Archive for November, 2012

Doha, Qatar

Written by on November 27, 2012 in General, Middle East & Gulf States with 2 Comments
Doha, Qatar

Do you know where Qatar is?  I honestly had no idea until I took a look at a map.  I’m not one to go to countries just to “tick the box”, however this is an obvious exception.  I had been researching connections to get me from Dubai to Johannesburg and kept coming across Qatar Airways […]

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Oman

Written by on November 27, 2012 in General, Middle East & Gulf States with 0 Comments
Oman

Oman was not on my initial itinerary, but I had heard such good things from a couple travelers I’d met earlier in the summer, I decided to check it out since I was “in the neighborhood” (only a 6 hour bus ride or short flight from Dubai).  I had originally planned for 8 days in […]

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United Arab Emirates

Written by on November 21, 2012 in General, Middle East & Gulf States with 3 Comments
United Arab Emirates

I didn’t know what to expect when I landed in Dubai.  I knew the UAE was a country that did everything over the top.   I had heard about the indoor skiing attached to a mall, the air conditioners on the beach, and of course knew they had the tallest building in the world…the Burj Khalifa, […]

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Israel

Written by on November 19, 2012 in General, Middle East & Gulf States with 1 Comment
Israel

I’m glad I saved Israel for my last stop in the Middle East and was happy to be back in the first world for a couple weeks.  I suppose I timed my visit just right, and am thankful that I am not there now.  Air sirens and rocket attacks from Hamas were definitely not part […]

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