Palace in the Desert

Claim:   Photographs show palatial home of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.


Status:   Real photos; inaccurate description.

Examples:   [Collected via e-mail, 2005]

Amazing what $2.55 a gallon gas can buy, isn’t it?

In case you’re wondering where this hotel is, it isn’t a hotel at all. It’s a house!

It’s owned by the family of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the former president of the United Arab Emirates and

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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to Manage Historic San Domenico Palace in Taormina, Italy

San Domenico Palace is ideally placed on the hilltop town of Taormina on the eastern shores of Sicily, overlooking the Bay of Taormina and the Ionian Sea. The hotel features multiple terraces with clear views of the surrounding waters, as well as Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a beach club, lush gardens, and several restaurants and bars including the two-Michelin Star Restaurant, Principe Cerami.

The hotel comprises

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DFA travel pass for essential trips abroad not required -Palace

Filipinos leaving for essential trips abroad do not have to secure any travel pass from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Malacañang said Thursday

(JANSEN ROMERO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque admitted that he just found out such government advisory on outbound travel after making an inquiry Thursday morning. 

“Apparently, the DFA no longer has to issue any travel pass to departing Filipinos. So ngayon

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