(MENAFN – Khaleej Times)
Posted: Sat Aug 13 2022, 9:54 PM
Last update: Sat, August 13, 2022, 10:11 PM
From discovering incredible exhibits at Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum in Hollywood to soaking up the sun on the sandy beaches of the Maldives, residents of the United Arab Emirates have stopped at nothing to get in on the action. holiday spirit this year.
Dubai-based Ukrainian entrepreneur Natali Budzei enjoyed the ultimate entertainment experience at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Hollywood, California,
Here she poses in front of the iconic dress that Marilyn Monroe wore in 1962 while singing Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy. The $4.8 million suit was reportedly ruined after Kim Kardashian wore it to the Met Gala earlier this year. Believe it or not, Ripley’s has denied claims that the American reality TV star damaged the dress.
Irish expat Elinor Reilly shared this photo of Civita di Bagnoregio, a hilltop medieval village in central Italy that can only be reached by crossing a narrow pedestrian bridge. The historic tourist destination has become known as the “dying village” due to the chipped tuff hill on which it is built.
British expat Natasha Dury, 21, traveled to the UK for a family holiday. Here she is having a great day at Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park, home to a variety of legendary retired aircraft, including the spectacular Concorde G-BOAC supersonic airliner; and the former RAF military spy plane, Nimrod.
Gaurav Tandon and Kritika Rawat, one of Dubai’s most popular influencer couples, spent some quality time with their four-year-old daughter, Kyra, at an alpaca farm in Azerbaijan.
A species of camelid mammal from South America, alpacas are prized as pets and cattle due to their docile and gentle nature. It is similar to and often confused with the llama.
Ankita Arora, who works for a real estate company in Dubai, took a break to relax in Turkey with her parents and sister. She sent this panoramic view of Göreme in Cappadocia, famous for its cone-shaped rock formations.
Radio jockey Sanchari, who hosts Meethi Mirchi on Mirchi 102.4 FM Dubai, had an epic vacation in the United States where she visited several popular sites including Hershey’s Chocolatetown, inspired by the legacy of American confectioner Milton S. Hershey (1857- 1945), pioneered the manufacture of caramel, using fresh milk and founded The Hershey Company, commonly referred to as Hershey’s, is an American multinational and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world
Viktoriya Melnykova, Senior Advisor at the Gallorie Art Gallery in City Walk, Dubai, relaxed with her children Vitaly and Nikita in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a charming Provencal town on the Sorgue River in Provence, in the southeast France, known for its antique shops and weekend markets.
Dubai-based jewelry designer and gemologist Vinita Michael visited her hometown of Kerala, India with husband Melvin Joseph and sons Ethan and Marcus.
Schengen visa delays have prompted many UAE residents to opt for visa-on-arrival countries. One such popular destination is Georgia.
Ezekiel Tracy and traveled to the country’s capital, Tbilisi, where they had a great time exploring Georgian culture and cuisine.
Milu Mary Mathew went to Armenia on a family trip. Here she is posing with her daughter at the Temple of Garni, the only Greco-Roman colonnaded building still standing in Armenia and the former Soviet Union.
Indian expat Kapil Dahal had a thrilling paragliding adventure in scenic Pokhara, nicknamed the lake city of Nepal because of the stunning mirror-shaped freshwater lakes nestled amidst majestic mountains.
Gabriela Shihadeh shared a photo while posing in front of the Eiffel Tower. The emblematic monument of Paris welcomes nearly seven million visitors each year, making it the most visited monument in the world.
Patrick Rodgriuez posed for this photo in front of the Taj Mahal, the famous ivory-white marble mausoleum on the banks of the Yamuna River in the Indian city of Agra. And no, the 16th-century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who built the memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahak, did not chop off the hands of the Taj Mahal workers. It’s an urban myth.
Rema Charlon admired the sights and sounds of Kerala, a state in southern India that is often called God’s own country because of its misty hills, calm waters and lush fields.
Sam Fraser shared this Instagram-worthy photo of Egypt, ranked ninth among the 17 most popular destinations for travelers in 2023, according to Travel Awaits, a tourism and travel business website
Sehrish Anjum had a blast at Tomorowland, one of the biggest EDM (Electronic Dance Music) festivals in the world. Returning after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival is held in the Belgian town of Boom and has welcomed around 600,000 revelers from more than 200 countries over three weekends.
Sabahat Nasim and his friends walked for almost two hours to reach Dumail, a high-altitude campsite near Narang, a tourist village and ancient Hindu pilgrimage site, near Ganderbal district, Jammu and Kashmir, in India.
Geraldine Naorbe had the best time of her life at Grandpark in the Maldives, which welcomed over 36,000 tourists between August 1 and August 8, a 521% increase from the same period in 2021. The president of The island nation Ibrahim Mohamed hopes to welcome 1.6 million tourists in 2022 which marks 50 years since the country’s tourism industry was established in 1972.
Angelica Ferrao asked Scooby gang to sing Happy Birthday to her at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Akash Dil enjoyed the idyllic happiness of Kazbeki in Georgia.
Arshad Khan and his family visited the Fuhrer’s Bunker in Berlin where Adolf Hitler, Chancellor and Dictator of Germany from 1933 to 1945, committed suicide as Soviet troops closed in on him
And the staycationers
Many UAE have stayed put over the summer to take advantage of attractive hotel deals closer to home. Here are some photos they shared with us.
Adam and Alladin Shefin laze with their parents at Cove Rotana in Ras Al Khaimah.
Dona Hossein Heidari explored Dubai’s semi-desert road on horseback.
Sam Mile Lee visited the spectacular seven-story Museum of the Future, billed as the “most beautiful building in the world”.
Samina Nazerali sent in this photo of the Dubai Miracle Garden, which spans 72,000 square meters, making it the largest natural flower garden in the world.
Bhoomika Singh and her family had a great time at Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi, home to 45 rides, slides and attractions in addition to a diversity of seasonal events and shows.
Sancia Gonsalvez posed with partner Rex Lopez at Wings of Mexico, a metal sculpture of angel wings that stands in front of the Burj Khalifa.