Oman for Arabian Days and Nights

By |2018-07-31T14:35:31+00:00May 18th, 2018|Middle East|

My fact finding mission for Hallmark Travel was to go to Oman, so I was slightly nervous! I had never visited the Middle East before and really didn’t know what to expect. It was also during ‘Ramadan’ (like our Lent). Rumours were being spread of having no food and drink and being covered from head [...]

Arabia’s City of Gold, by Jo Bradley

By |2018-04-30T15:46:40+00:00April 25th, 2018|Middle East|

Just an eight-hour flight to the deserts of the United Arab Emirates and the azure waters of the Persian Gulf and I was in – Dubai! The cosmopolitan city has some of the most stunning architecture towering over the waterfront of the Creek. Having never been to the middle East – I was very impressed! [...]

UAE – Away from the crowds! By Gill Lindley

By |2018-04-26T14:38:20+00:00June 1st, 2017|Middle East|

The United Arab Emirates is made up of 7 ‘Emirates’. Dubai is the most famous of course but I was lucky to get the chance to visit a couple of the less famous, but just as beautiful, Emirates! Ajman, the smallest Emirate, is quieter than Dubai with great beach facilities and there’s a shuttle service [...]

Abu Dhabi Delights!

By |2018-04-26T14:32:04+00:00December 8th, 2015|Middle East|

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates – a group of seven Emirates. Unlike its brash and modern neighbour, Dubai, Abu Dhabi is a very traditional Middle Eastern city. Its charm is its authenticity – the ladies in their modest dress, the evidence of their religion and its influence on everyday life – sorry, this [...]

Egypt – one of the World’s Greatest Treasures

By |2018-04-26T14:42:06+00:00October 28th, 2014|Middle East|

An exciting start to an exciting place! And Heathrow’s Terminal 2, called the Queen’s terminal was just the beginning. It was certainly a pleasure to pass through, lovely restaurants everywhere and shops – including John Lewis! Egypt Air was comfortable - they don’t serve alcohol - but with a good selection of films in the seat back the [...]

Cairo – the treasure of Egypt

By |2018-04-26T14:45:54+00:00February 12th, 2014|Middle East|

Just 5 hours away, Cairo can easily be a long weekend destination. Although the journey is short, it will take you back to a civilisation four and a half thousand years old. The purpose of our journey was to see the Pyramids – the great pyramids of Giza in particular and the mysterious Sphinx. We stayed in downtown [...]

Dashing off to Discover Dubai (video clip)

By |2018-04-26T14:47:05+00:00June 12th, 2013|Middle East|

Palm Island, The Lost City of Atlantis – and the latest, most fabulous hotel in Dubai – The Atlantis! As I boarded the new Emirates A380 super jumbo I could hardly contain my excitement, I was off to Dubai! The A380 is a new league of aircraft, and Emirates have taken it to a league of its own! [...]

Do Buy in Dubai (video clip)

By |2018-04-26T14:48:53+00:00June 12th, 2013|Middle East|

Dubai is a city of skyscrapers and shopping malls. Dubai changes, so quickly and so amazingly! We are all familiar with the Jumeirah Beach Hotels and the Burj al Arab. Make way for the Burj Dubai – the world’s tallest tower and the Atlantis Hotel on Palm Island! Dubai Marina is a forest of skyscrapers and the Metro [...]

Ras Al Khaimah ….or RAK! (video clip)

By |2018-04-26T14:49:33+00:00June 12th, 2013|Middle East|

Think of all the things you need to make a great holiday: Sunshine and blue skies Warm seas and cool pools A variety of choices to eat great food A villa with a garden on the beach A beach! Long and sandy! A little bit of culture – sightseeing A lot of relaxing and recreation! Yes! That just [...]