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Food & Wine in Middle East

Taste sensations ... Bussola Restaurant.

Middle East

Dubai: food file

Come for the hotels and stay for the food, writes Ute Junker of a desert city's culinary delights.

Top 10

Weirdest bars and restaurants

Red Sea Star Hobbit bar composite

A bar five metres below the Red Sea, a seemingly-transparent urinal that overlooks fellow patrons and a drinking hole staffed entirely by hobbits have made a list of the top 10 weirdest bars and...

Lebanon

A saga of war and wine

Rich history ... harvesting grapes in the Bekaa Valley

Leisa Tyler tastes the revival of an ancient industry, as new vineyards and optimism grow in the Bekaa Valley.

Iran

A date with the plate

Pomegranate soft drink in hand, Belinda Jackson toasts the delicious — and cheap — flavours of Persian cuisine.

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World's top 10 party towns

Partygoers at Love Parade street party. Tel Aviv

Lonely Planet names the best cities in the world to party the night (and day) away in.

Drinking sky-high in Dubai

New Asia Bar Dubai

In Dubai, high-altitude bars provide several views that show the magnitude of the emirate's recent construction boom.

Map of Middle East

Travel News

Planes, porn and racism: Travel's biggest Twitter fails

Justine Sacco's Twitter post.

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 5:15pm | You won't believe what some travellers - and travel companies - have done on Twitter.

Italy's 'haunted' island up for auction

TOM KINGTON 10:52am | Italy is hoping to transform the "haunted" island into a holiday spot with a luxury hotel.

Couple convert a plane into guest accommodation in Great Southern

ALEISHA ORR 4:01am | If the DC-3 aeroplane that will soon act as an alternative accommodation option on a rural West Australian property could speak to its guests, it would have some interesting stories to tell.

Pack your bags, Queensland campaign combats the Ita effect

CAMERON ATFIELD 15 Apr | The Queensland government has launched a new campaign to encourage tourists back into the state, following a wave of publicity dominated by tropical cyclone Ita.

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