United Arab Emirates

Dubai's desert racecourse to turn into a luxury mini-city

Dubai's desert racecourse to turn into a luxury mini-city

In preparation for the World Expo 2020, a high-end, mini-city is to be built around Meydan racecourse, home to the richest horse race in the world
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
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
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
Dubai gets trippy with Festival of Lights

Dubai gets trippy with Festival of Lights

The UAE city already famous for its glitz is looking particularly psychedelic this week
An exclusive peek inside The Dubai Mall

An exclusive peek inside The Dubai Mall

75 million visitors a year, plus other incredible facts about the world's biggest shopping center
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
Etihad flight diverted by reported bathroom arsonist

Etihad flight diverted by reported bathroom arsonist

Flight EY461 from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi made an emergency landing in Jakarta on Monday due to fires
Freedivers take on deadly depths in UAE

Freedivers take on deadly depths in UAE

A growing number of young Emiratis are discovering with the ocean in an extreme way
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
Chasing dune-bashing highs in the UAE

Chasing dune-bashing highs in the UAE

If you think drag racing is extreme, try doing it uphill ... on sand
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It's crowded and outdated, but Berlin's hexagon-shaped Tegel air hub has won a place in the city's heart