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5
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Destination: Damascus
Trip type: Cultural
Conquerors, traders, tourists - Damascus has seen them all over the years. Today, visitors to the city will be impressed by their legacy and surprised by the warm welcome from everyone they meet... read more »
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5
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Destination: Dubai
Trip type: Adventure, Beach, Cultural
Where can you slide down giant sand dunes, ski on snowy slopes, exhaust yourself shopping, swim in deliciously warm seas and enjoy sumptuous luxury - all in one day? It could only be Dubai! ... read more »
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Rating:
5
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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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5
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From white sandy beaches and Dead Sea spas to moving Biblical sites and thrilling desert treks, the Promised Land promises an adventure for every visitor... read more »
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Rating:
5
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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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Rating:
5
(2 comments)
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
(2 comments)
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: Dubai
In the two years since I opened Mezzanine, my restaurant in Dubai, I've got a flavour for the emirate and all it has to offer: great food, vibrant nightlife, beaches and bewitching desert... read more »
#9/37
Rating:
4
(1 comment)
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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4
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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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Rating:
4
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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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Rating:
4
(1 comment)
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: 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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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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Rating:
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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4
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Setting sail on a four-day dhow adventure is the perfect way to discover the spectacular, hidden beauty of the Musandam region of Oman, one of the Arabian Peninsula's best-kept secrets... read more »
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Rating:
4
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Destination: Syria, Aleppo, Hamah
The Syrian city of Aleppo makes a sensational destination for a short break, with an incredible souk to barter in, impressive citadels and castles to explore, and some great hotels and restaurants... read more »
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Rating:
3.5
(3 comments)
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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Rating:
3.5
(2 comments)
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 »
#20/37
Rating:
3.5
(5 comments)
With a history stretching back 10,000 years, magnificent desert panoramas and the famous Dead Sea, Jordan is a fascinating place to visit, and surprisingly easy to travel round... read more »
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