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The Gulf

Country: QATAR  Capital: Doha  Population: 1,450,000  Language: Arabic  Time: GMT+4  International Dialling Code: +974
Money: Qatari Riyal (QAR)  Visa: Tourist visas are required, obtainable at the airport on arrival for 21 days.  Further Information: Qatar Tourism
When to go: The gulf between May and September is very hot at around 38°C during the day, the best time to visit is any time outside those months although the lack of humidity eases the effects of the heat.
Music: The musical style is heavily influenced by Egypt and Lebanon the powerhouses, but the indigenous styles are popular still.
Doha is catching up with Dubai whichever way you look at it. Doha now go together where old and new sit beside each other. It is a destination where one can indulge within the new hotels and shopping opportunities springing up, but the old souk area which was recently refurbished and restored is still interesting in a land of rapid change and opportunities.


Country: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  Capital: Abu Dhabi  Population: 4.4 million  Language: Arabic  Time: GMT+4  International Dialling Code: +971
Money: UAE Dirham (AED)  Visa: Tourist visas are issued on arrival at no cost.  Further Information: Dubai Tourism , Visit Abu Dhabi , Fujairah Tourism , Ras al Khaimah Tourism , Sharjah Welcome
When to go: The gulf between May and September is very hot at around 38°C during the day, the best time to visit is any time outside those months although the lack of humidity eases the effects of the heat.
Emirati cultural icons: Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Ahlam
Music: Ahlam is the in-house diva in this part of the world and she belts out hits sung in Gulf Coast or Egyptian accents to woo the whole Arab world. The musical style is heavily influenced by Egypt and Lebanon the powerhouses, but the indigenous styles are popular still.
Like the metal you may buy at the gold souk, Dubai is inlaid with much to suit anyone planning a short break. Globe at One has been there and checked it out, but not at the Burj-al-Arab, so if you do stay there please tell us about it! We can arrange forays into the nearby desert, camel racing (you watching), a pampered weekend or an indulgent week or two.

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