Bahrain has long been overshadowed by its limelight-stealing younger sibling, Dubai, but it is now quietly re-emerging as an attractive, and distinctly more sophisticated, alternative
There’s more to Oman than beaches and Bedouins. To get to the heart of this fascinating country, you need to take a bumpy ride though desert dunes and wadis
by Chris Howard
It may be only a small country, but Israel's not short of fascinating attractions. Here's my guide on what to see, where to go and how to get the most out of a week there
Stretching over 40 kilometres, the Aleppo souk in Syria is one of the largest covered markets in the world. Here's how to find the best buys...