It all began on the plains of Tunisia - which really isn't so far, far away.
Dubai is full of great activities for children. Here's a quick guide to 20 of the best.
A tour through this ghostly place unearths the sins of what is now known as the "US den of espionage".
Under the ever-watchful gaze of Sultan Qaboos, Sharon Stephenson enjoys a slice of Arabian authenticity in Oman.
Even most locals have never eaten food quite like this.