158 Kilos of Cannabis and Dh2.7 Million Worth of Pills Seized in the Gulf

158 Kilos of Cannabis and Dh2.7 Million Worth of Pills Seized in the Gulf

In joint operations carried out by the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Oman during the first half of this year seized around 158 kilos of cannabis and Captagon tablets worth Dh2.7 million. These operations resulted in the arrest of 12 dealers.     Colonel Saeed Abdullah Al Suwaidi, Director General of the Federal Anti-Drugs Control Department and […]

These Glow in the Dark Camels Are Going to Keep People Safe in Oman

These Glow in the Dark Camels Are Going to Keep People Safe in Oman

  Believe it or not, camels in Oman cause the deaths of an average 41 people a year on the roads.   In an effort to make driving conditions safer for camels and humans alike, the Omani police have issued a warning to camel owners, requiring that they affix a light to their animals when […]

This Omani Version of ‘Despacito’ Will Strike a Chord with Every Arab

This Omani Version of ‘Despacito’ Will Strike a Chord with Every Arab

by Rana Awadalla

  “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yanki has taken the world by storm; add a little Justin Bieber to the mix and you get the song of the century. It has been remixed, parodied and even made into memes, yet it seems like there is always something more to do with the song.   […]

6 of the Middle East’s Most Spectacular Beaches

6 of the Middle East’s Most Spectacular Beaches

by Abdelrahman Bannoura

Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily, the Middle East is covered in seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. Whether you’re seeking solitude or a party, shallow waters or pounding surf, swimming with Skittles-colored fish, we’ve […]

The UAE’s Highest Mountain Is About to Become Even More of a Hot Spot

The UAE’s Highest Mountain Is About to Become Even More of a Hot Spot

  An observation deck is currently being built close to the summit of the highest mountain in the United Arab Emirates, in an attempt to boost adventure tourism in the emirate.     Developed by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), the Jebel Jais Observation Deck will include a series of viewing platforms to […]

4,000 Cows Set to Be Imported by a Qatari Businessman

4,000 Cows Set to Be Imported by a Qatari Businessman

After several Arab states severed ties with Qatar, Qatar’s concerns for food security became more clear. A Qatari businessman decided to tackle the current fresh milk shortage present in Qatar, by what is considered to be the biggest cattle airlift ever attempted.     Moutaz Al Khayyat, chairman of Power International Holding, is planning to airlift […]

Egyptian Fruits and Vegetables Banned from the UAE and Kuwait

Egyptian Fruits and Vegetables Banned from the UAE and Kuwait

After carrying out a series of routine tests on 15 Egyptian crops that were imported to the UAE, the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has decided to ban some Egyptian crops from entering the country.   This happened due to tests indicating that the Egyptian-based crops actually contained extremely dangerous levels of pesticides. […]

Oman Introduces National Museum

Oman Introduces National Museum

    Oman inaugurated its very first national museum yesterday, situated next to Muscat’s iconic fortresses of Jalali and Mirani. The Omani National Museum aims to direct the spotlights on Oman’s rich history and culture under one roof for the first time.   Not only that, but it’s also the first and only museum in the Middle East […]

Why Oman Should Be Your Next Destination

Why Oman Should Be Your Next Destination

Oman is such an underestimated country in the region. From historical magnificence to natural beauty and adrenaline-inducing activities, this country has got something for everyone. So, instead of planning your next trip to one of the typical go-to destinations, plan it to Oman. And if you need reasons to convince you why your next trip should […]

19 Modern Architectural Wonders of the Middle East

19 Modern Architectural Wonders of the Middle East

The Middle Eastern region has always been known for it’s historical and ancient culture. However, over the past few decades, the region has moved away from the old and embraced cutting-edge modern architecture that is truly remarkable. With countries developing quite rapidly, especially those in the Gulf area, the region has surprised the world with […]