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Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

December 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a 5-star hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates that opened in 1997. The hotel is operated by Jumeirah International, a Dubai-based hotelier. The distinctive wave-shaped building has 618 rooms on 25 stories. It is the largest employer in all of Dubai. They employ over 30,000 people.

The hotel is renown worldwide and is presented on Dubai postcards.

Dubai has lavish standards and considers the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, or "The JBH" as it is often referred, to be the 2nd best hotel behind the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. The Burj Al Arab is considered to be the only "Seven star" hotel in the entire world and attracts the rich and famous.

Guests have included the Liverpool Football Club team as well as Hollywood stars such as Ben Stiller and Jessica Alba.

The Hotel boasts numerous restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs as well as a gymnasium. It also has several large swimming pools on site and is positioned next to the Wild Wadi Water Park.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

December 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Atlantic City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA. Famous for its boardwalk and casino gambling, it is a resort community located on Absecon Island on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. As of the United States 2000 Census, population was 40,517 in the city, and 271,015 in the combined metropolitan area. Other municipalities on the island are Ventnor City, Margate City, and Longport. The main routes into Atlantic City are the Black Horse Pike (US 322/40), White Horse Pike (US 30) and the Atlantic City Expressway.

On May 1, 1854 Atlantic City was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. The new city contained portions of Egg Harbor Township and Galloway Township.

Like all major cities, Atlantic City contains distinct neighborhoods or districts. The communities are known as: The North Inlet, The South Inlet, Bungalow Park, the Marina District (also known as Back Maryland), Venice Park, Downtown (Midtown), Ducktown, Chelsea, and Chelsea Heights.

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The Rocky Steps, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

December 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Rocky Steps is the nickname given to the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They appear in the film Rocky, and four of its sequels, II, III, V and Rocky Balboa in which the eponymous character runs up the steps to the song, "Gonna Fly Now." Tourists and local residents often mimic Rocky's famous climb, a metaphor for an underdog or an everyman rising to a challenge. A bronze statue of Rocky was briefly placed at the top of the steps for the filming of Rocky III. This statue is now located at the bottom right of the steps and is a popular photo-op for visitors.

The top of the steps offers a commanding view of Eakins Oval, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Philadelphia City Hall.

In 2006, Rocky creator Sylvester Stallone recounted the genesis of the iconic scene. The film crew, bound to a tight budget, first identified the steps one night while looking for shooting locations around the city. Stallone first thought Rocky should carry his dog Butkus up the steps, but the dog proved too heavy for the scene to work. Still, the view from the top of the stairs convinced him to reshoot the scene without the dog. In Rocky Balboa, he carries his adopted dog Punchy up the steps.

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Osowiec Fortress, Poland

December 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Osowiec Fortress. The Osowiec Fortress complex is arguably the most important monument of the Biebrza Valley. The Tsar for defence against the Germans erected this huge fortification complex, situated in the difficult to access marshes. Osowiec Fortress consists of four sub-complexes forming a quadrangle at the junction of the lower and middle basin. Complex Two, the ruins near Osowiec village and Complex One, where is located Museum of Fortress can be visited by tourists with a guide. Complex One is open only to Poles, with the exception of foreigners who have a proper military pass, acquired at the Ministry of Defence in Warsaw.

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Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

December 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino is located off the Las Vegas Strip in Clark County, Nevada, USA. It is better known as The Rio and is owned and operated by Harrah's Entertainment. The Rio was the first all suite casino in the Las Vegas area.

The hotel towers are covered in the signature purple and red glass. The Rio hotel's 2,563 suites range in size from 600 ft² up to 13,000 ft² and have floor to ceiling windows.

The complex includes a wine cellar that has more than 50,000 bottles. The Rio Pavilion convention center has a total of 160,000 ft² of space. A Race and Sports Book is also available.

There is a free shuttle to the Harrah's-owned Harrah's Las Vegas, Paris/Bally's and Caesars Palace.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

December 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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Shram Holiday Resort, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

December 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Shram Holiday Resort in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

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Marriott Hotel, Hurghada, Egipt

December 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Marriott Hotel in Hurghada, Egipt.

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