FTME Team

The Family Travel in the Middle East team of travel writers are all parents based in the Middle East, sharing first hand experiences and reviews from across the region to help you plan your next family adventure.

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Kuwait Dress Code: What’s appropriate to wear?

Kuwait Dress Code: What’s appropriate to wear?

Kuwait is an Islamic country and as such, there is a strict standard of dress expected from tourists and resident expats, even if you …
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Best Value Dubai Attraction Tickets in 2024

Best Value Dubai Attraction Tickets in 2024

With an overwhelming choice of tourist attractions in Dubai, which will be top of your list? And where can you get hold of the …
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Dubai to Musandam Road Trip Planner

Dubai to Musandam Road Trip Planner

Looking at spending a weekend in Musandam, or breaking up a trip to Dubai with a short break in the mountains? Here’s exactly …
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Fabulous Family Fun in Istanbul with Kids

Fabulous Family Fun in Istanbul with Kids

Unlock your heart and fill your senses with the sights and sounds of Istanbul! Istanbul is truly the gateway between East and West – cliché, …
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The easiest way to get from Dubai to Umm Al Quwain

The easiest way to get from Dubai to Umm Al Quwain

Looking to head to the northern Emirate of Umm Al Quwain? It can make a great short escape from Dubai – so here’s exactly …
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Is Legoland & Dubai Parks and Resorts Open in the Summer?

Is Legoland & Dubai Parks and Resorts Open in the Summer?

Is it possible to visit Dubai’s popular outdoor theme park complex Dubai Parks and Resorts over the hot summer months? As much as …
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Qasr Al Watan – inside the new UAE Presidential Palace

Qasr Al Watan – inside the new UAE Presidential Palace

Enter a majestic Arabian adventure at Abu Dhabi’s latest cultural and architectural attraction to open its doors, Qasr Al Watan. Understanding Qasr Al …
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How to do an Abu Dhabi Stopover

How to do an Abu Dhabi Stopover

Are you planning a flight through Abu Dhabi but weighing up whether to include a stopover? What can you do in Abu Dhabi during …
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When is it Best to Visit the United Arab Emirates?

When is it Best to Visit the United Arab Emirates?

The United Arab Emirates is in the heart of the Middle East, along the Arabian Gulf.  Sitting near the Tropic of Cancer, the …
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How to get from Dubai to Ras al Khaimah

How to get from Dubai to Ras al Khaimah

An increasingly popular tourist and resort destination in the UAE is the northern Emirate of Ras al Khaimah – known locally as RAK.  RAK does …
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The UAE’s best eco-tourism sites to experience in 2023

The UAE’s best eco-tourism sites to experience in 2023

“No one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” David Attenborough We …
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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 …
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