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Turtle watching in Oman

Turtle watching in Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is home to some of the most important turtle nesting grounds in the world with thousands of turtles migrating annually from the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf (and beyond) to lay their eggs on the Sultanate’s shores.

Abu Dhabi's hotels report best half-year performance yet

Abu Dhabi's hotels report best half-year performance yet

Figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) show Abu Dhabi's hotels and hotel apartments reporting their best half-year performance yet for hotel guests, guest nights and revenues.

Shooting-stars in Wadi Rum

Shooting-stars in Wadi Rum

The month of August is the best month of the year in the northern hemisphere to witness meteor showers, and the red desert of Jordan is the perfect place to view them thanks to the zero light pollution and crystal-clear skies.

Stay at Oman’s newest hotel: Alila Jabal Akhdar

Stay at Oman’s newest hotel: Alila Jabal Akhdar

Oman’s newest five star hotel – Alila Jabal Akhdar – has opened and will be featured by UK operator Corinthian Travel on its 8-day Classic Oman trip.

Christian Travel that helps fellow Christians

Christian Travel that helps fellow Christians

A Christian pilgrimage holiday company, Lightline Pilgrimages, based in deep, rural Essex, is going the extra mile to design itineraries to the Holy Land that directly benefit and support the local Christian communities of Jerusalem, Palestine and Israel.

Spring walking in Jordan, in style (and in private)

Spring walking in Jordan, in style (and in private)

There is so much more to discover in Jordan than deserts and dunes, especially in springtime; valleys carpeted with colourful wild flowers, thickly forested hillsides, rivers flowing through deep gorges, towering cliffs and waterfalls, and the glittering Dead Sea.

easyJet’s inaugural flight from London Gatwick to Tel Aviv takes-off

easyJet, the UK and London Gatwick’s largest airline, has celebrated the take-off of the airline’s first flight from London Gatwick to Tel Aviv, Israel.

Lightline Pilgrimages appointed Official and Preferred Pilgrimage Partner for the Diocese of Jerusalem

Lightline Pilgrimages appointed Official and Preferred Pilgrimage Partner for the Diocese of Jerusalem

The UK’s leading pilgrimage holiday company Lightline Pilgrimages has been appointed as the Official and Preferred Pilgrimage Partner for the Diocese of Jerusalem, having worked for a decade to support the local Christian communities of Palestine and Israel.

Studying abroad - What you need to know

Choosing to study abroad can be a big decision. It's an exciting and challenging idea that appeals to many people, whether through pursuing post-education or simply by following one of the many Israel study abroad programmes.

Jordan & Jerusalem - an epic journey

Jordan & Jerusalem - an epic journey

North Africa and Middle East specialist Corinthian Travel has launched a brand new 10-day trip entitled Jordan & Jerusalem.

Purobeach launches an urban oasis in Dubai

Purobeach launches an urban oasis in Dubai

This autumn, the iconic global brand Purobeach brings the ultimate lifestyle concept to the city of Dubai with its hotly anticipated opening at Conrad Dubai.

Corinthian Travel expects return of Iran Tourism by 2014

Corinthian Travel expects return of Iran Tourism by 2014

Hugh Fraser, Managing Director of North Africa and Middle East specialist Corinthian Travel is optimistic that tourism will return to Iran before the end of 2014.

Lent Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2014

Lent Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2014

Lightline Pilgrimages has created the ultimate pre-Easter Holy Week trip entitled ‘A Lent Pilgrimage to the Holy Land’.

Abu Dhabi's first Gary Rhodes restaurant opens at The St Regis Abu Dhabi

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has opened Rhodes 44, the capital's first restaurant by the Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gary Rhodes.

A new family holiday in Oman

North Africa and Middle East specialist Corinthian Travel has a new family itinerary to Oman which combines soft adventure and discovering wildlife whilst enjoying the country’s stunning scenery and white sandy beaches on the edge of the Arabian Sea.