Tourism

    Nayla Al Baloushi becomes first Emirati woman to scale Mount Everest
    29 May 2022

    Nayla Al Baloushi has become the first Emirati woman to climb Mount Everest. The UAE citizen reached the 8,849-metre summit on May 14 and had one word to describe the top of the world – “amazing”. “I’m so happy, I’m really happy,” Ms Al Baloushi told The National. “I still cannot believe that I did this.” Mental […]

    Saudi Arabia: Is this the world’s most inspiring regenerative tourism initiative?
    04 May 2022

    With its pristine coral reefs and dizzying array of marine life, the Red Sea is said to have been the favourite diving destination of the “father of scuba diving” Jacques Cousteau. It’s perhaps little wonder then that Saudi Arabia brought in Philippe Cousteau Jr, grandson of the world-famous French marine explorer, to help with plans […]

    Look: New lakeside camping and picnicking site opens in Abu Dhabi
    11 Apr 2022

    The Department of Municipalities and Transport has opened Al Wathba Lake Camp, with 13 campsites and 24 picnic sites, further expanding Abu Dhabi’s leisure offerings and promoting eco-tourism in the emirate.Image Credit: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office Enthusiasts of camping or picnicking in the open will be able to enjoy this multi-purpose camping site that […]

    Natural wonders of UAE: 10 things to do in Ras Al Khaimah
    09 Jan 2022

    Whether you are a long-time UAE resident or in town for Expo 2020 Dubai, there’s no better time to explore the country, especially as temperatures begin to drop and the many outdoor attractions become viable again. There is no better place to enjoy the UAE’s varied topography than Ras Al Khaimah, where you can get […]

    Exploring the UAE: 10 things to do in Fujairah
    08 Jan 2022

    Tucked away in the northeast of the UAE, Fujairah is a nature-lover’s dream. From scuba diving, parasailing and biking to hiking and glamping, the northern emirate has much to offer, particularly during these cooler winter months. Here’s the best of what you can get up to, according to National News review.   Scuba diving Fujairah […]

    Tourists in Qatar are increasingly getting enamored with the Bedouin way of life
    08 Jan 2022

    As winter sets in Qatar, wild-camping in the desert is getting popular again, and a newfound desire is driving up its appeal – a slice of the Bedouin lifestyle, Qatar-Tribune states. One of the oldest inhabitants of the Arabian desert, the semi-nomadic Bedouin led a hard but intriguing life. According to some tour operators in […]

    Seven secret beaches in the UAE: from Al Sufouh to Dibba
    06 Jan 2022

    The UAE has a coastline that stretches over 1,318 kilometres, but some people have never really explored it, possibly put off by the belief that there’s no such thing as a decent public beach, where the masses are conspicuous only by their absence, where the water is crystal clear, and the sand isn’t – covered […]

    UAE: Swim with horses, camp on white beaches at this hidden gem in Umm Al Quwain
    05 Jan 2022

    Mangrove Beach is a secluded getaway spot that is just a 55-minute road trip away from Dubai, Khaleejtimes states. Looks interesting? Let’s take a virtual trip! *** Crystal clear waters and pure white sands framed by lush green mangroves await holiday seekers on the outskirts of Umm Al Quwain. A short 55-minute road trip away […]

    UAE: Police patrols, drones monitor camping violations
    04 Jan 2022

    Camping season is officially here, and UAE authorities are making it their top priority to ensure it’s a safe one. To make the winter season enjoyable for visitors camping in the desert and other areas, Sharjah Police have deployed drones and patrols to control misbehaviour and other illegal activities that threaten the public’s safety, Khaleejtimes […]

    AlUla: A living museum in the heart of the desert
    02 Jan 2022

    The once lost ancient capital is now a popular tourist site. Once known as a lost city of the dead, AlUla is today a living museum that is home to ancient civilizations, historic sites and archaeological wonders dating back 200,000 years, Arab News states. Located northwest of Saudi Arabia and covering an area of more […]