances and police vehicles at the police checkpoint, while 2,000 police were deployed around the Suvarnabhumi international airport.

Some Asian airlines on Friday began sending flights to Bangkok to carry passengers stranded there.Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific said it would operate two flights on Friday and Saturday to pick up passengers and crew stranded in Bangkok, While South Korea’s Korean Air Lines and Asiana Airlines said they had begun sending flights on Thursday to carry up to 1,100 stranded passengers.

Malaysian Airline has also put on flights to Bangkok and is to decide on whether to send a military flight.

Like most carriers, Taiwan’s two major carriers—Eva Airways and China Airlines—cancelled their flights into Bangkok on Wednesday.

The Philippine’s Cebu Pacific Air said it has cancelled all its flights to Bangkok until next Wednesday. Another carrier of Philipines, the Philippines Airlines said that it had also stopped flights but it would be reviewing its decision on daily basis.

Itehad Airways sent a flight to bring stranded passengers.

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QE2 Arrived in Dubai at last.

Queen Elizabeth 2, proudly called “the most famous ship afloat and most successful liner ever built”, has at last arrived in DUbai it last destination of its life.

The QE2, as it is now called, arrived in Dubai on Wednesday evening, exactly 40 years from the day it first went to sea on her preliminary sea trials on Nov. 26 1968.

The ship docked at Mina Al-Rashid at around 6pm UAE time and was greeted by hundreds of cheering wellwishers waving Union Jack and UAE flags. A glittering fireworks display lit up the sky above the QE2, while the Dubai Police band played Scottish bagpipes.

The cruise ship was met by a group of dignitaries from state owned conglomerate Dubai World and real estate unit Nakheel, including Dubai World chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem and Nakheel CEO Chris O’Donnell.

The QE2 was accompanied into port by a flotilla of more than 60 local yachts, boats and leisure-craft, led by MY Dubai – the mega-yacht owned by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – and Royal Navy frigate HMS Lancaster.

In the sky above the flotilla, one of Emirates’ new Airbus A380 superjumbos made several passes. Joining the A380 in the sky was several Royal Naval helicopters welcoming the QE2.

Passengers are to spend Wednesday night aboard the QE2 for an exclusive party and then disembark next, for the very last time, after which the QE2 not be a cruise any more. QE2 Will yet enter into an other colorful life of entertainment and hospitality as yet an other remarkable vanture of Dubai a floating hotel that will be docked on the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah, one of three palm-shaped islands Nakheel is building off Dubai’s coast.

Schumacher the QE2 would be positioned at the end of a 300m long T-shaped pier and this will be off the trunk of the Palm. It might take 3 years to actually make it ready as a hotel though.

QE2 would be transformed into a hotel with a theatre and restaurant, and alongside the QE2 there would be a mixed developments, including a museum of the QE2 and restaurants, as well as retail and residential areas.

The ship’s iconic funnel, the subject of controversy in the UK, would be removed. one of the plans for the funnel was to make it the centrepiece at the entry to the QE2 precinct to be built on the trunk of the Palm.

On Thursday, the official flag changing ceremony will take place on board the QE2 when current owner Cunard will formally hand over the ship to Dubai’s gient developer Nakheel.

The QE2 was purchased last year by Dubai World and Nakheel has already commenced construction on the luxury marina development on the Palm Jumeirah.

The QE2 left Southampton in the UK on Nov. 11 on her final journey, a 16-night cruise via Lisbon, Rome and Alexandria to reach Dubai.  The Duke of Edinburgh attended the farewell at Southampton Port, joined by hundreds of well-wishers.

Her overall passenger manifest totals 2.5 million passengers. When the ship is moored at the very tip of the palm-shaped island, it will be converted into a first-class floating hotel, retail and entertainment destination.

More Details of QE2’s last journey | Dubai Hotels

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