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Food & Wine in Middle East

Time out: Girls chat over a cup of tea and a cigarette in a cafe.

The Backpacker

Coffee versus tea: Which team are you on?

The Backpacker Tea isn't a beverage to get excited about. It's what your parents drink. And yet ...

Middle East

Dubai: food file

Bussola Restaurant

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.

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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

Fear of flying haunts air travellers after MH17 crash

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LAWRENCE MONEY 11:48pm | Recent events have made those people afraid of plane travel more afraid than ever.

Sydney's newest accommodation: Sleep at IKEA

ANNIE DANG 8:18am | Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.

Women, sex and holidays: Study looks at female tourists' sexual behaviour

20 Aug | Some women use holidays as an opportunity to 'feel like a man' and have sex with no strings attached.

Cheeky marmot photobombs, ruins Greenpeace timelapse video

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 19 Aug | Timelapse video of glacier ruined thanks to 'Marmot Love'.

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