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28
May
LEARN ENGLISH PLAYING BEAUTIFUL FOOTBALL
A UNIQUE 2-WEEK IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE....
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LEARN ENGLISH PLAYING BEAUTIFUL FOOTBALL
28 May 2015
A UNIQUE 2-WEEK IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
City Football Schools and Experience English UK with collaboration with Trust Group for student activities will be
delivering a series of exciting and innovative programme for 9 - 17 year olds who want to fully Immerse themselves
in the world of football through intensive on-pitch training and Language classes designed to improve
communication in a football context. The 2-week programme will give you the opportunity to train like a
Manchester City player at the world class City Football Academy facility. The English classes and football coaching
will be aligned, taking the form of interactive activities and lessons designed to reflect the day-to-day life of a
professional football player. You will improve your speaking, reading, writing and listening skills through exciting and
engaging educational activities, such as media and press conference training, match analysis, nutrition, strength and
conditioning and more
Venue: City Football Academy,
Etihad Campus, Manchester
Capacity: Maximum 120 players per
programme
Start dates: 5 July, 19 July, 2 August, 16
August
Arrival day: Sunday
Age: 9 - 17
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Accommodation: High-quality university
  • Residential accommodation
  • Language learning: 30 hours + interactive
  • educational
  • Excursion on Sunday
  • Coaching: 30 hours
  • WHAT'S INCLUDED? 
  • International flight tickets
  • 2-week programme of Football and English
  • High quality, school en-suite accommodation
  • Daily coach transfer to and from Manchester City
  • Football Academy
  • Full-board meals
  • 30 hours of football themed English language
  • activities
  • 30 hours of football coaching
  • 14 evening activities
  • 2 weekend excursions
  • 1 football-themed interactive excursion
  • Exclusive City Football Schools and Nike training
  • kit
  • All course materials
 
09
Jan
48 hours in Prague
Have your camera at the ready because Gothic beauty abounds in this magical metropolis....
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48 hours in Prague
09 Jan 2015
Have your camera at the ready because Gothic beauty abounds in this magical metropolis
Have your camera at the ready because Gothic beauty abounds in this magical metropolis .

Why go

Prague is easily one of the most mesmerising destinations in Central Europe. Just 20-odd years ago the city emerged after the fall of the Iron Curtain, and has since become famed for its blend of old- and new-world charm, with everything from Gothic cathedrals to glitzy fashion boutiques.

Where to stay

(theaugustine.com) in the heart of the city. This five-star hotel is full of beautiful historic features, thanks to it being created from seven different buildings including the 13th-century Augustian St Thomas Monastery. But you won’t miss your mod cons as the hotel has spa, fully equipped gym and high-speed internet. The blend of old and new makes for an enjoyable experience.

What to see

Prague is tiny, so save on taxis and hit the streets on foot. But be warned: cobbled pavements are everywhere, so unless you want a sprained ankle, leave the spiked heels at home and opt for flats. Take a stroll to the Castle District, where you can visit the St Vitus Cathedral and St George’s Basilica.

Next, check out Lesser Town, where you’ll find amazing examples of historical architecture including stunning 17th-century Baroque buildings. Then make your way across Charles Bridge to Old Town, which is the medieval quarter of the city. Make sure your iPhone is fully charged because if ever there was an Instagram moment, this is it.

What to do

If you do one thing while you’re in Prague, be sure to visit the National Theatre (nationaltheatre.cz). A stunning neo-Renaissance building that sprung up in the 19th century, this is one of the city’s more modern landmarks, but it boasts a rich history as the theatre is credited with shaping the musical tastes of the Czech people. Showcasing opera, ballet and drama, every night of the week you’ll get a dose of culture.

Where to shop

Whether you’re looking for high street or haute couture, you’ll find it in Prague because this is a city that lives and breathes fashion.

For an array of luxury boutiques, including Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior, head to Paížská Street in Old Town.

If your budget won’t stretch that far, make your way to Wenceslas Square for all the old favourites such as Debenhams and H&M.

Where to eat

Czech is simple and main meals often consist of smoked meat, cabbage and a lot of dumplings (so be ready to hit the treadmill when you get home).

But what the dishes lack in complexity they make up in flavour. A top choice for dinner is Chagall’s Restaurant (chagalls.cz) in Old Town, which has a mouth-watering menu.

How to get there

Emirates flies daily to Prague. Prices start from around Dh3,000 return.

09
Jan
CHILDREN TRAVELLING WITHOUT ONE OR BOTH PARENTS TO UNITED STATES
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) strongly recommends that if a child is travelling to the US with one parent, the travelling adult should have an acknowledgement from the child's other parent.....
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CHILDREN TRAVELLING WITHOUT ONE OR BOTH PARENTS TO UNITED STATES
09 Jan 2015
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) strongly recommends that if a child is travelling to the US with one parent, the travelling adult should have an acknowledgement from the child's other parent.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) strongly recommends that if a child is travelling to the US with one parent, the travelling adult should have an acknowledgement from the child's other parent. Alternatively, in the case of a child traveling with grandparents, uncles, aunts, sisters, brothers, friends or in groups*, the travelling party should have a similar acknowledgement signed by both parents stating the following:

"I acknowledge that my wife/husband/etc. is travelling out of the country with my son/daughter/group. He/She/They has/have my permission to do so." 

If there is no second parent with legal claims to the child (deceased, sole custody, etc.),  any other relevant paperwork such as a court decision, birth certificate naming only one parent, death certificate etc. will suffice. CBP also suggests that this be notarized.

While CBP may not ask to see this authorisation at each visit, if the passenger does not have this, they may be detained until the circumstances of the child traveling without both parents can be fully assessed.

Adults travelling with children should also be aware that while the U.S. does not require this documentation, failure to produce notarized permission letters and/or birth certificates could result in travellers being refused entry. This rule will also apply for school groups, teen tours, and vacation groups.

09
Jan
THAI Smile operating with airline code WE
THAI Smile Airways (THAI Smile) is now operating its flights using the new airline code WE with flight three-digits for domestic flights, and continue to use the TG airline code followed by the number 2 using a four-digit flight number.....
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THAI Smile operating with airline code WE
09 Jan 2015
THAI Smile Airways (THAI Smile) is now operating its flights using the new airline code WE with flight three-digits for domestic flights, and continue to use the TG airline code followed by the number 2 using a four-digit flight number.

THAI Smile Airways (THAI Smile) is now operating its flights using the new airline code WE with flight three-digits for domestic flights, and continue to use the TG airline code followed by the number 2 using a four-digit flight number. The airline has received the Air Operator Certification (AOC) from the Department of Civil Aviation, Thailand on 31 March 2014.

THAI Smile is Thai Airways International’s (THAI) new way to provide service with products and services which suits customers traveling short distances. THAI Smile’s brand character is Trendy-Friendly-Worthy, which characterizes new generation lifestyle that is modern but places importance on selection of good products and services.

There are two classes of service on THAI Smile flights: SmilePlus and Smile, operated with brand new Airbus A320-200 aircraft. Passengers flying in SmilePlus can experience more privacy than offered in Smile class, receive 30 kilograms in baggage allowance, and have lounge access.

In Smile class, passengers receive meal service and beverages, as well as 20 kilograms in baggage allowance. THAI Smile passengers can select their seat and accumulate mileage on Royal Orchid Plus, just the same as when they traveled with THAI.

 

09
Jan
UAE HOLIDAYS 2015
Plan your holidays: Long weekends in 2015....
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UAE HOLIDAYS 2015
09 Jan 2015
Plan your holidays: Long weekends in 2015

22 September 2015 (Tuesday), Arafat Day

23 September 2015 (Wednesday), the start of Eid Al Adha, which will last for three days

15 October 2015 (Thursday), Hijri New Year’s Day

2 and 3 December 2015 (Wednesday and Thursday), UAE National Day

 

If the list is followed, workers can enjoy the longest holiday in September, starting from Arafat Day on 22 September (Tuesday), which will be followed by the three-day Eid Al Adha.

 

The dates for Arafat Day, Eid Al Adha, Hijri New Year’s Day and other holidays, however, are not fixed as they are “subject to moon sighting”. 

 

The public sector has at least 13 holidays this year. The rest of this year’s holidays are:

 

1 January 2015 (Thursday) – New Year

3 January 2015 (Saturday)- Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday

16 May 2015 (Saturday)- Israa & Miaraj Night

18 June 2015 (Thursday)- First day of Ramadan

17 July 2015 (Friday)- Eid Al Fitr

14 September 2015 (Monday)- Hajj season