Arabia, with its romantic, rolling sand dunes, exotic spice markets and traditional Bedouins, is a melting pot for the senses, full of diverse culture and opportunity to explore.

After a relatively short flight, year round sunshine is practically guaranteed, making it the perfect destination for a long weekend, winter break or an indulgent stopover to somewhere further afield.

Along with the glitzy cities on offer in the United Arab Emirates, traditional life can still be found if you venture from the hubs. For those looking for an authentic Arabian experience, luxury camping in the expansive deserts evokes a magical and mysterious atmosphere, conjuring images of T.E. Lawrence and his infamous adventures across this staggering landscape.

The rugged coastline of Oman, makes for a spectacular vision to be discovered by sea, while underwater, world class diving is available for the amphibious among us. In-land, traditional ports and local fishing villages remain relatively unchanged within the last 1,000 years and the charming locals are only too delighted to share their stories with travellers passing through.

For families, the convenience of all singing, all dancing hotels is in abundance along the coastline of Dubai. Children are entertained by a never ending stream of activities and looked after by fully trained professionals while parents can take the opportunity to relax in luxurious surroundings.

From the world’s tallest building and largest indoor ski slope to sleeping under a magnificent blanket of stars with no one for miles around, Arabia is a glorious contradiction and great pleasure to discover.