Qatar boasts a long tradition of luxury – from its days as a pearl diving settlement to the present day, where its hospitality, culture and retail offerings are steeped in extravagance, and its architecture seamlessly melds tradition with modernity. The Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE) returns from 24-29 February for its seventeenth edition, encapsulates the country’s dedication to craftmanship and luxury. Over 500 jewellery and watch brands, with 127 local and international exhibitors representing 14 countries, are welcoming visitors on a journey of wonder in Qatar, while Turkish and Indian Pavilions bringing a taste of those countries to Qatar through their jewellery. DJWE provides a platform for both established brands and smaller niche designers to exhibit thei...Read More
Tag: West Asia
Where a train takes you to the Caves!
Estimated to be over 2 million years old, the Al Hoota Cave is one of Oman’s most popular natural tourist attractions. Located off route 21 between Nizwa and Bahla at the foot of Oman’s epic mountain Jabal Shams, just 2 hours drive from Muscat, it is the first and only cave in the Arabian Peninsula which is open to visitors. With a total length of around 4.5 kilometres, around 500 metres of the cave is accessible to the general public. The one hour guided tour starts from the Visitor’s Centre with a short ride in an electric train that carries passengers up to the cave entrance. Once inside the cave, it’s a feast for the eyes as you walk on the pathway and witness an enormous subterranean cavern filled with stalactites, stalagmites and colourful solid rock columns. Don’t miss t...Read More