For travelers to Dubai who are interested in exploring traditional Arabian culture in greater depth, we like to arrange a side trip to the neighboring country of Oman. A fascinating contrast to modern Dubai, Oman is a land of rugged mountains, lush palm oases and age-old customs.
An ornate door inside St David's cathedral, Pembrokeshire, west Wales. St. David's Cathedral in Wales, one of Britain's oldest cathedrals, stands on the site of a 6th-century monastery founded by Dewi (David), a Celtic Christian monk. Considered the holiest site in Wales due to its relics of St. David, the cathedral was a major pilgrimage destination throughout the Middle Ages. It remains a thriving church today.
Il Moro alla porta, Venice, Italy. ("Il Moro" is the Italian name for the Moors - the Muslims of Berber and Arab descent - who invaded and occupied parts of the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Sicily during the Middle Ages. (Photo by Paolo Boselli 2013-12-01).