Africa & Middle East

The best 5 Star Hotels in Makkah

The best 5 Star Hotels in Makkah

A journey to Makkah, Islam’s holiest city — particularly a visit to Masjid al-Haram to make ṭawāf at the Kaaba during the Hajj — is something every Muslim dreams of doing at least once in their life. It is an excursion for which one prays and thoughtfully prepares, and if …

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5 Tips for Pilgrims Travelling for Umrah

5 Tips for Pilgrims Travelling for Umrah

In contrast to the hajj, which has definite dates according to the Islamic lunar calendar, the Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca that may be conducted at any time of year. The Arabic word ‘Umrah’ simply means to travel to a crowded area and best Umrah packages. Umrah is …

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Can you do Umrah on your period?

Can you do Umrah on your period?

If a woman is menstruating whilst in ihram, she ought to continue to be in ihram till her `Umrah is complete. She can best carry out her tawaf for `Umrah while she “becomes pure”. TAKEAWAY: If a woman knows she will start menstruating during hajj days, she should plan her …

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6 Unique Dining Experiences in Dubai

6 Unique Dining Experiences in Dubai

Dubai is home to several jaw-dropping dining establishments. From eating in the sky to dining in darkness, there are plenty of dining experiences in Dubai you will definitely remember. And with plenty of food companies in Dubai providing restaurants with the best ingredients available, rest assured that you’ll get to taste a …

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The Evolution of Coffee Culture in Saudi Arabia

The Evolution of Coffee Culture in Saudi Arabia

Coffee has has always been a huge part of the Arabic culture and, more recently there has been a growth in interest in the coffee culture in Saudi Arabia. The term “coffee” is from the Arabic word “qahwah” or “قهوة” and the term espresso machines in Arabic is “الآت الإسبريسو”. …

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Delhi Travel Guide for first time visitors

Delhi Travel Guide for first time visitors

Delhi is the capital city of India where numerous foreigners visit for personal or professional causes. It is an ancient city that served as the capital of Muslim rulers in the medieval period. New Delhi was built during the English rule, to house different spectacular buildings and parks. Understanding Delhi …

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5 Coolest Aventures to enjoy winter in UAE

5 Coolest Aventures to enjoy winter in UAE

The seasons in the United Arab Emirates are quite different from other places in the world. For one, the place doesn’t get any snow during winter, although it can get icy cold, especially in the oases. Still, winters in the UAE are one season that most people – locals and …

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10 Things you don't know about Arabic Coffee

10 Things you don’t know about Arabic Coffee

If you are a coffee lover, I can tell that the word ‘coffee’ brings a sudden wave of joy to your mind. You will find different types of coffee with different flavors and aromas around the world. But nothing can beat the sweetness and soften the taste of Arabian coffee. …

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Dishes in Saudi Arabia

Top 10 Dishes in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian cuisine is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world, thanks to its variety of aromatic spices, succulent stewed meats, and savoury bread and pastries. Many of the dishes you’ll find today have existed for thousands of years when nomadic tribes and villages had nothing more than their livestock and …

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Insider Guide to Luxury Travel in Dubai

Insider Guide to Luxury Travel in Dubai

Eveyting in Dubai is on a grand scale. Supersized hotels, buffets, malls, amusement parks, aquariums, designer cars, and luxury yachts are commonplace. When visiting the vity, you can expect to crane your neck wanting up at the world’s tallest building — the Burj Khalifa — so score a dizzying range …

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