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Travelgram: Middle East & North Africa

Hi from LA (omg!), we are finally home after a month abroad in the Middle East & North Africa. It feels so great to be back and I cannot wait to share everything about our trip with you! Your response to my MENA feed was tremendous (thank you!!) so I wanted…

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Al Madinah Travel Diary | Saudi Arabia

My husband was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. After immigrating to America in the mid 90s, he hasn’t been back until we got married and went together, twice — in 2014 and 2016! My in-laws were living in the Kingdom again so it made our visits very simple, alhamdulilah…

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque | Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abaya: HERE Hello from the United Arab Emirates! Waseem and I have been in Dubai for a little over a week with still quite a few days left! Waseem is here on business and I was at Pop Con Dubai over the weekend speaking on a social media panel and I…

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Doha Travel Diary | Qatar

Last month as I was closing out a long Eurotrip, I found myself with a 2 hour layover in Doha. With my in-laws living a short plane ride away, I suggested that they visit me for some long overdue quality time…. & my 2 hour layover became nearly a week haha! My wheels are always turning and I’m always ready to seize the moment! My father in law is a big foodie so with recommendations from family and friends in tow, we spent most of our time restaurant hopping without a single complaint from me! The food in Doha was so good everywhere we went. We started off at an Iraqi restaurant and over our few days we consumed so much more; fish & chips, Pakistani food (& a halwa puri brunch one day, yum!), Egyptian, traditional Qatari, & I don’t even remember what else! It was a blur of amazing food! We got in a little bit of sight seeing as well but not as much as I would have liked because the days were so hot so we wouldn’t really begin our outings until 4 or 5 pm. Our main outings were Souq WaqifMuseum of Islamic Art, shopping at the mall (duh! The Middle East loves malls!), & dune bashing in the Arabian Desert with Qatar Inbound Tours. I don’t recommend the last with your parents if they’re not the adventurous type lol! Trust me when I say that my mother in law was f r e a k i n g  o u t! I’ve dune bashed before in Dubai, so I should have known but my father in law really enjoyed himself – we would have stayed longer if we could have!

Enjoy all the photos, I’ll chat about all the places as we go! Starting with Souq Waqif..

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