Middle East Travel

Old and New Dubai: Consumer Culture Through the Centuries

Old and New Dubai: Consumer Culture Through the Centuries

Written by Laura Gavin Dubai has quickly established itself as the world’s premier shopping destination. From luxury vendors in the airport to the Dubai Outlet Mall to traditional souks, this booming Emirate is the ultimate destination for consumers of all kinds. Dubai’s culture is an eclectic mix of old and new. The city’s strategic geographical location(…)

Exploring Saudi Arabia: Tihama and Faifa

Exploring Saudi Arabia: Tihama and Faifa

Down the mountain from the capital of the Asir region, Abha, the sloping landscape and winding roads from as far south as Jizan and almost as far north as Jeddah encompass the lands called Tihama. It’s important historically in the frankincense trade, and culturally for its Tihami flower people. We were driving alongside camels. Hummingbirds(…)