I hadn't thought to pack a suit jacket for a destination where the daily maximum routinely passes 40 degrees in summer.
This jewel is yours for the exploring, writes Kerry van der Jagt.
A pauper among princes and princesses, Max Anderson fastens his seatbelt for an air tour of a lifetime.
Lance Richardson explores the latest mega-development in the Middle East.
Through the towering dunes and vast valleys of Oman, Rob McFarland follows the path of a great 20th-century explorer, and makes his own discoveries along the way.
From its glitzy shopping to enormous mosques, the Middle East makes an impact, writes Joanna Hall.
Gabrielle Costa joins a new cruise route around the United Arab Emirates.