Samia Qaiyum

Samia Qaiyum is a Dubai-based travel and culture editor, contributing to the likes of Monocle, Kinfolk, Condé Nast Traveller and OutThere. A textbook third culture kid with a perpetual thirst for adventure, she has lived in five countries and travelled to 34 others, racking up all sorts of weird and wonderful experiences along the way — just don’t ask her to define the word "home."

All Articles From Samia Qaiyum

Meet the Daring Father-Daughter Motorcycle Duo Who Are Defying Stereotypes About Pakistan

Biking through idyllic meadows, mountain valleys and high-altitude deserts, they’re on a mission to discover and promote the beauty of their country

Why Zanzibar Is Not Your Typical Beach Escape

While the white sands, warm turquoise waters and towering coconut trees are idyllic, it's the rich fusion of cultures in Stone Town that makes this island so fascinating

Why The Baku City Is a Lot More Than “The Next Dubai”

With its medieval walled Old City, melting pot cuisine and vibrant jazz clubs, adventurous travelers should put the capital of Azerbaijan on their must-visit list

Why You Should Take a Trip to Kathmandu – Nepal’s Overlooked Capital City

Kathmandu is the gateway to Everest, but there's plenty of reasons to go — even if you're not planning a trek

Off the Beaten Path in Cappadocia

By now, the appeal of the Turkish region's hot air balloons is well-documented, but what else is there? Plenty, as it turns out.

Is Dubai’s Museum of the Future Worth All the Hype?

The definitive anti-museum, UAE's latest megaproject is a window into tomorrow — and very much in line with the country's penchant for decadence