Travel blog – Middle East

Tips for Visiting Dubai and Abu Dhabi During Ramadan

Sunset in Abu Dhabi (image: Lauren Burvill) With sunshine and warm weather practically on tap, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are very much year-round destinations to visit. There is, however, one season in th...
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Why You Should Stopover in Dubai

Soaring skyscrapers, sensational shopping and seven-star hotels – Dubai is evolving at breathtaking speed. But, as Gavin Thomas reveals, there’s more to this city than meets the eye... Disco...
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A Beginner's Guide to Exploring Iran with G Adventures

The cat’s been out of the bag for a while, and Iran is now officially the worst-kept secret on the tourist radar. Last year, direct flights from London took off for Tehran after a four-year hiatus and...
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Shopping Secrets From Around the World

Former fashion stylist and style writer Isabel Dexter shares her shopping secrets from around the globe... A stall in Playa del Carmen, Mexico Bags of style in Mexico Last year, I went to Tu...
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6 of the Best Foods I Ate in Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is a country brimming with culture and traditions. The landscape is breathtaking, the hospitality second to none, and the culinary scene is definitely something to write home abo...
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12 Striking Examples of Islamic Architecture that You Should See

Islamic architecture, with its vibrant colours and ornate arches, has given us some of the world’s most striking buildings. While the ma...
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The Best Hotels in Dubai and Beyond

I don’t know about you, but I am already thinking about my holiday for 2017. I’ve been lucky enough to visit some mesmerising countries this year, but the one destination I am yet to tick off my list ...
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48 Hours in Abu Dhabi

Andy Sherwood, Editor of What’s On Abu Dhabi, explains why the city makes the perfect summer stopover for families who need to catch their breath on journeys to Southeast Asia and beyond... Towering o...
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Top 10 Reasons to Book with Flight Centre

Whether you're thinking of booking a tailor-made holiday to Australia to mark that special occasion, a short break to Europe with your family, or a couples' beach Escape to the Maldives, our...
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8 Star Wars Locations you have to Visit

What better way to celebrate Star Wars Day (4th May or rather, ‘May the Fourth’) and the recent release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, than by paying homage to the incredible locations in which the ...
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7 of the Best Views in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is one of the world's most photogenic cities, but where best to soak up its charms? Hazel Plush ventures out in search of its finest viewpoints... Best for… City vistas – with cocktails...
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8 of the Best Places to Eat in Abu Dhabi

From leisurely breakfasts and cheap eats, to budget-busting dinners and everything in between – Hazel Plush finds an Abu Dhabi restaurant for every occasion... Breakfast at Shakespeare &...
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