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The fine art of dealing with Baksheesh – the gratuity culture in Egypt

The fine art of dealing with Baksheesh – the gratuity culture in Egypt

“Baksheesh” or gratuities were an area we found a little confusing on visiting Egypt so here we lay out for you some of the …
When is the best time for families to visit Egypt?

When is the best time for families to visit Egypt?

Is there a best time of year to visit the famous sites of Egypt or relax at one of the country’s many Red …
What should pack for an Egypt family vacation?

What should pack for an Egypt family vacation?

Includes a free family packing list! Egypt is known for its long hot summers and sweltering sightseeing, but don’t be caught off guard …
Dubai to Muscat Road Trip Planner

Dubai to Muscat Road Trip Planner

Oman has long held a claim to fame as one of the Middle East’s best-kept secrets!  The secret might be slightly out …
Carols in the Desert ~ a unique UAE experience

Carols in the Desert ~ a unique UAE experience

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Dr Seuss A unique Abu Dhabi experienced shared by …
Things to do in Muscat Oman with Kids

Things to do in Muscat Oman with Kids

The Omani capital is unique to so many other cities in the Middle East. Wedged between the Gulf of Oman and the Hajar Mountains, …
Best things to do in Beirut with Kids

Best things to do in Beirut with Kids

Beirut is a city full of contradictions but a captivating spirit.  It is a city perhaps best known for its vibrant nightlife, culture, academia …
Power Points and Voltage in the Middle East

Power Points and Voltage in the Middle East

One thing that is certainly not clear in the Middle East is what type of power points to expect and voltage for powering up …
Is the Middle East “Safe” for Family Vacations?

Is the Middle East “Safe” for Family Vacations?

Putting some truth and context behind the world’s misunderstood region Have you ever been put off a trip to the Middle East because …
Bringing Middle East Adventures to Families

Bringing Middle East Adventures to Families

Whether you live in one of the regions modern megacities, or you’re an outsider looking in and what the possibilities are, we aim …