Middle East travel

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
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
Boutique Bauhaus: Tel Aviv’s hippest hotel hangouts

Boutique Bauhaus: Tel Aviv’s hippest hotel hangouts

Minimalist homes -- and a dental clinic -- are transformed into chic destinations in Israel’s capital of cool
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
Etihad Airways unveils world's most luxurious passenger jets

Etihad Airways unveils world's most luxurious passenger jets

Passengers can fly in a three-room private residence with access to a butler, gourmet chef and concierge
Middle East's 'king of hotels' aims to build where others fear to tread

Middle East's 'king of hotels' aims to build where others fear to tread

Not familiar with Rotana Hotels? You might be soon. With 85 sites already across the Middle East and northern Africa, the brand wants to expand into India, Australia and Southeast Asia
Is this the Middle East’s most easygoing country?

Is this the Middle East’s most easygoing country?

Jordan stars in Hollywood films not the daily news. That’s a good thing
Sir Bani Yas Island: Going wild in Arabia

Sir Bani Yas Island: Going wild in Arabia

The former royal playground turned exotic menagerie opens up to visitors
Photo tour: inside Abu Dhabi's most palatial suite

Photo tour: inside Abu Dhabi's most palatial suite

St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort's Royal Suite is the biggest in the U.A.E.
Dubai's restaurant secrets-- and the woman who knows them

Dubai's restaurant secrets-- and the woman who knows them

From chili falafels to Lebanese pizza, Arva Ahmed's food tours track down the most delicious recipes in Dubai
My airport's bigger than yours...

My airport's bigger than yours...

Pressure grows in Middle East to build most impressive -- or simply largest -- transport hub
Gallery: World's largest natural flower garden opens in Dubai

Gallery: World's largest natural flower garden opens in Dubai

The Dubai Miracle Garden has more than 45 million flowers. But the real miracle is that it was built at all
A Lebanese valley where the Roman ruins outstrip Rome

A Lebanese valley where the Roman ruins outstrip Rome

A temple the size of several football pitches, the biggest stone monolith ever carved. Now could be the time to visit this Middle Eastern marvel
Traveling in an Islamic country? Here's Ramadan explained

Traveling in an Islamic country? Here's Ramadan explained

No food? No sex? No drink? The lowdown on the Muslim fasting month, which has just begun
Qatar gets first World Heritage site

Qatar gets first World Heritage site

Exceptionally preserved remains give invaluable insight into life in 18th-century pearl fishing town
Iran: Time for travelers to return?

Iran: Time for travelers to return?

With its extravagant palaces and postcard views, Iran could be the most welcoming country in the Middle East
Middle East battle for rights to Angry Birds theme park

Middle East battle for rights to Angry Birds theme park

Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Doha are competing to build the world's largest theme park based on the popular game