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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: Abu Dhabi
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
With ambitious plans unfolding, the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi is aiming to become a major new cultural hub... 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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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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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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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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Destination: Dubai
Whether you are heading to Dubai for the beaches, the bars or the shopping malls, there are plenty of hotels to stay at – but it can be confusing. As an expat living in the Gulf, I can help you choose... read more »
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Destination: Dubai
Trip type: Short Break
If you're looking for a quick fix of luxury lifestyle and reliable sunshine, Dubai can definitely deliver the goods... read more »
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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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Destination: Dubai
Despite what you may think, there are plenty of places to go on a night out in Dubai. Here are some of the best options from clubs to cultural offerings... read more »
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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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Destination: Abu Dhabi
Trip type: Adventure, Beach, Spa
Got a hankering for an offbeat luxury getaway in the Middle East? Then head for Abu Dhabi's Sir Bani Yas Island, where a curious combination of attractions awaits lovers of wildlife and pampering... read more »
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A trip to the Jordanian Dead Sea offers two memorable “travel musts”: a visit to the lowest solid ground on earth, 420 metres below sea level and an opportunity to float on one of the saltiest seas... read more »
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Destination: Dubai
It had been at least four years since I last visited Dubai. I left in 2005, after five years, and went back for a short visit in 2006, but there have been many changes in Dubai since then... read more »
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Destination: Dubai
With its soaring architecture, conspicuous wealth and high-octane energy, Dubai is an inspiring place. To make the most of it, follow my advice on where to shop, eat, drink and go clubbing ... read more »
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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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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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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: Dubai
Think of Dubai and you think of towering skyscrapers and man-made islands. But head in to the desert and there’s a wilder side to discover... read more »
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Destination: Bahrain
Trip type: Short Break
Bahrain has long been overshadowed by its limelight-stealing younger sibling, Dubai, but it is now quietly re-emerging as an attractive, and distinctly more sophisticated, alternative... read more »
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