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
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"
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
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
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
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
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