Middle East

Golan Heights: Making wine in the shadow of war

Golan Heights: Making wine in the shadow of war

A picturesque vineyard in northern Israel continues to attract tourists as sirens blare and civil war rages next door
More cash for world's biggest airport project

More cash for world's biggest airport project

Dubai's appetite for construction continues with multi-billion dollar boost to Al Maktoum International Airport expansion
Inside Abu Dhabi's new super mall

Inside Abu Dhabi's new super mall

Abu Dhabi's futuristic 235,000 square meter Yas Mall plans to open its doors in November to 20 million visitors per year
7 deluxe reasons to visit Oman

7 deluxe reasons to visit Oman

From swanky island resorts to verdant desert mountains, the UAE's more subdued neighbor offers luxury experiences all of its own
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
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