Category: Middle East

Jordan: Don't Miss the Fantastic Ruins at Jerash

Who Needs Rome when you can visit Jordan’s Jerash? By Lindsay Nieminen It was hot. Clothing-sticking-to-your-body hot. But I was not…

Louvre Abu Dhabi: A New Museum for the Arab World

Abu Dhabi's new Louvre Museum melds together a world of cultures By Jackie Cohen Everybody knows the beauty of the…

Al Ain, A Desert Oasis in the Emirates

Al Ain, an Oasis in the Desert, with a long History, Water canals, and Greenery By Elizabeth von Pier Known as…

Achieving Proper Solitude in Kurdistan

Expedition Company Treks Through Kurdistan's Mount Halgurd By Jill Webb Matt Bennett took a break from his day job of…

Jordan's Striking Petra: Truly Unforgettable

The Incredible Petra by Horse, Donkey, and Mule By Elizabeth von Pier It is early morning and the sun is…

Expat Living: Is It for You?

Six Lessons I’ve Learned as an Expat in Israel By Roberta Rottigni The word expat is an abbreviation for expatriate,…

Abu Dhabi: Opulent City in an Affluent Nation

By Elizabeth von Pier I sit down in the lobby of the breathtakingly opulent Emirates Palace Hotel and am served…

In the Land of Invisible Women: Saudi Arabia

A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom By Qanta A. Ahmed, MD Qanta Ahmed, a young British Muslim doctor,…

Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah: Finding Common Ground

What Does An American Jew Have to Fear in the Middle East? Chronically questioning, funny, and bold, a young American…

United Arab Emirate's Two Most Impressive Mosques

A Tale of Two Cities’ Mosques: Dubai and Abu Dhabi By Eric D. Goodman When you’re in Dubai or Abu…

Ugarit, Syria: The Place Where Alphabets Began

Ugarit, the Birthplace of the Western Alphabet By Habeeb Salloum The first time that I visited the ruins of Ugarit,…