Travel Tips

Travel advice and resources for planning your Arabian adventures

What to wear in Oman; Dresscode for women, men & children

What to wear in Oman; Dresscode for women, men & children

Understanding the cultural etiquettes and how best to dress for the weather and attractions when visiting Oman. If this is your first visit to …
How to prepare for desert driving

How to prepare for desert driving

Hands up who can profess to actually know anything about their car, other than how to drive it? This was pretty much me, until …
Is Dubai THAT hot? What to expect visiting Dubai in summer

Is Dubai THAT hot? What to expect visiting Dubai in summer

Dubai gets hot in the summer. Really hot. We’re talking up to 50c / 120F. But is it still worth planning a stopover, or …
Best time to visit Qatar

Best time to visit Qatar

Qatar sits in the heart of the Arabian Gulf, connected by land to Saudi Arabia and in close proximity to the Tropic of Cancer. …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …