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Dubai skyscrapers

Doing Dubai in a weekend

Destination: Dubai

If you're looking for a quick fix of luxury lifestyle and reliable sunshine, Dubai can definitely deliver the goods

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Donkey laden with leather, Fes

A feast for the senses in Fes

Destination: Fes

There's more to Morocco than Marrakech. Fes is largely ignored by British tourists, yet spending a few days here is a fascinating experience, like travelling back in time to the Middle Ages

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The textile souk, down in the Bastakiya area by the Dubai Creek

Shopping in Dubai: the souks

Destination: Dubai

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

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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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The unusual oval Roman Forum in Jarash overlooks the modern city

Touring Jordan

Destination: Amman

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

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