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What Can I Wear? - UAE

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Thu, 14 Jun 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2631] | Comments [4]

In June 2012 two Emirati women began a twitter campaign calling on foreign visitors to respect their culture and adhere to an existing dress code. Hannan Al Rayyes and Asma Al Muheiri launched their  UAE Dress Code  page on Twitter because ... Read more >

Tags: culture and customs, mid east, travel-legal, travel-safety, uae

Israel Airport Security - Is Getting In Really That Tough?

ISRAEL | Wed, 6 Jun 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1529]

Given the level of tension in the region, it will be no surprise that security at Israel’s airports is stringent. Arriving by aircraft you will notice a couple of security guards waiting when you go up the escalators from your flight - if you seem ... Read more >

Tags: airport security, israel, mid east, travel-legal, travel-safety

Driving in the United Arab Emirates - Do you dare?

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Mon, 6 Feb 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1177]

Driving anywhere in the Middle East can be a very interesting experience for travellers not used to such behaviour, but it does go to a new extreme in the UAE. You may well be forgiven for thinking that driving lessons in the UAE primarily consist ... Read more >

Tags: driving, mid east, travel-safety, travel-transport, uae, united arab emirates

Love in the Desert - Jordan

JORDAN | Tue, 8 Mar 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2769]

As one of the safest, most liberal and most secure locations in the Middle East, Jordan seems like the perfect place for a romantic excursion. Perhaps you'd like to take your current partner on a trip to see the stunning ancient city of Petra or ... Read more >

Tags: jordan, mid east, relationships, travel-safety

Jasmine Revolution - Latest News

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 25 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1343]

The situation across North Africa is changing day-by-day, sometimes hour-by-hour. We always advise travellers that one of their best safety measures is to monitor news and events. Here is a list of news sources to check for continuing coverage.... Read more >

Tags: egypt, jordan, libya, mid east, morocco, north africa, syria, travel-advice, yemen

Egypt's Revolution - a WorldNomad's view

EGYPT | Thu, 17 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1453] | Video

Mo Soliman, the winner of our 2010 travel documentary scholarship is Egyptian and lives in Cairo. After many attempts over the tumultuous 18 day democracy protests we finally made contact with him. He's safe and well. He tells us he'd had been out ... Read more >

Tags: africa, egypt, mid east, travel-safety-tip

Egypt Returns To The Brink

EGYPT | Fri, 11 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1495]

After several days of relative calm, Egypt stands on the brink once again after a major disappointment for the democracy movement. Hundreds of thousands poured into Tahrir Square during February 10th as word spread Mr Mubarak was about to appear ... Read more >

Tags: africa, egypt, mid east, travel-alert

Egypt - Uneasy Calm

EGYPT | Mon, 7 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1133]

An uneasy calm has descended on Egypt following the weekend's mass protests. The Mubarak government has offered more concessions and begun talks with opposition groups, but democracy demonstrators still say they want the President (and his cronies) ... Read more >

Tags: africa, egypt, mid east, travel-alert

Gun Battles in Cairo! (updated)

EGYPT | Thu, 3 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [914]

There is a battle going on for control of Cairo, and Egypt. Around 4:00am Thursday February 3rd, after a day of clashes in which democracy demonstrators and pro-Mubarak groups threw rocks and petrol bombs at each other, gunfire began sounding across ... Read more >

Tags: africa, egypt, mid east, travel-safety-tips

Egypt - Descent into Chaos?

EGYPT | Thu, 3 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1081]

Hopes for a (relatively) peaceful transition to democracy are fading. 3 people have been killed and over 1500 injured in a day of clashes (Feb 2nd/3rd) between democracy demonstrators and pro-Mubarak groups. Over 300 people have died since protests ... Read more >

Tags: africa, egypt, mid east, travel-safety-tips

Lebanon - Obeying the Local Laws and Getting Around Safely

LEBANON | Sun, 30 Jan 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [984]

The Republic of Lebanon is a country celebrated for its long and rich history.  A chance to view the Roman ruins scattered about the country, as well as the ancient mosques, synagogues, and ornate churches make a trip to Lebanon appealing to any traveler.... Read more >

Tags: lebanon, mid east, travel-legal, travel-safety, travel-transport

Safety in Morocco's Souks & Medina

MOROCCO | Thu, 20 Jan 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3961]

The souks and medina of Morocco have a way of drawing in visitors to explore the labyrinth of alleys, the shops, the craftsmen, and life itself. Those dark streets, shady characters and the haggling shopkeepers can be daunting, but follow a few rules ... Read more >

Tags: mid east, morocco, travel-safety

Algeria - Terrorism

ALGERIA | Sun, 16 Jan 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [979]

Let’s get straight to the point - Algeria is a country wracked by terrorism. Terror groups have turned this North African nation into a hotbed of radicalism, providing a training ground for fundamentalists. However, the country does have tourism, ... Read more >

Tags: algeria, mid east, travel-safety, travel-terrorism

United Arab Emirates - It's Really, Really Hot

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Thu, 16 Dec 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [652]

The UAE is generally sunny all year, which makes it attractive as a sun soaked destination for many people. Most people generally travel to the UAE in the winter period from September to April, with the December to March being the most popular tourist ... Read more >

Tags: mid east, travel-health, travel-safety, uae, united arab emirates

Crime in the Kasbah - Morocco

MOROCCO | Tue, 14 Dec 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1858]

Part folklore, part reality, Morocco has a reputation for crooks and shysters, scammers and petty thieves. While fears of being kidnapped by slave traders are the stuff of legend and belong only in storybooks, you do need to be alert and keep a ... Read more >

Tags: mid east, morocco, travel-crime, travel-safety

Moroccan Scams & Rip Offs

MOROCCO | Sat, 20 Nov 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [3094]

The majority of people in Morocco are honest and very helpful to visitors, however there is a minority who are focused on ripping people off. Snake charmers, carpet sellers right out of central casting, artisans who are more like con artists ... Read more >

Tags: mid east, morocco, scams, travel-crime, travel-safety

Drugs In The United Arab Emirates - Don't Even Think About It!

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Tue, 16 Nov 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [473]

In 1996 the UAE passed legislation allowing for the death penalty for drug trafficking, and as far as drugs are concerned, the UAE has a zero tolerance policy towards drugs in general and this is enforced in a variety of ways. The drugs laws are very ... Read more >

Tags: drugs, mid east, travel-legal, travel-safety, uae, united arab emirates

Food & Water in Morocco

MOROCCO | Thu, 21 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1786]

Mechoui (spicy lamb roast), harira (tomato soup) and chicken & date tajine, all traditional Moroccan dishes, but no need to get the "traditional" upset stomach too, if you take some simple precautions. Here are some top tips to reduce ... Read more >

Tags: mid east, morocco, travel-health

Get A Feel For Iran

IRAN | Wed, 20 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1822]

Iran is such an unusual destination for travellers you may not know much about the place. Also, much of what you do know might be based on misconceptions and misperceptions. Here’s a list of links to news reports, blogs and photo diaries ... Read more >

Tags: iran, mid east, travel-tips

Sex in Iran

IRAN | Tue, 19 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [9095] | Comments [5]

Sex matters, and I mean both the act between consenting adults and gender. There are many rules and conventions around both, and some are so different to what the western traveller is accustomed to at home, they may unknowingly break the law. ... Read more >

Tags: iran, mid east, travel-legal, travel-safety

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