Who we are

Who we are

Our Story

Salua Daghay and her husband Koenraad combined their passions for travel and exploring the natural world to start Unveil Arabia in 2012. Both highly educated scientists, the pair design active discovery experiences for clients who want a deeper understanding of the United Arab Emirates and its surprising diversity. The couple moved from Belgium to the United Arab Emirates in 2008. They were drawn to the country's multiculturalism, natural assets and mix of Arab modernity and tradition. After only a short time they wanted to share their local insights with others by starting their own travel design company, Unveil Arabia. Before founding Unveil Arabia, Salua worked for the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. There she developed the official guided tour and worked closely with the FIA during the 2010 Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix. Following on from this experience Salua began tour guiding for local companies to become one of the most highly regarded and most requested tour guides in the United Arab Emirates. Meanwhile, Koenraad worked on the environmental management of some of the largest tourism developments in the United Arab Emirates. A true explorer, he loves trips into the outdoors where he always discovers new and unexpected surprises. The Unveil Arabia team loves to move around and explore the UAE to source the newest experiences and sample the latest venues and hotels for their clients.

Our Mission

With Journeys.ae, we aim to provide the people living in and visiting the Emirates with a unique range of experiences, which our clients will not find anywhere else. With our self-drive guided Journeys, our Thematic Tours and our Virtual Visits we want to share our in depth and academic knowledge of the Emirates, whether it is about its natural diversity, history of the Emirates' development, the cultural roots of a budding modern civilisation or the geological wonders of its mountain ranges, deserts and wadis. We know we are doing something right when our experiences and Journeys still evoke amazement and spark interest with many of our clients who have lived in the UAE for years, by providing them with an entirely new lens creating new perspectives about their beloved country. After having taken part, our clients often send their own visitors and loved ones.

Our Team

The people behind Journeys.ae and Unveil Arabia are not your everyday tourist agency. Our team consists of dedicated and passionate guides, multilingual and all residents in the United Arab Emirates since many years. Each of our guides has a unique background in different scientific and societal domains, making it possible to provide you with deep knowledge and interesting facts about the United Arab Emirates.

Koenraad Ghys

Co Founder and Business Development Manager – Natural Scientist - Tour Guide

Salua Daghay

Business Owner – Quantum Physicist and Arab World Specialist - Tour Guide

Kim Draps

Operations Manager – Socio Economic Specialist -Tour Guide

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