Camel Racing in Abu Dhabi

Camel Racing in Abu Dhabi

Camel racing in Abu Dhabi is an ancient tradition. In the past, it was mainly kept for special occasions, but today it is a regular occurrence at specially constructed racetracks in the desert. As this is a Muslim country, there is no gambling and no alcohol but, even...

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Qatar prepares for tourism

Qatar prepares for tourism

I started trying to write an article about the historic sites of Qatar, but gave up because I found myself writing "it is closed for redevelopment", or "you used to be able to go there, but you can't any more". When we went on our trip to the north of the...

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Eating out in Doha, Qatar

Eating out in Doha, Qatar

It is possible to eat very well in Doha, whether you want Arabic or international food. The large number of expat workers in the city means that a cosmopolitan cuisine is available, and there is a wide choice of outlets, from hotels and restaurants, to cafés and...

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Eating Out in Muscat, Oman

Eating Out in Muscat, Oman

Although Muscat is growing as a holiday destination, most tourists confine themselves to the coastal area of Qurm and find their culinary needs well catered for in the many hotels. However, for anyone who chooses, as we did, to venture further afield, eating out in...

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