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Grapeshisha was one of the first online guides to Gulf Arabia. was launched as a newsletter, blog and travel site during 2003/2004. Covering Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the UAE, Oman and the wider Gulf region it was one of the most popular sites. Since Grapeshisha started, it has been featured and referred to by many well-known local and international websites:

Gridskipper: “one of the most excellent sites regarding the UAE and Dubai in particular”
MSN: [one of] “Dubai’s Awesome Links”
Mediaweek: “one of the best independent information sites about the UAE”.
Time Out: “Time Out’s Favourite UAE bloggers”
Concierge Magazine: [they]“frequently pick up on quiet trends gaining force in the Emirates”
Tripbase: “Best Blog about Dubai”
Abu Dhabi Week: “the blog to read”.

Grapeshisha now exists as ebooks available on Amazon. They feature as distinct travel guides to the Arabian Gulf, featuring tips, local knowledge, cultural information, and a whole lot more that help you understand what Nouveau Arabia is all about. Whether you are looking to move, to visit on a holiday or are just aghast at how this part of the world has transformed in less than half a century, Grapeshisha is for you.

Check out the guides on,, and any other Amazon local site.

Grapeshish has been featured regularly and referred to in the local UAE press including the Gulf News, The National, Khaleej Times and Emirates Business 24-7 as well as the international press most notably The Telegraph newspaper and the Times of India.

On occasion we find our way onto the best-of lists, compiled by bloggers as well as other mainstream press outlets. The travel books like us and heavyweight names have recommended us such as Whats On and and Time Out.

We have been quoted and referred to, both anonymously and named, in a number of books. And we were one of Maktoob/Yahoo’s very few featured business blogs for the region. We were profiled regularly in the blogger network, Global Voices, as well as on the Al Bawaba blog round up and we are proud to be included within itoot, Arabia’s invite only blogger network. Grapeshisha provides information for publication, has been the source material for the Government’s Official Investor’s Guide to the UAE and is a recommended site by both the Dubai government and the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce. Grapeshisha has provided advisory for a number of companies, including, The National Geographic.

Please do get in touch with us.

Rahim and Zohara