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Take a Tour to DUBAI!!

Glitzy Dubai is the United Arab Emirates holiday hot spot. The city of high-rises and shopping malls from transformed itself from a desert outpost to a destination du-jour, where the tourist flock for sales bargains, sunshine and family fun. Dubai is famous for sightseeing attraction such as the Burj Khalifa and shopping malls that come complete with mammoth aquariums and indoor ski slopes.





Dubai’s landmark building is the Burj Khalifa. Which at 829.8 meters is the tallest building in the world and the most famous of the city’s point of interest. For the most visitors, a trip to the observation deck on the 124th floor here is a must do while in the city. The views across the city skyline from this bird’s eye perspective are simply staggering. Buy your Burj Khalifa “At the top” Entrance Tickets in advance to avoid long lines ups, especially if you are planning a weekend.




Dubai Mall is the city’s premier mall and provides entry to the Burj Khalifa as well as the Dubai Aquarium. There is also an ice-skating rink, gaming zone and cinema complex if you are looking for entertainment options. The shopping and eating is endless and there are nearly always special events such as live music and fashion shows within the mall. The most famous of these are the annual Dubai shopping festival in January and February and the Dubai Summer Surprises Festival in July and August.




One of the city’s top tourist attractions, the Dubai aquarium houses 140 species of the sea life in the huge suspended tank on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall. AS well as free viewing from the Mall, if you enter the Underwater Zoo, you can walk through the aquarium tunnels. Different activities help you get a closer look at the sea life. Glass bottom boat tours are particularly popular. Cage snorkeling and shark diving activities are also on offer.



The Burj Al- Arab is the world’s tallest hotel, standing 321 meters high on its own artificial island on the Dubai
Coastline . Designed to resemble a billowing dhow sail, the exterior of the building is lit uo by a choreographed
colored lighting show at night. Decadent in every way possible, the Burj Al-Arab is one of the most expensive
hotels in the world, with the most luxurious suites costing more than $15000 for one night. For those without   unlimited credit, the way to experience the over the top opulence is to go for the underwater AL-Mahara restaurant, where floor to floor ceiling glass panels in the dining room walls allow you to view sea life while you eat or you can enjoy lunch at California-style fusion restaurant Scape.


Paris: The “LOVE” Destination !!

As the capital city of France, Paris has endured as an important city for more than 2000 years. Often called by nicknames like the “city of love” and “city of lights”, Paris is today one of the world’s leading centers for business, Fashion, entertainment, art and culture. Just the mere mention of Paris conjures up images of the city’s world famous landmarks, museums and cathedrals.

Also called the capital of Fashion, Paris is home to some of the world’s finest designers names including Yves Saint-Laurent, Lancome, L’oreal and Christian Dior. The city’s shoppin g scenes ranges from shopping centers to open air markets, boutiques and flea markets.



Visiting the iconic symbol of Paris usually ranks as the number one thing to do for the most tourists. Towering more than 1000 feet(300 meters) high in the champ de mars park, this iron structure was constructed for the 1889 World Exposition. One of the world’s photographed tourist attractions, Eiffel Tower presents an excellent photography opportunity for both day and night times. Visitors and ride the elevators to see incredible views of the city or dine in one of the fine restaurants that are situated within the tower.



When Europeans can’t get to Los Angeles to see the original Disneyland, they head to Disneyland Paris, the most visited theme park in Europe. Just like its namesake, Disneyland Paris is more than just a theme park with spectacular rides. It’s a resort with Hotels, shopping and golf among its varied activities. In 1992, it became the second Disney Park to open outside of the United States. It’s located about 30km(20 miles) from central Paris. A companion park, Walt Disney Studios Park, opened in 2002.



IN a city whew romance reigns, what could be more romantic than the Pont Alexandre 3, a bridge that is deemed to be the most extravagant and ornate in Paris. Named for the Russian tsar, this steel single arch bridge spans the Seine, connecting the districts of Champs-Elysees, Les Invalides and Eiffel Tower. Seeing the bridge is almost like going to an art gallery.



IN contrast with the city of lights, Les Catacombes represent the dark side of Paris. Just under a mile long beneath the streets of Paris, this tourist attraction presents a gruesome side: The remains of millions of Parisians who were moved there when old cemeteries started closing years ago. Bones are arranged artistically: poems and other passages can be found throughout. Some bodies such as those killed in the French Revolution, came directly here, bypassing the cemeteries.



The place des Vosges, formerly called place Royale, was the prototype for all residential squares in Europe. All houses were built using the same design : red brick with steep pitched blue slate roofs. Not only it is shaped like a true square, it is the first


Get to know Kerala!!


Kerala, known as Gods own country has some of the best tourist destinations in India for any kind of holiday. It is land of coconuts , backwaters, elephants and the land of rich cultures and traditions and has been one of the most sought after places by travelers from all around the world. Kerala Tourism was also recommended by Lonely  planet as one of the must visit family destinations to visit. If you are preparing to check out Kerala, here is a selection of the Top places to visit in Kerala curated by the expert holiday professionals in Iris holiday.

Alleppey Backwaters



Alleppey is well known  for the backwater trips on houseboats and always comes on top among the best destinations to check in Kerala, simply because it is a exclusive encounter that you cannot get anyway else on the globe. Alleppey was described as one of the locations known as “Venice of the East” by Lord Curzon.




Munnar is the most popular hill station in South India and the best tourist place in Kerala. It has a unique views of verdant mountain slopes which are covered with about 80000 miles of green tea farm like organic bedding over mountains which offer views of low-flying clouds and misty valleys.




If you have craved to stay in a small village in Kerala for enjoying the backwaters, sipping on tender coconut water, tasting some authentic Kerala food and experiencing the warmth of fresh air, Kumarakom is the place you should be in when you travel to Kerala.





To know the greener side of Kerala, one must visit Wayanad which translate to the land of paddy fields in local language Malayalam. It won’t be irrelevant to call it the “Green paradise” . If you are planning for a sightseeing in Kerala. Calm and quiet, enriched with scenic beauty, tradition and wildlife.




Periyar wildlife sanctuary in Thekkady is a popular wild life sanctuary preserving various species of animals including elephants, tigers, sambars, gaurs and the very rare lion tailed macaques. The forest is situated on the banks of the lake , Periyar.




Cochin is in central Kerala and it is easy to get to most of the tourist places in Kerala from Kochi. The primary reason because of which Kochi is the starting point for the most of the Kerala tour packages. Though the tourist destination is known as Kochi, it is a part of Ernakulam which is a beautiful district located on the coast of the Arabian sea.