Friday, 27 November 2015 09:00

Take a trip through Petra with Queen Rania

Take a wonderful virtual tour of the ancient city of Petra with Queen Rania of Jordan.

If Petra in Jordan has been on your bucket list for a long time, here's your chance to view it up close and personal in the confines of your home, as luxuriously as you wish and without incurring any expense. Petra also known as the Rose city, is the archaeological and historical city in Jordan. Add to it another pleasant surprise. The royal voice of the beautiful queen of Jordan Rania Al Abdullah will take you on a journey to Petra in a way which could not have been imagined by our forefathers. Queen Rania known for her advocacy of various sectors of the society such as the education, health community empowerment among others collaborated recently with Google to present Petra, Jordan's most visited tourist attraction to the rest of the world. The queen is also an avid user of social media.

Her voice takes you through a virtual tour of the majestic pre historic city woven by nature into incredible structures built into the rugged mountains. Described by the Smithsonian Magazine as one of the 28 places to see before you die, the film is an amazing discovery of the ancient city while sitting in your favourite rocking chair in the privacy of your own house. Petra also featured in the Hollywood blockbuster Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, that gave the world some gloriously unforgettable scenes of the city's wonders.

Since November 23rd, the 360-degree street view imagery of Petra and 30 other landmarks in Jordan became available on Google Maps for the first time. This technology lets users explore places around the world like landmarks, natural wonders, as well as culturally and historically significant sites. It gives you the feeling of being there and experiencing the entire wonders magically.

To launch this international campaign, Queen Rania wrote a blogpost for Google Blog in which she said, “"people all over the world now have a window into our magical Kingdom in the heart of the Middle East.” The video is available globally on YouTube and will be featured on Google's home page across the world for the coming 24 plus hours.

She added that this allowed people to “understand more about each other's culture and histories and realise that we are more alike than we are different,” she added.

Don't wait. Just log on to YouTube and enjoy.

Glenfiddich Experimental Series

Glenfiddich Experimental Series

15 February 2018

Get your Glenfiddich Experimental Series - a new range that combines the brand's passion for pushing Scotch boundaries and co...

India Art Fair, 2018

India Art Fair, 2018

11 February 2018

If you are an art lover then you could not have missed the palpable excitement that Delhi has witnessed this weekend. The Ind...

Arty den at Playground of the JW Marriott, Aerocity Delhi

Arty den at Playground of the JW Marriott, Aerocity Delhi

08 February 2018

Playground at the JW Mariott, Aerocity, New Delhi is easily one of the most luxe eating place. Aerocity right next to the air...

Italian Brunch at San Gimignano, The Imperial, New Delhi

Italian Brunch at San Gimignano, The Imperial, New Delhi

03 February 2018

San Gimignano at The Imperial Hotel graciously invited us to experience a world class dining experience recreated for the fir...

A saga of India Singapore Sculptural Art at Spice Gallery at The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa

A saga of India Singapore Sculptural Art at Spice Gallery at The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa

31 January 2018

www.luxepointindia.com will see the second successful collaboration with the Art Spice Gallery, The Metropolitan Hotel &...

Float your boat with Tankoa S533 Saetta

Float your boat with Tankoa S533 Saetta

26 January 2018

The Tankoa S533 Saetta is a 53 meter long model characterized by their widespread use of glass surfaces, giving the owner and...

Pup motifs on Gucci Collection to celebrate Year of the Dog

Pup motifs on Gucci Collection to celebrate Year of the Dog

25 January 2018

Gucci's new collection is all cuddly and sweet as it celebrates the Chinese New Year of the dog which begins on February 16th...

Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Autumn/Winter 2018

Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Autumn/Winter 2018

24 January 2018

Here's our pick from the Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Autumn/Winter 2018 that will have the ladies swooning over you. Perfect to...

Louis Vuitton Men's Artistic Director Kim Jones steps down

Louis Vuitton Men's Artistic Director Kim Jones steps down

18 January 2018

In an urgent information sent to the media today it was announced Louis Vuitton Men's Artistic Director Kim Jones would be st...

Pocket watch by  IWC Schaffhausen

Pocket watch by IWC Schaffhausen

15 January 2018

For the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2018 watch fair in Geneva IWC is launching is first-ever wristwatch...