Arabia's year-long sunshine attracts those who love the beach or lounging around the pool, and the region's mega malls keep shopaholics happy too. However, this fascinating part of the world, that is at the crossroads of East and West, has so much more to offer.
From the historic sites of Oman, the laid back beaches of Abu Dhabi, the cosmopolitan buildings of Dubai and the glittering cityscapes of Qatar to the laid back lifestyle of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah, Arabia offers a destination full of surprises.
Birthplace of Sinbad and source of the aromatic treasure - frankincense, Oman is as land of contrasts with a rich heritage. At a crossroads of ancient trading routes, its friendly and hospitable citizens, who have been welcoming visitors for hundreds of years, are justly proud of their carefully preserved culture and way of life. With landscapes ranging from towering sand dunes and lush tropical coastlines to high mountain peaks, turquoise fjords and wide golden beaches, once experienced, Oman is never forgotten - whether for a winter break by the beach, a desert adventure, a diving holiday or a trek in the mountains.Discover More
A decade ago, only business travellers spent any time in Doha, but now the country's 5 Star national airline, the phenomenal development of cultural attractions and luxurious hotels springing up everywhere has made Qatar an ideal stopover on long haul routes east - with plenty to see for two or three days or even longer. This fast rising must-see Middle East destination has everyone talking this year, so come and find out what all the fuss is about.Discover More