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Destination: Dubai
Trip type: Shopping
A brief breakdown of Dubai's many, many temples to consumerism... read more »
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Destination: Palmyra
With its magnificent ruins, Palmyra is not just Syria's most visited site, but one of the finest tourist destinations anywhere in the Middle East. Best of all, it hasn't yet been over-exploited... read more »
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5
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Destination: Beirut
Want to take your wife away? Go to Paris. Want to take someone else’s wife away? Fly to Beirut. Excitement, romance, good food and great wine – it’s the Lebanese renaissance... read more »
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4.5
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Tel Aviv is a foodie's paradise - a fine fusion of European and Middle Eastern cuisine. And low-cost flights have made a weekend discovery tour for the taste buds affordable... read more »
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4.333335
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Destination: Jerusalem
Trip type: Activity, Cultural
Wander the winding streets, sample delicious food, and discover the inspiring sights and sounds of one of the oldest cities in the world... read more »
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4.2
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Destination: Sanaa
Trip type: Cultural, Road Trip
There were plenty of people who warned us off going to Yemen, but we chose to ignore them - and discovered an architectural wonder forgotten by time, plus a whole lot of fun... read more »
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4
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Friendly people, great food, some of the most uncrowded and beautiful sites of antiquity... all this and more awaits anyone who ventures east to Syria... read more »
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Writing a travel blog or needing to keep in touch whilst on the move? Check out this guide to where's hot for wifi... read more »
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4
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Destination: Dubai
In Dubai, with its opulent hotels and shopping malls, the ethos is spend, spend, spend – but you don't have to. From free drinks and fashion bargains to cheap brunch, here are my money-saving tips... read more »
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4
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Destination: Dubai
Trip type: Cultural, Shopping
Shopping in Dubai isn't all about absolutely enormous shopping centres (but only just). We've also a got a few traditional-ish Arabian souks worthy of an afternoon's wander... read more »
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4
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Destination: Bethlehem
Bethlehem is best known as the setting for the Christmas story, but this ancient city is also home to modern, vibrant culture, great (and ethical) shopping and good food... read more »
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4
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Destination: Palmyra
Watching the sun set over the vast ruins of Palmyra, an ancient wonder miles from anywhere, in the middle of the Syrian desert, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience... read more »
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3.5
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Destination: Tehran, Istanbul
Iran may seem like an unusual travel destination, but taking the Trans-Asia Express from Istanbul to Tehran gives a real sense of travelling to a different world... read more »
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3.5
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The ancient city of Persepolis, 'half the world' in Esfehan, and some of the friendliest people in the world await the intrepid visitor to ancient Persia... read more »
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3
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Destination: Dubai
Dubai never used to be value for money, but as hotel prices drop and the summer heat retreats, Dubai is desperate for visitors, making it the number one destination for winter – whatever your budget... read more »
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3
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Every holiday has the potential for romance but perhaps your flirting skills are a little rusty, or need some fine-tuning? Professional flirt coach, Peta Heskell, offers advice... read more »
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Fancy a challenge? Here are three fairly taxing hikes to take you to the finest and quietest Petra attractions. Take water, a picnic, put on those walking books and join me. ... read more »
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Destination: Dubai
It’s glamorous, some think over the top, but there’s no denying there are few places in the Middle East as good as Dubai when it comes to mixing business with pleasure... read more »
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Destination: Acre, Haifa
The coast of Galilee is where cultures meet and history echoes through the stone streets of Arab Acre (Akka) and the chic cafes of Haifa... read more »
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It may be only a small country, but Israel's not short of fascinating attractions. Here's my guide on what to see, where to go and how to get the most out of a week there... read more »
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