He left Syria and now serves Dubai’s best falafel

He left Syria and now serves Dubai’s best falafel

Ghanem Makhoul has been in the falafel business for 30 years. Originally from Syria, he used to run five different restaurants in his homeland, all of them serving just one thing: falafel. But as the war unfolded in Syria, Makhoul fled to Dubai, where he opened his current little stall,...

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24 hours in: Jerusalem

24 hours in: Jerusalem

While chances are high that Jerusalem’s many charms and awe-inspiring sights will have you wanting to stay as long as possible, a short visit can still be a memorable one. Only have 24 hours to see the city? Our local Jerusalem tour guides know exactly how you can experience the...

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The complete guide to: Jerusalem travel

The complete guide to: Jerusalem travel

Jerusalem is home to some of the world’s holiest sites, as well as some of its most important museums and monuments. But not only that, Jerusalem also boasts buzzing nightlife, an ever-growing culinary scene, and enough festivals and events throughout the year to keep any visitor busy. Whether you’re thinking...

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Things to do in: Jerusalem

Things to do in: Jerusalem

With the city being home to some of the world’s holiest sites, as well as ancient landmarks, delicious food, cultural diversity and rich stories, you’ll be at no loss for finding things to do in Jerusalem. But in case you need a bit of direction, our local Jerusalem tour guides...

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24 hours in: Dubai

24 hours in: Dubai

Dubai is a destination that offers enough to see and do that you could spend weeks in the multifaceted city and not cross everything off your must-see list. But that doesn’t mean a short visit can’t be satisfying. Due to its location and size of the airport, many travellers find...

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The complete guide to: Dubai travel

The complete guide to: Dubai travel

Whether you’re just visiting Dubai on a short stopover, or you’re thinking of spending several days here, there’s plenty to keep you busy. The ultimate bland of old and new, Dubai deftly straddles the line between modern and traditional, a city where in one neighbourhood you can be surrounded by...

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Things to do in: Dubai

Things to do in: Dubai

Dubai is a city where you can have one foot in the future and one in the past. One day you could be exploring old souks and taking a ride on a traditional wooden boat, and the next, staring up at the tallest building in the world. This is a...

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Iftar feasting in Dubai

Iftar feasting in Dubai

Having spent over 10 years in Dubai, I can say I’m a veteran at navigating Ramadan. It’s unlike anything else. For one, there’s a festive vibe in the air — most offices offer shorter working hours (even for those who are non-Muslim and not fasting), many people are away over...

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Photo of the week: Sandstorm in Dubai

Photo of the week: Sandstorm in Dubai

No this isn’t some cool Instagram filter, this is live from a sandstorm in Dubai! Although somewhat rare, sandstorms are quite an experience! The eerie colour they cast on the city would make you think you were on Mars, not the Dubai Marina. But like a true local, our Dubai team is unphased and still...

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From bust to boom: 5 cities stepping up their game

From bust to boom: 5 cities stepping up their game

One of our favourite things about cities is how quickly they can change. A new delicious restaurant can open at any moment, a new festival may roll into town any season, or a neighbourhood could suddenly become the new “it” spot overnight. Spread those moments out over five years and...

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