My second project in Tehran was in January and February – the middle of Winter and very cold! Tehran has lots of parks, and all the ones I visited were popular and very well kept. This particular walk was to Taleghani Park, about a 45-minute walk from the hotel where I was staying in the… Read more
Places in the Middle East
Articles on places I’ve worked in or visited in the Middle East.
Although Dubai is a prime tourist destination, I’ve done a couple of different projects there – hence me including it on this site. I have transitioned through Dubai many times to other countries for work (in the Middle East), or pleasure (the UK). I’ve not gone into detail here on the different attractions in Dubai… Read more
At the beginning of my second project in Tehran I was staying at the Esteghlal hotel, which is in the northern part of the city, near the Alborz mountains and the district of Tajrish. That picture above is the view I had from my room. Tehran is in the shadow of the Alborz mountains to… Read more
If you’re in Dubai over a weekend and looking for something to do, I recommend Dune Bashing. All the major hotels can arrange a Dune Bashing trip for you and there are travel agencies who will do the same. You can also book online – just Google ‘dune bashing in Dubai’. There are generally 3… Read more
From August to the end of November, 2016, I was part of a team working on a project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The trip from Hong Kong totalled 21 hours: I would get up at 4:00 am to get to the airport and catch the 7:50 Emirates flight to Dubai. I then had a 6-hour… Read more
In 2017, I was lucky enough to spend a month in Tehran – I was there from late January until the end of February – deepest Winter! There was snow everywhere and the mercury stayed below freezing for the first week of that trip, the first time I had experienced temperatures that low for many… Read more