United Arab Emirates

Camel-milk chocolate and other great Dubai souvenirs
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Camel-milk chocolate and other great Dubai souvenirs

The shopping capital of the Middle East raises the keepsake stakes way above the Toblerone
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
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
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
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
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"
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
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Carl Warner's surreal "foodscapes"
London-based photographer Carl Warner's surreal "foodscapes" prove that playing with your food isn't always a bad thing

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