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Sheikh Zayed Mosque, 82 Domes of Holiness

October 25, 2011

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TweetSheikh Zayed Mosque is the third largest, and arguably one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Not only is Sheikh Zayed Abu Dhabi’s greatest worship place, but it is also considered the UAE’s grand mosque. It is estimated that as many as 40,000 people kneel on its luxurious carpets toward Mecca during Eid, Muslim holidays & festivals […]

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Travel to the best beaches in the Middle East & Africa (photo essay)

October 13, 2011

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TweetIt is Beach Thursday and this week I will feature some of the best beaches in the Middle East and Africa. There is no debate that some of the clearest, most azure waters in the world are found in the coasts of the Red Sea, Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean. While this is a “Travel […]

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The Persian Gulf

September 29, 2011

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Persian Gulf Kuwait

TweetThe Persian Gulf, also known as the Arabian Gulf, is an extension of the Indian Ocean which stretches approximately 615 miles from Iran to the Arabian Peninsula. With great fishing grounds, stunning coral reefs and pear oysters, the Persian Gulf has plenty to offer. Consisting of seven countries – Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, […]

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Top UAE beach resorts pt. 2

August 30, 2011

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UAE beach resorts

TweetEid Mubarak all! In celebration of Eid el Fitr this week, I’ll be giving you trip ideas in order to help you plan your Middle East travels / Eid holiday. Today, we continue this mini series featuring the top UAE beach resorts in the lesser-known emirates. Enjoy! [click here for part 1, featuring Abu Dhabi, Dubai and […]

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Top UAE beach resorts and desert lodges

August 29, 2011

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UAE desert lodge

TweetEid Mubarak all! In celebration of Eid el Fitr this week, I’ll be giving you trip ideas in order to help you plan your Middle East travels / Eid holiday. Posts will (mostly) be about the top beach resorts and desert lodges throughout the region. Today, we kick off this mini series with the top […]

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How to dress in the Middle East: Photo essay

August 22, 2011

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How to dress in Egypt

TweetHello ladies and gentlemen! Through a photo essay, I will show you how to dress in the Middle East (or any conservative country) and (almost) pass as a local. Overview Let me be clear: How to dress in the Middle East doesn’t really matter–if you don’t care about the attention. Except for a handful of […]

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How to Poop: Lessons from the Middle East

August 12, 2011

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Squatter

TweetThere is no more valuable lesson when traveling the Middle East than…knowing how to poop. That’s right folks: Pooping is indeed an art, one which must be mastered if you plan to travel throughout the Arab world and any other developing countries for that matter. So today I show you what I learned from living and traveling throughout […]

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How to arrange to have Iftar on a boat

August 3, 2011

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Luxor felucca

TweetRamadan Karim to my Muslim brothers and sisters around the world! Whether you are Muslim or not, Middle East travel during Ramadan is an experience in itself, but how more unforgettable would it be by celebrating the breaking of the fast, or having iftar, on the water? It is definitely possible in several Middle Eastern countries. Today, I give […]

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