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Echoes of paradise: the Maldives

Echoes of paradise: the Maldives

By Shadiah Abdullah Al Jaberi : Is there a traveler or tourist who has not heard of the Maldives? Being there, of course, is better than hearing or reading about…

Frankincense season set to boost tourism in Oman

Frankincense season set to boost tourism in Oman

As the harvest season for Salalah’s famed frankincense groves begin, so does the tourist season for the Dhofar region, which sees close to a 1,000 visitors come to the city…

Jordan’s January-February tourism revenues increased

Jordan’s January-February tourism revenues increased

The Jordan’s tourism revenues in the first two months of the year increased by 16.2 per cent to $652 million, up from $561 million in the same period last year,…

Doha Festival City now setting its sights on April 5 opening

Doha Festival City now setting its sights on April 5 opening

“Finishing touches” are being made to upcoming mega-mall Doha Festival City (DFC), which is now planning an April 5 launch. The QR6.5 billion mall, located off of Al Shamal Road…

Oman travel: Bandar Al Khayran, an ideal picnic spot

Oman travel: Bandar Al Khayran, an ideal picnic spot

By Salim Al Afifi : There are times when a weekend escape is truly needed, a day at the beach, or a night at the mountains, or even a weekend…

Ramlet Jadilah: The world’s highest sand dune is located in Oman

Ramlet Jadilah: The world’s highest sand dune is located in Oman

By Alya Al Harthy  : Oman is already renowned globally for its beautiful deserts, mountains and scenery, but have you heard of Ramlet Jadilah? This recently discovered hidden gem – more…

Preparations in full swing for 8th Food Festival

Preparations in full swing for 8th Food Festival

Preparations are underway for the eighth Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) to be held at the Hotel Park from March 29 to April 8, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced. This year’s…

Witness the beauty of spring in Istanbul’s historic gardens

Witness the beauty of spring in Istanbul’s historic gardens

Spring brings layers of color to Istanbul, spread across the city’s gardens as trees and flowers come alive. The new season is an enchanting time to visit the city’s historic…

Diyarbakır Turkey: Ancient city, rich food culture, beautiful people

Diyarbakır Turkey: Ancient city, rich food culture, beautiful people

Surrounded by the imposing 5.8-kilometer black basalt city walls, the second longest in the world after the Great Wall of China, Diyarbakır, situated along the banks of the Tigris River,…

Roman Bridge at Buna: Hidden History

Roman Bridge at Buna: Hidden History

When you turn to the main road M17 about fifteen kilometers south of Mostar towards the village on Buna with the same name, you’ll get to the bridge called Roman…