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I will have about 3 nights in Dubai.
How are the New Years Countdown fireworks? What are some good hotels with a good view of the fireworks?
Are there night market/flea markets that sell souvenirs cheaply like other countries?
Is it worth getting a rental car to check out other beaches around U.A.E.?
I am just in the beginning stages of planning so any help would be great. Thanks a lot
Hi, I have a visa application outstanding with these guys, they've been very helpful so far, but I'm having trouble with the wire transfer to pay for their services. They've given me the account information at Lloyds Bank, but not the bank address, and Canadian banks don't seem to be able or willing to do a wire transfer without the bank's address. I haven't been able to get any information from the company on this point. Does anyone have any experience with this?
who have ever send a parcel from Iran. how much will be for example to send 10 kg to Europe by ordinary post?
tanks for any information.
Coming from Australia Aug 23 and can someone recommend a good cheap ..moderately priced ..hotel in Tehran and places to stay for the night on the way to Shiraz... Persepolis
Hello. I might be in Iran for most of September 2012. I wanted to ask you for suggestions for places to visit for the contemplative traveler. I like to be in an interesting environment for at least 3 days, better 4 or more (I hope to never take a hotel for less than three nights). It could be villages, a nature area or a bigger town if it's nice to wander or bicycle around. Atmospheric parks, restaurants and tea houses are most welcome, as are other places with good people watching (say a waterfall serving as picnic destination). So far I am only quite sure to look around Tehran and Isfahan, while Shiraz with Persepolis or places further south don't appeal so much. My travel style is rather mid-range, but I am happy to pay more to avoid rough accomodation or transport; domestic flights are welcome, I might prefer taxis over busses even on some long stretches to shorten travel times an... more »
Tourist visas now passing through the National Security
National security in the Immigration allow issuance tourist visa we have to wait 2 days
2 or 3 more days to print the visa, signatures of the Immigration officers
Everything you need to know on Yemeni tourist visas (facts, procedure, conditions) •Since 2010 it's not possible anymore to get... more »
I just checked and compared LP's Farsi/Persian phrase book (for Iran; the current, 2nd edition from 2008) to a competitor (Persisch Wort für Wort, aiming at German speakers). Some impressions about the LP product:
- The pages look very crammed. They are even more confusing than necessary, as there is no differentiation by writing a certain category of sentences in italics or in a second color; for instance, you could print all the Roman-script-transcriptions of Farsi in italics, thus setting these sentences off from Englisch sentences.
- The Farsi sentences are translated into grammatically correct English. Sadly missing is a word-by-word translation, which could give you good ideas about vocabulary, sentence-order and grammar in general. (Admittedly, leaving out the word-by-word translation saves space and that's one reason why the LP phrase book transports more general informa...
Can anybody who is well-travelled in the region please tell me what weather to expect in Oman and UAE in the last 2 weeks of January and the first 2 weeks of February. I assume that it must be the coolest time of year, but what about rainfall/cloudy skies?
Hi, I plan to have a trip to UAE Dubai & Abu Dhabi. I want to meet the local people as well. I'm not sure UAE have some kind of Speed dating. i.e. An equal number of talented men and women and give participants 4 minutes to talk to each individual, and exchange information if both parties indicated interest in further contact.
After that, I can have local people to show me around UAE.
Hello, I am a Canadian student working and living in Egypt for the summer. I finish work this week and plan to head to Jordan, then to Israel for approx. 10 days. The questions I have are:
- How do I return to Egypt after visiting Israel. It is very important I get back into Egypt as my flight leaves from Alexandria.
- Cheap hostels/hotels in the following cities: Amman, Petra, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv
- Best ways to get from Jordan into Israel, and Israel into Egypt (transportation wise)
- Approx budget per day, in US/CAD $
- I will be travelling with 3 people, one from Ireland, one from America and one from Colombia.
I am planning to visit UAE, Oman and Qatar (been there last year).
I will fly from Paris to Dubai with Emirates with a Frenc passport.
I would like to visit Oman for few days (visas at the airport) , flying from Dubai and back to Dubai and also Doha for few days (visa at the aiport) , flying from and back to dubai.
I would like to know if there a kind of multiple entries in Dubai? at the aiport or at the Embassy in Paris?
Thanks for your help and advices
I checked on wesites of those countries but no information about multpiple visas.
This time I have an easy question. I wanted to go to Sir Bani Yas Island for one day. Is it worth the effort and is the place (Desert Islands by Anantara) worth the high costs, especially as I am starting the day of my wedding anniversary there.
It sounds as really nice and cool to see the animals and everything that is going on there and resting for a day. But is it all worth it?
Next to this, I will also stay one night in Liwa. I thought of going to the cheaper option of the Liwa hotel. Is that a decent hotel and do they have some leisure activities for decent rates? I can only find it on booking.com and they dont seem to react on my email...
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I have just spent a very nice night in the small village Toudeshk not far from Isfahran.
In LP there is a small note saying about Toudeshk, and Mohammad Jalali who run a homestay there. And everything is realy true, it is a wunderfull place to spend some days while you are in Iran. The name of the homestay is Tak Taku
The home is centered around a courtyard where it is possible to relax, have tea and a good chat with Mohammad and his family.
For me it was very relaxing after Tehran and Isfahran just to sit there and enjoy life. Mohammad can guide you around in the small village and tell many stories about life there. In the evening i walk myself to a nearby hill, from where the sunset was very nice.
During your stay it is possible to have a bike and just go around for yourself, or ask for a tour to "the real desert", and a sand-desert as we know from movies. Climbing the hugh do... more »
Is it safe for foreigners to visit? Are there still daily protests? are they violent in nature?
I am heading there soon and am quite nervous- any information would be welcomed!
Does anyone know the train schedule in Iran for august this year or the place I could see it? I tried to look the schedules from raja.ir, but they have old ones...
I plan to go:
Teheran -> Kashan -> Esfahan ->Yazd -> Shiraz -> Erbil
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