Middle East

Abu Dhabi

The Emirates Palace | Abu Dhabi

Experience five star luxury at Abu Dhabi’s most iconic landmark, the Emirates Palace.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque | Abu Dhabi

One of the largest mosques in the world, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an architectural marvel on the Abu Dhabi landscape.


My Story | Embracing Islam

I have always believed spirituality is a personal journey, where one continuously evolves in their quest for a higher truth. After studying Hinduism, Christianity and Buddhism, I have finally found my peace. I have converted to Islam.

Travel Dubai like a Local

Discover Dubai through the eyes of a local. Explore top things to do, the best places to eat, and the finest hotels to stay in.

23 Dubai Laws You Should Know

Home to over 200 nationalities, Dubai is one of the most diverse cities in the world. Hence, it is important to become familiar with Dubai laws before visiting or relocating.

Al Ayala | Emirati Folk Dance

One of the most famous of the Emirati traditions, the Al Ayala symbolizes the unity and cooperation of the Bedouin tribes.

Falconry in the UAE

Known as Al Saqarah in Arabic, Falconry was practised for 4,000 years in the Arabian Peninsula, including by the Bedouins of the UAE.

Islamic Calligraphy and Quranic Arts

Ancient Quranic arts brought to life by Islamic calligraphy scripts, silk embroidery, and contemporary designs.

Using Calling Apps in the UAE

What calling apps are legally allowed in the UAE?

Traveling with Medication to the UAE

Traveling with medication, both prescription and over-the-counter, requires approval from the Ministry of Health.


Literally translated as “bite size” in Arabic, Luqaimat is a popular treat in local homes across the Gulf region.

Dar Al Hai Souq

Combining the modern with the traditional, the Dar Al Hai Souq brings Emirati artisans into Ramadan shopping.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Residences | Al Barsha, Dubai

Amma and I had a beautiful staycation at the DoubleTree Al Barsha in Dubai. Here is my detailed review of our stay.


Top Things to do in Fujairah

Known as the Jewel of the Middle East, Fujairah is a favorite retreat for local Emiratis from the bustle of Dubai.


Omani Culture | Crafts in Oman

With ancient skills handed down from generation to generation, artisan work has long been a cornerstone of Omani culture.

Sultan Qaboos | End of an Era

Sultan Qaboos was a visionary leader who transformed Oman into the modern, dynamic and tolerant nation that it is today.


One Day in Qatar

My personal checklist for Qatar regarding visa requirements, travel advice, and top points of interest in its capital, Doha.

Saudi Arabia

Saudia | My Experience with Saudi Airlines and Jeddah Airport

A review of my experience flying roundtrip with Saudia from Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Dubai International Airport (DXB), via Jeddah.


Why Yemeni Honey is Unique

For more than 3,000 years, Yemeni honey dominated the spice trade between Europe and the East.