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Stark but Sublime: Golf in Arabia

I’m standing, driver in hand, on the 18th hole at Al Mouj Golf. But while I’m here in body, my mind is darting in various directions: none of them advisable. Focus is vital at this grandstand finale, which is played along the shores of the Gulf of Oman into...

Why the Weerheyms Keep Going Back to The Chedi Muscat

Seven years ago, when Edith and Rudy Weerheym dropped into Dubai for a warm-weather holiday, they lasted just two nights. Rudy had worked in this corner of Arabia decades earlier as an oil & gas professional and was looking forward to seeing how the city had grown. But the...

Rain Room Sharjah

When It Rains, They Soar in Sharjah

It’s barely even midday, but where I am it is as dark as night. You don’t need more than...

Souq Al Arsah, Sharjah

Camels that Hide in the Souqs of Sharjah

It’s impossible to decide whether Mohammed Nasrallah’s store in Sharjah’s Souq Al Arsah is a repository of delights or...

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Embark on a Culinary Adventure in Sharjah

With my first-ever visit to Sharjah approaching, I wanted to find out if what I’ve been hearing is true:...

In Search of the Bali Glow: My Yoga Journey on the Island of the Gods

“Long breath means long life,” says Budi, a yoga teacher at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah. He seems to...

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