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Middle East

Etihad's 'Pearl' business class has probably the most stylish cabin in the air.

Airlines

Flight test: Etihad business class

Flight Test Etihad has probably the most stylish cabin in the air with extensive meal choices.

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.

United Arab Emirates

Water way to ride and slide

Yas Waterworld

Kerry van der Jagt samples five of the most dizzying thrills you can experience in a desert anywhere.

UAE

New star rises in the Gulf

Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi's high-end hotels are attracting fashionable crowds, writes Helen Elfer.

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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

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

Justine Sacco's Twitter post.

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 2:29pm | 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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