Photo credit: Martin Hartley Without harnessing every scintilla of my being to the task, I was unlikely to make it to the far end – the North Pole – alone and without outside assistance. For me it was a supreme… Continue Reading
A North-South crossing of the Empty Quarter through the eastern lobe, this expedition, which began in Al Ain, ended successfully in Salalah on the 28th March 2012, establishing Hajar Ali as the first woman to cross the Empty Quarter.… Continue Reading
Date: 22nd March 2012 Where: Empty Quarters What: The Empty Quarters is the world’s largest sand desert spanning Abu Dhabi, Oman, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Who: Hajar Ali is the founder of Urbane Nomads, a travel company specializing in luxury travel… Continue Reading
Or rather, as in some cases, best horse havens with a few, albeit well-designed rooms. Most are a good base for horseriding enthusiasts. Some are skewed towards polo. One’s a castle, another is only open to polo players and is… Continue Reading
Luxury Phinisi- Sailing to Asmat “It is the desire to do something adventurous, at a time when frontiers, in the real sense of the word, are disappearing.”- Michael C. Rockefeller.” Photo Courtesy of Raja Laut September-mid November is a great… Continue Reading
Mongolia with an Entourage So there was that ‘Most Luxurious Trip in the World‘ created for 2 persons. If you prefer travelling with an entourage, this arrangement might suit you better. Who it’s for: A group of 25 persons, with… Continue Reading
Luxury Expedition in the Empty Quarters Who it’s for: A corporate retreat for a group of 40-45 CEOs (with a projected number of 80 individuals, inclusive of spouses, attending) . The aim is to create a journey less ordinary for… Continue Reading
Hajar is the founder of Urbane Nomads, a travel company specializing in luxury adventure travel in remote, off-the-beaten trek destinations. Favourite destinations include Patagonia, Baltistan and the Burmese Himalayas. See Hajar’s contribution here:
Tsaatans Image Courtesy of Hamid Sardar The legendary tsaatan reindeer herders in Mongolia. Nomadic by nature, the tsaatans of Mongolia
Remoteness Remote Places Photo on right courtesy of Michael Polizza.
Expeditions From polar expeditions to reconnaissance trips in the desert.