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Six outrageously opulent Dubai experiences

Six outrageously opulent Dubai experiences

The tallest, the biggest, the goldest. Nowhere does luxury like the UAE's largest city
Iran's aviation industry: Back in business?

Iran's aviation industry: Back in business?

They've suffered under years of sanctions. Are Iran's airlines ready for a comeback?
Louvre showcases antiquities as Palmyra is destroyed

Louvre showcases antiquities as Palmyra is destroyed

Christiane Amanpour talks to Irina Bokova, head of UNESCO, at the world-famous Paris museum
New Dubai complex to break five world records

New Dubai complex to break five world records

Extravagant scheme includes world's tallest residential tower, highest restaurant and 360-degree observation deck, indoor ski slope and largest dancing fountain
Why your next vacation could be in Iran

Why your next vacation could be in Iran

With incredible natural, cultural and religious attractions, Iran is hoping to reap tourism rewards -- if sanctions are lifted.
Egypt removes 'Frankenstein' Nefertiti statue

Egypt removes 'Frankenstein' Nefertiti statue

Officials order investigation after online outrage over bulbous, yellow figure installed outside Egyptian town
ISIS publicly smashes Syrian artifacts

ISIS publicly smashes Syrian artifacts

Militants reportedly shattered the priceless relics with sledgehammers and lashed the man caught smuggling them in a public square
Tunisia attack: Tourism industry reels again

Tunisia attack: Tourism industry reels again

Deadly attack in Sousse comes just months after gunmen killed 23 at a Tunis museum
 ISIS 'destroys' ancient UNESCO site shrines in Syria

ISIS 'destroys' ancient UNESCO site shrines in Syria

Syrian government says hardline fighters have destroyed two ancient buildings at site dating back 2,000 years
17 signs you're probably in Jordan

17 signs you're probably in Jordan

Getting photobombed by a camel, hitting rock bottom and having an Indiana Jones moment
13 signs that you're probably in Cairo

13 signs that you're probably in Cairo

CNN iReporters give us the lowdown on the sights, the sounds and the smells of Egypt's teeming capital
Mesmerizing images blur the line between architecture and art

Mesmerizing images blur the line between architecture and art

Lebanese photographer Serge Najjar uses Instagram to take stills of interesting buildings and make them appear like works of art
Rare pics: The Mediterranean like you've never seen it

Rare pics: The Mediterranean like you've never seen it

A collection of some of the best shots from this year’s Photomed, a photo exhibition that celebrates the Mediterranean
10 most popular cities for travelers in 2015

10 most popular cities for travelers in 2015

Asia dominates the latest MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index but the world's favorite city is still in Europe
Artists vs. bulldozers: Battle to save Beirut's heritage gets creative

Artists vs. bulldozers: Battle to save Beirut's heritage gets creative

Rampant property development has cost the Lebanese capital some of its finest old buildings. Can a new initiative help spare others?
World's largest hotel coming to Mecca

World's largest hotel coming to Mecca

With 10,000 rooms planned, Abraj Kudai in Saudi Arabia will be the world's largest hotel by room count
UNESCO World Heritage Site doomed by military incursion?

UNESCO World Heritage Site doomed by military incursion?

Activists say ISIS fighters now control most of Tadmur, just meters away from Palmyra ruins
What became of Beirut's 1960s jet-set playgrounds?

What became of Beirut's 1960s jet-set playgrounds?

They've been ravaged by war and age, but the places where Brigitte Bardot once rubbed shoulders with Omar Sharif still have some showbiz sparkle
Beirut's new look: Hip designers reshape Lebanon's fashion scene

Beirut's new look: Hip designers reshape Lebanon's fashion scene

Beirut is enjoying a style makeover. Here's how to find the young trend setters behind the city's hot ready-to-wear creations