CROSSROADS ARABIA: We’ve had many false dawns on the Saudi tourism story but we may be on the cusp of a breakthrough now.
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.
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.
SARAH WALTON: It’s a place of simple but genuine pleasures, truly a delightful destination in Oman
SARAH WALTON: The deserts of the UAE – and beyond -provide a magical experience whatever end of the luxury spectrum you happen to inhabit.
STEVE ROYSTON: His skill, wit and humour have brought the great traveller, Ibn Battuta, vividly to life. The latest on his travels delivers again.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The authorities in the town are trying to up its profile and attract visitors with new initiatives
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.
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
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.
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.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: It doesn’t feature too highly on most tourists ‘must sees’ when they come to Morocco but it has many attractions
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: We’re all suffering from post-invasion stress in Dhofar following the unprecedented influx of tourists during Eid.
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: The first drops of rain tell me that the Dhofar Festival is not far away. If you’re up for the weird it’s a great destination
SARAH WALTON: Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Jerash – it’s a familiar tourist trail but don’t forget to spend some time in the capital, Amman
ABU MOHAMMED: Older Saudis know it as an elixir of good health. Their modern counterparts take a bit of persuading, however.
SARAH WALTON: There are some places in the world however, where the luxury you think you want is not the best you can get.
VIDEO, ITN: Three friends have clocked up 43,321 miles driving around the world in a London cab, setting a new record for the longest ever taxi journey.
THE HEDONISTA: A minor setback then an evening full of flavour and warm company.