United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates, is a country in Western Asia at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south and west, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north.
The United Arab Emirates consists of seven independent city-states: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm al-Qaiwain, Fujairah, Ajman and Ra’s al-Khaimah.
UAE is the 31st safest country in the world, based on the safest and most dangerous countries ranking. Violent crime is low and most tourists will never face any safety concern. The most common is risk pickpocketing. There have been incidents of drink spiking in places frequented by visitors, but it is relatively rare.
Art and history
Art influences society and history by changing opinions, instilling values and translating experiences across space and time. Research has shown art affects the fundamental sense of self. Painting, sculpture, music, literature and the other arts are often considered to be the repository of a society’s collective memory. Whenever you want to combine History with Art, these are the tours for you!
Meet the Locals
Meet the Locals is a chance for tourists around the world to experience a more unique, personal and authentic local experience while travelling.
Here you can join the local people, who will cook up a homemade dish for you, while you learn more about each other as well as the culture and lifestyle. We are sure they have some tales to tell you.
You will be invited inside to Meet the Locals in their own cosy homes to share dinner and great conversation together.
Docent-led tours are an excellent way to see the highlights of any Museum. Many museums have regular free tours for visitors. Groups of 10 or more visitors generally need to schedule in advance to guarantee availability. Self-guided tours, school field trips, and guided tours for walk-in visitors are also available.
Sign language, oral interpreters, assisted listening devices, and descriptive guide experiences for the visually impaired may be requested with advance notice for tours and events. One week advance notice is recommended.
A safari is an overland journey, usually a trip by tourists to Africa or South America. In the past, the trip was often a big-game hunt, but today, safari often refers to trips to observe and photograph wildlife—or hiking and sightseeing, as well.
The Swahili word safari means journey, originally from the Arabic meaning a journey; the verb for “to travel” in Swahili is kusafiri. These words are used for any type of journey, e.g. by bus from Nairobi to Mombasa or by ferry from Dar es Salaam to Unguja.
In 1836 William Cornwallis Harris led an expedition purely to observe and record wildlife and landscapes by the expedition’s members. Harris established the safari style of journey, starting with a not too strenuous rising at first light, an energetic day walking, an afternoon rest then concluding with a formal dinner and telling stories in the evening over drinks and tobacco.
Want to squeeze in a few hours of quality retail therapy on your trip? Our guides to the best shopping will tell you which spots are worth your time—and why. With our team of experts covering all the major cities, as well as far-flung spots like Maui, Bali, and Portland, Oregon, we’ve mapped out the best shopping around the world, whether you’ve got a few hours or a few days to peruse.
Sightseeing is the activity of travelling around a city or region to see the interesting places that tourists usually visit. This can be a two-week tour, allowing some time in all the major cities for sightseeing. Sightseeing tours are available around the world, and can be customized to your exact specifications.
Travel-for-All can plan spectacular, accessible sightseeing vacations just for you!
Accessible skiing is quite simply a caring, therapeutic happening between individuals who enjoy adventure. It just seems to bring out the best of the student, the instructor and their supportive friends. This activity allows an excitement and fluidity of motion, rarely accessible to persons with a disability.
Skiing can be a means of transport, a recreational activity or a competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow.
Modern skiing has evolved from beginnings in Scandinavia, it may have been practiced more than 100 centuries ago in what is now China, according to an interpretation of ancient paintings.
The word “ski” is one of a handful of words Norway has exported to the international community. It comes from the Old Norse word “skíð” which means “split piece of wood or firewood”.
The International Spa Association defines spas as “places devoted to enhancing overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body, and spirit.”
Traditional day spas offer more services, including body treatments and nails. They have amenities like changing rooms, robes and slippers, steam room, sauna, and a “tranquility room” with treats like tea, lemon water, and dried fruit and nuts. Day spas are often associated with a hair salon but should be in a separate wing or on a different floor to keep a calm spa atmosphere.
In the 1990s, many resorts and hotels began putting in spas so guest could enjoy a massage alongside other pleasures like golf, tennis, and swimming (the classic resort experience), or while staying in a hotel for business or pleasure.
Sports include all forms of competitive physical activity or games which,through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators.
Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, simultaneously or consecutively, with one winner; in others, the contest (a match) is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other.
Some sports allow a “tie” or “draw”, in which there is no single winner; others provide tie-breaking methods to ensure one winner and one loser. A number of contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs.
Sport is usually governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition, and allow consistent adjudication of the winner. Winning can be determined by physical events such as scoring goals or crossing a line first. It can also be determined by judges who are scoring elements of the sporting performance, including objective or subjective measures such as technical performance or artistic impression.
Records of performance are often kept, and for popular sports, this information may be widely announced or reported in sport news. Sport is also a major source of entertainment for non-participants, with spectator sport drawing large crowds to sport venues, and reaching wider audiences through broadcasting. Sport betting is in some cases severely regulated, and in some cases is central to the sport.
According to A.T. Kearney, a consultancy, the global sporting industry is worth up to $620 billion as of 2013. The world’s most accessible and practised sport is running, while association football is the most popular spectator sport.