Emirates Announces New Boston-Dubai Flights Starting March 2014

777-200LR

Emirates is launching flights to Dubai from Boston beginning March 10, 2014. This will be the airline’s eighth route into the United States. The flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-200LR. From March 10, 2014, EK237 will depart Dubai at 9:45AM and arrive in Boston at 3:15PM. The return flight, EK 238, will take off from Boston […]

JW Marriot Marquis Dubai is the World’s Tallest Hotel

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The Guinness Book of World Records has given the title of World’s Tallest Hotel to the JW Marriot Marquis Dubai.  The newly opened 72-story hotel is a beacon of luxury in the Middle East, and it’s towers are already a cornerstone of the city’s skyline. Soaring at 355 meters (1,164 feet), the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai […]

Dubai to Build The World’s Largest Ferris Wheel

Dubai Eye

Move over Singapore because Dubai’s ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashin Al Maktoum has just approved funding for the world’s biggest Ferris wheel. The Dubai Eye will stand 688 feet (210 meters), exceeding the Singapore Flyer‘s 541 feet (165 meters). Construction is set to begin this year. I have a slight fear of heights so I’m […]

Israel 101: 10 Things to Consider

View from Herod's Tel Aviv

Want to visit Israel but don’t know where to begin or what to expect? With the help of my friends at DigIsrael and the Israel Ministry of Tourism, I’ve come up with a crash course on the Holy Land based on my personal experiences. Here are 10 ten helpful tips to keep in mind: 1. […]

DigIsrael: Top 3 Historical Sites in The Holy Land

Mount of Olives- Overview of Jerusalem

I’ve  been learning about Israel for as long as I can remember, from studying religion in grade school to debating Middle East relations as a political science major in college. So needless to say, the mystifying and provocative country has always been on my radar. And though I’ve imagined what it would be like, my […]

The Western Wall

The Western Wall

Located in the Old City of Jerusalem,The Western Wall, is the remnant of the wall that once enclosed and supported the Second Jerusalem Temple and is arguably the most sacred, recognized site in the Jewish faith. It’s also happens to be the western supporting wall of Temple Mount, one of Islam’s holiest sites. Both faiths’ strong territorial claims in such […]

Time Travel Via Tel Zafit Excavation

Tel Zafit Excavation Site

There are a handful of awesome things I will have the opportunity to do in my lifetime. I never imagined digging up 3,000 year-old artifacts at an excavation site in an ancient, biblical city in central Israel was one of them. But that’s exactly what I did. Every summer, nearly 150 students and professors from […]

Northeast Israel: Madras Tunnels

The Madras Tunnels

The Madras Tunnels are located near the Sea of Galilee, in the northeastern region of Israel. Surprisingly, it’s an historic site many Israelis have yet to visit and most foreign tourists have never heard of. Jewish rebels dug the tiny tunnels as a means to seek refuge from Roman persecution, a stand-off also known as […]