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Preserving Oman's natural heritage. Apr 1, 2014 1061
Calligraffiti: Rhona Wells reports on a fascinating new art form developed by Omani artist Madny Al Bakry. Feb 1, 2014 601
Mixed regional results: Middle East and MENA destinations are showing mixed tourism results, but the mood at the World Travel Market (WTM) held at Excel in London was optimistic. Dec 1, 2013 1722
Arabia through the eyes of a Princess. Dec 1, 2013 1130
Amazing Oman. Nov 1, 2013 2208
An olive odyssey. Video recording review Nov 1, 2013 1200
Abu Dhabi: a rising star in the regional firmament. Oct 1, 2013 1140
Jordan: along the Kings Highway. Aug 1, 2013 1104
Dead sea debate. Conference notes Jul 1, 2013 1148
Dubai's impressive credentials. Jun 1, 2013 860
Arabian Travel Market: Rhona Wells reports from this year's event in Dubai. Conference notes Jun 1, 2013 1108
ATM celebrates its 20th anniversary. Interview May 1, 2013 1724
Travelog: in the footsteps of Ibn Battuta: Muslims have a long established passion for travel, extending back to the intrepid explorers such as Ibn Battuta and Ahmed Ibn Majid who helped to map the world for future generations. The 21st century tourism industry is just starting to wake up to this affluent sector. Jan 1, 2013 962
Oud: the mystical liquid gold: in the luxurious world of scent, what could be more desirable than the elusive and seductive smell of oud? Jan 1, 2013 1029
Jerusalem" an inspiration: could hummus lead to regional peace, as Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi hope? Jan 1, 2013 1001
For love of the written word: Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, who among myriad other roles is a dedicated pioneer of children's book publishing in the UAE, shared her views and hopes about books, publishing and the future of Sharjah with The Middle East magazine's Rhona Wells on the sidelines of the 2012 Sharjah Book Fair. Interview Jan 1, 2013 1157
A vast opportunity for growth: there is a popular misconception that Arabs do not read. But they do, as a new report on Book Publishing in the United Arab Emirates, launched at the 31st Sharjah book fair in November confirms. The report, analyses the regional situation and the challenges it faces. Rhona Wells reports from Sharjah. Dec 1, 2012 1120
"East-West: the Art of dialogue" aiming to create a tidal wave of understanding: Shafik Gabr, the Egyptian investor, art collector and philanthropist has set up a new foundation to foster the art of dialogue, with the aim of allowing each to understand "the other". Dec 1, 2012 989
In search of Arabian sands: if your sense of adventure draws you to the deserts of Arabia, as it did the intrepid travellers Freya Stark, Wilfred Thesiger and so many others, there are now multiple resorts across the region offering adventure and escapism, with the added bonus of luxurious accommodation of a calibre those early explorers could only have dreamed of. Nov 1, 2012 970
Arabic script meets proportional science: Rhona Wells talked to Ahmed Moustafa about his artistic journey. Nov 1, 2012 923
Slimline & vintage fuel watch-market growth. Aug 1, 2012 1321
Travelog: tourist numbers set to soar to 195 million in 2030: held in Dubai at the World Trade Centre from 30 April to 3 May, under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has grown to become the largest showcase of its kind in the region and one of the biggest in the world. Jun 1, 2012 1741
Underworld magic: the Middle East has much to offer above ground but, below ground, its world reveals some stunning destinations to explore, be it underwater or underground. Apr 1, 2012 1265
Exotic Zanzibar: Zanzibar, which has lured traders, adventurers, and explorers to its shores for centuries, is now attracting tourists in search of new horizons. State overview Mar 1, 2012 1174
Act II at the Ashmolean. Jan 1, 2012 969
Reopening the door to tourism post-Arab Spring: Tunisia's tourist industry is looking to a bright new future. Dec 1, 2011 1047
The sweet smells of success. Dec 1, 2011 820
The future of a promise: Rhona Wells reports from the 54" Venice Biennale. Dec 1, 2011 707
In pursuit of the white stuff: whereas skiing is not instantly associated with the Middle East region, the activity is set to grow in the years to come, as multimillion-dollar investments begin to pay dividends. Nov 1, 2011 902
Magic of Persia. Nov 1, 2011 726
Abu Dhabi: contemporary trailblazer with a historic past. Country overview Oct 1, 2011 1001
No sun beds allowed. Aug 1, 2011 727
Marina developments flourish. Jul 1, 2011 778
Middle Eastern tourism market proves resilient. Jul 1, 2011 915
Premier travel: hospitality in the Gulf has seen steady gains overall throughout 2010; even the signs of civil unrest in some countries have been transformed into business opportunities by neighbouring states, determined not to relinquish their lucrative hold on the global tourist markets, in which they have invested so heavily. May 1, 2011 1124
Oman ferries make waves: there is an ongoing study for an international route that would connect Khasab port with Bandar Abbas Port in Iran. Apr 1, 2011 715
From Lebanon to Oman: Arab fashion designers are capturing the imagination of the world. Apr 1, 2011 1148
The Oman experience. Apr 1, 2011 1547
Dubai: so much more than mere bling. City overview Mar 1, 2011 1595
Bahrain--the pearl of the Gulf. Country overview Feb 1, 2011 1270
Destination: Beirut. Jan 1, 2011 999
Destination: Tunis. City overview Dec 1, 2010 629
A luxury city-at-sea: Rhona Wells reports on the unique floating city known as The World. Oct 1, 2010 854
Good to go ... Richard Seymour looks at the latest developments in mobile technology. Aug 1, 2010 1171
Ultra indulgent cruising. Jul 1, 2010 985
Tempus fugit: "time and tide," the old saying goes, "wait for no man." And, while that is undoubtedly true, the cost of marking the passing of time has become a lucrative business for luxury watchmakers selling to the region. Jun 1, 2010 961
COMESA promotes safer investment frameworks. May 1, 2010 1157
Private suites in the skies: whereas the recession may well have affected air travel, the luxury end remains resilient and many airlines are adding extra first-class services putting extra pizzazz into flying. May 1, 2010 757
Sotheby's Islamic Arts sale sets new record: the 16th century Ottoman box was the star of the show. May 1, 2010 659
Sun-powered world of luxury. Apr 1, 2010 898
Marina real estate prospers. Mar 1, 2010 773
Silk, furnishing sheer luxury. Mar 1, 2010 1175
Bags of style. Feb 1, 2010 1122
Mosaic: an outstanding selection of Islamic art in Paris. Feb 1, 2010 336
Where the money goes: the sale of luxuries is often a good parker of how an economy is faring, since they are usually the first to be sacrificed when belts have to be tightened. Jan 1, 2010 907
Tourism remains key to economic growth: the World Travel Market (WTM) celebrated its 30th year at ExCeL, London, this November, amid turbulent times for travel and tourism. Dec 1, 2009 1631
Boutique hotels: where luxury combines with exclusivity and attention to detail. Dec 1, 2009 1128
Diamonds are an investor's best friend. Dec 1, 2009 1100
Crossing cultures, crossing time. Dec 1, 2009 1024
Super yachts--the ultimate toy. Oct 1, 2009 996
Arabian horses: an enticing combination of beauty and investment potential: Arabian horses continue to fetch record prices at auctions around the world, with investors from the Middle East region still dominating at the top. Aug 1, 2009 1533
Exotic India: a land for all seasons. Country overview Aug 1, 2009 1117
Spa world: from Cleopatra, who favoured asses' milk, to the delights of Dubai's Atlantis hotel, spas are taking the world by storm. Jul 1, 2009 891
Pearls--the frozen tears of gods: for more than 4,000 years, the Indian Ocean--specifically the Gulf and the Red Sea--was the hub of the world's pearl markets. The popularity of pearls is once again witnessing a boom in the Middle East. Jul 1, 2009 1097
Positive exercise: by YMCA fitness training expert and nutritionist Clare Canning. Jul 1, 2009 531
Mabrook to the women of Kuwait. Jun 1, 2009 747
WEF 2009 global problems, local solutions: more than 1,000 participants from around the globe will gather together at the Dead Sea in Jordan this month for the World Economic Forum (WEF) Middle East, which this year takes as its core theme the global economic crisis and its implications for the region. Conference news May 1, 2009 2422
When money's no object: no more endless queues, lengthy check-in procedures or heaving departure lounges. Private jet travel--it's the only way to fly. May 1, 2009 737
Bahrain, a cultural hub in the Middle East. Apr 1, 2009 590
The olive trail. Dec 1, 2008 1635
The Phoenicians from Tyre to Carthage: to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris chose to explore the Phoenician enigma. Mar 1, 2008 950
Blue sky thinking at Oman Air: as Oman Air inaugurated its first direct flight to London, CEO Ziad bin Karim Al Haremi told The Middle East the sky is the limit in the exciting new phase the national carrier has entered. Jan 1, 2008 1259
The Arabian dream becomes reality: as Dubai gears up to welcome delegates to the 13th Arab Travel Market, one of the major events in the travel and tourism industry calendar, Rhona Wells looks at some of the latest regional developments--the futuristic projects, the multibillion dollar investments and the prospects for the region's continued success as an international tourist destination. May 1, 2007 2530
The olive route. Book review May 1, 2007 1060
Frankincense, Oman's Gift to the World. Mar 1, 2007 1311
The beauty business: business looks good for the beauty industry in the Middle East, with annual cosmetics and toiletries sales in the region climbing to nearly two billion dollars. Nov 1, 2006 1535
Middle East destinations lead the field: tourist travel to the Middle East is up and continues to rise. In this Special Report Rhona Wells looks at where the tourists are going and the multibillion dollar projects underway to ensure their enthusiasm for the region does not wane. Apr 1, 2006 2692
Egyptian inspirations: celebrating 50 years of creative weaving, an exhibition at the Brunei Centre in London presents a rare opportunity to see a dazzling collection of tapestries from one of the world's greatest schools of weaving, Egypt's ground-breaking Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Harrania. Mar 1, 2006 939
Forgotten empire: the world of Ancient Persia. Oct 1, 2005 883
A celebration of scent: to celebrate its special 21-year-long association with Harrods, probably the most famous retailer in the world, the prestigious Omani fragrance house, Amouage, launched an exclusive, limited edition fragrance, Asana, at the exclusive London store. Jun 1, 2005 781
In the steps of the Pharaohs: as the mystery of Tutankhamen's death comes to a close--thanks to modern CT scanning--and murder is discounted, there is still an opportunity to understand more about this famous Pharaoh as well as Pharaohs in general and enjoy a tantalising insight into these mystical rulers. Apr 1, 2005 954
Turks. Mar 1, 2005 828
World Travel Market highlights Middle East tourism. Dec 1, 2004 1513
Sudan's ancient treasurers: Sudan: Ancient Treasures is the first exhibition to follow the country's story from the beginnings of human life to the present day. It took more than five years in the planning but the final results have been worth it. The exhibition, to celebrate the Sudan National museum's centenary, is being staged at the British Museum in London. Dec 1, 2004 968
The globetrotting Maria Theresa. May 1, 2004 866
The Norway of Arabia: Rhona Wells travelled to Musandam, which travellers have likened to Norway in Scandinavia because of its majestic fjords. Feb 1, 2004 1128
Middle East tourism: Middle East tourism has been seriously challenged by world events, yet it is bouncing back with renewed vitality. Although the events of 9/11, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), worldwide terrorist attacks and the Iraq war all impacted on the area's tourism there are plans afoot for the 21st century which should ensure the future for tourism in the Middle East is bright. Jan 1, 2004 1670
New treasures emerge: with the wealth of attractions Egypt has to offer, who could have believed there were further treasures to be unearthed? But there were. Nov 1, 2003 717
In the steps of the pharaohs: an exhibition celebrating the influences of the Ancient Egyptians on the modern day perfume industry is attracting international visitors to the French Provencal town of Grasse. Former president of the British Perfumers' Society, Rhona Wells, reveals how knowledge amassed in Egypt 5,000 years ago remains alive in the 21st century fragrance industry. (Mosaic). Aug 1, 2003 1422
Sultan Qaboos mosque. (Mosaic). May 1, 2003 880
It's in your jeans: for four millennia indigo, most famously known for providing the `blue' of denim jeans, has been used in the Middle East. (Textiles). Feb 1, 2003 1148
The Queen of Sheba: treasures from ancient Yemen. (Mosaic). Jul 1, 2002 1389
From Damascus to Cordoba: A golden era of Arab art. Apr 1, 2001 719
Breakfast with the dolphins. Brief Article Jan 1, 2001 652
Coptic art in Egypt. Sep 1, 2000 1077
All that glisters ... May 1, 2000 1157
An Omani Adventure. Feb 1, 2000 1013
UAE goes for gold. Jul 1, 1998 408
Rose: the queen of fragrance. Jul 1, 1997 787
A Short History of Ancient Egypt from Pre-Dynastic to Roman Times. Book Review May 1, 1996 939

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