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United Arab Emirates

Google hires camel for desert Street View

Google hires camel for desert Street View

Giant camera strapped to dromedary's hump captures Dubai allows 360-degree online exploration of Abu Dhabi's Liwa oasis.
Building the new Louvre

Building the new Louvre

The Abu Dhabi museum is one of many architectural mega-projects aimed at turning the desert into a cultural jewel
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
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
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
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