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Middle East

A flight attendant poses behind the bar in the rear of the business class section of Emirates' Airbus A380.

The Backpacker

I am the 1 per cent: The Backpacker tries business class

The Backpacker I am the 1 per cent. I know this with certainty as I recline in my private business-class pod.

Air travel

Flight test: Oman Air economy

Oman air.

Tim Richards The seats are snug, but for a medium-haul flight this is a good economy-class experience.

Hotels

Boasters with the mostest

San Alfonso del Mar

Belinda Jackson Biggest, highest, most blindingly expensive. Belinda Jackson rounds up the ultimate travel experiences, from super-luxe to just plain boastful.

Middle East

Get that golden glow

Kerrie O'Brien Gold is holding its value in the luxury spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel in Dubai.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Six of the best: Dubai luxury hotels

When it comes to opulence, no one does it quite like Dubai. Ute Junker names six of the best glamour hotels in Dubai. The writer travelled courtesy of Qantas Airways and Dubai Tourism.

Photos

Inside the Emirates private jet

Emirates private jet

Emirates has launched a luxury private jet service for well-heeled travellers. Have a look on what sort of facilities they will enjoy.

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Travellers Tips

Flight test

Flight test: Qatar Airways business class

Qatar Airways Boeing 777

The Qatar Premium Terminal is more akin to a five-star hotel than a holding pen.

Flight test

Flight test: Emirates A380

Emirates Airlines flight attendant.

With its built-in minibar, we put business class to the test on the Emirates superjumbo.

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Travel News

Korean pop culture lures tourists for plastic surgery

Jun Ji Hyun/Facebook

2:43pm | In a district made famous by the song Gangnam Style - women walk down the street with bandages over their faces and around their heads.

The decline of first class as airlines add business beds

12:50pm | World's top airlines may follow in the in footsteps of Virgin Atlantic abandoning the traditional three-class seating plan.

Legroom gadget sales jump after seat recline spat on plane

11:12am | Demand is high for a gadget that blocks seats from reclining after a scuffle between two passengers forced a jet to make an unscheduled landing.

Teens take world's scariest selfie

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 26 Aug | Three students have gone to sickening lengths to take the world’s scariest selfie.

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