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Ancient and modern on the Creek

10 hot things to do in Dubai

Destination: Dubai

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!

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Aleppo citadel

Aleppo: ancient sights and Arabian nights

Destination: Syria

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

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The view from the Ribat across the Great Mosque is breathtaking

Sousse: sun, sea and souks

Destination: Port El Kantaoui

Take a trip to the Tunisian resort of Sousse and you'll find glorious beaches, superb seafood and an historic old city, with the ritzy new marina at Port El Kantaoui just a short ride away

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Kick back and kitesurf in Essaouira

Destination: Essaouira

Head to Essaouira, on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, for some laidback beach life and the chance to feel the wind in your sails as you learn the art of kitesurfing

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Camel's head on a butcher's hook, Fes souk

Fes and Beyond: Apes, Romans and Giant Swimming Pools

Destination: Fes

An amazing city break in its own right, Fes can also act as a base for a week unearthing the mixture of history and landscapes nestling in the foothills of the Middle Atlas

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On the streets of the Medina

Marrakech: the throbbing art of Morocco

by Giovana

Destination: Marrakech

Despite its huge number of visitors, cultural and religious traditions are fiercely preserved in Morocco, even in big centres such as Marrakech

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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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Marrakech behind closed doors

Destination: Marrakech

Escape to a Moroccan riad and discover your own boutique retreat, where fountains, courtyards and chilled champagne lie waiting behind closed doors. You may never want to leave...

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Is Tunisia cooler than Morocco?

Destination: Sidi Bou Said

Beyond Tunisia's package tourist hotels awaits a land of stylish restaurants and cool places to stay

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Fishing boats in Morocco’s distinctive electric blue line up in Essaouira harbour

On the road in Morocco

Destination: Marrakech

From laidback beaches to the chaotic hubbub of Marrakech, the majesty of the Atlas Mountains and the lonely Sahara, Morocco has everything you could wish for in a road trip destination

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