What Arab men wear on their heads

What Arab men wear on their heads

Since ancient times headdresses have protected Arab men from the hot sun, the sand and wind of their desert environment. The style and choice of headdress reveals a lot about the wearer’s nationality, status, and religion. In the six countries of the Gulf...
The rose gardens of Jebel Akhdar

The rose gardens of Jebel Akhdar

Jebel Akhdar, the Green Mountain, is one of the highest mountains in Oman. Although the road up the mountain is tarmac, only four-wheel drive vehicles are allowed past the police checkpoint. At the top of the mountain, clinging to sides of vast gorges, are a number of...
Falcons in the Arab world

Falcons in the Arab world

In January 2017 a photo of 80 birds of prey on board a jet in the Middle East went viral after being posted on Reddit. It transpired that they were falcons flying to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, supposedly for a hunting trip. It is not uncommon for airlines in the Middle...