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Facts about Oman

Since we lived in Oman for six years many people have told us that they want to visit Oman, but don’t know what it’s like. Well, let me tell you: this is a beautiful country with so much history and culture! From the charming village of Misfat al Abriyeen to the old souq...

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Facts 13

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Facts

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has been named as one of the most Beautiful Mosques in the World. It is a religious and tourist destination for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Here are some amazing Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque facts – the most famous Abu Dhabi Landmark Facts about Sheikh...

Famous Landmarks in Dubai 18

Famous Landmarks in Dubai

Dubai probably has the biggest set of recognizable landmarks in the Middle East. And the interesting thing about Dubai is that apart from sand dunes, all its landmarks are man-made. We lived a few years in Dubai with kids and saw lots of these landmarks under construction. A few years...

How to Get From Abu Dhabi to Dubai 29

How to Get From Abu Dhabi to Dubai

Despite Abu Dhabi and Dubai being two of the most popular travel destinations in the United Arab Emirates, there are neither direct flights nor train services that connect the two cities. Thankfully, there are numerous other options available for you if you are looking to travel from Abu...

Dubai with kids

Dubai with Kids: Ultimate Guide

We lived in Dubai for three years but that was a long time ago when the twins were young. Every time we go back there we rediscover that this crazy Tinseltown of tower blocks, shopping malls, beaches, theme parks, and world’s biggest Landmarks everything just goes ever onward and upward...

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Facts

Abu Dhabi with Kids

Abu Dhabi, which is the capital of the United Arab Emirates has a special place in our hearts, mostly because our daughters were born there. We lived there when I was pregnant and at that time there was not much to do (especially with children.) Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque had just been built...

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Muscat Royal Opera House

Muscat Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House in Muscat (دار الأوبرا السلطانية) was the first Opera to be built on the Arabian Peninsula. Sultan Qaboos of Oman is a big opera lover, and the Auditorium he built to introduce the Omani nation to Opera is indeed magnificently Royal.  Muscat...

Shuwa- Oman Food, Would you eat an Ox head? We did!!! 58

Shuwa- Oman Food, Would you eat an Ox head? We did!!!

An Unexpected Invitation for Oman food on Eid While we were living in Oman I ran a thriving business as a wedding photographer.  One day I received an unusual request from a journalist from the UAE. Would I provide photos to illustrate her article on the Eid Al Adha celebrations in a...

Things to do in Oman with Kids or Without 63

Things to do in Oman with Kids or Without

Explore Muscat If you know the Middle East and the Arabian love of building skyscrapers in the desert, then Muscat may come as a surprise to you or a delight.  There is only one building in the whole city of more than nine stories. As if in penance for its 14 storey faux-pas, the...

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