On the beach at Amwaj Islands (man-made) in Bahrain.
Aug 1, 2013
Verona (Veròna) – a city on the Adige River in Veneto region, Italy. The UNESCO World Heritage Site (urban structure and architecture). Location of Romeo and Juliet and The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare.
Sights / Things to do and see in Verona:
⇒ Juliet’s house (Casa di Giulietta) – the 13. century building with a famous balcony, inside museum and a bronze statue of Juliet (tickets).
⇒ Piazza Bra – the largest piazza in Verona, with notable buildings, restaurants, cafés.
⇒ Piazza delle Erbe (Market’s square) – the oldest square in Verona.
⇒ Piazza dei Signori – a square with the statue of Dante.
⇒ Roman theatre of Verona (Teatro Romano di Verona) – an ancient Roman theatre from the late 1. century BC.
⇒ Castelvecchio (Castle of Verona) – a fortress from in the 14. century; today: a museum.
⇒ bridges crossing the Adige river
⇒ city gates and arches
Aug 7, 2012
Verona, Province of Verona, Veneto region, Italy
Dubai Mall – the world’s second largest shopping mall (by total area – 502,000 m²) and 26. by gross leasable area. Opened in May 2009, it used to be the world’s largest shopping mall and in 2011 – the most visited builiding (54 million people). The Dubai Mall is a part of Downtown Dubai complex and includes more than 1200 shops (and among them – the biggest candy shop in the world) and apart from that:
Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary – natural coastal wetland located in the middle of Dubai, at the end of Dubai Creek.
It consists of low-lying saline flats, lagoon, intertidal mud and sand flats and mangrove swamps that serve as an important habitat for more than 450 species of fauna and 47 species of flora. During winter, it regularly supports more than 20,000 waterbirds belonging to 67 species and acts as a critical staging ground for migratory waterbirds along the East African-West Asian Flyway.*
Those species have been seen in the area: Greater Flamingo (more than 3000!), Sociable Lapwing, Greater Spotted Eagle, Broad-billed Sandpipers, Socotra Cormorant, Ferruginous Duck, Common Kingfisher, Eurasian Spoon Bill, Kentish Plover, Black-Tailed Godwit.
Mar 15, 2016
Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary – Ras Al Khor Road, Ras Al Khor, Dubai, UAE
Entry: free (walk-in registration is required)
Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary: Sanctuary