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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
Dubai blasts New Year's Eve record in fireworks blitz

Dubai blasts New Year's Eve record in fireworks blitz

The city's huge firework show certified as largest by Guinness World Records
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
Dubai kicks off lavish annual shopping festival
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Dubai kicks off lavish annual shopping festival

Companies give away millions in gold, cash and cars to promote month-long sale
10 outrageous spas in the Middle East
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10 outrageous spas in the Middle East

Where a gold facial means exactly that
Dubai thinks big with giant souk

Dubai thinks big with giant souk

Emirate to host World Expo 2020 in huge futuristic "marketplace" in desert
World's fastest car aims for new record: 1,000mph

World's fastest car aims for new record: 1,000mph

Only one man in the world can say he's broken the sound barrier in the sky and on the ground
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Destination Berlin

World War II bunker and former margarine factory among cutting edge venues in ever-changing city