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Al Omari Mosque

Al Omari Mosque

Beirut, Lebanon

The Omari Mosque is one of the oldest buildings in Beirut.  The city’s original mosque was built on the site in the seventh century, after the Muslim conquest.  Before that, archaeological evidence shows the presence of a Roman temple.  In the twelfth century, it was converted into a church dedicated to John the Baptist by crusaders.  After the Crusaders were finally expelled in 1291, the building...

Souq al-Arsa

Souq al-Arsa

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

This is the oldest souq in the UAE; its areesh (palm leaf) roof and wooden pillars have recently been restored. It also has a traditional coffeehouse where you can indulge in mint tea and dates. Opening Times: Sat-Thu 9am-1pm and 4-9pm, Fri 4-9pm ...

Marine Drive

Marine Drive

Mumbai, India

Marine Drive is a grand semi circular promenade skirting the Arabian Sea. It sweeps down from Malabar Hill to Nariman Point and is lined by grand Victorian buildings, art-deco apartment blocks and luxuriant palm trees. The twinkling at night of streetlights lining this promenade give an impression of a string of pearls; thus giving it the popular name ‘Queen’s Necklace’. Location: Malabar Hil...

Chughtai Museum Trust Art Gallery

Chughtai Museum Trust Art Gallery

Lahore, Pakistan

A must stop for tourists; this gallery showcases the works of Abdur Rehman Chughtai, the national painter of Pakistan. He dabbled in a number of arts and styles but is best known for his water color paintings. Chughtai’s paintings are beautiful and his work is easily recognized. The subjects in his paintings are delicate and it was the manner in which he drew their eyes that became his signature t...