Alex was born in Abu Dhabi and has spent the majority of his life in the Gulf, developing a deep understanding and passion for the region's culture, heritage and traditions.
After finishing his studies in Qatar, Alex tackled various jobs in a range of industries and locations. One role that particularly fuelled his passion for travel was his work in the oil and gas sector, which took him to numerous destinations around the world.
Alex has a real affinity with the Middle East and he continues to maintain his relationship with the region through regular trips back. His latest tour of Morocco and Egypt provided him with first hand experience of all that Audley has to offer our clients - giving him an extremely up to date and in depth knowledge of both destinations.
When not working, Alex enjoys sport, photography and movies.
My Most Memorable Experience
This was undoubtedly on my last visit to Egypt. After entering the Great Pyramid of Cheops, it dawned on me that I was the only person climbing the steps through the Great Gallery up to the King's Chamber, and there was no one else inside apart from the Guardian.
When I entered the chamber, the Guardian was good enough to leave me in peace for a few minutes and allow me to take in the moment on my own - a fantastic and somewhat eerie experience! It certainly reaffirmed that less busy months are the perfect time to visit Egypt, as most of the sites are much quieter than usual.
My Favourite Destination
This would have to be the stretch of the Nile between Aswan and Luxor, especially from the vantage point of a cruise.
I love the tranquility of travelling on the river - particularly after experiencing the hustle and bustle of life in Cairo. Waking up with new scenery passing by is a fantastic way to see a country - witnessing village life on the banks of the Nile roll past as you enjoy the fresh air and breakfast on the top deck.
Once off the boat, this part of Egypt holds a wealth of ancient sites to explore including Kom Ombo, Karnak and the Valley of the Kings. Don't miss the Valley of the Queens either - the tombs here are impressive - not for size, but for the colour and artistry that still shines through.
My Favourite Accommodation
Riad Fès is a beautiful property located in the heart of the ancient city of Fez in Morocco. The hotel's architecture and design is stunning - a blend of Moroccan and Arab influence with a chic European edge.
With the addition of the new courtyard, pool and wine bar this hotel is a fantastic base when exploring the hectic alleys and souks of Fez. The staff here are also really friendly and always willing go out of their way to help.