Middle East

2022 World Cup city rises in the desert

2022 World Cup city rises in the desert

Expected to be completed in 2019, the planned city of Lusail -- along the Persian Gulf in Qatar -- will be packed with technologically advanced features
Animal attractions at Dubai shopping malls

Animal attractions at Dubai shopping malls

In the Middle East, animals in malls are not uncommon. Giant squid, crocodiles and lions are all on show for shoppers
16 incredible rooftop bars

16 incredible rooftop bars

Good cocktails combine with spectacular views across rivers, cityscapes and oceans at these bird-level drinkeries
Airlines suspend Tel Aviv flights over security fear

Airlines suspend Tel Aviv flights over security fear

Several U.S. carriers take action over security concerns, with one citing a rocket attack near Tel Aviv
Loud, anarchic, quirky: My love affair with Istanbul

Loud, anarchic, quirky: My love affair with Istanbul

CNN's Ivan Watson pays homage to the city he's called home for the past 12 years
Travelers reassess plans, cancel trips amid Mideast conflict

Travelers reassess plans, cancel trips amid Mideast conflict

Violence in the Middle East has some tourists fearing their personal safety could be threatened by traveling to Israel and surrounding areas
Iran prepares for a 'tsunami of tourists'

Iran prepares for a 'tsunami of tourists'

After decades of staying away, travelers are now heading to Iran in larger numbers
What's it like to motorcycle through Iran as a woman?

What's it like to motorcycle through Iran as a woman?

British travel writer Lois Pryce's 3,000-mile solo journey revealed a nation divided between an authoritarian regime and friendly, welcoming people
How elevators will work in the world's tallest building

How elevators will work in the world's tallest building

High rolling residents of Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Tower will be able to summon elevators with their phones
The glitzy Middle East tents where Ramadan feasts get supersized

The glitzy Middle East tents where Ramadan feasts get supersized

It may be a time of fasting but in the United Arab Emirates the Muslim holy month can also be a time of indulgence
City of Tomorrow: Dubai's super-saver skyscraper

City of Tomorrow: Dubai's super-saver skyscraper

CNN's Erin Burnett tours the world's tallest building and its smart, energy-saving technology
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