They arrived from the East, the Three Wise Men, and as we mark the Coming of the Magi tomorrow, another favour… please send some more.
Because as we witness the Gulf celebrating New Year with real-live people, watching real-live performers, it’s clear they can teach us how to zap this Pandemic thing.
These are good times for the Gulf with a New Year bringing new hope too for solving some differences between neighbours.
Saudi Arabia has reopened its air space to Qatar ahead of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
The Saudis, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt all cut ties with Qatar three and a half years ago over allegations that they supported terrorists.
For all of us who are climbing the walls looking to go somewhere exotic (and Celtic FC) then the Gulf is always enticing… and there’s actual life happening.
The Gulf, as we all know, is a favourite stop-off en route to other great locations although we’d recommend staying a while.
While we found this London to Dubai offer on the Sky World Travel site flying Qatar Airlines from €290pp.
And Doha will keep you captivated with the golden opportunity to see city and sand.
With Doha: Private Combo City Tour & Desert Safari from £152.01.
And if you want something more cultural then there’s the Museum of Islamic Art and Katara.
Where you’ll find those staples of Qatari life, the Katara Mosque and Beach.
And as for Banana Island, well we’ll let you find out for yourself.