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  • Explore Khatt, Habhab Plateau and Habhab Village
    Khatt, Khatt Mountain, Habhab Plateau and Habhab Village are all in the same area and you can discover more on all of these sites below. Follow my tour around Khatt, off-road drive up Jebel Khatt …
  • Visit 15 Best Islamic Attractions in UAE
    Are you searching for an authentic experience of Islamic culture and history in the UAE? Here are fifteen of the best Islamic attractions in UAE. Living locally, I’ve visited them all and most of them …
  • Guide to Visiting The Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi
    The Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi has caused some discussion, both positive and negative but I believe the negatives have mostly come from misperceptions. Let me share what you can expect to find there …
  • Visit breathtaking Fujairah Grand Mosque
    As you descend into Fujairah from the highway, Fujairah Grand Mosque instantly stands out on the skyline. And each time I pass it, I’m just as mesmerised by its breathtaking architecture as the time before. …
  • Private Villa Retreat in Musandam – Bandar Hafa
    Our amazing stay at this private villa retreat in Musandam was the perfect weekend getaway! This little bit of Santorini in Oman is in a fabulous location with scenic views and plenty of outdoor seating …
  • Beeah Headquarters by Zaha Hadid (and all about Beeah)
    If you’ve driven through the Sharjah desert, you may have spotted a low, sleek, futuristic-looking building and wondered what it was. The Beeah Headquarters are an excellent example of sustainable architecture and innovative design. As …
  • Sharjah Art Area
    Whether you’re a lover of art or of wandering down alleys and exploring traditional buildings, Sharjah Art Area should be high on your list of places to visit. Join me as I take you on …
  • Al Manama, enclave of Ajman
    Al Manama, Ajman, UAE Let me take you on a journey to the enclave of Al Manama surrounded by desert, mountains and plains and home to farms, forts, parks and serenity. It’s also a place …
  • Al Wathba Abu Dhabi
    Al Wathba Abu Dhabi Al Wathba offers a mix of nature, sport and cultural festivities. Between the tranquillity of Al Wathba Lakes, perfect for camping and barbecues, the intriguing fossilised dunes, the cycle track through …

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