Middle East

Shakespeare in the sands: Dubai's desert drama

Shakespeare in the sands: Dubai's desert drama

Staging theater in the UAE is a tough business, one man is trying to rewrite the script
Is this the world's stinkiest holiday?

Is this the world's stinkiest holiday?

When the menu includes a rotten fish, it takes a strong stomach to enjoy Egypt's version of Thanksgiving
Global laws you may not have realized you were breaking

Global laws you may not have realized you were breaking

A Facebook image of Buddha wearing headphones landed a New Zealander in jail. Here are other global laws travelers should be aware of
Egypt plans to build glitzy new capital

Egypt plans to build glitzy new capital

Cairo will no longer be the capital city if the government has its way. The yet-to-be-named city will be roughly the size of Denver
Inside Iran: The road to Esfahan

Inside Iran: The road to Esfahan

A CNN crew road trips through Iran, from Tehran to the cultural treasure of Esfahan in the center of the country
Dubai with a difference: Travel posters satirize emirate's expats

Dubai with a difference: Travel posters satirize emirate's expats

Graphic artist Clare Napper's tongue-in-cheek advertisements gently mock expat life in UAE
Which airports offer the world's best customer service?

Which airports offer the world's best customer service?

They might not all have fancy amenities like movie theaters and skating rinks, but these airports know how to treat their passengers right
U.S. airlines to take on state-owned Gulf rivals

U.S. airlines to take on state-owned Gulf rivals

Delta CEO Richard Anderson speaks on why U.S. carriers want "open skies" agreement to be revisited
Beyond Muscat: 9 reasons to visit Oman

Beyond Muscat: 9 reasons to visit Oman

Yes there are the deserts, but this Gulf state also has fjords, mountains, canyons, waterfalls, incredible views and ancient castles
Meet the world's ultimate checklist traveler

Meet the world's ultimate checklist traveler

Travel blogger Gary Arndt has been to more than 170 countries and nearly 300 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. So which are his favorites?
10 UNESCO World Heritage sites with wild back stories

10 UNESCO World Heritage sites with wild back stories

Murder. Greed. Oppression. Intrigue. These UNESCO sites aren't just beautiful, they tell some shocking tales
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