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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 …
The UAE’s best eco-tourism sites to experience in 2020

The UAE’s best eco-tourism sites to experience in 2020

“No one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” David Attenborough We …
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 families pack for an Egypt vacation?

What should families pack for an Egypt vacation?

Egypt is known for its long hot summers and sweltering sightseeing, but don’t be caught off guard when packing as the winters – when …
UAE Public Holidays & School Holidays 2020

UAE Public Holidays & School Holidays 2020

It’s time to whip your calendar out again for the next round of holiday travel planning. Most importantly is looking at available dates …
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 …
A beginners guide to attending the Al Dhafra Festival 2019

A beginners guide to attending the Al Dhafra Festival 2019

When people talk about seeking out unique experiences in the UAE, getting beyond the cities, and learning more about the cultures and traditions of …
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, …