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Jabel Hafeet – The Snake Mountain in Al Ain

I’m gonna call Jabel Hafeet (also known as Jabel Jafeet or Jabal Hafeet) as the Snake Mountain. No, don’t get me wrong. The mountain doesn’t have millions of snakes but there should be some lurking somewhere. I call it as such because when you’re driving up to the top, you’re

King Fahd Causeway – Connecting Saudi and Bahrain

King Fahd Causeway in Manama is a structure that connects two countries by the Arabian Gulf—Saudi and Bahrain. It is 26 kilometers long and looks like a humpback whale from afar. There’s a small island between two countries, like in the middle of the sea, that serves as the border.

Air Show in Abu Dhabi

While going around the city one afternoon, Abu Dhabi’s sky turned gay, courtesy of an air show where planes emitted colours of the rainbow. I thought it would be a brilliant idea if Pride Parades around the world would start doing this shit to piss off the Bible-thumping zealots. Hahahahahaha… Related:

Photos: Manama Skyline From The Fort

If you want to see Manama skyline, you better head out to the city’s 16th century Fort. It’s 15 minutes drive away from the city without traffic. Manama’s streets can be really congested during peak hours and you won’t like it. I had developed 1000+ wrinkles while stuck in traffic. But

The Incomparable Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Whiter than snow, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is an incomparable architectural place of worship. It’s not just massive but it is detailed in every way, every corner, every arches, every domes and every minarets. Wherever and whatever your eyes laid on, things and designs are seemed to be

Al Farid – Alone But Beautiful

The Al Farid / Al Fareed is a monolith away from the other rocks at Madain Saleh, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia. How it ended up alone and far from the other massive sandstones may not be a mystery but it surely has an interesting story

Photos: Al Diwan at Madain Saleh

I’m supposed to post these photos of Al Diwan at Madain Saleh a long time ago but I got so busy at work. And I also had to do some research on my trip to Bahrain and UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Al Ain). Now, that I’m back, I just realized that

Qasr Al Saneh – A Nabatean Architectural Wonder

When visiting Madain Saleh (in Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk Province), Qasr Al Saneh would be a good place to start to learn about the Nabatean architecture which is richly obvious in the carved tombs you’ll see everywhere around the area. If you’ve been to Petra in Jordan, the architectural wonder you’ll find

Qasr Al Bint – Palace of the Daughter or Maiden

The Qasr Al Bint is a group of tombs dedicated to the women of ancient times. It is translated as the “Palace of the Daughter or Maiden.” It has, too, the largest tomb facade in the entire Madain Saleh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One interesting tomb here is the one occupied and

Athleb Mountain – The Skyscrapers of Madain Saleh

Just outside the barbed wire fence of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia is the towering Athleb Mountain. They’re a breathtakingly gorgeous wonder that withstood the burning temperature of the desert. Related Read: Things to do and see at Madain Saleh  Athleb Mountain is just a

Would You Buy This Souvenir From Jordan?

The vendor tried hard to sell this antique to me for 30JD (almost like 30 British Pounds). Ridiculous, right? But he said it’s ancient and he’s the only one who has it in the whole of Petra. While talking to him about such souvenir, he’d cover it with his palm so

The Beauty of Iran Held Me Hostage

Fellow wanderlust, Sandeep Singh, recently visited Iran and found beauty beyond what he expected to see. When he sent me this article with these five incredible photos, my jaw hanged in the air and all I thought was, “The beauty of Iran held me hostage.” No pun intended. Yes, I’ve never been

Top Travelling Times in Turkey

A wonderful mixture of the exotic and the familiar, Turkey is a fantastic holiday destination with so much to see and do.  Where East meets West, the whole country bursts with thousands of years of history. Plenty of companies like First Choice offer Turkey holidays, taking you to a truly remarkable place

Wadi Mujib – The Grand Canyon of Jordan

Should you be traveling in Jordan by rental car or on a road trip with a local chauffeur, insist that you take the King’s Highway where you pass a lot of interesting, historical places back in Biblical Times. This is the same route that takes you all the way to

The Amazing Petra in Jordan

YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT! Petra in Jordan is amazing. Dazzling. Breathtaking. Magnificent. Phenomenal. Insert your own adjectives—they’re all true for many reasons. Petra, no doubt, would never fail to amaze you. It’s jaw-dropping! Literally. Another item in my bucket lis: to gawk at the amazing Petra. Checked.
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