United Arab Emirates

More women-only days announced for Dubai beach parks
Article

More women-only days announced for Dubai beach parks

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

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
Article

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
Article

Qantas, Emirates partnership launches with incredible Sydney flyover

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

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
Article

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
Article

World’s tallest hotel opens in Dubai

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

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)
Article

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
CNN Partner Hotels

EXPERT'S GUIDE

Cycling around the world
Taking the long way home on two wheels is going to be tough. We're here to smooth the ride

CULINARY JOURNEYS

Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine dim sum
What happens when you merge possibly the two best things on Earth? Hello Kitty dim sum

BEST of USA

American Southwest photo
A photo pro explains how to capture some of America's most famous landmarks while dealing the summer travel crowds