Middle East

Party all Night in the World's Sexiest City - Beirut, Lebanon

"Drive it like you stole it," reads the slogan on the barman's t-shirt, a message that seems to sum up Beirut's chaotic driving culture, where traffic lights are ignored and seatbelts are for wimps.  Traffic-choked it might be but the multi-laned highways are loaded with flashy and retro rides: think Ferraris, Lamborghinis, 1960s Cadillac's and Chevys. Read more about Party all Night in the World's Sexiest City - Beirut, Lebanon

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Jordan: Some Like it Hot

Chances are when you think of Jordan, you're more likely to imagine deserts and ancient monuments than canyoning in a river valley in the world's lowest nature reserve.  But while star destination like Petra deservedly takes the spotlight, Jordan has more than a few surprising attractions which are still off the beaten tourist track. Now with budget flights to the country's capital Amman, it's easier and cheaper than ever to discover the country.  Read more about Jordan: Some Like it Hot

Ras Al Khaimah, Your Arabian Adventure Awaits

Pristine Coastlines, A terracotta-coloured desert and the dramatic, awe-inspiring vistas of the Hajar mountains - when you visit Ras Al Khaimah you can soak up the sunshine against spectacular backdrops almost all year round. So wether you’re looking for a holiday with thrills, somewhere to chill, a place to connect with nature, or a break that’s great for the whole family, Ras Al Khaimah is full of surprises to be discovered. Read more about Ras Al Khaimah, Your Arabian Adventure Awaits

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Explore Quintessential Doha, Qatar

Whether you’re visiting on a 72-hour stopover or for a week in the year-round Arabian sun, the Qatari capital of Doha is the perfect place to discover vibrant culture and effortless luxury all in one place.  Whether you’re the kind of traveller who wants to dive deep into the culture of a new country, or you just fancy kicking back for a couple of days at the beginning or end of a longer break, Qatar has it all. Read more about Explore Quintessential Doha, Qatar

See Another Side of Dubai

Thought Dubai only catered to the rich and famous? This United Arab Emirates city might court visitors with expensive tastes, but beyond the skyscrapers and Western brands is a desert destination with enough cultural and hip hotspots for a bragworthy weekender that surprisingly - won't break the bank.  So if you're longing to escape the cold, here is an alternative plan for a two-day short break in this Middle Eastern playground. Read more about See Another Side of Dubai

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Explore Dubai's Water Worlds

Upon first inspection, Dubai lives up to its reputation as a millionaires’ playground; it is chock-full of business folk impeccably turned out in Arab thawbs or designer labels, driving huge cars from one gleaming, gargantuan mall to the next. But while this futuristic city in the middle of the desert is great fun for those with money, it is also ideally set up for kids. Read more about Explore Dubai's Water Worlds

Explore Wadi Rum, Like "Lawrence of Arabia"

When Omar Sharif emerged from the shimmering desert mirages in arguably the greatest screen entrance in cinematic history, David Lean not only gave us a new matinee idol in his movie masterpiece, Lawrence of Arabia; the legendary film director also gave movie-going audiences a chance to see one of the most magnificent and magical landscapes in the world: Wadi Rum. Read more about Explore Wadi Rum, Like "Lawrence of Arabia"

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