The Caliphs’ Country Castles (UAE National)

My latest feature, in the UAE National. My most recent articles appear on this page. Other published articles since 2003 can be found under ‘Archive’.

Qasr al-Khareneh © Gail Simmons

“Kharaneh rises sheer out of the steppe, stark against a cloudless sky, with rounded towers at each corner and walls punctuated by arrow-slits. Seen from afar, it’s most people’s idea of a fantasy fortress…”

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