Don’t dance on the road! 11 things you should not do in Dubai

Dubai is considered one of the most lenient and multi-ethnic places in UAE, but you do need to conduct yourself in a certain way. What is considered OK in your home country may be a punishable offence in Dubai. So it’s a good idea to be aware of the rules and regulations before travelling there. Here is a list of things to watch out for: 1. Drinking in public There are strict dos and don’ts that you must follow when in Dubai. (Shutterstock) Foreign nationals can drink alcohol in the house…

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The Open Road Awaits: 5 Iconic Road Trips for Spring Break

If you are planning to travel for spring break but are dismayed by continuing airline price hikes, why not hit the road instead? Gas is cheap and this may not be a trend that lasts long. So grab your gear, get in the car and get going on one of these five scenic drives. Pacific Coast Highway California’s Pacific Coast Highway is possibly one of the most exhilarating drives in the country – and in springtime, it’s even better. As you navigate the tight turns on narrow roads that hug the dramatic…

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David Baddiel on the Silk Road

Giant dogs, eagle hunters and vodka were all in a day’s work when comedian David Baddiel was filming his new TV series about the historic trade route David Baddiel in Kashgar Sunday livestock market, Xinjiang Region, China. Photograph: TIm Pelling/Discovery Communications There’s a famous bit in Blade Runner when the android, Roy, dies and says: “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.” I like to think that’s something I could say about my Silk Road journey. I was on parts of the Earth that felt like the moon. The Silk…

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First train from China to Iran stimulates Silk Road revival

First cargo train from China to Iran arrived in Tehran on Monday, indicating a milestone in reviving the “Silk Road”, which has opened a new chapter of win-win cooperation between China and Iran. The train, also referred to as Silk Road train, passed through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to Iran, travelling a distance of 10,399 kms. It had left Yiwu city in east China`s Zhejiang province on January 28, Xinhua reported. This train was carrying dozens of cargo containers, according to the deputy of Iran`s Road and Urbanism Minister Mohsen Pour-Aqaei,…

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