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Sarah, North Africa & Arabia Specialist

After living in the Gulf as a child, Sarah studied Arabic and French at Edinburgh University and lived in Cairo during her course. Cairo was the ideal base for travelling around Egypt, Jordan and Syria, visiting all the major cities and archaeological sites, as well as learning about the regional culture and traditions.

She then spent a year in Tunisia teaching English and completed a further degree in Middle East Studies, confirming her interest and passion for the area. She regularly returns to Tunisia to visit friends and practise her Arabic and the country remains her favourite destination within the region. Recent trips to Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Oman with Audley have ensured that her enthusiasm is as strong as ever and her knowledge of the sights, guides and hotels is right up-to-date.

When not working, Sarah enjoys running and playing netball and is interested in world cinema and music.

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Start planning your trip to North Africa & the Middle East with Sarah by calling
01993 838 232

Audley work with local partners and are always trying to give an experience with the most local colour they can without breaking one’s budget.

Dr Schoonmaker and the Bolin girls travelled to Jordan for 10 days in July 2016, organised by Sarah

Audley was great in helping us make the most of our time and trying to get in as much as possible as well as making the visits to the sites interesting and thoughtful. They work with local partners and are always trying to give an experience with the most local colour they can without breaking one’s budget. The person we worked with was wonderful, helpful, and did all she could to try to create a package that would make the most of our time.

I'll never forget when…

Self-driving through Oman with an Audley colleague has to be one of my top travel experiences in the Middle East. This way of exploring the country gave us lots of flexibility and allowed us to stop off at some of the more remote and less well-visited sites.

One such site was Jaalan Bani Bu Hassan, where there is an unusual multi-domed mosque, the Al-Hamooda Mosque. Despite having 52 domes, the mosque has a very simple design and is a contrast to many of the new grand mosques which have sprung up across the region in recent years.

Photos of Sarah

Sarah in hills outside Amman, Jordan Sarah in hills outside Amman, Jordan
Sarah at Giza in Egypt Sarah at Giza in Egypt
Sarah enjoying Palmyra's ancient ruins, Syria Sarah enjoying Palmyra's ancient ruins, Syria
Sarah in the High Atlas Mountains Sarah in the High Atlas Mountains
Sarah in Tunisia Sarah in Tunisia
Sarah on the Moroccan coast Sarah on the Moroccan coast
Sarah at Wadi Ghul, Oman Sarah at Wadi Ghul, Oman

Photos taken by Sarah

The Jordan Museum, Amman The Jordan Museum, Amman
The Odeon, Amman The Odeon, Amman
The Odeon and Roman Theatre, Amman The Odeon and Roman Theatre, Amman
Temple of Hercules at the Citadel, Amman Temple of Hercules at the Citadel, Amman
Temple of Hercules at the Citadel, Amman Temple of Hercules at the Citadel, Amman
Old building in Salt Old building in Salt
Grand Mosque in Salt Grand Mosque in Salt
Grand Mosque in Salt Grand Mosque in Salt
Jordanian landscape, near Amman Jordanian landscape, near Amman
Jordanian landscape, between Amman and the Dead Sea Jordanian landscape, between Amman and the Dead Sea
Umayyad Palace at the Citadel, Amman Umayyad Palace at the Citadel, Amman
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat