middle-East

Culture and Arts Oman

Culture and Arts Oman

Culture and Arts Oman Muscat Cultural Heritage A true oasis in the desert, the Omani capital is built in the middle of a fertile plain surrounded by steep rocks. It is the smallest capital in the world, and the hottest too, reaching 45 ° C from May to August. Seen […]

Recommended itineraries Qatar

Recommended itineraries Qatar

Recommended itineraries Qatar Most visitors stop over for 2 or 3 days, which is enough to get a feel for the country and see its main points of interest. Doha C & rsquociel all along the route, especially on the outskirts of West Bay, where the Central […]

Transport and travel Lebanon

Transport and travel Lebanon

Transport and travel Lebanon How to get around Lebanon? Lebanon is a small country; it only takes about 3 hours to cross it from end to end. To get around, most people use shared taxis, many of which, like buses, follow fixed routes. Buses also connect Beirut […]

Where to eat, food and drink United Arab Emirates

Where to eat, food and drink United Arab Emirates

Where to eat, food and drink United Arab Emirates Kitchen Today, the big cities of the Emirates are full of countless restaurants selling all the kitchens of the world, or almost. On the top of the basket, the best hotels have attracted top chefs whose preparations […]

Recommended itineraries Iran

Recommended itineraries Iran

Recommended itineraries Iran Considering the climate, it is better to travel to Iran in autumn and spring. Note, however, that the Persian New Year (Nowruz, around March 20-21) is the very high season. The country is three times the size of France, the roads […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Israel, Palestine

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Israel, Palestine

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Israel, Palestine Accommodation in Israel Campsites It is possible to camp in Israel. Most of the time, these are in fact places reserved for pitching the tent, away from accommodation. Sanitary facilities, shared […]

Culture United Arab Emirates

Culture United Arab Emirates

Culture United Arab Emirates Dromedaries Do you know the Mighty Camels, the Dubai hockey team? With 4 or 5 dromedaries per km², the Emirates are one of the richest countries in the world in camelids! This "gift from God," as the Arabs call it, was once […]

Recommended itineraries Jordan

Recommended itineraries Jordan

Recommended itineraries Jordan The vast majority of points of interest are located along a western fringe 400 km long. We could quickly get around it. But by its history and its geography, this small country conceals a quantity of both archaeological and […]

Activities, sports and leisure Cyprus

Activities, sports and leisure Cyprus

Activities, sports and leisure Cyprus Sports Cyprus has 250 km of accessible coastline and many beaches where you can practice several water sports in all seasons. The marked trails of the Troodos massif and the Akamas peninsula allow you to admire unspoiled […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Jordan

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Jordan

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Jordan Hotels No hot problem - they are free, which is not necessarily the case with cheap addresses. Be careful, if the crowds are low, small establishments are not always heated in winter (and it can be cold!): […]

Identity card Turkey

Identity card Turkey

Identity card Turkey - Population:  Area: 780 576 km² Capital city : Ankara. - Languages: Turkish (official language), Kurdish, as well as minority languages Change : Turkish lira (Tü Ré Head of É Index of human development : 0,767 (77th in the […]

Culture and Arts Cyprus

Culture and Arts Cyprus

Culture and Arts Cyprus History Cyprus has seen 17 invasions in its 9 year long history. The oldest sites, Khirokitia, Kalavassos and Tenta, date from the Neolithic period. Kition, Phoenician trading post, Amathus and Tamassos have become prosperous city-kingdoms […]

Istanbul transport and travel

Istanbul transport and travel

Istanbul transport and travel Istanbulkart If you plan to make many trips during your stay, it is in your best interest to buy this magnetic card. It costs 6 TL and can be found in newsstands and some stores like grocery stores. It can also be bought at […]

Istanbul activities and tours

Istanbul activities and tours

Istanbul activities and tours Architecture: a city in flux Istanbul's population is estimated at around 15 million, compared with just 1 million in 1960. Istanbul is a booming city. The crowd is everywhere, all the time, sometimes "overwhelming" as in the […]

Recommended routes Turkey

Recommended routes Turkey

Recommended routes Turkey A week in Turkey Istanbul, a must! Then there are 3 variants. To get around, it is better to take the plane. Istanbul (3 days) Devote 2 days to old Istanbul (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace). On the 3rd day, plan a […]

Useful information and practical life in Qatar

Useful information and practical life in Qatar

Useful information and practical life in Qatar Time difference Qatar is 2 hours ahead of continental Western Europe in winter and 1 hour from April to October (the country does not apply summer time). Electricity 220-240 volts, 50 Hertz. The sockets are […]

Practical life on site Abu Dhabi

Practical life on site Abu Dhabi

Practical life on site Abu Dhabi Electricity 220-240 V, 50 Hz. The plugs, three square pins, are the same as in England. Most hotels have adapters, otherwise it is easy to find a cheap one in small shops. Time difference Abu Dhabi is 2 hours ahead of Western […]

Traditions and customs Lebanon

Traditions and customs Lebanon

Traditions and customs Lebanon Religious communities Lebanon is a multi-faith country, made of 17 religious communities recognized: 13 Christians including 6 attached to Rome; 4 Muslim or from Islam. Their distribution is roughly as follows: Muslims: […]

Transport and travel Jordan

Transport and travel Jordan

Transport and travel Jordan Taxis Collective taxis or “here” taxis, “service” taxis have fixed and regular lines. Better to jabber a bit in Arabic to tell the driver where he is going. Shared taxis are white, while private taxis, or specials, are […]

Practical life on site Cyprus

Practical life on site Cyprus

Practical life on site Cyprus Line of demarcation or "green line" The "green line" separates the Greek parts (Republic of Cyprus) and Turkish (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, recognized only by Turkey) of the island. As the entire territory of Cyprus […]

Health and Safety Oman

Health and Safety Oman

Health and Safety Oman Health There are public hospitals even in the villages. They offer a good quality of care, especially in Muscat. Hospital emergencies offer free services. There is also a network of private clinics. A certain number of pharmaceuticals, […]

The Dead Sea: a unique universe

The Dead Sea: a unique universe

A sea with the strange taste of a lake. Salt, do you want it? A not-so-dead Dead Sea. A rather steep ecological bill ...                               […]

Recommended routes Abu Dhabi

Recommended routes Abu Dhabi

Recommended routes Abu Dhabi While the stopover in Dubai revolves mainly around shopping and the city's sometimes crazy attractions, the emirate of Abu Dhabi offers a much wider and more authentic array of places to discover. More formal than its neighbor […]

Food, food and drink Turkey

Food, food and drink Turkey

Food, food and drink Turkey Kitchen Originally nomads, the Turks had to adapt their recipes to circumstances and places. Their cuisine was influenced, between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, by those of the countries conquered by the Ottoman Empire (the […]

Oman traditions and customs

Oman traditions and customs

Oman traditions and customs Know-how and customs - Dress code: the traditional (and official) garment of the country is the dishdasha, a long tunic covering men and women from the neck to the feet. It is therefore advisable to wear suitable clothing out […]

Jordan themed itineraries

Jordan themed itineraries

Jordan themed itineraries Culture In Amman, the lower town and its theater (the citadel and the Jordan Museum) Contemporary art exhibitions at Darat al Funun, Dar al Anda and at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts The ancient sites of Jerash and Umm […]

Traditions and customs Iran

Traditions and customs Iran

Traditions and customs Iran Religion It is ultra-present, since Iran is an Islamic republic. The Supreme Leader runs the country, although the president is elected by universal suffrage. The population is predominantly Muslim, nearly 90% Shiite. There are […]

Health and Safety Turkey

Health and Safety Turkey

Health and Safety Turkey Health Recommendations Few major health risks. Public hospitals often lack funds, but there are many very modern private clinics, especially in large towns and tourist towns. There is a relatively high risk ofbeech in luxury hotels […]

Tel Aviv, 5 reasons to go

Tel Aviv, 5 reasons to go

Sun, beaches, museums and galleries, architecture between East and West, and bars that vibrate until the end of the night ... For all these reasons, Tel Aviv has become a destination of choice for a city […]

Recommended itineraries Istanbul

Recommended itineraries Istanbul

Recommended itineraries Istanbul Not seeing everything, it is prolonged 4 days, during a bridge) or 1 week or more. 2 days in Istanbul We will limit ourselves to the European part of Istanbul. On the 1st day, head for Topkapı palace, then visit the basilica […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Dubai

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Dubai

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Dubai Dubai is still far from being a backpacker destination. To stay in Dubai, it is better to plan a good budget, because the prices charged by the hotels remain high. Dubai has set up a classification that distinguishes […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Qatar

Entry formalities and useful contacts Qatar

Entry formalities and useful contacts Qatar Entry formalities Le passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of departure from Qatar (for the Swiss, a validity of 3 months after the date of arrival is sufficient). Le visa is obligatory. Visa […]

Geography and landscapes Lebanon

Geography and landscapes Lebanon

Geography and landscapes Lebanon Located on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, Lebanon is bordered by Syria to the north and east, and by Israel to the south. This country, one of the smallest in the world, with an area of ​​10 km², stretches […]

Culture and museums Abu Dhabi

Culture and museums Abu Dhabi

Culture and museums Abu Dhabi History L & rsquo2000 BC. AD), known as d & rsquoNar, which takes its name from an island near the capital of the emirate. It is to this period that the great tomb of Hili (near Al Aïn) belongs. For the rest, traditions […]

Activities, sports and leisure Lebanon

Activities, sports and leisure Lebanon

Activities, sports and leisure Lebanon The fundamental asset of Lebanon is nature. It allows it to offer a very wide range of activities. The concept of ecotourism, a trend in full development at the global level, is also gaining ground. Besides cultural […]

Health and Safety Iran

Health and Safety Iran

Health and Safety Iran Health No vaccine is compulsory in Iran. It is nevertheless advisable to be up to date with your universal vaccines (DTCP, MMR in children), and possibly, depending on travel conditions, to be vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, […]

Money and budget United Arab Emirates

Money and budget United Arab Emirates

Money and budget United Arab Emirates Money, banks, exchange - Change : l & rsquoci rarely used). As the dirham is tied to the dollar, its decline made travel cheaper. In February 2020: 1 € = 4 Dhs and 1 Dhs = 0,25 €. - The change s & rsquo22pm […]

Tel Aviv ID card

Tel Aviv ID card

Tel Aviv ID card - Area: 52 km² Population: 444 inhabitants (600 million in the agglomeration Density Mayor: Ron Huldai (Labor Party), since 1998. Tel Aviv neighborhoods Around Dizengoff La Dizengoff Street is sort of the Aviv. Lots of shops, restaurants […]

The Baalbeck Festival, between East and West

The Baalbeck Festival, between East and West

Between the 9 dancers, actors, musicians make the trip to Baalbeck, an ancient city located 90 km east of Beirut, in Liban to celebrate performing arts and music. […]

Transport and travel Oman

Transport and travel Oman

Transport and travel Oman Plane Sib International Airport (Seeb) is located near the capital. All the main car rental companies are represented there. Also rental offices in towns. To connect Muscat to Salalah (in the south of the country), the best means […]

Geography and landscapes Cyprus

Geography and landscapes Cyprus

Geography and landscapes Cyprus Cyprus is the easternmost European country (with the exception of Russia) and, paradoxically, it geologically belongs to Asia. Its strategic position in the center of the eastern basin of the Mediterranean, close to the coasts […]

Climate and weather Turkey

Climate and weather Turkey

Climate and weather Turkey In Turkey, it is hot in summer. On the other hand, Istanbul's climate is not necessarily the same as that of Naples at the same latitude. The Bosphorus, the Black Sea, the Sea of ​​Marmara create a microclimate that defies […]

Where to eat, food and drink Israel, Palestine

Where to eat, food and drink Israel, Palestine

Where to eat, food and drink Israel, Palestine Kitchen Cuisine in Israel Most appetizers and side dishes like pita (bread pancake), mezes, falafels, grilled meats and even pastries are found throughout the region. But the Jews who inhabit the country come […]

History and key dates Istanbul

History and key dates Istanbul

History and key dates Istanbul Once upon a time byzantium The foundation of the city is lost in the leC. than Byzas, at the head of a troop of sailors from Megara (Greece), settled on the point now occupied by the Topkapı seraglio. This arid promontory […]

Recommended routes Lebanon

Recommended routes Lebanon

Recommended routes Lebanon A week in Lebanon Beirut Walk around the shopping district of Hamra and the nearby American University AUB district The National Museum of Beirut (not to be missed!) Walk on the Raouché corniche with the famous "pigeon cave" The […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Turkey

Entry formalities and useful contacts Turkey

Entry formalities and useful contacts Turkey Entry formalities - French, Swiss and Luxembourg nationals are exempt from visa for a tourist stay not exceeding 90 days, over a period of 180 days, from the day of entry into Turkey. The stay can be continuous […]

Health and Safety Dubai

Health and Safety Dubai

Health and Safety Dubai Health Vaccinations and precautions In addition to universal vaccinations (DTCP, hepatitis B), the following vaccinations may be recommended: hepatitis A and typhoid.However, before departure, a consultation is recommended for frail […]

Money and budget Lebanon

Money and budget Lebanon

Money and budget Lebanon Money, banks, exchange Currency The country's currency is Lebanese pound (LBP). In August 2020, € 1 = 1 LBP and 800 LBP = € 10.There are 50, 100, 250, 1, 000, 5, 000, 10 and 000 LBP notes. Due to inflation, the coins disappeared […]

Dubai traditions and customs

Dubai traditions and customs

Dubai traditions and customs craft Don't expect to find local handicrafts inherited from the Bedouins. Handicrafts found in the souks of the old town or in tourist hotels are mostly imported from neighboring countries (India, Iran, Oman). From the hookah […]

Jordan: Wadi Ram, a mythical desert

Jordan: Wadi Ram, a mythical desert

Located in the south of Jordan, 2 hours from Petra, Wadi Ram (pronounced rom) is a desert like no other, dressed in red, yellow, white that set ablaze and magnify […]

Money and budget Jordan

Money and budget Jordan

Money and budget Jordan Money, banks, exchange Currency The currency is the Jordanian dinar (JD). Next to the number in Arabic you can read the English translation in letters. If you are wrong, the Jordanians, mostly honest, give you back the coins you hold […]

Three days in Dubai

Three days in Dubai

Excessive, surreal, megalomaniac ... there are plenty of epithets to qualify Dubai. This city emerging from the desert is now an El Dorado which attracts more and […]

Transport and travel Turkey

Transport and travel Turkey

Transport and travel Turkey bus The bus is a widely used means of transport in Turkey. So, for long distance journeys, it is better to book your ticket as soon as possible. The service is provided throughout the country by private companies and is relatively […]

Activities, sports and leisure Abu Dhabi

Activities, sports and leisure Abu Dhabi

Activities, sports and leisure Abu Dhabi Emirate's oil. Pools for water skiing and wakeboarding, karting, clay pigeon shooting and paintball, football stadium, basketball and beach volleyball lessons, skating rink, bowling… you can find almost everything […]

Geography Oman

Geography Oman

Geography Oman The sultanate of arid country. But a century. This no man's land long known under the name of Aden finally found, around the 1950s, the layout under which we see it today. Oman is the third largest country in the Phali, the 'capital - on the […]

Transport and travel Tel Aviv

Transport and travel Tel Aviv

Transport and travel Tel Aviv bus Urban daily from 5:30 a.m. to midnight except shabbat (no bus). Download theMoovit app (map available offline) or pick up a map of the network - a handful of shekalim - at the tourist office). The network is well developed. Please […]

Istanbul getaway

Istanbul getaway

Romantic getaway for two, shopping spree, cultural trip, nights at the Bosphorus… Istanbul is suitable for all kinds of short stays. Winter and summer alike, but […]

Dubai transport and travel

Dubai transport and travel

Dubai transport and travel Routes We drive on the right. The road network is excellent, making the car an excellent locomotive in the emirate. You can't do anything without a car, unless you take a taxi ... Moreover, jams the hours of arrival and leaving […]

Practical life on site Turkey

Practical life on site Turkey

Practical life on site Turkey Time difference Turkey is 1 hour ahead of France in summer, and 2 hours in winter. When it is 12 p.m. in France, it is 13 p.m. in Turkey in summer, 14 p.m. in winter. The time is the same throughout Turkish territory. Electricity These […]

Where to eat, food and drink Iran

Where to eat, food and drink Iran

Where to eat, food and drink Iran Iranian cuisine In general, we do not eat very well in Iran ... The vast majority of restaurants are rustic fast food, the few others are restaurants with a more pleasant decor but offering a choice ... almost identical […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Cyprus

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Cyprus

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Cyprus Villas, hotels, country lodges… you are spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation in Cyprus. The classification by categories and stars corresponds to European standards. Limassol is surely the most […]

Activities, visits and outings Tel Aviv

Activities, visits and outings Tel Aviv

Activities, visits and outings Tel Aviv The Bauhaus movement C & oeligAviv developed in the 1930s with the Jewish migrants who were fleeing the Nazi regime. Ashkenazim of German descent, they did not have the culture of the sea. No wonder then that the […]

Jordan traditions and customs

Jordan traditions and customs

Jordan traditions and customs Mosaics From Amman to Rasas, excavations reveal new mosaics of great artistic quality every year. A traditional art which continues to be taught and practiced successfully, especially in Madaba. Renewal Madaba, with its craftsmen […]

Climate, seasons and weather United Arab Emirates

Climate, seasons and weather United Arab Emirates

Climate, seasons and weather United Arab Emirates The weather is hot, even scorching, and sunny. Statistics show an average of only 13 rainy days per year in Abu Dhabi for a total of 126 mm of precipitation (585 mm in Paris). These light rains fall in winter, […]

Culture and Arts Lebanon

Culture and Arts Lebanon

Culture and Arts Lebanon Literature Lebanon, a cultural melting pot, has seen the birth of brilliant artists. We have chosen to present two of the most famous. Khalil Gibran Kahlil Gibran (Djubran Kahlil Djubran) is a poet, philosopher and artist. Born in […]

Where to eat, food and drink Oman

Where to eat, food and drink Oman

Where to eat, food and drink Oman Kitchen Omani meals are very influenced by Indian cuisine; you can find meats and fish prepared in the tandoori, masala or tikka fashion on most restaurant menus. So much so that we consider the biryani (Indian dish consisting […]

Culture Turkey

Culture Turkey

Culture Turkey Whirling Dervishes (Mevlevi) The whirling dervishes are Muslim clerics. Their name originates from the Persian word darwich which means "DïRümï (nicknamed Mevlana," our master ") in the 2th century, the Sufi order of mevlevi, commonly […]

Activities, sports and leisure Turkey

Activities, sports and leisure Turkey

Activities, sports and leisure Turkey Pleasure boats The Turkish coast is exceptional for boating, especially between Kuşadası and Antalya. The relief is tormented, rich in a multitude of coves and sheltered bays, wild and peaceful islets, and turquoise […]

Tel Aviv is 100 years old

Tel Aviv is 100 years old

A rich menu of festivities awaits you in Tel Aviv to celebrate the centenary of the “White City”. Festivals, concerts, events of all kinds will bring life to […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Qatar

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Qatar

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Qatar For an idea in the “budget” section. Youth hostel Are you looking for cheap accommodation in Qatar? No need to search for long. There is only one youth hostel in the country! The Lakta (usually unknown to […]

Culture Jordan

Culture Jordan

Culture Jordan Population Jordan has about 6,6 million inhabitants (where and in the camps, also located in the North. There are also around 100 Circassians who came from the Caucasus in the 000th century, Turks, Armenians and some Kurdish and Baha'i communities. The […]

The best hotels and accommodations Istanbul

The best hotels and accommodations Istanbul

The best hotels and accommodations Istanbul Accommodation in Istanbul Youth hostels - Bunk Hostel: A large youth hostel (170 beds) in an old house completely revamped with a modern feel: brick walls painted white, indirect lighting, lacquered colors, sandblasted […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation in Oman

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation in Oman

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation in Oman Hotels Hotel accommodation is expensive, even very expensive. The choice of hotels is great for both tourism and business travelers, especially in Muscat and Salalah. Several establishments have private beaches […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Cyprus

Entry formalities and useful contacts Cyprus

Entry formalities and useful contacts Cyprus Entry formalities - Nationals of the European Union and the Swiss can enter Cyprus with a ID card or a passport valid (for Canadians, valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of departure […]

Jordan cuisine, food and drink

Jordan cuisine, food and drink

Jordan cuisine, food and drink Kitchen Not very original: the most common dishes served in Jordan are largely influenced by Egyptian, Lebanese, Turkish, Iraqi and Syrian cuisines.In recent years, we have witnessed a revival in a few restaurants in the capital. […]

Activities, sports and recreation United Arab Emirates

Activities, sports and recreation United Arab Emirates

Activities, sports and recreation United Arab Emirates The favorite pastime of the UAE, say the slanderers, is Shopping... It's hard to deny that it is the true cornerstone of local recreation. Sport The Emirates also love sport, on the initiative of the […]

Oman identity card

Oman identity card

Oman identity card - Official name : Sultanate of Oman.- Area: 309 500 km² Population:  Capital city : Muscat (Muscat).- Density The Head of É Ré Population: 75% d & rsquo Dominant religion: Islam, mostly Languages: l & rsquo Change : the […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Iran

Entry formalities and useful contacts Iran

Entry formalities and useful contacts Iran Entry formalities For French, Belgian or Swiss citizens, passport valid at least 6 months after the date of departure from Iran, and comprising 2 blank pages face to face. The Iranian consular services take […]

Themed routes Turkey

Themed routes Turkey

Themed routes Turkey Architecture Istanbul, always and again! See also the thematic itineraries in Istanbul. Safranbolu The rock churches of Cappadocia Divriği Mosque Ancient theaters, especially those of Aspendos and Arycanda Historical and archaeological […]

Before departure and formalities Jordan

Before departure and formalities Jordan

Before departure and formalities Jordan Entry formalities - Passport: it must be valid for another 6 months from the date of entry into Jordan. - A visa is obligatory. Its validity lasts 3 months for a 1 month stay on site. European Union, Swiss and […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation United Arab Emirates

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation United Arab Emirates

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation United Arab Emirates Hotels It is a bit of a must for a stay in the Emirates. The alternative forms of accommodation being very limited, not to say outright non-existent, one must choose from the plethora of hotels […]

Where to eat, food and drink Qatar

Where to eat, food and drink Qatar

Where to eat, food and drink Qatar Kitchen Typical of the Arabian Peninsula, Qatari cuisine blends with the old local background influences from all the important communities living in the country - more specifically Lebanese, Indian, Iranian and North African. […]

United Arab Emirates Identity Card

United Arab Emirates Identity Card

United Arab Emirates Identity Card - Location: faith Area: approximately 82 km² Capital city : Abu Dhabi- Population: 5 inhabitants (927 estimate), i.e. more than 482 times more than Density Change : US dirham S shape Ré Head of the Nahyan, é Prime Minister […]

Transport and travel United Arab Emirates

Transport and travel United Arab Emirates

Transport and travel United Arab Emirates Plane Airlines companies Competition is fierce between Emirates, the Dubai company, Etihad Airways, attached to Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah's low cost airline, Air Arabia. Emirates and Etihad provide inexpensive service […]

Health and Safety Qatar

Health and Safety Qatar

Health and Safety Qatar Health and sanitary conditions The health risks are very limited. No vaccine is to be expected apart from the usual booster shots. Let us mention a few episodic cases of coronavirus infections. Consult very quickly in case of fever […]

Qatar identity card

Qatar identity card

Qatar identity card - Area: 11 586 km² Population ci globally increased Religion: two thirds of the population are Muslims, 14% are Hindus, 14% chréconservateurs) dominate despite Capital  Change : Qatari rial or Qatari rial.- British Indecolony). - […]

Entry formalities, visa and useful addresses in Oman

Entry formalities, visa and useful addresses in Oman

Entry formalities, visa and useful addresses in Oman Entry formalities Passport The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the date of entry into Omani territory (for the Swiss, 6 months after the end of the stay). 30-day tourist e-visa (26 […]

Money and budget Turkey

Money and budget Turkey

Money and budget Turkey Money, banks, exchange Currency The currency is the turkish lira (Türk Lirası, TL). The hundredth of the pound is called the kuruş (100 kuruş = 1 TL). Banks and exchange The euros in hope to change the minimum on arrival. If […]

Geography and landscapes Turkey

Geography and landscapes Turkey

Geography and landscapes Turkey Turkey is one of the only countries in the world straddling 2 continents. Eastern Thrace is the part of Europetaurus, of which the biblical Ararat is the highest peak in Turkey (5 m). 4 seas bathe Turkey: The black Sea, to […]

Money and budget Abu Dhabi

Money and budget Abu Dhabi

Money and budget Abu Dhabi Currency and exchange - Change : le UAE dirham (Dh or AED) is divided into 100 fils. There are banknotes from 5 to 1000 Dhs and coins of 1 Dh, 50 and 25 fils. The dirham is at fixed parity with the dollar ($ 1 = 3,6725 Dhs). In […]

Money and budget Qatar

Money and budget Qatar

Money and budget Qatar Currency, banking, exchange - Currency: the Qatari rial or Qatari rial (QAR), divided into 100 dirhams. There are tickets from 1 to 500 QR; coins (1 dirham to 1 rial) are hardly used. In practice, amounts are always rounded to […]

Money and budget Dubai

Money and budget Dubai

Money and budget Dubai Money, banks, exchange Currency The monetary unit is the UAE dirham (AED) which divides into 100 fils. In February 2020: 1 € = 4 Dhs and 1 Dhs = 0,25 €. Payment and change - There is no problem to change euros. Currency exchange […]

Dubai recommended itineraries

Dubai recommended itineraries

Dubai recommended itineraries Dubai in transit Dubai what to do between two planes in Dubai. At the airport, there are tourist information desks (near the baggage claim belts and in the exit hall) where you can get brochures and maps of the city listing […]

Useful information and practical life on site United Arab Emirates

Useful information and practical life on site United Arab Emirates

Useful information and practical life on site United Arab Emirates Time difference The Emirates are 2 hours ahead of continental Western Europe in summer and 3 hours in winter. When it is noon in Paris, it is 14 p.m. in Abu Dhabi in July and 15 p.m. in December. Electricity Electrical […]

Transport and travel Cyprus

Transport and travel Cyprus

Transport and travel Cyprus Airport The aeville. The one in Paphos is used mainly by charter flights. Count 5 to 10 € for a taxi between Larnaca airport and the center (add 20% to this rate after 20:30 p.m., plus a small supplement for luggage) and less […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts United Arab Emirates

Entry formalities and useful contacts United Arab Emirates

Entry formalities and useful contacts United Arab Emirates Entry formalities - For the French, Belgians, Swiss and Canadians, a passport is sufficient to enter the territory of the United Arab Emirates. The passport must be valid for at […]

Health and Safety Abu Dhabi

Health and Safety Abu Dhabi

Health and Safety Abu Dhabi Sanitary conditions It is strongly recommended to have a Insurance covering medical and repatriation costs, at the risk of not having access to care, including in the event of a vital emergency. Health authorities are closely […]

Useful information and practical life in Lebanon

Useful information and practical life in Lebanon

Useful information and practical life in Lebanon Time difference GMT + 2h in winter (October to March), + 3h in summer (April to September). Electricity 110-120 V, 50 Hertz. Power outlets in accordance with French standards. Opening hours The official weekly […]

Wine festival in Limassol

Wine festival in Limassol

Good news: since May 1, the Greek part of Cyprus has been a member of the European Union. Excellent news : the Limassol wine festival opens its doors from August […]

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