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Climate change threatens iconic tourist sites: UN experts

Extreme weather is becoming one of the biggest risks to World Heritage icons like the Polynesian Easter Island or Britain's Stonehenge, posing a threat to tourism and economies alike, scientists and UN experts said on Thursday.

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Tour guides to be stationed at Bahrain’s historical sites

Licensed tour guides will be stationed at all of Bahrain’s historical, archaeological and national sites. His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa directed the Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (TEA)  t

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New safety vow for building sites in Bahrain

Bahrain could adopt new safety measures at construction sites in the wake of a deadly crane collapse at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, that killed 107 people and injured 238 others earlier this month. New proposals require contracto

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Call to bulldoze ‘not developed’ historic sites in Bahrain

Efforts are underway to bulldoze historic sites in an area in Bahrain known for its links to ancient civilisations, based on complaints that they have not been developed for tourism. Municipal councillors in the Northern Governora

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Bahrain experts to help restore ruined historical sites

Ruined historical and cultures sites across the Middle East are being restored by a team of Bahrain-based experts. The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) has signed an agreement with the Yemeni Culture Ministry to he

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Most UAE net users 'stay online for over 3 hours'

A majority of the Internet users in the UAE spend three hours or more online every day, according to a survey.  The survey on internet usage in the Middle East conducted by Bayt.com, a leading Middle East job site, and YouGov, a rese

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