Marc has come up with nine options for starters, main courses and desserts.
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Marc has come up with nine options for starters, main courses and desserts.
This applies to the Museum of Islamic Civilization, where indian mail order brides visitors can admire rare artifacts, as well as to many art exhibitions.
A stroll through the Heart of Sharjah is particularly worthwhile. The largest monument protection and restoration project in the region is expected to be completed by 2025. Historic buildings are being restored, new houses are being built according to traditional architecture and converted into hotels, restaurants, cafes and galleries. The emirate also holds the art exhibition every two years from March to June "Sharjah Biennal" next time in 2019.
Ajman: Small and cheap
Ajman, around 30 kilometers northeast of Dubai, is the smallest emirate with around 237,000 inhabitants. Organizers such as Tui and FTI have had it in their program for years, especially as a bathing extension in combination with Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Advantages are the significantly cheaper overnight prices in the luxurious hotels on the coast, and there is no mass tourism. The number of sights is limited, such as the Ajman Museum, which provides information on the history of the Emirates, and the Ajman Gold Souk, where you can buy cheap gold jewelry. And if you want to know how the traditional wooden ships are built, you can visit the Dhow Yard. Ajman is a good starting point for day trips to other Emirates such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah.
Fujairah: Close to nature and magnificent
The most scenic emirate is Fujairah. The Wadi Wurayah in the north was recently declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco. The area is home to some of the rarest animals in the world, including the desert lynx, Arabian leopard, and Arabian mountain gazelle. In addition, around 80 species of birds and many reptile species live there. Those interested in culture can choose from numerous sights such as the magnificent palace of the emir, the fortress and a museum village. Most of the hotels are located on the sandy beach, nestled between the imposing Hajar Mountains and the Arabian Gulf. Diving is very important in Fujairah: There are numerous reefs and a fascinating underwater world.
Ras Al Khaimah: Up and coming and exciting
Ras Al Khaimah, the northernmost emirate, is known in some places as that "new Dubai ”traded. It does score points with a via ferrata, the longest zipline in the world and a four-kilometer-long artificial island. Its real capital, however, is the 64 kilometers of fine sandy beaches and the bizarre mountains of the Hajar Mountains. At 1,934 meters, Jebel Jais is the highest mountain in the Emirates and can be reached by bus from the hotels on the beaches and downtown. This is where the world’s longest zip-line starts at 2,830 meters, and the daring can race down to the valley at 150 kilometers an hour. The Via Ferrata via ferrata is almost as exciting. Visitors who want to keep their adrenaline levels within limits can enjoy an all-round view of the peaks and gorges of the mountains, the Arabian Gulf and the zipliners flying by from the viewing platform at 1,250 meters. As of this year, Ras Al Kaimah can be reached by bus shuttle from Dubai International Airport in around 45 minutes.
Umm Al Quwain: Natural and unknown
Umm Al Quwain, between Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah, is the second smallest populated emirate and also the least known. The number of hotels is very manageable, as is the prices, even though the emirate is only around 50 kilometers from the international airport in Dubai. Arab gazelles, falcons and turtles live on Al Seniah, the largest of the islands east of the mainland. Visitors can visit sailing, skydiving, and the gigantic Dreamland Aqua Park. From a cultural point of view, it is worth taking a detour to the former Umm Al Quwain Fort, whose museum houses artefacts from the area and a collection of weapons.
Entry requirements: Entry for German citizens is possible with a passport that is valid for at least six months without a visa.
Arrival: The Emirates can be reached non-stop from various German airports via the airports Dubai (DXB and DWC) and Abu Dhabi (AUH), for example with Lufthansa, Emirates and Etihad.
Information on the Emirates is available from:
Visit Dubai (www.visitdubai.com) Visit Abu Dhabi (www.visitabudhabi.ae) Sharjah Tourism (www.sharjahtourism.ae) Ajman Tourism (www.ajman.travel) Fujairah Tourism (www.fujairahtourism.ae) Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (www.rak.ae) Umm Al Quwain (https //: government.ae) Unique moments: 33 unforgettable moments of happiness while traveling Noble vacation: luxury shopping and dream beaches in Dubai Sunscreen forbidden: These are the bizarre laws of popular travel destinations
The United Emirates, also the lesser known ones, are represented in the catalogs of Tui (www.tui.com), Thomas Cook (www.thomascook.de), Dertour (www.dertour.de) and FTI (www.fti.de) .
Sources used: SRT
In Edinburgh Waverly Station, a bagpiper guides passengers to their special train, with royal lettering in gold on a Bordeaux-red background. A ride on the Royal Scotsman is an experience you should treat yourself to once in a lifetime. For example on the 50th wedding anniversary like the lovely elderly couple from southern England. Or for any other occasion: In the end, you will always find reasons to take this trip.
On the move in the luxury train
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Train manager Fredrik greets every guest on the red carpet with a handshake and a glass of champagne. Then in the compartment plaid on the floor and in bed, tassels on the curtain, flowers on the desk. The bathroom with shower and toilet is astonishingly large.
Like a scene from Macbeth
While outside a barren landscape covered in felty grass and speckled with woolly white sheep passes by, while the mountains come very close to the train and sun-yellow gorse lines the tracks, the mood rises inside "Observation Car" called ObsCar for short. Here in the panorama car you sit together, have a drink and look out through the large windows at an almost grim nature, which looks as dramatic under low-hanging clouds as a scene from Macbeth.
The ladies changed for dinner and the gentlemen took their jackets out of the closet. Chef Marc Tamborini has conjured up a fine three-course menu. He has 540 eggs for the three-day trip in the storage truck, 20 baskets of strawberries, and 60 to 80 bottles of champagne.
A logistical masterpiece
Everything has to be securely stowed on the shelves when the train is running. That alone is a logistical challenge. Marc has come up with nine options for starters, main courses and desserts. There is something for every gourmet. And if not, then the maitre has an open ear for unusual requests and a large network of suppliers. It doesn’t have to be a whole can of caviar, as Brian Johnson of AC / DC wished for.
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For evening entertainment in the ObsCar there are Scottish songs sometimes with violin and accordion, sometimes with the Scottish harp, the Clàrsach. In addition, there are always spectacular highland views from the windows. >>
And while some are slumbering blissfully in the stationary train, others party until the early morning. There are 50 types of whiskey in the bar. If you wanted to try them all, you would have to take several tours. So far, only one guest has managed to try 30 different whiskeys over three days.
Film sets and Scottish pride
Nobody seems to be ambitious this time. During the day, the viewpoints are in demand and some get into a real photo frenzy when the Royal Scotsman approaches the Glenfinnan Viaduct, better known as the Harry Potter Bridge and not just for that reason "Must-see". The landscape with mountains, glen (valley) and hole (lake) also looks like enchanted. On the excursions, too, the train passengers come very close to the cinematic scenery and can dream themselves into scenes of the "Highlander" or think of the cleverness of the local hero in the eco-comedy of the same name on the powdery white beach of Loch Morar.
Bonnie Prince Charlie made real history in 1745 with his unsuccessful attempt to recapture Scotland for the Stuarts. The handsome prince was doing the Scots a disservice, as Ray Owens explains to travelers in front of the prince’s monument at Loch Shiel. The 65-year-old Scot gives the Highlander as a tour guide and makes no secret of his aversion to everything English. "The Scots don’t like us" says the Englishman Dave later in the ObsCar, "for them we are Sassenachs" so strangers. Saxons are actually the English Anglo-Saxons and the proud Highlanders do not want to be told about them to this day. Ray Owens therefore hopes that as many as possible will vote for Scotland’s independence in the September referendum. Steven, the gentleman train conductor, wears the traditional kilt on the last evening (formally), but is an opponent of the separatist leader Alex Salmond and as a proud Scot >>
of conviction: "England needs Scotland". So politics is secretly sneaking into the royal journey.
The return to reality
On the last day, an excursion to Mount Stuart on the island of Bute, a castle-like neo-Gothic building with a huge marble hall in the center, which is crowned by a painted starry sky. During World War I the house was a hospital, operations were carried out in the winter garden and people slept in the "Marble Hall". Many of the injured, says castle guide Norma, looked at the painted sky when they woke up and said they were no longer of this world.
The time travelers in the Royal Scotsman come closer and closer to this world when the train pulls into Waverly. In the ObsCar you have said goodbye to your temporary friends, the farewell to the servants is warm. And then it’s all over. The luggage is unloaded. No red carpet, no helpful ghost to take care of the heavy suitcase. You have returned to everyday life and you have to be content with your place in the normal world.Further informationArrival: By plane to Edinburgh, for example with Lufthansa from Frankfurt, with easyjet from Munich, there and back from approx. 250 €. The daily price is around 1000 €. For more information, go to www.royalscotsman.com Information: VisitScotland, Ocean Point One, 94 Ocean Drive, Edinburgh EH6 6JH, Great Britain, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.visitscotland.com/de You can find an overview of the most beautiful luxury train journeys here.
Newly in love or still? And do you fancy a break for two? Then these days could be themed "Adults only" stand. That sounds ambiguous, sometimes even deliberately, but it only describes the latest trend in holiday hotels: child-free hotels only for adults. We introduce you to some adult hotels.
Hotel trend: Adults only
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Here men can relax in peace – alone or with a partner. The more popular ones "Adults only" Hotels promise relaxation without children in a quiet atmosphere. The constantly growing offer ranges from wellness hotels in Spain to luxury resorts in the Maldives. The idea of hotels "for adults only" to offer, hits the mark. Stefanie Berk from the hotel chain Sentido enthuses in an interview with a trade magazine that the now six adult hotels have the highest growth rates among the 40 hotels in the Thomas Cook-Have hotel daughter.
Guest satisfaction is 90%
And at Tui in Hanover one finds with satisfaction that the concept of specializing in couples "Sensimar Resorts" is successful and the guest satisfaction values in all 13 hotels are over 90 percent.