Who we are

Who we are

Our Story

The Belgian-Arabic quantum physicist Salua Daghay and her husband, the Belgian biologist and environmental expert Koenraad Ghys combined their passions for travel and exploring the natural world to start Unveil Arabia in 2012. The couple moved from Belgium to the UAE in 2008. They were drawn to the country's multiculturalism, natural beauty and the exotic mix of Arab modernity and tradition. Soon they wanted to share their passion and insights with others by starting their own destination management company, Unveil Arabia. Their goal: to design active discovery experiences for clients who want a deeper understanding of the United Arab Emirates and its surprising diversity. Before founding Unveil Arabia, Salua developed the official guided tour for the Yas Marina F1 Circuit working closely with the FIA during the 2010 Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix. Following on from this experience Salua began guiding for local companies to become one of the most highly regarded and most requested tour guides in the UAE. Meanwhile, Koenraad worked on the environmental management of some of the largest tourism development projects in the United Arab Emirates. As a true explorer, he loves trips into the outdoors where he always discovers new and unexpected surprises. The Unveil Arabia team, now enlarged with other experienced professionals 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

Unveil Arabia is a boutique destination management company and thematic tour operator in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Our team of experts is based in the UAE and consists of experienced professionals with a European background. They focus on providing bespoke and niche services to travel professionals as well as private groups and individuals. Unveil Arabia offers tailor made programs based on your specific interests and our detailed market knowledge. We bridge cultures and geographies, while respecting and preserving the local heritage, values and environment.

Our Team

The people behind Unveil Arabia are not your everyday travel professionals. 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 first hand deep knowledge and interesting facts about the UAE and Arabia in general. Their European and Arab background enable them to match the quality standards of high end European visitors while helping clients to bridge the cultural gaps!

Koenraad Ghys

Co Founder and Content Director – Construction Specialist and Nature Guide

Salua Daghay

Founder and Director – Quantum Physicist and Arab World Specialist Guide

Kim Draps

Commercial Manager – Socio Economic Specialist Guide

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