Middle East
Welcome to Al Khobar: the commercial heart of Saudi Arabia

Welcome to Al Khobar: the commercial heart of Saudi Arabia

In the commercial heart of Saudi Arabia, Al Khobar’s location on the Kingdom’s eastern coast gives it a pleasant seaside atmosphere. Whether you prefer relaxing beachside, admiring award-winning architecture, shopping up a storm or driving down one of the world’s longest causeways, there’s plenty to keep you busy on a weekend in the city.  Head for the shore Day...
Six Reasons To Spend A Weekend On Yas Island

Six Reasons To Spend A Weekend On Yas Island

Yas Island may be small, but both the quality and quantity of its attractions help it to punch way above its weight. Fine dining, high-speed escapades, mischievous thrills and family fun can all be found on the island, creating a packed itinerary for your weekend away. 1. You can fall in love with the food...
What to do on Yas Island

What to do on Yas Island

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island is a vacation paradise primarily known as the home of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. While here, in addition to the activities in and around the racetrack, visitors should also take the opportunity to see both the local wildlife and some top international performers. The fastest cars in town...
A historical tour of Muscat

A historical tour of Muscat

The port city of Muscat became Oman’s capital in 1793 and was key to an empire reliant on coastal trade. The city’s historic center was kept in feudal isolation with no cars or international trade until the 1970s and as a result it is incredibly well preserved for visitors to appreciate today. The city gates...
Muscat at Night: Oman’s Capital Comes to Life

Muscat at Night: Oman’s Capital Comes to Life

Muscat is becoming an increasingly popular destination for travellers, and whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you might be surprised at the number of things to see and do. Start your day off right after some serious R&R in The Park Inn by Radisson Muscat. This Muscat hotel has comfortable rooms, a rooftop pool...
The best beaches of Duqm, Oman

The best beaches of Duqm, Oman

The growing coastal town of Duqm in Oman is favoured with unspoiled beaches and sparkling blue waters. Whether you want a quiet beach for sunbathing and contemplation or to dive into the waters and explore the caves, you’ll find the perfect beach in Duqm. Once a sleepy fishing village on the coast of Oman, Duqm...
#Innsider’s guide to Abu Dhabi

#Innsider’s guide to Abu Dhabi

The capital of the United Arab Emirates and its second largest city, Abu Dhabi has gained a reputation as a billionaire’s paradise. A quick stroll through the streets will see you faced with intimidating skylines, fast cars and designer shops. We have picked out our best #innsider tips to get the most out of your...
Exploring Ruwi, Muscat's Business District

Exploring Ruwi, Muscat’s Business District

As the business district for Muscat, Ruwi is home to high-rise buildings, booming business, and a bustling way of life. If you are in Muscat for work, make time to explore the Ruwi area and see some local sights. One of the oldest areas in Muscat, in recent years Ruwi has cemented its position as...
2017 Gulf Railway: Connecting Duqm by Train & Beyond

2017 Gulf Railway: Connecting Duqm by Train & Beyond

A small fishing village on the Arabian Sea, Duqm is poised to take centre stage in the region in the next few years. The opportunities offered by the upcoming Gulf Railway will further cement this town’s reputation as a city on the up. The coastal city of Ad Duqm in the Sultanate of Oman is...
What to See and Do in Muscat

What to See and Do in Muscat

Muscat is home to many fantastic attractions giving visitors to the capital of Oman a great range of things to see and do. Culture The Royal Opera House Muscat is one of just two opera houses in the Arabic countries. The Royal Opera House Muscat building fuses traditional and contemporary Oman culture, and visitors can...
Hit the road in Oman

Hit the road in Oman

Oman is famous for its impressive forts, rugged mountains, wadis and desert dunes. The country also has an impressive seafaring heritage and mile upon mile of golden coastline. Oman’s beaches are also a favourite nesting place for sea turtles. One of the best ways to see this beautiful, rugged country is by hiring a 4WD...
Travelling To Muscat On Business

Travelling To Muscat On Business

Oman’s capital city Muscat is an increasingly popular destination for business travellers. If you are going on a business trip to Muscat, it’s important to acquaint yourself with some of the local customs in advance. Before You Go Visitors to Oman with a valid UK passport can get the visa they need when they arrive...
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