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.

  • Best Eco-Retreats For Adventure Lovers

    If you can’t sit still, cancel the meditation class and sign up for one of these adrenaline-filled green retreats

  • BEST CITY BEACHES

    If you looking for a city break with a little sun, why not throw your towel down on one of these glamorous beaches?
     

  • 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