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Summer Splash of Adventure: 5 Must-Visit Middle East Beaches

The Middle East can be one of the most exciting destinations for adventure travelers – that is of course conditioned you dig past all that’s commercial and stereotypical. But as spring starts to recede, allowing for the summer scorching sun to settle in, adventure travel in the Middle East becomes as good as a mild death wish. Nonetheless, one silver-lining remains, and that’s the region’s extended beaches along the Mediterranean, the Red...

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Discovering Altitude Without Attitude

Exploring the world as if it were our own backyard has become a right rather than a privilege for me and my Gen-Y peers. Our global citizen status makes any true sense of identity or belonging rather abstract and obscure. And so for me, an Egyptian by birth, I figured summiting the highest peak in the Arab World, Mt Toubkal, would be my tribute to my Arab identity. After all, Morocco in Arabic translates to ’The West’ as it denotes the far...