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Working closely with a group of highly knowledgeable, power-house local women tourism professionals across Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and Jordan (where we hope to expand to next) we aim to provide good paying tourism jobs to many local women guides, hotel owners, restaurant owners, shopkeepers, craftsmakers, and tour managers. We believe in empowering local women through […]

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Tourism in the age of terrorism and how the landscape is changing driven more by fear than actual dangers. How has your perceptions changed the way you travel? “But isn’t fear of terrorist attacks, rationally speaking, completely overblown? From the sober perspective of statisticians and risk analysts, the answer is yes. The probability of falling […]

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While some Middle Eastern countries (such as Iran, Yemen and Saudi Arabia) require by law that women, citizens and visitors alike, cover their hair, most Middle Eastern and all North African countries do not require women to cover their hair. When traveling throughout the region, you’ll see women with varying degrees of head covering, or […]

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Subscribers, be looking for our free travel newsletter, to be dropping into your in box this morning. It is packed full of plenty of exciting articles on travel in the Middle East and North Africa, and also women’s travel tips no matter where your travels take you. In the July travel newsletter, we’re covering tips […]

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Getting Started on Planning Your Trip to the Middle East and North Africa The Middle East and North Africa, also called the MENA region, is a region of the world filled with a long, rich history, complex and interesting cultures, wonderful cuisine (for you foodie’s out there), stunning natural wonders and friendly locals. Many sites […]

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Off –The-Beaten Path Experiences in Dubai: Visit the Grand Mosque at Abu Dhabi Enjoy the Best Seafood in Dubai at the Bu Qtair Restaurant Get a Sneak Peak into a Traditional Emirati House by Grabbing Breakfast or Lunch at the Basta Art Café Time Travel Back 50 Years to Dubai’s Early Days by Wandering through […]

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