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    Stunning locations for hiking in Israel with Kids
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    What to Wear in Turkey; A tourists’ guide to Turkish Dress Code
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    What to Wear in Egypt – Dress Code guide for tourists
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    UAE Outdoor Activities for Families – Ultimate Winter Guide for 2020/21

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 have its own small international airport but it is reserved…

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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 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 …
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 …
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, …
How to get between Dubai and Abu Dhabi

How to get between Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Want to visit the UAE but not sure how to get around? The two most popular cities for visitors are Dubai and Abu Dhabi – …
Best things to do in Beirut with Kids

Best things to do in Beirut with Kids

Beirut is a city full of contradictions but a captivating spirit.  It is a city perhaps best known for its vibrant nightlife, culture, academia …