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4 Aug 2018

The was the very first time we went to Zekreet in Qatar by ourselves. We were taking with us a friend from our home country, to show him the Sierra's sculptures.


As we started off roading we came to realize that we didn't have the exact location of the landmark that we...

I was ones a Qatar resident when I met the King of the Desert (Ali-Saudi) from a camping held in the middle of nowhere. Since then I admire Ali how the way he live a simple yet happy life, we both followed each other on Instagram and on Facebook and I was amazed watchi...

7 Jan 2018

This is a story of craziness, fun and joy! 

The story starts with Ali - The Man of the Desert, whom we met in Al-Riyadh CouchSurfing Group.

Those were the last days of December 2017. Ali took our CS group in Riyadh for a two days camp in Al-Dahna' desert, to explor...

12 Dec 2017

I am a frequent target for spammers and scammers, over social hospitality and travel websites. I became wary of the messages as I open them. But, this 25 yo Engineer/Photographer was different. I am proud I hosted Michal Chmielewski, from Poland.

He was new to the KSA a...

11 Dec 2017

I began my long weekend with the promise of camping and some mild hiking. My first day was spent hiking up to the archaeological site of Bat in Oman to reach the Beehive Tombs. This was my first hike ever, and I was terrified beyond words.

Climbing up the mountain was...

Living and working in the city of Doha is great. I embrace the heat - Yes, really! I am intrigued by the culture and the sun sets. My job is a constant challenge. I continue to develop myself. And, I have good friends from all around the world. Yet, my most favori...

4 Sep 2017

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I would have never imagined to experience that many great adventures in this dry country. It all started with meeting some local strangers  who became my good friends later on. One of my amazing desert expeditions was my trip to “ the Edge of the World.”

Understanding...

4 Sep 2017

It was the end of the winter in 2002. I went with my favorite friend on a road trip. We were used to going on those trips to discover new places in the desert over the weekend. That week, I read a news report about a sinkhole  (Dahl) close to one of the oil fields less...

4 Sep 2017

Saudi Arabia and The United Arab Emirates offer abundant variety of attractions to casual tourists. But for me, my most memorable events were during Safari trips.

I am amazed at the beauty and how the Brothers can navigate like they are on the ocean, but with their sen...

4 Sep 2017

Somebody once said  "The most important things in life are the people you love, the places you've seen 'and the memories you've made along the way".

That is exactly what I found in my Arabic culture experience. I traveled to Oman this summer, where I made great friends...

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The Land of Sand

September 4, 2017