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“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien

Saudi Tourism: Is It Finally About To Happen?

Saudi Tourism: Is It Finally About To Happen?

CROSSROADS ARABIA: We've had many false dawns on the Saudi tourism story but we may be on the cusp of a breakthrough now. …

A Step Back in Time To The Wonder That Is Hatta

A Step Back in Time To The Wonder That Is Hatta

ALEXANDER MCNABB: Whether it's to take in the beautifully welcome retro of the Hatta Fort Hotel or the natural beauty that surrounds the town it's a trip well worth taking. …

A Happy Accident: The Undiscovered Joy of Doha

A Happy Accident: The Undiscovered Joy of Doha

SARAH WALTON: If you happen to find yourself in Doha by accident, and a lot of people do, here's a guide to the high-spots. …

Jebel Akdar: Exotic, Warm and Welcoming

Jebel Akdar: Exotic, Warm and Welcoming

SARAH WALTON: It's a place of simple but genuine pleasures, truly a delightful destination in Oman …

‘Sand In Your Pants’: It’s Time for Desert Fun

‘Sand In Your Pants’: It’s Time for Desert Fun

SARAH WALTON: The deserts of the UAE - and beyond -provide a magical experience whatever end of the luxury spectrum you happen to inhabit. …

The Enduring Appeal of ‘The Very Human’ Ibn Battuta

The Enduring Appeal of ‘The Very Human’ Ibn Battuta

STEVE ROYSTON: His skill, wit and humour have brought the great traveller, Ibn Battuta, vividly to life. The latest on his travels delivers again. …

Ifrane: The Arab World’s Own ‘Little Switzerland’

Ifrane: The Arab World’s Own ‘Little Switzerland’

THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The authorities in the town are trying to up its profile and attract visitors with new initiatives …

My ‘Slice of Sri Lanka’: ‘Stunning South West’

My ‘Slice of Sri Lanka’: ‘Stunning South West’

SARAH WALTON: You can be ensconced in luxurious paradise just eight hours from leaving your home in Dubai. Sri Lanka's coast offers stunning surprises. …

‘Roll Up, Roll Up For The Sharjah Sightseeing Tour’

‘Roll Up, Roll Up For The Sharjah Sightseeing Tour’

ALEXANDER MCNABB: Oh yes, I can feel the smirks already forming on those Dubai-dwelling faces. But, honestly, there's a lot to see in Sharjah …

‘Exotic’: Orientalist Cliches Still Used to ‘Sell Morocco’

‘Exotic’: Orientalist Cliches Still Used to ‘Sell Morocco’

THE VIEW FROM FEZ: If a family of Moroccans were to find themselves on Bondi Beach they'd find it 'exotic'. But that's not a word used to sell Australia …

Birkat Al Mawz: Oman’s ‘Totally Cool’ Ghost Town

Birkat Al Mawz: Oman’s ‘Totally Cool’ Ghost Town

SARAH WALTON: They don't make it easy for you to reach some of Oman's tourist treasures but with a little effort you'll find it. Certainly worth the trouble. …

Moroccan Tourism: Set for Up-Market Boom?

Moroccan Tourism: Set for Up-Market Boom?

THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Are we on the cusp on the major boom for the Moroccan property market driven by cash-rich tourists? Views are mixed. …

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