Sheikh of the Skies
What do you do when pigeons are plaguing the guests at a luxury hotel in Dubai? You send in the falcons and the falconer to chase them away.
Pittsburgh native Laurel Munshower left Steel City when she hopped on a plane to Dubai — and hasn’t looked back. Her travel writing is offbeat and thoughtful, and will help you flesh out your own travel bucket list.
From parkour in Gaza to jazz in Addis Ababa, journalist Iain Akerman — who splits his time between London, Dubai, and Beirut — reports on underground subcultures in the Middle East and beyond.
“I Am Interested in Human Stories”: Iain Akerman on the Alternative Scenes of the Middle East
Westerners often see the Middle East as synonymous with war and strife. Iain Akerman has devoted his career to uncovering the region’s multifaceted underground cultures.
My Custard Pie
Gloucestershire-born Sally Prosser has been living (and cooking) in the Middle East since 1995. Currently in Dubai, her excellent blog My Custard Pie is equal parts original recipes, cookbook and restaurant reviews, and Dubai slice-of-life.