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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Visiting Petra on a tourist trip? Paul Read discovers there is a lot of treasures and temples to see even without taking a long hike.... 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
Think of Dubai and you think of towering skyscrapers and man-made islands. But head in to the desert and there‚Äôs a wilder side to discover... 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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