Qasr Al Watan (Palace of the Nation) in Abu Dhabi is open to the public. Check below for a Dress Code, Map, Information, Video and great Photographs.
The Mwasalat Bus from Dubai to Muscat now has a couple of extra pick-up points in Dubai, making travel even easier. Here are details of the Three locations you can get your Mwasalat Bus from in Dubai, with Map and timings.
The timings are from the main terminus at Continue reading “BUS FROM DUBAI TO MUSCAT revised options from Mwasalat“
I had a great time checking out the Middle East at WTM London.
The World Travel Market is held at EXCEL, owned Continue reading “The Middle East at WTM London”
Tulips under a male Date Palm, just off Kensington High Street in London,
set the tone for a mix of Continue reading “Arabia at the London Book Fair 2018”
The UAE and Oman border crossing between Al Buraymi in Oman and Al Ain in the UAE have new border facilities announced by The Royal Oman Police. These are effective from 18th May 2018.
I list all 3 of the Oman UAE Border Crossings in Al Ain below – with Maps. I also give links for Oman Visa, Bus information, Insurance needed for Oman and British Embassy Oman Travel page.
UAE and Oman border crossing changes announced that
The latest ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2017 shows that the youth in the Arab World may be closer to their western counterparts viewpoint than many think.
The survey was conducted Continue reading “Arab Youth Survey 2017”
Oman’s Salam Air will be commencing flights to Dubai
on the last day of February 2017. There will initially be 2 flights in either direction at initial published prices from Rial Omani 21.600 one way (check for lower promotional pricing). Salam Air will be one Continue reading “Omans Salam Air to start Dubai flights”
The Zodiacs of the Clipper Odyssey (now renamed Silver Discoverer) ably lead by John Yersin came in handy to get us onto Sir bani Yas .
Once on the island I joined other Continue reading “Zodiacs onto Sir Bani Yas”
It was very interesting to visit the Falcon Hospital
via Sir bani Yas
The island of Sir bani Yas was to be the next destination of the Island Sky.
Here not only did we have a wonderful animal safari but also a superb lunch in the new hotel. Finally we arrived in Dubai as the sun rose to illuminate Continue reading “Cruise to Dubai and Sir Bani Yas”
in a gallery in Al Ain
It was interesting to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi and Wilfred Thesiger exhibition in Al Ain on a trip from Oman.
The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is a remarkable contrast in most respects to the superlative Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque’s exterior is a brilliant white –its interior, in contrast, is an equally brilliant poly-chrome . The carpet uses the same company that was previously used for the carpet in the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, not surprising as the Oman organisers completely re-organised their carpet production work-flow. Although completely different in design, the chandelier is from Faustig who supplied the magnificent ones for the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Almost overflowing with floral designs, the mosque sits opposite Continue reading “Abu Dhabi and Wilfred Thesiger”