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Visiting Dubai souks is a must

If you are in Dubai for any reason and want to spend a few hours in a somewhat exotic atmosphere, I would recommend a walk to Dubai Souks (markets). Depending on what you are interested in, you will find different type of markets, like: Dubai Gold Souk; Spice souk; the ancient Covered Souk; and fish, meat, vegetable, perfume and electronics souks. The Gold Souk, ancient Covered Souk and the spice souk are a must. The Opening hours are typically 9AM – 10PM.

How to get to Dubai Souks
Check the map to find out Deira area and the markets location. You can reach the Souks by: 

metro -  get off  at the Al Ras Metro Station; bus - get off  at the Deira, Old Souk or Gold Souk bus stations; water bus , as markets are located next to the Dubai Creek. Tickets are available in the water bus and its frequency is every 15 minutes. Water bus schedule of Dubai Marina is as follows:Sunday-Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.;Thursday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – midnight;Friday – 24 hours; 

car – it will be very hard to f…

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics schedule

XXII Winter Olympic Games 2014 will be opened on February 7 and will continue until February 23, 2014 in Sochi. There will be competitions in 16 sports as follows:Alpine Skiing;Biathlon;Bobsleigh;Cross-Country;Curling;Figure Skating;Freestyle Skiing;Ice Hockey;Luge;Nordic Combined;Short Track;Skeleton;Ski Jumping;Snowboard;Speed Skating. All times are in GMT/UTC + 04:00 hour (Sochi time zone) ! Thursday, 6 February sport time event Figure Skating19:3021:10Team Men Short ProgramTeam Pairs Short ProgramFreestyle Skiing18:00Ladies' Moguls Qualification 1Snowboard10:0014:00Men's Slopestyle QualificationLadies' Slopestyle Qualification
Friday, 7 FebruaryOpening ceremony20:00
Saturday, 8 February sport time event Biathlon18:30Men's Sprint 10 km Cross-Country14:00Ladies' Skiathlon 7.5 km Classic + 7.5 km FreeFigure Skating18:3020:1022:05Team Ice Dance Short DanceTeam Ladies Short ProgramTeam Pairs Free SkatingFreestyle Skiing18:0022:0022:35Ladies' Moguls Qualification 2L…