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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

Phuket's beach bars, restaurants evicted in clean-up

Phuket's beach restaurants are being evicted.

DONNA DEMAIO 12:37pm | Scores of beach restaurants and clubs disappearing under new rules from military junta.

Passengers rage as child 'defecates in plane seat': report

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 1:14pm | The etiquette of some Chinese travellers overseas has again come under fire after a family allegedly allowed their child to defecate on the seat of a Delta Airlines flight from Beijing to Detroit.

Magaluf bar crawl shut down in wake of viral sex video

NATALIE PARIS 10:34am | A club night notorious for encouraging drunken sex acts among tourists in Magaluf has been ordered to close down for 12 months.

Hilton hotels to replace room keys with guests' smartphones

10:16am | Hilton Worldwide hotel guests will soon be able to use their smartphones to select specific rooms, make special requests, check in and out, and even unlock their room doors.

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