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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

Deals of the week: Germany romantic back roads

Germany's romantic back road to Vienna.

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Take an early bird 10 per cent off a romantic tour of Germany and Austria's back roads during 2015.

Traveller letters: Skytrax's fifth best airline a turkey

Customer service must not be one of Skytrax's judging criteria when it comes to judging the world's best airlines.

Jetstar tells girl she is 'too young to fly alone'

12:31pm | A 12-year-old girl's "first big flight" was cut short when boarding crew told her she was too young to fly alone.

Drunk woman attacks cabin crew with false leg

9:47am | Pilots were forced to divert a flight after a one-leg drunk woman attacked cabin crew.

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