Strand am Golf von Oman
Beach on the Gulf of Oman

United Arab Emirates with toddler

Puh, ist das Wetter im November immer mies. Warum nicht mal in die Sonne fliegen, wenn es in Deutschland nass und kalt wird? In den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten ist es immer sonnig und warm, also wurde diese Destination unser erstes Fernreiseziel mit unserem kleinen Sohn. Doch ist ein muslimisches Land die richtige Wahl und wie verträgt das Kind die Hitze? Andere Kultur, anderes Essen, andere Menschen … wie entspannend und kinderlieb die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate sind, erfahrt ihr im folgenden Beitrag.

Boeing 777 und Airbus A380 Mock-up mit Notrutsche
Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 mock-up with evacuation slide

Singapore Airlines Training Center - A look behind the scenes

An aircraft must be evacuated within 90 seconds. In order to react correctly and quickly in an emergency, the airlines regularly train their staff. But not only the evacuation via the emergency slide of an Airbus A380 is part of the training plan, the make-up and the service also want to be perfected. I was able to take a look behind the scenes at the Singapore Airlines Training Center.

Flower Dome und Cloud Forest - Gardens by the Bay
Flower Dome and Cloud Forest - Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay – green oasis in Singapore

The Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore wants to become the greenest metropolis in the world. The Park Gardens by the Bay, which opened in 2012, shows impressively that this interplay of skyscrapers and nature works.

Business Class A350 (Quelle: Singapore Airlines)
Business Class A350 (Source: Singapore Airlines)

Preparation for the first flight with the Airbus A350 to Singapore

From July 21, 2016, Düsseldorf will be served as the third German city in Singapore Airlines' route network. The non-stop flights to and from Singapore will be operated with the new Airbus A350-900. We will be there for the maiden flight Dusseldorf - Singapore of the latest addition to the Singapore Airlines fleet.

Black Sand Beach (Pantai Pasir Hitam)
Black Sand Beach

Langkawi Beaches

There are several beaches on Langkawi, mostly located in the south, west and north of the island. Although many hotels are partly laid out right down to the beach, every beach is public by law. In the following article we show you the most beautiful beaches on Langkawi.

Blick vom Gunung Raya
Blick on Gunung Raya

Langkawi: Mount Raya

Eigentlich nur aufgrund eines Geocaches vom Typ "Earthcache" fuhren wir auf den 890 m hohen Gunung Raya. Der Gunung Raya ist der höchste Berg auf der malaysischen Insel Langkawi. Schon der 20 Minuten lange Serpentinen-Weg hinauf bot allerlei Attraktionen am Straßenrand: Kühe, Affen, Leguane und dazu der tiefgrüne Dschungel links und rechts. Wirklich toll!

Sky Bridge
Sky Bridge

Panorama of Langkawi: Cable Car und Sky Bridge

Panorama Langkawi or Langkawi Sky Cab has been the tourist highlight of the island since it opened in 2002. A more than 2 km long cable car takes you up to the dizzy heights of Gunung Machinchang. The view from Machinchang Mountain is unique. When the weather is clear, you can see untouched nature for a few kilometers.

Mietwagen auf Langkawi - Toyota
Rent a car on Langkawi - Toyota

With the rental car on the way to Langkawi

Since we wanted to explore the island on our own, we absolutely needed a rental car in Langkawi. From our hotel, The Danna Langkawi, we were driven to the airport. In the arrivals hall, I immediately went in search of the big companies in the industry. But I could have saved myself the time - Avis, Budget, Hertz and Co. are not represented here.