Gabala in Azerbaijan declared Islamic tourism capital for 2020

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Azerbaijan’s picturesque Gabala city, also known as Qabala, was chosen the tourist capital of the Islamic world for 2020, by the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

This was announced at the 10th Islamic ministerial conference on tourism, where Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, and Gabala was selected as capital cities of Islamic tourism in 2019 and 2020 receptively, the  www.azernews.az website reported.

The conference was held in Dhaka.

Previously Konya (Turkey), Madina (Saudi Arabia) and Tabriz (Iran) were named the Tourism Capital of the Islamic world in 2016, 2017 and 2018, accordingly. 

Gabala, which is located about 225 km away from Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, is a perfect place for rest and tourism. The weather here is mild in spring and autumn, hot in summer and cold in winter. Gabala has several historical monuments, which emerge all around the city and its vicinity.

Like in the past, today Gabala is a magnet for international and local events, and it’s the second popular destination of Azerbaijan after Baku.
Numerous meetings of politicians and summits are held in the city.
In 2013, Gabala was declared the Cultural Capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Many hotels, including world hotel chains were put up in Gabala. The city contains an ice skating rink and a Greek-style theatre, built especially for outside concerts.
Tourists can do shopping in several shopping malls in the city. Gabala is also home to Tufan Ski Complex, one of the biggest ski resorts throughout the whole Caucasus, which serves up to 3,000 visitors a day.

The largest entertainment park under the open sky in Azerbaijan – Gabaland, is located in Gabala. 

Gabala has a population of 13,000.

News source: www.azernews.az

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Godkjenner dieselforbud i Tyskland

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En domstol i Tyskland har avgjort at tyske byer kan innføre forbud mot dieselbiler i sentrum, melder nrk.no 
Kjennelsen falt i en domstol i Leipzig i Sachsen tirsdag, og omfatter i første omgang byene Düsseldorf i Nordrhein-Westfalen, og Stuttgart i Baden-Württemberg.

Kilde: www.nrk.no – NRK

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Icelandair med flere avganger til Florida

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Icelandair dobler antallet avganger til Tampa i Florida samtidig som selskapet øker til daglige avganger på Orlando International Airport fra høsten av, skriver TravelNews.no

I tillegg til fem nye amerikanske destinasjoner, med oppstart i mai og juni i år, dobles antallet fly til Tampa fra to til fire avganger i uken.
Samtidig øker flyselskapet frekvensen til Orlando fra fem til syv avganger, fra i høst.

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