Anantara Al Yamm villa resort.

Desert isle dreams

A sheik's private nature reserve is now a resort island, Leisa Tyler says.

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Qasr Al Sarab

Desert reins

From riding on sandunes to the sport of kings, Kerry van der Jagt explores the history of the Arabian horse.

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fujairah

Blooming in the desert

It might lack the glamour of its neighbours but Fujairah has a verdant charm of its own, writes Joanna Hall.

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Ras al-Khaimah's harbour; RAK boasts the trifecta of desert, mountains and sea.

The forgotten emirate

Unlike its more famous fellow emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Ras al-Khaimah has little in the way of glitz or glamour, let alone sophistication.

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