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World's largest coral garden to be built in UAE

The United Arab Emirates' Fujairah wants to cultivate the world's largest coral garden to encourage biodiversity, boost tourism and attract divers and nature enthusiasts. The move was revealed by the Ministry of Climate Change …

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Ancient city on sale in Turkey

The ancient city of Bargylia, a community dating back some 2,500 years, is seeking a new protector.  Bargylia, on the Turkish coast of the Aegean Sea in what was once governed by Athens, has been put up for sale for a snip at 35 …

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Russians to be able to use rubles in Turkey

Russian tourists will be able to use their national currency - the ruble - in Turkey, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said. The minister explained that the talks are underway between Turkey and Russia in this …

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 Will Russia Turkey to ease visa regime?

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu will discuss the possible easing of the visa regime for the two countries’ citizens, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in …

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Gabala to be Islamic Tourism Capital in 2020

Azerbaijan's Gabala was selected the Tourism Capital of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the OIC said on its Twitter page. Following the 10th Islamic ministerial conference on tourism held today, Dacca (Bangladesh) …

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Women above 25 can travel to Saudi Arabia alone now

Women aged 25 and over can be granted a tourist visa to go to Saudi Arabia without the need to be accompanied by a family member, local media reported. "The tourist visa will be a single-entry visa, and valid for 30 days maximum. …

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Storm injures dozens of people in Turkey's Antalya

More than twenty people were injured in a heavy storm in Turkey's Antalya, the administration of the province said in a message. Several amounts of agricultural fields, greenhouses, houses and vehicles on seaside were damaged …

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 Bus overturns in Turkey, injuring 20 tourists

A bus carrying tourists has overturned in Turkey’s Antalya province, injuring at least 20 people, the Dogan news agency reported. According to preliminary information, the driver lost control due to the slippery road. …

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Rospotrebnadzor: 832 people infected with coxsackievirus

Rospotrebnadzor received more than 800 complaints about the spread of Coxsackievirus, the press service said. The press service said that 832 complaints have been sent to the official address of Rospotrebnadzor through a specially …

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Qatar simplifies visa regime for Kazakhstan

Qatar announced a program to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, including Kazakhstan, Visit Qatar reported. Nationals from dozens of countries in Europe and elsewhere including India, Lebanon, New Zealand, South …

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Qatar waives visas for 80 nationalities

Qatar announced on Wednesday a program to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries to encourage air transport and tourism amid a two-month boycott imposed on the Gulf state by its neighbors, Reuters reported. Nationals from …

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