Author: Claire Malcolm

Claire Malcolm is a writer, editor and communications consultant based in Dubai. A five-star hotelier and advertising suit in former lives, she is prone to willful travel fuelled by airline ticket sale campaigns and the promise of an authentic local experience.

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6 insanely opulent hotels in the Mideast

6 insanely opulent hotels in the Mideast

Palaces, submarine rides to dinner, gold leaf ceilings -- these are a few of the Middle East's favorite things
Insider Guide: Best of Abu Dhabi

Insider Guide: Best of Abu Dhabi

Fancy a coffee with camel milk? Gold bar from a vending machine? The United Arab Emirates capital is here to please ... and amaze
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Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine dim sum
What happens when you merge possibly the two best things on Earth? Hello Kitty dim sum

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American Southwest photo
A photo pro explains how to capture some of America's most famous landmarks while dealing the summer travel crowds