Travel Tips

Travel advice and resources for planning your Arabian adventures

How to do a Doha Stopover

How to do a Doha Stopover

Are you planning a flight with Qatar Airways but weighing up whether it’s worth doing a Doha stopover? What can you do in …
How to get from Muscat to Musandam

How to get from Muscat to Musandam

If you are looking to include Musandam on an Oman road trip (which you should!), there are several options to get you there that …
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 …
When is the best time to visit Kuwait?

When is the best time to visit Kuwait?

Kuwait is a small, oil-rich country nestled in the north-east of the Persian Gulf. With an arid desert climate, the country can experience extremely …
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 …
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 …