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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 …
40+ Things to do in Abu Dhabi for Free

40+ Things to do in Abu Dhabi for Free

Breaking perceptions that Abu Dhabi and the UAE are expensive, we have been on a mission to find everything you can do in and …
How to Enjoy the Best of Oman with Kids

How to Enjoy the Best of Oman with Kids

Explore the Jewel of Arabia with its pristine white beaches, rolling desert dunes and dramatic mountains. A country steeped in tradition but embracing of …
What should I expect taking a baby to Dubai?

What should I expect taking a baby to Dubai?

What are the most important things you should really know before taking a baby or young child to Dubai? Our Editor Keri has been …
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 …
What should I wear in Abu Dhabi & the UAE?

What should I wear in Abu Dhabi & the UAE?

If you are a first time visitor to the United Arab Emirates it can be confusing to know what advice to follow on dress …
UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Middle East

UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Middle East

Did you know that the Middle East is home to almost 100 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? Whilst these sites make a great “bucket list” of …
When is the best time to visit Oman?

When is the best time to visit Oman?

The beauty of planning a visit to Oman is that it’s a year-round destination.  With its unique and varied geography, there is …
When is it best to visit the UAE?

When is it best to visit the UAE?

The United Arab Emirates is in the heart of the Middle East, along the Arabian Gulf.  Sitting near the Tropic of Cancer, the country …
What should I wear visiting Bahrain?

What should I wear visiting Bahrain?

Although not as conservative as neighbouring countries in the Middle East region, Bahrain is an Islamic country and there are dress standards that tourists …
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 …
Is Dubai a Country? And where exactly is it?

Is Dubai a Country? And where exactly is it?

And other facts you really need to know about Dubai! A little confused about what Dubai is, and where exactly is it? How is …