UAE’s Hatta included in world’s top 10 most ‘Instagrammable’ road trips

A road trip to Hatta in the UAE has been ranked as one of the most “Instagrammable” in the world. (Shutterstock)
Updated 12 July 2019

UAE’s Hatta included in world’s top 10 most ‘Instagrammable’ road trips

  • More than 12 million Instagram posts from the past five years analyzed
  • The drive from the UAE’s coast through mountain passes and epic desert landscapes to Hatta included

LONDON: A road trip to Hatta in the UAE has been ranked as one of the most “Instagrammable” in the world, according to a top 10 list released this week.
More than 12 million Instagram posts from the past five years with the hashtag “#roadtrip” were analyzed by Dubai-based company wecashanycar.
The drive from the UAE’s coast through mountain passes and epic desert landscapes to Hatta came in at No. 7 on the firm’s top ten list, which also included iconic routes like Australia’s Great Ocean Road or Route 66 in the US.
See the ten contenders below:

1. Great Ocean Road, Australia — 87,190 posts


2. Route 66, USA — 62,680 posts


3. Australia’s Outback — 42,918 posts


4. The Big Sur, USA — 33,416 posts


5. Monument Valley, USA — 31,332 posts

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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6. Pacific Coast Highway, USA — 28,107 posts


7. Hatta, UAE — 25,929 posts


8. Tuscany, Italy — 21,277 posts


9. Sicily, Italy — 14,628 posts


10. North Coast 500, Scotland, UK — 12,674


What We Are Reading Today: The Slow Moon Climbs by Susan Mattern

Updated 15 October 2019

What We Are Reading Today: The Slow Moon Climbs by Susan Mattern

  • This book, then, introduces new ways of understanding life beyond fertility

Are the ways we look at menopause all wrong? Historian Susan Mattern says yes, and The Slow Moon Climbs reveals just how wrong we have been. Taking readers from the rainforests of Paraguay to the streets of Tokyo, Mattern draws on historical, scientific, and cultural research to reveal how our perceptions of menopause developed from prehistory to today. For most of human history, people had no word for menopause and did not view it as a medical condition. Rather, in traditional foraging and agrarian societies, it was a transition to another important life stage. 

This book, then, introduces new ways of understanding life beyond fertility, says a review on the Princeton University Press website.

Mattern examines the fascinating “Grandmother Hypothesis” — which argues for the importance of elders in the rearing of future generations — as well as other evolutionary theories that have generated surprising insights about menopause and the place of older people in society. She looks at agricultural communities where households relied on postreproductive women for the family’s survival.