Travel Tips

Travel advice and resources for planning your Arabian adventures

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 …
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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 …
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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 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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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 …
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Power Points and Voltage in the Middle East

Power Points and Voltage in the Middle East

One thing that is certainly not clear in the Middle East is what type of power points to expect and voltage for powering up …
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Is the Middle East “Safe” for Family Vacations?

Is the Middle East “Safe” for Family Vacations?

Putting some truth and context behind the world’s misunderstood region Have you ever been put off a trip to the Middle East because …
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