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Your guide to Qatar’s World Cup stadiums

Preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup started in Qatar some time ago. As the tournament approaches, all eyes are on this Gulf nation. Eight brand new stadiums, each with their own unique and interesting designs, have been constructed for the all-important games. Whether you plan to go to Qatar or watch the action on

Camels three ways

While once we would have sat on the back of a camel without giving it a second thought, these days there’s a greater awareness of the impact that might have. That means for many of us, our camel riding days are over. But encountering the beasts they call the ships of the desert close up

What to see on an extended layover in Doha

If you’re changing flights in Doha, why not hang around for a few days to discover what the city has to offer? The capital of Qatar has changed immeasurably over recent years. These days, it offers plenty of reasons to hang around for a while. Here’s what not to miss. Museum of Islamic Art This

Have you considered a trip to Salalah?

Subtropical Salalah is a smart choice for a vacation, no matter what time of year you plan to travel. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss from this Omani gem. Frankincense from the souk This part of Oman is known as the Land of the Frankincense. In the countryside surrounding the city, Boswellia sacra trees provide some

6 Israeli Attractions to Interest Everyone

Israel’s warm, temperate summer climate invites people to flock to its beaches on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean, where they discover a vibrant, modern culture. However many tourists prefer the archaeological, historical and spiritual sites instead, making Israel a great all-round destination. Welcome to an ancient holy land which has attractions to interest everyone.

Six places you must see if you visit Jordan

Jordan’s one of the most stable countries in the Middle East and a popular choice with travellers who come for its extraordinary natural beauty, long history and rich cultural heritage. If you’re keen to plan a trip, bookmark these six places you must see if you visit Jordan. Petra The sense of anticipation as you

Must-see UAE

The UAE’s attractions extend far beyond its many iconic skyscrapers and malls. Beyond the cities lie mountains, canyons and beautiful beaches, not to mention an awful lot of sand. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss with our suggestions for must-see UAE. The world’s tallest building Dubai’s home to the world’s tallest building. When it was completed

Must-see Muscat

The Omani capital makes a convenient base for seeing some of the surrounding countryside but there are many sites within the city itself that are worth visiting. Here are Mundana’s picks for must-see Muscat. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque The impressive design for the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque was the result of a competition held 25

In search of the Roman Empire

Everyone knows that Italy is stuffed full of the ruined remains of the Empire that once looped the entire Mediterranean region. From the giant Colosseum in Rome to the cart ruts in the excavated streets of Pompeii, there’s plenty for fans of antiquity to visit. But the remnants of this once great Empire can be

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