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Bahrain's blooming in the desert

Destination: Bahrain

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

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Desert oasis, Oman

Oman: wadi way to go

Destination: Oman

There’s more to Oman than beaches and Bedouins. To get to the heart of this fascinating country, you need to take a bumpy ride though desert dunes and wadis

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Tel Aviv: view from Jaffa

Israel: holiday highlights

Destination: Tel Aviv

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

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Coppersmiths at work, Aleppo souk, Syria

Hitting the souks in Syria

Destination: Aleppo

Stretching over 40 kilometres, the Aleppo souk in Syria is one of the largest covered markets in the world. Here's how to find the best buys...

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