Going for a drive: From Oman to Dubai

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photo: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard. The journey is an experience in itself. Today a long road trip in the desert awaits. No problem. It is 450 km sightseeing. In a fine driving machine.  It is morning. We train, eat breakfast, pack the car - say goodbye to Coral Muscat Hotel …

Arabian Peninsula Visit: Muscat, Oman

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Marina Aagaard and Henrik Elstrup Muscat. The name spells Middle-East mystique, sun and plenty of sand ... in the desert as well as along the long coastline. Today three tourists in Muscat, Oman. We stay at Coral Hotel on the outskirts of the city. After a hearty breakfast we are ready …

Cool Car Cruise: Drive from Dubai to Oman

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Oman. A country on the Arabian Peninsula. Deserts and beaches. It smells a bit of adventure. A visit is called for. So is a drive in the desert. From the holiday base in neighboring Dubai, it is possible take a trip to Oman. On the map it looks like a quick …

Sunny days in Dubai, Dubai Marina

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Dubai Marina. A place worth returning to. If you are into water, boats, cars and skyscrapers. This is our third visit. Dubai is sunny, hot and dry - although I like cold weather, rain and snow, enough is enough. It is 'refreshing' with some variety ... We arrived three days ago …

Middle-East travel: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. A visit to the UAE is incomplete without a visit to Abu Dhabi. The 68th most expensive city in the world. That's not so bad. It is Tuesday. We borrow our friend's car. We drive from Dubai southwards to Abu Dhabi. It is not difficult to find the way ... (the …

Travelling time: Back in Dubai, Dubai

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard. From Denmark to Dubai. Again. A client asked me "why go there"? Dubai has become a popular international holiday destination; not strange: When you step out of the airport, you are almost blown away by the desert heat and vibrancy of the city, which never …