Middle East

Oman by motorbike

With centuries-old culture to discover, pristine new roads through majestic mountains and cheap petrol for sale, the Sultanate is a compelling choice for a road trip

A haven blessed by the sun

Abu Dhabi is a perfect escape from the winter’s cold, with uncrowded beaches, an exciting culinary and cultural scene, and the most magnificent mosque in the UAE. It’s also home to the country’s F1 race circuit 

Humble Oman

Storytelling is an integral part of Omani life and TV presenter Kate Humble tells her tale of how she discovered Oman.

Spend summer in paradise

Dubai is no longer a dream holiday destination – it doesn't cost the earth to make your fantasy holiday a reality

An ill-timed tour of Syria: Amid the ancient sites, an uprising takes

It was the morning after the UN voted to bomb Colonel Gaddafi out of Libya that I made my way to Gatwick Airport. Hosni Mubarak had fallen as Egypt's leader just a month before. Tunisia had been swept up in revolution, Yemen's Day of Rage was turning into weeks of bloodshed, and even little Bahrain was stirring with protest.

Jubilation in Jordan: The top of the peak felt like the

The sign said, 'The end of the world'; as did the look on my three-year-old's face. Below us, the dusky pink desert canyons and dimpled, rocky mountains of the Jordan Valley stretched west towards Jerusalem. And somewhere, far, far below the precipice we'd scaled to 'Sacrifice View', a bright blue cap was now swirling away, whisked off my son's head by the sharp wind that greeted us at the summit.