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Lord of the arabian skies

Lord of the Arabian Skies

Dubai is a celebrated, rich and famous land. So is Burj Al Arab, the world’s tallest and most lavish hotel on its soil. Both are unparalleled leaders in their own spheres. If Dubai is the monarch of free-trade and infrastructure in the new millennium, then so is Burj Al Arab the lord of hotel industry. They both are unconquered celebrities. One provides the entire world an opportunity to be successful. While the other, one of the best architectural wonders of all times, displays its grandeur and artistry at the Gulf sea coast.

Measuring 321 m above the seabed, where it was constructed on a small man-made island, the hotel is arguably a very mammoth structure. The bellowing-sail that it looks like as was the brainchild of the UK based construction giant, WS Atkins, who are well known for taking up similar feats elsewhere in the world. They have been actively providing planning, designing, engineering, project management and consulting services since 1938, when Sir William Atkins had laid their foundation. Burj Al Arab is one of the most ambitious projects they have undertaken until now.

If you look from the hotel management viewpoint, running Burj Al Arab is a daunting task. Substantial manpower and planning are required to look after the lavishly built 202 lavish hotel rooms on 60 floors. These are no ordinary dwellings anyway. They are a part of one of the best hotel accommodations made available ever. If you were to fly in from a western location such as the USA, it won’t be a pleasing experience at first, stepping out in the heat of Dubai. However, driving across the sandy landscape and looking at the magnificence of Burj Al Arab from your Rolls Royces is enhancing. The romance of traveling starts making beats from hereon.

Inside the hotel, you will experience an unbound colourfulness overwhelming you. There is so much of gold splattered all around, that you might begin believing Dubai was the sole owner of all the gold artifacts on earth. They have a caring staff looking after each of your needs from the moment you have checked in there, which indicates the high standards of service they are looking forward to offer. There are separate check-in counters on each of those 60 lavish floors, thus providing their customers with unparalleled freedom.

And these living spaces are not just like what you will find at any other five or even six star hotels. The smallest one occupies an area of 169 square metres (1,819 square feet), and the largest one covers 780 square metres (8,396 square feet). The cost of staying in these heavenly suits is equally staggering. You will need to cough out anything from $1K to over $15K per night. Still more expensive are the Royal Suites, which cost you 28K per night. The total expense in making of the hotel was never made public by the owners. It has remained a guarded secret until this date.

Burj Al Arab is without doubt the lord of the Arabian skies, and one of the best attraction in this part of the world for the travellers to experience. It also symbolizes Dubai’s quest for more wealth and advancement. The quest that the outside world would love to be part of. Also hidden beneath is Dubai’s desire of being an admired host. A host who could be seen draped in ethnic Arabian values and western influences, both at the same time. From commoners to celebrities, all have experienced this great fusion of cultural diversities. Hope you also get to have a glimpse of the same in the very near future.

Bangalore airport

Bangalore Airport

Replacing HAL Bangalore International Airport, the all-new Bengaluru International Airport started its operations on the night of May 23, 2008. Located at Devanahalli, almost 50 km from the central business district of Bengaluru, construction of the new airport was started in July 2005. It was ranked as the fourth fastest growing international airport, as per World Airport Traffic 2007 report, released by Airports Council International. Occupying an area of 4050 acres, Bengaluru International Airport was primarily designed to handle only 3.5 million passengers per year. However, it was later redesigned and its handling capacity increased to about 12 million passengers every year.

The expansion of the Bengaluru International Airport (BAIL) also resulted in an increase in the size of its terminal, number of aircraft stands, new taxiway layouts and supporting infrastructure. All the aircraft stands in BAIL have a fueling pit, a facility never seen before in Indian airports. The airport currently has one runway, which can accommodate all types of aircrafts, including the Airbus A380. The fourth-busiest airport in India, coming shortly after Mumbai, New Delhi and Chennai, Bangalore International Airport is going to have business centers, tax-free shops, entertainment centers, malls and office space very soon.

Passengers Facilities

* F & B
* Car Parking
* Duty Free Shops (in both arrival and departure sections)
* Lounge
* Hotel
* Large Upmarket Shopping Areas
* Multi-cuisine Restaurants
* Play Areas and Day Care Centers
* Baggage Reclaim Centers
* Air Rescue and Firefighting services
* Bus Facility

The domestic departure lounges at Bengaluru International Airport are provided by Air India, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines, while the three international departure lounges are Kingfisher, Oberoi and The Leela.

Airlines

Domestic

* GoAir (Ahmedabad, Cochin, Delhi, Mumbai)
* Indian Airlines (Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Trivandrum
* Air India (Mumbai)
* IndiGo Airlines (Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Pune)
* Jet Airways (Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram)
* JetLite (Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Imphal, Jorhat, Kolkata)
* Kingfisher Airlines (Agatti, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Goa, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jorhat, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Vadodara, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam)
* Kingfisher Red (Belgaum, Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Vidyanagar, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam)
* Paramount Airways (Chennai, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam)
* SpiceJet (Ahmedabad, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Srinagar)

International

* Air Arabia (Sharjah)
* Air France (Paris-Charles de Gaulle)
* Air India (Dubai, Male, Muscat, Singapore)
* Indian Airlines (Dubai, Male, Muscat, Singapore)
* Air Mauritius (Mauritius)
* British Airways (London-Heathrow)
* Dragonair (Hong Kong)
* Emirates Airline (Dubai)
* Lufthansa (Frankfurt)
* Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur)
* Saudi Arabian Airlines (Jeddah, Riyadh)
* Oman Air (Muscat)
* Singapore Airlines (Singapore)
* Sri Lankan Airlines (Colombo)
* Thai Airways International (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi)
* Tiger Airways (Singapore)

Cargo Airlines

* Air France Cargo (Paris-Charles de Gaulle)
* Air India Cargo (Frankfurt)
* Blue Dart Aviation (Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi)
* British Airways World Cargo (London-Heathrow)
* Emirates Sky Cargo (Dubai)
* Etihad Crystal Cargo (Abu Dhabi)
* Gulf Air Cargo (Manama)
* Jet Airways (Delhi)
* Lufthansa Cargo (Frankfurt)
* MASkargo (Kuala Lumpur)
* Qatar Airways Cargo (Doha)
* Singapore Airlines Cargo (Singapore)
* SriLankan Cargo (Colombo)
* Thai Airways Cargo (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi)

France’s dijon: more than just mustard & just a day trip from paris

France’s Dijon: More Than Just Mustard & Just A Day Trip From Paris

Once you’ve gotten your cheap airfare to Paris, France or gotten that fantastic Paris, France travel or vacation or hotel deal, you can take a deep sigh of relief. Now’s the time to have fun, focus and explore. You’ll soon see why France is the world’s top tourist destination. Dijon, a short trip from Paris, is one such gem in France’s tourism crown.

Most people are familiar with the funny Grey Poupon mustard commercials. When it comes to Dijon mustard, Grey Poupon is probably the most recognizable brand out there. However, there’s a lot about where this mustard comes from that people just don’t know . Beyond the influences of catchy condiment advertising is a region of refined culture and history.

Situated between France’s border with Switzerland and Paris , is the charming town of Dijon. It was here that combinations of white wine and grape juice produced the uniquely flavored mustard now know around the world as Dijon mustard. Of course, you can’t leave without getting an original jar of Dijon mustard to take home with you. But what else can be seen in Dijon?

Architecture of Dijon

Just like many neighboring regions of France, Dijon claims some inspiring architecture as expressed through its churches. Often referred to as the “town of a hundred spires,” this quaint locale is home to an amazing collection of churches and other religious buildings. Among these beautiful buildings is the La Chapelle de Elus, or Chapel of the Elected Representatives. Construction on the Chapelle began in 1738. A walking tour of the inside present a visual feast of compelling designs. The intricately sculptured walls provide an air of refinement as you make your way through the lightly colored halls.

Shopping in Dijon

Dijon offers exciting shopping choices, a wonderful place to find gifts to give to your friends and family after returning from your France vacation. In Dijon , visitors can find one of the famous Galeries Lafayette department stores. Located at 41, rue Liberté, this massive retailer offers a variety of items. A second option for shoppers is La Toison d’Or. There are also cafes , fashionable boutiques and tempting chocolate shops. Dijon, like so many other charming French towns and villages, only adds to the incentive to find cheap flights to Paris so you can spend more of your holiday money on great food and shopping treats!

Tour Philippe le Bon

The Tour Philippe le Bon, or “Good Philip’s Tower” stands at 46 meters and encircles the Dukes of Burgundy. The most ancient sections of this tower date back to the fourteenth century. A trip to the top of the tower provides visitors with a breathtaking photo opportunity. All around, the town of Dijon lay before you. Buildings range from the charmingly ordinary to the sharply pointed spires and finely rounded domes of churches. Taken together it creates a lovely skyline. The ancient palace was demolished then later rebuilt in the 17th century, and currently is Dijon’s town hall. Many of the palace’s significant rooms, such as the vast reception halls and grand kitchens, were transformed into fine art museums.

A Bit of Wine with your Dijon?

Dijon, the capital of Burgundy is close to the famous vineyards of Burgundy. Wine lovers must visit the Cote de Nuits and the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot. The wine cellars here date back to the 12th century, and when it is warm outside, these wine cellars provide a lovely, cool tour after roaming outside, taking in the beautifully vibrant vineyards. It goes without saying, no tour to Dijon would be complete without the obligatory wine tasting as you explore the cellars.

The Route des Grand Curs, or “Road of the Great Wines” is aptly named. It runs through this area. Most famous of the wine produced are high quality red wines. Of course, getting your Paris hotel and your cheap flight to France is just the start, Dijon and all of France await you!