There’s no stopping it, it’s like summer in the desert, completely disorientating and painful to even think about. Normally sane people rush around making other plans that usually involve flights to faraway lands but know, deep down, it will still have a negative effect on their being. Yes, Sex and the City 2 is upon us.
A cruise through the fjords of Musandam, an Omani peninsula on the northern tip of the UAE. The area, which meets the Strait of Hormuz, used to be a communications hub for the region and is still a popular trade route. Dolphins still greet visitors on the traditional Arabian-style dhows.
To accompany the video with Karim Al Azari, I produced this audio slideshow to go with The National’s coverage of the Dubai24 endurance race. Here, Will Catron, a pit mechanic, talks about the demands of the 24-hour endurance race that attracted 78 supercharged cars.
Photos taken on a trip to the island off the east coast of Oman in August 2009. The island contains a village, Omani military base and is popular with kitesurfers due to the high winds. Some of these photos were reprinted in The National’s travel section in April 2010.
After the editor of the China Economic Times lost his job because of an investigative report by one of his reporters, I was reminded of a revealing talk I attended by two of the country’s leading media figures and the lessons to be learned.