SAUDIA, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines started out in 1945 with a single twin-engine gifted to King Abdul Aziz by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This was followed months later with the purchase of two more aircrafts, and these formed the nucleus of what in a few years was to become one of the world's largest airlines. SAUDIA is the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia and its main operational base is situated at the King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED). The airline also has other hubs, which are the Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH) and the Dammam-King Fahd International Airport (DMM). It is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization and the SkyTeam. SAUDIA has also won various awards in the aviation industry such as the Silver MENA Travel, the Yahoo Middle East Online Award for best regional online marketing, the Quality Cube Award from Lufthansa, the Silver Plate from Royal Brunei Airlines for On-Time Performance and Diamond Award from On Board Services Magazine, among others.
If you are on the land where you find sumptuous canal houses and alluring gabled facades, then you are surely in the beautiful city called 'Amsterdam'. The city is also known as the Venice of the North and has a great history in its lap. Being the capital of Netherlands, the city offers you everything which can make your holidays more memorable. Amsterdammers (people residing in Amsterdam) who are famous for their liberalism love to speak in English. The city got its name from Amstelredamme and during the Dutch Golden Age, the city became one of the prominent ports in the globe. It was during the 17th century, when the city had developed the famous canal district. At present, The Canal Ring has got the crown of world heritage site. Anne Frank House is one of the most famous monuments here.
There are numerous good tourist sites which a number of travellers from different parts of the world come to praise and admire. Due to its many museums, Amsterdam is also called as ‘the city of museums’. The most visited places in Amsterdam are Oude Kerk, Dam square, Begijnhof, Amsterdam's canals, Magere Brug, Red Light District, Artis ZOO, Vondelpark, Hortus Botanicus- the Botanical Garden and many more. Though the city welcomes you all through the months, but still the perfect time to visit here is October to March.
Due to its warm Dutch hospitality and zealous nature of the people, Amsterdam was counted as 13th globally on quality of living by Mercer. The nightlife of the city is the real fun. People love to hang-around and dancing with each-other in the clubs and pups. The lip-smacking food is the specialty of this amazing city.
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