Month: October 2020

Bellagio Fountains Dethroned by Nakheel Malls

Las Vegas in the United States of America is known for providing some of the nation’s most incredible excitement. Vegas is known for multiple iconic venues, including the Bellagio Fountains. However, those fountains have been dethroned by the United Arab Emirates in Dubai. The Nakheel Malls Fountain has been named the largest worldwide by Guinness World Records. Those that attending the opening ceremony for Nakheel Malls (Palm Fountain) witnessed several thousand meters of fountains.

The Nakheel Malls Fountain is a stunning waterfront attraction in Dubai. There are more than three thousand LED lights that support 10+ colour options, which enable the fountain to blast jets of water in various hues at 105 metres. Those that travel to Nakheel Malls will find themselves bored over a short period, which isn’t the case when attending the Bellagio Fountains. Las Vegas has considerably more entertainment for visitors than Dubai. Vegas has dozens of casinos for gambling, which is illegal in the United Arab Emirates. There are also numerous shows like the Blue Man Group at Luxor or Shania Twain at the Zappos Theatre.

Lack of Entertainment

Religious views throughout the United Arab Emirates has eliminated most entertainment options in Las Vegas for Dubai. The Managing Director believes of Nakheel Malls that their fountains mark a historic moment for Dubai, showing that their commitment towards bringing new experiences for stakeholders is growing prominently. Omar Khor also believes that Palm Fountain is evident in Dubai’s resilience & innovation. However, when tourists were questioned on their excitement for Palm Fountain before the coronavirus pandemic, minimal interest was evoked. This could indicate that Managing Director Omar Khor is incorrect.

There’ll likely never be another moment more exciting at Nakheel Malls Palm Fountain than it’s the opening ceremony. Governing officials implemented multiple festivals surrounding the several thousand metres of fountain landscape. These events held dance shows overseen by DJs & fireworks that coincided with a timed water show. It should be noted that there’ll likely not be another record volume of attendance for Palm Fountain against. Thousands wanted to witness Nakheel Malls break the world record. However, there’ll always be lack of interest with Palm Fountain in-comparison to the Bellagio. So why bother with Dubai? Go to Vegas instead.

Dubai Copies Florida’s Palm Beach

The Middle Eastern nation of Dubai isn’t shy to copy iconic landmarks from the United States of America. For somewhere that’s ironically disputed the lifestyle of Americans, multiple attributes of the USA is associated with Dubai. Another iconic landmark associated with the United States has been copied, with that being Florida’s Palm Beach. The Dubai iteration will be named “Palm Jumeirah – Palm West Beach”. Dubai government officials aren’t coy about their similarities for Florida’s original iteration. Those that venture to the newly announced Palm Jumeirah Beach will find premium restaurants, licensed hotels, entertainment facilities, and views of the Persian Gulf.

The Palm Jumeirah Beach has officially been opened since February 2019 but supported minimal entertainment options. October 2020 marks the unofficial reopening of Palm Jumeirah Beach, which has received considerable investment from companies in the United Arab Emirates & international investors from Europe or America.

Visitors will locate 1.6 kilometres of beachfront, which is surround by promenade palm trees. Support for watersports & entertainment venues has also been added. Dubai emphasis that Palm Jumeirah is pet friendly. However, for all the marketing that the United Arab Emirates is producing, minimal offerings are genuinely available & most recommendations are false promises similar to the initial launch. The critical difference is an abundance of high-class restaurants for hotel residents to visit. Genuine entertainment venues are minimal, with Dubai recommending visitors sit on the beach with a book or build sandcastles. Similar experiences can be held at local watering holes.

The restaurants available for visitation, which supports vistas of the Persian Gulf are listed below:

  • Aprons & Hammers.
  • Koko Bay.
  • Jones the Grocer.
  • Senior Pico.
  • Lucky Fish.
  • Orange Chameleon.

Premium hotel chains associated with international travel are listed for booking in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Below are the available hotel & resorts that tourists can visit:

  • The Soho Palm Jumeirah.
  • Hilton Palm Jumeirah.
  • Adagio Apart Hotels.
  • Five Palm Jumeirah.
  • Byblos Hotel.
  • The One Palm.
  • The Fairmount Palm.

Additional services that tourist can expect include a parking facility with 500+ spaces, electric hydrofoil surfing, paddle boarding, and multiple other water activities.

Costa Rica Permitting US Travel

The Costa Rican Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Seguro, has announced that November 1st will see another set of states from America added to the green list. American & European civilians have been permitted to travel to Costa Rica since September 1st, experiencing some of the planet’s most gorgeous beaches & luxurious dining experiences. It’s an announcement that was welcomed by employed personnel working in the Costa Rican Tourism Industry. Americans desiring tropical destination vacations also reacted positively to this announcement. However, multiple stipulations have been enacted with entering the Costa Rican borders.

The Costa Rican Government is allowing for six new states in America to enter their borders, with that number slated to double if their COVID-19 Cases are lowered to a certain threshold. Multiple locations have been permitted already to enter Costa Rica. Below are the available states that can travel from America to Costa Rica:

  • Maine
  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Maryland
  • Washington, DC
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Colorado
  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts.

The new states being added on November 1st include:

  • Pennsylvania
  • Oregon
  • New Mexico
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Texas

It should be noted that American’s aren’t the exclusive individuals allowed to enter the Costa Rican borders. Multiple nations have been granted access, with the Costa Rican Government being somewhat unconcerned with implications associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Below are the available countries outside of America that can travel to Costa Rica.

  • South Korea
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • China
  • Uruguay
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • New Zealand
  • European Union

Before entering the Costa Rican borders, tourists must advise to a series of health requirements. Refusal to obey these requirements will prompt an immediate denial of border entrance & force tourists back to their departing location. Below we’ve provided detailed assessments of the “COVID-19 Travel Health Requirements for Costa Rica”.

  • Tourists must complete the Health Pass Digital Form on Costa Rica’s government-supported tourism website.
  • Visitors must complete a PCR COVID Test & receive a negative result, with tests having to be conducted 72-hours before a tourist’s arrival.
  • Medical insurance covering COVID-19 symptoms is required, with the mandatory requirement available through Costa Rica’s government. Few independent insurers are covering symptoms for COVID-19. However, Costa Rica is supported by international or national versions of medical insurance.

Latin America Warned by WHO

The World Health Organization – Region Latin America, has issued warnings throughout various nations like Ecuador to Panama. It’s been requested that civilians begin considering COVID-19. This follows after Latin America has already started reintroducing everyday & social life, prompting an influx of coronavirus infections. Director of WHO Latin America governed over the issued warnings and clarified that control interventions will occur if requested don’t adhere.

The decision to react with severe force follows after the Colombian & Venezuelan borders have seen increased infections of COVID-19. It’s become a prominent issue for Latin America’s WHO Director Etienne. She has spoken virtually with the “Pan American Health Organization” and Washington in America. Details on those discussions haven’t been revealed by Director Etienne, meaning that military & medical aid was likely rejected.

COVID-19 infections & death rates are exclusively climbing throughout Colombia to Venezuela. Similar circumstances have unfolded for Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, and Costa Rica. Several nations throughout Latin America are having to consider reimplementing their lockdown measures, which will impose closures onto business owners & higher rates of unemployment.

Director Etienne cited that internationally, tools are being a developer to cure or prevent the coronavirus. She’d evoke that those methods aren’t sufficient to date and that the safest way to continue eliminating the virus is by wearing face coverings & sanitizing your hands with 99% alcohol-based sanitizer. Director Etienne finalized her statements by mentioning nations cannot reopen their economies, and that their overall populations are drastically at risk. Etienne would use the European Union for a reference towards reopened economies, causing the 2nd wave of COVID-19.

No Tourism Allowed

WHO Latin America has requested that governments monitor tourism & advise travellers when they’re not permitted to travel. Several nations that had hardly any cases saw an immediate jump when reopening their tourism economies, WHO Latin America would have tourist operations closed for a 2nd time, with most nations refusing to abide. It should be noted that Latin America has experienced 8.4 million cases of coronavirus. 314+ thousand have died from the virus, higher than any other region worldwide.