3 Money-Saving Tips on Car Rentals in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Winter is coming and for many commuters and travelers in the UAE, that means negotiating their car rental contracts, now that many are back from the refreshing Eid holiday. From loyalty programs to selecting the best pick-up location, there are a number of ways you can save money on your next rent a car.

Follow these three money-saving tips to get a better deal rent a car abu dhabi

Become a Loyal Customer

If you haven’t been renting a car from a particular dealer long enough and oral promises don’t work, try prepaying an additional sum to show your inclination of becoming a long-term client. Chances are that you could qualify for a loyal customer program. If however you have been renting a car from a company since 6 months or more, you could be in a position to receive discounts or free upgrades.

Zero-down on your Requirements

Determine ahead of time what ‘extras’ you may need and consider the costs so that they fit within your budget. Items to consider:

  • Car Size: Consider the size of the car you are renting. Do you really need that SUV if it’s just you and another partner traveling?
  • Insurance: Contact your travel insurance and credit card company to see if you already have enough coverage. Thirdly, look at available insurance options with the car rental provider. While insurance cover might be essential, you might not need the pricey full insurance option.
  • Mileage limit: Consider the distance you’d be driving every week and opt for a small mileage package if you need to move about short distances in Abu Dhabi. Be sure to check how much you’d be paying for the extra miles should the need arise.

Skip Renting from the Airport or Hotel

Ignore the car rental kiosks at the airport terminal or your hotel. You’ll surely be able to get a much more cost-effective deal if you Google “car rental companies in Abu Dhabi” from the airport or the country you’re traveling from before reaching Abu Dhabi. Try OneClickDrive.com to ease your search, communicate with the car rental dealers directly and have the car delivered straight to you at the airport arrival terminal.

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Planning Our Family Meet Up Was Rather Easy

Wanting to let all my family members have a good time when they came to visit me, I planned a fun weekend that was packed with good things that everyone in the family would enjoy. For the first night that we would be together, I had gotten a Toronto Party Bus rental so that we could have a good time. I thought that this would be nice because so many of us feel we are too old to go to a club in our 30s and forties. And we would not have to be at home partying around the kids. It was a really nice compromise. I also needed to come up with some other things for all of us to do as well.

We are big sports fans, so I wanted to incorporate a night of sports into our plans, but I really did not have much room to work with since most of my family would be coming in for only 4 days. So, on the first night that everyone came, I realized that one of our favorite teams would be playing. I asked the party bus company if they have satellite TV in the busses and they do. Continue reading →

Different Ways You Can Use a Party Bus Limousine

You do not have to settle for just any transportation for your wedding day. You have probably been to a lot of weddings that use a limo ride to and from the church. It is a nice touch, but limos can still be cramped because they are basically big cars. Don’t get me wrong. Regular limos are still wildly popular. It is just that more customers are discovering the fun of riding in a party bus. You can view our Diamond Party Bus fleet to see what is available. We have them to suit any size of wedding party from small to insanely large.

The attractive points about a party bus is that you just walk right up the stairs and into one. You can also walk upright all the way to your seat. Even more, when the music starts, you can get up and dance on the dance floor in a party bus. The dance floors in party buses vary in size from model to model. You can pick the one you want from our fleet of modern party buses. Custom LED lighting gives you the party atmosphere. Continue reading →

Holiday Travel Around the Globe by Magellan’s Route – Travel Tips, Travel Magazine

There are some thinks what peoples usually want to do and also many what they don’t, but from such reasons they are forced to do. It is just a way of living. But all of you will agree that it’s only few thinks on the planet that all the peoples are willing to, any time everywhere. One of them is Holiday Travel. Traveling for fun and relaxation, does not matter of the destination, cause in present days, traveling guide sites provide answers within a minute. Just because we are here to make a virtual tour traveling to approach the moment of satisfaction on the journey of all who visit this site. Travelogue and virtual or real stories are from long ago. Try to remember the “Around the world in 80 days”, the famous book of Jules Verne. Our virtual tour of holiday travel will be related to the real places what we will try to present you. So, please fast the seat belt and get ready to enjoy. We will start from Portugal because of the reason that from this place in XV century Fernando Magellan Portuguese navigator start his trip around the world. Honestly it was not really holiday travel trip but pure challenge. Portugal, westernmost country of Europe located In Iberian peninsula and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. His capital Lisbon or so called white site, try to find out why. There are several reasons to make Holiday Travel in Portugal, Architecture, Cinema, Gastronomy, Music, Painting and Sport. Try to explore some of them and your dreams will become truth. It is on your own and we are continuing further as the Magellan did before few centuries ago. Ads by Google Next destination South America Brazil, one of the hottest destinations for holiday travel today. Rio De Janeiro, Copacabana, Ipanema one of the most know beaches on the planet. Homeland of Coffee, Sugar cane, Carnivals and Football. Having holiday travel in this country is more than event. Going on the south as Magellan did, next visit of our holiday travel is Argentina. Big country, with rich history. Country is known for music, Argentineans tango myth or reality. Argentineans food, wide variety of Indigenous and Criolo creations, which include empanadas,locro (a mixture of corn, beans, meat, bacon, onion, and gourd), the latter considered Argentina’s national beverage. Why don’t you taste it. Football here is way of living. Next step is to jump over the pacific, big challenge even for today’s traveler. If you take ticket on some modern cruiser than your will be in better position then seaman from XV century.. Next destination is Manila Philippines.. Country of volcanoes’ and lakes. You can see Spanish and Chinese influence everywhere. There is interesting architecture all across Manila, serving as evidence to its multicultural past. If you spend your holiday travel here, don’t miss to pay attention to the Echanted Kingdom,, Divisioria Market, Nayong Filipino cultural park, Chinese cemetery, Splash island and many others. Magellan finishes his history travel here, but the rest of the crew has continue further. Next destination what we will recommend is India. It is very difficult to mention what the ordinary travel might expect if he pass his holiday travel in India. India is quiet different story. It’s story by itself and has nothing common with the others. Country of contras, country where extreme poverty and extreme wealth live a few meters distance. We will have courage just to mention some of them. Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Himalaya, Golden temple, India gate. You have to have several holidays trips in this country if you like to fill a small portion of the traveling potential of this country. To have holiday travel in India as first you need to prepare yourself. Next continent to visit is Africa so called black continent, and South African Republic as first target point, often informally known as the Transvaal Republic. Country of diamonds, ecotourism and world FIFA 2010. Beautiful climate allows a very large number of national parks. There is cape Good Hope, which is dividing point between Atlantic and Indian Ocean. And at the end of this virtual trip we will get back to the starting point. Try to imagine holiday travel cruise starting from South Africa and ending at Portugal. You will travel close to Ghana, Ivory coast, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo… etc. Finally we are back to the starting point but approaching from the east side and with one day additional in our travel diary. travel news, tourism news, travel guides, travel tips, travel magazine

First Euro Zone Country Gets Ready to Exit the Euro

US politics has been known as for its polarized politics. US politics has been revolving around democrats and Liberals from many years. It seems Greece is walking the same path. For the first time since 1945 elections in this financial bruised country has become battle between two parties. Greece economy has running towards the great Greek tragedy rapidly. The bruised country just registered the highest unemployment rate (record 21.7%) in the history. More serious concern is 54% unemployment rate in youth. Greece is sitting on face of erupted volcano of unemployment. European debt crisis is paying heavy toll on Greece. The parties that support the European Union and the austerity measures—and the parties that traditionally held power for over 60 years—only garnered 34% of the vote. Alarming sign is extreme right wing-left wing parties which are hardcore opposition of European Union and austerity measures has distributed remaining seats among themselves. These parties have totally different ideologies. But there is strong possibility that they will come together to form the. Coalition government. There is no prize for guessing that their common minimum program will be to reverse back austerity measures. Greek law states that the minority party with the most votes must attempt to form a coalition government in order to run the country. Now it has become crystal clear that party which was favoring Eurozone and austerity measures could not form the government in current circumstances. But the problem is those party values and ideologies are opposites like north polar and south polar. If they failed to form a coalition government then there is provision in Greek Constitution that there will be re –election. If both parties can not form government there is always option of re-elections in the country. Due to current political instability in Greece European Union has warned the nation that if Greece doesn’t apply austerity measures it’s difficult for them to get bail out money to restore financial stability in the country. If Greece doesn’t get the bailout money it could have declared their bankruptcy and will forced to leave European Union. This situation is further complicated by the fact that certain interest payments on Greek bonds are due this week. Now the million dollar question is can Greece be able to pay them? If the country couldn’t pay back it will become a defaulted nation. It could lead to various disastrous chain incidents. It has been observed that Apart from Germany other European countries are not happy with the austerity measures. If Greece leaves European Union there is possibility that other countries like France, Spain, Italy and Ireland which are badly hit by European debt crisis can make their exit from European Union. But experts think that even Greece make it’s exit from EU other countries stand united under the banner of European Union as they know that the last few years Greece will be unable to pay its massive debt. Also read articles on sovereign debt crises of European

Euro Copter Develops a New Flight Guidance Concept and Russian Helicopters Go Naval.

Euro copter Has successfully demonstrated new landing procedures relying on augmented satellite guidance that can be tailored to more completely comply with the local environmental requirements. These new landing procedures were validated with a twin-engine Euro copter EC155 during flight tests performed as part of the company’s participation in the Green Rotorcraft Integrated Technology Demonstrator Program me-which is part of Europe’s Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative. Euro copters validation flights demonstrated significant reductions in the helicopters perceived sound footprint-consistent with predictions. The company also confirmed that such automated low-noise approaches could be tailored to local environmental requirements, thereby optimizing Euro copter helicopter operations for even the most sensitive environments. The flight testing involved the use of optimized noise abatement flight paths compatible with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations. During the EC155s landing approaches, vertical guidance was provided by EGNOS, the European satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) ,with the helicopters flight management system (FMS) coupled to the automatic flight control system (AFCS).This enabled the new approach profiles to be flown accurately, minimizing the pilot workload with an automatic monitoring of speed profiles and ascent/ descent rates. “Improving the neighbor-friendly aspects of rotor craft continues to be a priority for us, and these new tests underscore how advanced flight guidance systems can be brought together with the latest navigation technologies to reduce perceived sound,” said Yves Favennec, Vice-President of Research at Euro copter. The Green Rotorcraft Integrated Technology Demonstrator Program me that supported Euro copters EC155 flight evaluations is part of the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative, which is Europe’s most ambitious aeronautical research programme ever. Clean Sky’s goal is to develop breakthrough technologies that significantly increase environmental performance of the air transport sector, resulting in quieter and more fuel efficient aircraft and rotor craft. Euro copter is a founding member of the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative, and recently joined with its other members to propose an extension of this effort during the 2014-2024 time period. Russian Helicopters Go Naval Nearly 460 companies from 36 nations took part in the recent International Defense and Maritime Salon (IMDS) exhibition in Saint-Peters burg, Russia, including 36 ships and other craft which were berthed or anchored at the nearby waterfront. The aviation part of the show included in-flight demonstrations by three Russian Air Force aerobatic teams. In addition, Russian Helicopters had two of its aircraft in the static display area for the first time, namely the ka-27PS SAR (used by the Russian Navy) and Ka-52 Alligator gunship of the Russian Air Force. The co-axis Kamov helicopter family is viewed as an ideal design for the ship-borne machines, with the result that many Ka-27/31 helicopters have been chosen by a number of navies outside Russia among them those of India and Peoples Republic of China. The Ka-52 had earlier made its international debut flying at the Paris Air Show before returning to Saint-Peters burg .The Maritime version, dubbed the Ka-52k,is to become a striking feature of the two Mistral –type LHDs-the Vladivostok and the Sevastopol-to be delivered to the Russian Navy by DCNS,of France ,in 2014-2015. The Ka-52k is going to be protected by a tough anti-corrosion coating and will be equipped with folding rotor blades and wings, as well as a number of systems adapted for naval use. The type is reported by Rosooboron-export, the Russian arms export state agency, to have already attracted a considerable amount of interest from a number of countries seeking to develop their naval power.

Holiday Home Prices Wilt In Euro Drought

Spain and Portugal have suffered one of their worst droughts on record this summer, with consequences from empty swimming pools for the tourist to economic disaster for farmers losing their crops and livestock. Roger Munns, Managing Director of Tribune Properties, predicts that property prices in the two European countries could drop as much as fifteen per cent in some areas as more owners decide to put their villas and apartments on the market. ‘For many owners of second homes the original motivation to buy was to have somewhere they could spend time in a relaxing environment. Coupled with the thought of a good investment for the future, the market for overseas homes from buyers in the UK, Germany and Scandanavia has really taken off in the last twenty five years. But soaring temperatures and a strain on the water supply could have consequences for their rental returns next year, which many owners rely on to meet their overseas mortgage. Many holidaymakers want to rent a villa with a pool – but the attraction soon goes if the pool is empty. Some golf courses are having to cut down on watering their greens too, and it won’t take a big fall in tourism to mean the difference between breaking even and not being able to meet the mortgage commitments for some overseas property owners. This autumn could see more properties than usual being put on the market, with a consequential fall in prices’. Early warning signs of a potential fall in property prices have already been seen on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Menorca, which has enjoyed better rainfall this year than the Spanish mainland and no water restrictions, but some villas being cut in price by over ten per cent. Water restrictions on the mainland are having an impact on potential villa buyers, with many questioning the value of a swimming pool when they might not be able to use it. Portugal has recently asked Spain for 6 million Euros in compensation, as water levels in the River Douro which runs through both countries fell below limits established in a bilateral agreement,with Portugal coming close to accusing her neighbour of stealing her water. Good Time to Buy ‘For anyone considering buying a property in Portugal or Spain, this September and October could be the ideal time to buy’, say Tribune Properties. ‘Unusually many properties were being reduced in price in August, traditionally a good month for sales. We normally see villa and apartment prices being dropped mid September onwards when the tourists and potential buyers are thinner on the ground as some owners are keen to sell and don’t want to wait until the following Easter before having a real chance of selling again.’ The drought isn’t the sole cause of property prices falling add Tribune Properties, saying it has accelerated price falls and come on top of an already poor year for many estate agents in Europe. ‘A good barometer for European property are the tax havens of Monaco and Andorra which don’t rely on ‘tourist’ buyers, but usually have a steady supply of buyers interested in taking advantage of the zero income tax rate. Andorra is in the Pyrenees and has no water supply problem – but estate agents were twiddling their thumbs this summer waiting for buyers to show – and they didn’t. Monaco similarly has had no water supply problems, but has also seen a lack of buyers. The tourists are still visiting the Principality and hotels in Monaco and Monte Carlo have been as busy as ever, but again there is a lack of serious property buyers, and negative property inflation is quite possible in Monaco this year for the first time in a decade. With more property available on the market we would suggest buyers draw up a list of three or four villas they have viewed and liked, and then suggesting to the owners that they would consider buying at fifteen per cent below the advertised asking price to see which ones are prepared to consider it.’ Sea Water One possible answer to secure the long term tourist trade and consequential property market is to follow Malta’s example of building desaliniation plants, converting sea water to drinking water, sometimes known as ‘reverse osmosis’. The Mediterranean island competes with Portugal and Spain for the attention of second home buyers, and has a healthy tourist industry – despite having no rivers and low rainfall, allowing the island to function normally even in drought conditions. The water from this source can be used for agriculture and ensuring adequate reserves to fight forest fires for example – it might just be the answer too for the swimming pools and golf courses – and would allow a plentiful supply of high quality for domestic use.

What Happens if Greece Leaves the Euro Zone?

Athens, Greece: Welcome to the Grexit. I come to you today from a small, corner café in the Plaka neighborhood, the oldest in Athens, built in the shadow of the Acropolis. I’m lunching — and writing — al fresco as Athenian life unfolds around me on the cusp of what is supposed to be the end of the world as Greeks know it. Yet, life seems to carry on, largely unperturbed. Few here believe a Grexit is even remotely possible. This is the country, after all, where democracy was born. And no one believes, as do the U.S. and British press, that democracy will also be buried here in the form of a Greek exit from the euro zone and the European Union — an exit I should point out that the Western media mouths have, like so many Chicken Littles, been warning was imminent since 2010. I’ve been disagreeing with them for just as long. Their analysis is simply wrongheaded. They’re being played by political operatives who have certain political agendas best served by getting out to the populace a message of fear: the dreaded Grexit. After spending five days in Athens talking to bankers, venture capitalists, economists — and random cabbies and a jewelry-store owner — I have an answer to those who ask “What happens if Greece leaves the euro zone?â€: A Grexit … Will … Not … Happen. The question of what happens if Greece leaves the euro zone for a new drachma is so cataclysmic for Greece that even the amateur politicians running Syriza, the Greek anti-austerity party, will not allow it happen — despite the vitriol spouted in Greece’s parliament for the benefit of the voters who put Syriza into power. The reality is that 80% of Greeks want to stay in the euro zone — and a nearly equally large number is willing to accept a bad deal with the Germans over dismissal from the common currency. Nor do the Germans want Greece out of the union — despite all the windbaggery emanating from Berlin about taking a hard line on Greece. The Berliners know a Grexit is most assuredly not manageable in a clean fashion and would ultimately destroy everything the euro and the European Union stands for … and that would ultimately destroy the EU, and with it, the German economic miracle built on free trade between European countries unencumbered by currency conversions and border crossings. What we have, and what the popular media fail to piece together, is various forms of Game Theory all unfolding at once. Everyone has a dog in this hunt. Everyone is trying to out-game the opponent. And everyone knows each other’s actions over the years are a big reason we’re here in the first place … yet none of them want to tell their individual constituents the truth. So, to bring you up to speed on Greece and the opportunity this crisis presents, let me break down into a few very meaningful parts the years of mistakes that have made us worry about what happens if Greece leaves the euro zone … and why this Greek drama will never end in a Grexit. Greek Spendthrifts First things first: The Greeks. They screwed up. They lurched socialist in the 1980s. And as all socialists do, they mucked up the economy by larding it with public excess. Prior to the ‘80s, Greece had a relatively small public sector and small public debt. But vote-buying politicians love to spend other people’s money buying votes, and so everyone with a favor to call in or a child in need of a job found a politician willing to find state employment to keep a voter appeased. By the ‘90s, Greece’s admission to the European Union — and its movement toward meeting euro-zone qualifications — was paying dividends: It suddenly had access to cheap credit, allowing the political class to borrow at German-level interest rates … which they promptly used to expand pension benefits in Greece faster than salaries, and to add layer upon layer of bureaucracy to create unnecessary jobs that insured votes, creating a bloated, inefficient public sector. Banking Blunders Second: We have the Germans and the French. They screwed themselves in the 2000s. For years, German and French bankers loaded up on Greek debt. They figured that since Greece was an EU country, with EU interest rates, its credit worthiness was no different than Germany’s or France’s. Turns out, not so much. When Greece’s debt problems threatened to swamp the country in the wake of the global financial crisis, the German and the French governments spent oodles of taxpayer money pretending to bail out Greece when, in reality, they were using Greece as a pass-through entity to bail out German and French banks that should have collapsed from their own investment stupidity. But that message — our bankers are morons — isn’t politically expedient at home. So, rather than man up and admit their fault, they blamed lazy, pampered Greeks who squandered all the money on Ouzo-soaked vacations and an early and overly-generous retirement. Much easier that way. And a Faulty IMF And, pulling up the rear, we have the folks inside the International Monetary Fund — never the sharpest tools in the shed and quite often some of the dullest. The IMF has a history of faulty economic analysis, a fact on display in 2007, just before the global crisis exposed Greece’s failings. Local Greek economists were pointing to the worrying spiral of public and private debt amassing in Greece and warning that the country was on an unsustainable path. The IMF, however, published upbeat reports that, while noting that households were becoming overextended, “The Bank of Greece has responded to these risks by stepping up its monitoring of banks’ lending standards, strengthening provisioning requirements, and introducing prudential measures to limit credit to highly indebted households.†They just didn’t pay much attention to the state itself. Now, here we are. All three players have had a hand in creating this mess. And all three have good reasons to fix what they all screwed up. That fix is coming. But it might entail some pain very soon, possibly this week or next. That pain will pass, however, and opportunity will shine brightly in its wake.