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In One Fell Swoop, Falconry in Sharjah

3 March 2021

A hush descends on the arena as a figure locks his gaze with a giant peregrine falcon.The man exudes...

The Tale of the Falling Star of Oman

29 January 2021

In the village of Dibab — the very definition of a one-camel town — the rising temperature causes a...

An Abundance of Butterflies and Rides in Sharjah

17 November 2020

Portals to inspiration are not hard to find in Sharjah. And I’m excited to be entering another of its...

Pounding Sand (and Heart) in Arabia

20 October 2020

Stretching throughout the center of Eastern Oman and known for its never-ending golden dunes, Wahiba Sands is a must...

Searching for the Emirates of Old in Sharjah

22 September 2020

Dubai is a spectacle, to be sure. Something you have to see at least once, like Las Vegas. The...

Signature Shuwa: 24 Hours in the Making

12 August 2020

A small crowd keeps glancing over from The Serai Pool at The Chedi Muscat, watching as one of the...

There’s no place like home

4 June 2020

Towards the end of a long flight from a far-flung place, as the cabin lights gently lift me from...

There’s No Cloak, But Daggers Aplenty in Oman

8 April 2020

With smooth highways, plentiful signage and a lack of frenetic population centres, Oman is one of the best places...

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Manna from Heaven Outside Sharjah

25 February 2020

It’s late afternoon in the Sharjah desert and the temperature is kinder than it can be. Nevertheless, this brisk...

Rain Room Sharjah

When It Rains, They Soar in Sharjah

21 October 2019

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

The Royal Opera House Muscat

A Night at the Opera… in Oman

18 September 2019

“Would sir care for some Mozart? Or perhaps you prefer Puccini?” asks Abdul Rashid as we pull away from...

Muscat-Canyoning

Rolling on the River in Oman

14 June 2019

It is approaching high summer in western Oman – one of the driest times of the year on the...

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Embark on a Culinary Adventure in Sharjah

14 May 2019

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

Night aerial view of Sharjah's Khalid Lagoon

Five Ways to Beat the Heat in Sharjah

8 April 2019

Sharjah is rapidly making its mark as one of the rising tourism stars in the Middle East. The emirate,...

Muttrah Fish Market | Muscat

Landing Mackerel in Muscat

12 March 2019

Muscat may be one of the less frenetic capitals in the Muslim world, but the city rarely lacks for...

To the Heights of Nizwa… in the Footsteps of Sir Percy Cox

17 November 2018

It is approaching sundown as I close in on Nizwa. With the last shards of light draining from the...

Harvesting the Wind and the Past

11 October 2018

When Ibrahim Bin Mohammed Al Midfa identified the site of his home in Sharjah back in the 1920s, effective...

Green with Envy: Pining After the Most Wondrous Beach in Oman

5 July 2018

“Stay where you are,” whispers my guide Aziz as I prepare to negotiate the short final ascent over the...

The First of Four Chambers at the Heart of Sharjah

4 May 2018

Dubai captured the world’s attention earlier this year when the world’s tallest hotel opened in a structure 356 metres...

Destination Oman | Bat Al Khutm | Al Ayn | GHM Journeys

Rich Remnants of the Past: Oman’s Bat, al-Khutm and al-Ayn

5 February 2018

Deep in the interior of north-western Oman’s arid landscape sit some of the most preserved and intact remnants of...

Long Pool Cabana | GHM Journeys

A Walk Through Muscat’s Oasis

18 January 2017

The Chedi Muscat in Oman is one of the fixtures in a country that has been making a name...

Iftar meal in Muscat | GHM Journeys

An Iftar Meal in Muscat

1 May 2016

Ramadan comes once a year for Muslims around the world, but this month-long holiday comes with an experience that...

Oman's Artful Beginnings | GHM Journeys

Oman’s Artful Beginnings

20 August 2015

From a kingdom that once spanned from Africa to India, to the thriving frankincense trade that left traders high...

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Oman’s Natural Escape: Jebel Shams

6 August 2015

In a land that boasts a natural landscape both unexpected and grandiose, it is Jebel Shams, Oman’s largest canyon,...

Muscat | GHM Journeys

Muhammed’s Muscat

30 June 2015

In a land steeped in tradition and culture, there is still much left for many to learn about Oman....

Spa Fitness Yoga

Oasis of Health

28 April 2015

Holiday is all about relaxation, and sometimes clearing the mind and body of stress through exercise is the best...

Destination Oman

Muscat’s Marvels

25 April 2015

While the sands of time have lessened Muscat’s importance as an international port city, the world is taking note...

The Chedi Muscat| Dining |Arabic Mix Grill

Reworking the Kitchen

2 March 2015

Mired in mystique and relative obscurity by many kitchens around the world, Middle Eastern cuisine has given French chef...