Author Articles

October 09, 2016

Bahla, Oman - It is called Madinat al-Sehr — the City of Magic.

October 01, 2016

Muscat - They are like the veins keeping the body alive.

September 03, 2016

Hermel, Lebanon - In the shadow of Qurnat as Saw­da, Lebanon’s highest peak, is a hidden ecologic

May 28, 2016

Sur, Oman - The sound of hammers on teak and the whiff of co­conut oil invade the sens­es when vi

May 07, 2016

Salalah, Oman - There is no need to travel far to escape the sizzling summer heat of Gulf Arab co

March 24, 2016

Beirut - A number of specialised museums, most backed with private money and displaying private c

March 10, 2016

Muscat - Oman, at the southern edge of the Arabian pen­insula, is renowned for numerous canyons p

January 28, 2016

Faraya-Mzaar, Lebanon - Ski and winter sports lov­ers from the Middle East do not need to travel

January 14, 2016

Muscat - Set in beautifully manicured gardens in the Omani capi­tal’s posh seaside area of Shati

November 19, 2015

Muscat - Oman’s Daymaniyat Is­lands have rightfully earned their nickname The Aquarium.

October 22, 2015

Beirut - Joey Abou Jaoudeh was dwarfed by the huge rock he was ascending, overlook­ing the Tannou

October 08, 2015

Beirut - Looking for a 5-billion-star accommodation? Andre Bishara knows the place.

September 17, 2015

Muscat - “Coffee, coffee, wel­come. Please do come in.”

August 27, 2015

Muscat - It is five years since the Jewel of Muscat made its epic voyage across the Indian Ocean,

August 20, 2015

Jabal Akhdar, Oman - Until a few years ago, en­try to Jabal Akhdar — the “Green Mountain” — the m

July 23, 2015

Wadi Qadisha, Lebanon - The ancient staircase lead­ing to the monastery of Hawqa starts near a sm

July 10, 2015

Beirut - “It was like a firework of hap­piness and joy… We fell into each other’s arms and starte

July 02, 2015

Muscat - Oman is one of the Arab world’s most engaged countries in the protec­tion of the environ

June 12, 2015

MUSCAT - Forts, watchtowers and citadels are landmark features of the Sultan­ate of Oman.

May 28, 2015

Wadi al Hijri - He was more than 80 years old when I first met him in the caves of the small haml