Category Archives: Gulf Travel

My Top 11 Place “WOWs” of This Trip

11. Andes mountains regions in Central Ecuador (Nariz del Diablo train ride) and Peru (Machu Picchu/Sacred Valley) 10. Oman’s mountains and valleys 9. Dubai architecture 8. Ranakpur, India—huge, white marble Jain temple 7. Valparaiso, Chile—hill areas with colored houses and street art 6. Mysore Palace … Continue reading

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Oman

Oman, the largest of the Gulf countries, is also the most different from the others. It has not pursued the modernization through massive building projects/skyscrapers as the other countries have, but has kept its traditional look and feel. You still … Continue reading

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UAE

United Arab Emirates, or UAE, is one country made out of seven small city-states. The capital, Abu Dhabi, is the largest by far, comprising 87% of the country, and has much more oil than the other emirates. Dubai is perhaps … Continue reading

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Qatar

Qatar, like the other Gulf countries, is a mix of the traditional and modern–with the modern leading the way. Doha, the capital, has a skyline of architecturally unique, and even award-winning (the “bullet” tower), towers. Along the Corniche (the walkway … Continue reading

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Kuwait

Just two decades after the war, Kuwait is rebuilt–and continues to build. You find construction going on everywhere. Skyscrapers and malls alongside souks and mosques. The modern along with the traditional. Kuwait’s most distinctive landmark is likely Kuwait Towers, the … Continue reading

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