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    Dallas – a brief overview

    The Dallas-Cowboys american football team, the eponymous TV soap and the place where JFK was shot are the three typical responses that the name Dallas conjures up around the world. This Texan city is not the state capital, nor even its biggest metropolis, but it is the fastest growing city in the country, with many reputable cultural attractions.

    Two huge art districts housing some superb museums, massive shopping malls and good old-fashioned Texan hospitality give plenty more reasons to stay a while in this dynamic young city. Fans of the Cowboys should note, however, that their stadium is in Tarrant County, not Dallas.

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    Top 10 sights in Dallas

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    Sixth Floor Museum

    411 Elm Street
    TX 75202 Dallas
    Tel: 214 747 6660
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    Opening times:
    Mon 1200-1800
    Tue-Sun 1000-1800

    Eyewitness recordings and investigative documentation bring to life the 1963 shooting of President John F. Kennedy, in this absorbing museum where Lee Harvey Oswald was said to have pulled the trigger.

    Reunion Tower

    300 Reunion Boulevard East
    TX 75027 Dallas
    Tel: 214 721 7040
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 1000-2200

    What better way to view the city than from the observation deck of this 50-storey tower? The giant orb on top sparkles with flashing lights at night, with tempting restaurants, hotel and gift shop inside.

    Nasher Sculpture Center

    2001 Flora Street
    TX 75201 Dallas
    Tel: 214 242 5100
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Sun 1100-1700

    Possibly the best private collection of sculptures in the world is housed in this dazzlingly modern museum, including works by Giacometti, Matisse, Rodin, Calder and more.

    African American Museum

    3536 Grand Avenue
    TX 75210 Dallas
    Tel: 214 565 9026
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Fri 1100-1700
    Sat 1000-1700

    The remit of this museum is to engage visitors who “would not ordinarily visit a museum”, an aim it pursues with entertaining and educational activities, based on some 1,000 artefacts of African American art and culture.

    Hall of State

    3939 Grand Avenue
    TX 75210 Dallas
    Tel: 214 421 4500
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Sat 1000-1700
    Sun 1300-1700

    This, the finest piece of 1930s art deco architecture in Fair Park, is dedicated to the great and good of Texas, plus murals depicting state history and stunning gold-leaf and bronze statues.

    Texas Discovery Gardens

    3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
    TX 75210 Dallas
    Tel: 214 428 7476
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    Opening times:
    Daily 1000-1700

    Take a break from the city bustle in this relaxing retreat; its themed botanical areas include a butterfly house, scent area, tropical conservatory and a native plants collection.

    Old Red Museum

    100 South Houston Street
    TX 75202 Dallas
    Tel: 214 745 1100
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0900-1700

    Housed in the imposing late-19th-century Old Red Courthouse, this impressive museum recreates the history and culture of Dallas County, with imaginative interactive exhibits.

    Perot Museum of Nature & Science

    2201 North Field Street
    TX 75201 Dallas
    Tel: 214 428 5555
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 1000-1700
    Sun 1200-1700

    This vast, five-storey museum includes a children’s museum and is bursting with awesome exhibits, including the ever-popular dinosaurs and robots.

    Dallas Museum of Art

    1717 North Harwood Street
    TX 75201 Dallas
    Tel: 214 922 1200
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Wed and Fri-Sun 1100-1700
    Thurs 1100-2100

    With some 22,000 artworks spanning 5,000 years, from pre-Columbian sculptures to American modernists such as Georgia O’Keefe, this museum is one of the best in southwestern USA. And it’s free.

    Dallas Heritage Village

    1515 South Harwood Street
    TX 75201 Dallas
    Tel: 214 421 5141
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Sat 1000-1600
    Sun 1200-1600

    Travel back to the days of the Wild West, in this sprawling, wooded site recreating life in Texas in the 19th century, with period buildings including farmstead, saloon and a tipi.

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    Country overview

    From its vast plains, snow-covered mountains, deep forests and strange rock formations, to soaring skyscrapers and a thunderous cultural scene, the USA is a collage of extremes. Nothing can prepare you for your first glimpse of Manhattan’s unforgettable skyline, your first ride in a yellow cab, the ubiquitous hamburger joints, yawning expanses of prairie, the sweet strains of New Orleans jazz, or the neon-lit excesses of Las Vegas.

    Marvel at the thunderous spectacle of 12,000-year-old Niagara Falls in northern New York, or seek an antidote to urban chaos amidst the flat farmland of the Midwest. Then there are the black hills of South Dakota, the dramatic mountain and ocean landscape of California’s Pacific Coast Highway and the world-famous Grand Canyon.


    Covering a large part of the North American continent, the USA shares borders with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The country has coasts on the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The State of Alaska, in the northwest corner of the US, is not part of the continental US; it is separated from the rest of the USA by Canada. Similarly, Hawaii is not part of the “lower 48” states; it lies in the central Pacific Ocean.

    The country’s dependent territories are offshore and have distinct geographies of their own; the majority are islands.

    The third-largest country in the world (after the Russian Federation and Canada), the USA has an enormous diversity of geographical features, including mountains, plains, and coastal zones. Though there are many cities that are densely populated with more manmade features than natural ones, there are also vast rural areas that are far more sparsely populated. The climate ranges from subtropical to arctic, with a corresponding breadth of flora and fauna.

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    Population: 317297725

    Population Density (per sq km): 32

    Capital: Washington, DC.


    English, with significant Spanish-speaking minorties (10.7%).


    US Dollar (USD; symbol $) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of $100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1, though the $2 bill is rare and is not in high circulation. Coins are in denominations of $1, and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.


    120 volts AC, 60Hz. Plugs have two flat pins with or without a third round grounding pin.

    General business opening hours

    Business hours are officially Mon-Fri 0900-1730, although an extended working day is very common in certain sectors and it is not unusual for people to be working well into the night or over the weekend.

    Public holidays

    Below are Public Holidays for the January 2015-December 2015 period.

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2015
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: 19. January 2015
    Presidents’ Day: 16. February 2015
    Memorial Day: 25. May 2015

    Independence Day: 04. July 2015
    Labour Day: 07. September 2015
    Columbus Day: 12. October 2015
    Veterans’ Day: 11. November 2015
    Thanksgiving Day: 26. November 2015
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2015


    Nightlife in Dallas


    Texans know how to party, and Dallas has plenty of places where they do it in style.

    Deep Ellum has the edgiest scene, Greenville Avenue is more upscale, while the Arts District hosts world-class concerts and shows.

    Lee Harvey’s

    1807 Gould Street
    TX 75215 Dallas
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    It may be dubiously named, but there’s no questioning this dive bar’s fun vibe and live bands.

    Majestic Theatre

    1925 Elm St
    Dallas, TX 75201
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    Originally a 1920s vaudeville theatre, the elegant Majestic now hosts live comedy and music.

    AT&T Performing Arts Center

    2403 Flora Street #500
    Dallas, TX 75201
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    This huge arts complex comprises several theatres and outdoor performance spaces for drama, dance and classical concerts.

    Three Links

    2704 Elm Street
    TX 75201 Dallas
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    Come to this heaving club for great live music and a choice of 60 craft beers.

    Cowboys Dance Hall

    10310 Technology Boulevard
    TX 75215 Dallas
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    Dust off your Stetson but leave your spurs at home, for this good-time hall, with free dance lessons and bucking-bull machine.


    Restaurants in Dallas


    Dining out in Dallas offers much more than big juicy steaks, though they’re pretty good at those too. Its innovative chefs have taken Texan culinary traditions, added a dash of Latin-American spice,

    and produced some dazzling fusion cuisine. The best downtown restaurant areas include Deep Ellum and Bishop Arts District.

    Five Sixty

    300 Reunion Boulevard
    TX 75202 Dallas
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    Price: Expensive

    Enjoy heavenly food at celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s revolving restaurant, 50 storeys up at the top of the Reunion tower; Asian-influenced dishes are his speciality.

    Stephan Pyles

    1807 Ross Avenue #200
    Dallas, TX 75201
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    Price: Expensive

    The award-winning Texan chef whips up first-class modern American Southwestern cuisine; try the grilled snapper, with shrimp and grits.

    Mesa Vera Cruz

    118 West Jefferson Boulevard
    TX 75208 Dallas
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    Price: Moderate

    The Reyes family cooks up delicious Mexican cuisine in this cosy little restaurant.


    2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
    Dallas, TX 75201
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    Price: Moderate

    This cool new gastropub in the Arts District serves contemporary American cuisine.

    Spiral Diner & Bakery

    1101 North Beckley Avenue
    TX 75203 Dallas
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    Price: Budget

    In carnivorous Texas, a vegan restaurant had better be very good, and Spiral certainly is; quirky fun too.


    Calendar of events

    Martin Luther King Birthday Parade

    17 January 2015

    Venue: City Hall Plaza

    Taking place in the morning of the Saturday prior to MLK Day, which is usually the Monday closest to January 15, this event commemorates the late Dr. King’s legacy. The parade brings floats, bands, community, civic and church groups together in a march through downtown Dallas, past the MLK Community Center to Fair Park.

    North Texas Irish Festival

    20 February – 3 March 2015

    Venue: Fair Park.

    The North Texas Irish Festival brings about 60,000 guests to celebrate each year. It is the second oldest Irish festival in the United States and the largest in the southwest, and the largest cultural event held in Fair Park, Dallas, with food and music, dance and music.

    Savour Dallas

    19 – 22 March 2015

    Venue: Various venues.

    Food lovers convene for a gastronomic adventure over a full weekend in assorted locations in Dallas and Irving. Programs are offered all over downtown and in the Arts District, including a wine stroll in the Dallas Museum of Art, the Meyerson Symphony Center and the Nasher Sculpture Center; various wine seminars; and a grand tasting, at which you can sample dishes from some of the great restaurants around the city.

    Deep Ellum Arts Festival

    3 – 5 April 2015

    Venue: Deep Ellum Entertainment District.

    The Deep Ellum Arts Festival is a vibrant, eclectic and fun festival with the character of a street party. It is the biggest weekend of the year for the Deep Ellum Entertainment District and is free to the public. It features four outdoor stages with non-stop performances by over 65 national, regional, and local original bands and more than 100 top-notch juried decorative and visual artists. There is also a pet parade, a 5km (3 mile) run and a Rock Art Show, as well as abundant food and drink at this adult-oriented festival.

    USA Film Festival

    24 – 28 April 2015

    Venue: Glen Lakes Theater.

    This eight-day film festival is dedicated to the recognition of excellence in film and video arts.

    Cinco de Mayo Celebration

    4 May 2015

    Venue: Fair Park.

    Cinco de Mayo celebrates the defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla in Mexico. Dancers, artists and performers gather to celebrate the city’s rich Mexican heritage.

    All information subject to change. Please check the dates on the relevant event organizer’s website.


    Hotels in Dallas


    The poshest and priciest places to stay are downtown, from modern high-rises to historic buildings, while budget chain motels line the highways to the north and west, particularly US75.

    Hilton Anatole

    2201 North Stemmons Freeway
    TX 75207 Dallas
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    Category: Expensive

    On the northwestern outskirts, this luxury hotel is popular with business visitors.

    Dallas Marriott CityCenter

    650 North Pearl Street
    TX 75201 Dallas
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    Category: Expensive

    This stylish and well-appointed hotel is well located in the heart of the Arts District.

    Courtyard Dallas Medical/Market Center

    2150 Market Center Boulevard
    TX 75207 Dallas
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    Category: Moderate

    This hotel just to the north of the city has comfortable rooms and suites, as well as a restaurant and business amenities.


    1933 Main Street
    TX 75201 Dallas
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    Category: Moderate

    This solid block of a hotel reveals a colourful interior with bright and comfy rooms; good-value for downtown.

    Days Inn Dallas-Fort Worth

    2334 West Northwest Highway
    TX 75220 Dallas
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    Category: Budget

    Part of the reliable budget chain, this functional hotel has a pool as well as comfier suites.

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    Climate & best time to visit the United States of America

    The United States has varied weather conditions, and the best time to visit depends both upon the location and the season. Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September and October) are generally cooler, more comfortable times to visit. Summer months – June, July, and August – are generally hot regardless of the region, but winter temperatures (November-February) can vary substantially depending upon the part of the US you are visiting. The southern part of the country tends to be warmer in the winter than the north. The general climate of the continental US is temperate, but keep in mind that Hawaii is tropical and Alaska is arctic. Many of the country’s dependent territories, such as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, are also tropical.

    Summer is considered the peak tourist season throughout the country; other popular travel times are major American holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as Easter Week and the school holiday known as Spring Break. Certain destinations, such as New York, are perennial favourites and are busy year-round; even when the weather may not be pleasant, these destinations have particular attractions or experiences that always draw travellers. In some parts of the country, travel services may be limited during the low or off-season, largely due to weather conditions.


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    Phone calls & Internet

    Telephone/Mobile Telephone

    Dialing Code: +1


    For emergency police, fire or medical services in major cities, dial 911. The following codes denote toll-free (freephone) numbers: 800, 855, 866, 877 and 888.

    Mobile Telephone

    Foreign mobile telephones only work if they are tri-band or quad-band; charges are high. Visitors can also hire a mobile telephone. Pre-pay cell phones can be purchased from a variety of retail outlets, including drug stores.


    There are internet cafés in most urban areas, and an increasing number of Wi-Fi hotspots. Many coffee shops offer free Wi-Fi. Many of the international airports offer internet access too.


    Shopping in Dallas

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    Key Areas

    Dallas is a shopper’s delight, with everything from farmers’ markets, to quirky collectible stores, to giant mega-malls. Go uptown and to the western end of Henderson Street for arts and antiques, to Bishop Arts District and Lower Greenville for quirky knick-knacks, and to West Village for upscale boutiques and chain stores. Suburbs such as Frisco, Plano and McKinley also have good clusters of shops.


    Dallas Farmers Market is open daily on Marilla Boulevard and South Harwood Street, with flowers and antiques from Thursday to Saturday.

    Shopping Centres

    Upmarket Highland Park Village is said to be the oldest suburban mall in the world, still keeping up with the times though with top fashion labels. Galleria and North Park Center are two of the largest malls in the city, open daily and with all the top US and global brands under one roof, plus food, entertainment and more.

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    Social Conventions

    Americans are renowned for their openness and friendliness to visitors. The wide variety of national origins and the USA’s relatively short history has resulted in numerous cultural and traditional customs living alongside each other. In large cities, people of the same ethnic background often live within defined communities.

    Shaking hands is the usual form of greeting. A relaxed and informal atmosphere is usually the norm. As long as the fundamental rules of courtesy are observed, there need be no fear of offending anyone of any background.

    Gifts are appreciated if one is invited to a private home.

    As a rule, dress is casual. High-end restaurants, hotels and clubs may require more formal attire.

    Smoking is increasingly unpopular in the US; it is essential to ask permission before lighting up. Smoking is not allowed on city transport and restricted or forbidden in public buildings in most states. There will be a posted notice where no smoking is requested. An increasing number of states (including California and New York) have banned smoking altogether in bars, restaurants and many public places.

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    Main emergency number: 911

    Food & Drink

    Food in the US is safe to eat, and the conditions under which food is prepared and served are regulated by city, state, and federal health and hygiene agencies. In many jurisdictions, it is mandatory for restaurants to have a certificate of health or hygiene, as well as the current grade they have been assigned, posted visibly.

    Although America is famous for its fast food and obesity rates, the local and fresh food movement is very popular in many areas, especially cities, making it easy to eat healthy. A variety of options also makes it easy for people with special dietary needs to find food that suits them, whether their needs are due to health reasons or to religious requirements.

    Tap water is considered safe to drink in the US and is often offered in restaurants before bottled water. Bottled water is available throughout the country, however, both in restaurants and shops, for those who prefer not to drink tap water.

    Other Risks

    The US is generally considered a safe destination for world visitors. Occasional outbreaks of disease, such as West Nile Virus (a mosquito-borne illness) and H1N1 have occurred in recent years, however. Frequent hand-washing and general practices of good hygiene are encouraged to protect oneself against all types of illness.

    Another concern with regard to safety is the possibility of terrorist attacks such as the one that occurred on September 11, 2001. City, state, and federal agencies have stringent anti-terrorism practices in place, however, and direct threats are infrequent.

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