MIDDLE EAST

Stories from the Middle East

Maybe it’s the ancient history, the myths and legends, or the desert landscapes but there’s a timeless romance to the Middle East & North Africa.

Read on for stories to inspire your travels to the Middle East.

  • DUBAI'S OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD EXPERIENCES

    It will be all eyes on Dubai for Expo 2020, here are some of the VIP activities you can try while you are there

  • ONE WEEK IN JORDAN

    Known as the “Switzerland of the Middle East”, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is many of the things that its neighbours are not – politically stable, developing economically, and safe for travellers. Jordanians are hugely welcoming, tremendously hospitable and have a sense of calm and peacefulness that I haven’t really witnessed elsewhere.

  • INSIDER'S FOODIE GUIDE TO DUBAI

    The UAE’s Happiness Representative at the UN, Hana Al Hashimi says which Dubai eateries will always leave a smile on her face

  • LIVING IN THE OMAN DESERT

    Jo Caird invites you to leave the skyscrapers behind and experience life as a Bedouin

  • INSIDER'S GUIDE TO ISTANBUL

    Istanbul blends the bustling bazaars of Asia with influences from Europe. This melting pot of cultures is a must-visit….

  • TREKKING THE EMPTY QUARTER IN OMAN

    Adventurer Alastair Humphreys and his friend Leon McCarron followed in the footsteps of Thesiger and hauled a homemade cart through the Empty Quarter in Oman. Humphreys tells us about their epic adventure

  • DISCOVERING THE AUTHENTIC SIDE OF DUBAI

    Colombian photographer Juan Pablo Ramirez captures the real Dubai

  • #FOLLOWMETO: OUR MOST ROMANTIC SHOTS

    When Nataly clasped the hand of her photographer boyfriend to show him the next sight on their tour, little did they know that the shot would kick start the #FollowMeTo photo series that is now followed by 4.4 million people.

  • UAE'S MOST GLAMOROUS STAYCATION

    VIP jet, private island and safari experience… Photographer Ghalia Abbas takes us behind the scenes of the most luxurious staycation in the UAE