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CNNGo in Dubai: The extravagant edition

CNNGo in Dubai: The extravagant edition

This month's CNNGo show goes glam with a tour around Dubai's extravagant gold markets and record-holding skyscrapers
Meet the Dubai mall hotel: A marriage made in retail heaven
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Meet the Dubai mall hotel: A marriage made in retail heaven

Dubai is taking the shop-stay concept to new heights -- literally
Ping pong bars and sideshow stars-- Dubai nightlife gets an edge
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Ping pong bars and sideshow stars-- Dubai nightlife gets an edge

Dubai's latest leftfield entertainment venture is backed by Susan Sarandon -- but that's not even the most surprising thing about Dubai's nightlife
Game on: Etihad Airways to offer live inflight sports action
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Game on: Etihad Airways to offer live inflight sports action

The Middle Eastern airline is adding eight live sports and news channels to its inflight entertainment systems. You'll never miss the big game again
Best Dubai brunches: The good, the very good and the 'drunch'
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Best Dubai brunches: The good, the very good and the 'drunch'

The multi-hour banquet has become a Dubai institution. Here's why and where
Camel-milk chocolate and other great Dubai souvenirs
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Camel-milk chocolate and other great Dubai souvenirs

The shopping capital of the Middle East raises the keepsake stakes way above the Toblerone
8 wild outdoor adventures in Dubai
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8 wild outdoor adventures in Dubai

Desert camping, skydiving, sea kayaking ... gold-leaf facials and Krug sundowners aren't the only exotic adventures in Dubai
Insider Guide: Best of Dubai
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Insider Guide: Best of Dubai

More than a billionaire’s playground in the desert -- Dubai's lavish business environment has created a tourist fantasyland
Away from the glitz: Dubai's top low-key restaurants
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Away from the glitz: Dubai's top low-key restaurants

Because sometimes you just want to enjoy fine fare without all the fuss
Abu Dhabi Airport debuts futuristic sleeping pods
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Abu Dhabi Airport debuts futuristic sleeping pods

GoSleep pods convert to beds and will store luggage and charge phones
More women-only days announced for Dubai beach parks
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More women-only days announced for Dubai beach parks

But dress code regarding bikinis remains in place
Where's all the Emirati cuisine?
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Where's all the Emirati cuisine?

Dubai and Abu Dhabi serve up great food from every corner of the globe -- except their own
Grab the popcorn. Paramount's first movie-themed resort to open in Dubai
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Grab the popcorn. Paramount's first movie-themed resort to open in Dubai

Expect one giant in-house movie database at the new US$1 billion DAMAC Towers by Paramount
Qantas, Emirates partnership launches with incredible Sydney flyover
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Qantas, Emirates partnership launches with incredible Sydney flyover

Here's what travelers can expect from the new "kangaroo route"
Ultimate Dubai stopover guide
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Ultimate Dubai stopover guide

Got 24 hours to spare? This Middle Eastern power visit will stay with you long after the sand is out of your shoes
Meet the boss of the world's most luxurious hotel
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Meet the boss of the world's most luxurious hotel

With guests paying up to US$18,000 per night, Burj Al Arab GM Heinrich Morio loves his job -- just don't mention that "seven star" rating
World’s tallest hotel opens in Dubai
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World’s tallest hotel opens in Dubai

One hotel, two towers, 355 meters -- JW Marriott Marquis Dubai scores new Guinness World Record
Dubai eyes world's tallest observation wheel
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Dubai eyes world's tallest observation wheel

Skyscraper battles are so 9-to-5. The real contest in our skies is between observatory wheels
Dubai: Some of the best experiences are free (almost)
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Dubai: Some of the best experiences are free (almost)

It's possible to leave the decadence behind in Dubai -- all these cultural attractions will wow you for a buck or less
New home for Queen Elizabeth 2
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New home for Queen Elizabeth 2

Following years of uncertainty, the former Cunard cruise ship will be transformed into a 500-room luxury hotel moored in Asia
7 adventures in highly irregular locales
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7 adventures in highly irregular locales

Diving in Pennsylvania? Skiing in Dubai? Yep it's possible -- here’s how