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What to wear in Kuwait – the dress code

An oil-rich land made mostly of hot desert sands, Kuwait has eschewed the ultra-glamorous look that other Middle Eastern countries have opted for and here you can find a much more authentically Arab culture instead. It’s still just as beautiful and intriguing though and also has a fine collection of museums, souqs, beaches and bustling restaurants. As…

10 cool places to visit in Israel

The small Middle Eastern country bordered by Egypt, the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon has been a meeting place of different cultures and religions since the beginning of history. Our writer Emma Clair Kelly headed there on a tour with Go Israel to discover this intriguing country taking in not only the cities but the beautiful natural sties too…

Exploring Oman – Muscat and beyond

Oman probably isn’t the first location you think of when you are planning a trip away but after spending three days here I realised just how underrated this country is as a travel destination. The Middle East doesn’t always receive great press either – it’s the centre of many turbulent disturbances…

Exploring mystical Jordan

Despite its recent bad press, Jordan – and especially Petra – still remains high on many traveller’s bucket lists. Here recent travel writing graduate Margherita Ragg (from The Crowded Planet and The Writer and the Tramp) and her photographer husband Nicholas Burns show us exactly why you shouldn’t miss this intriguing country, be prepared for some serious travel envy….