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Beach Holidays in Middle East

King and country ... the view to the Mediterranean from the hotel.

Resort

The despot concierge

Leesha McKenny visits the independent state of Akhzivland and its eccentric, yet welcoming, head of state.

Life aquatic

Stretching out on the world's most unusual beaches

From quirky to quaint, bizarre to beautiful, our writers stretch out on some of the world's most unusual beaches.

Our writers stretch out on some of the world's most unusual beaches, from quirky to quaint, bizarre to beautiful.

Man-made marvels

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For all the hype about the bold new frontiers being forged in the Arabian Gulf, the region remains very much an (extraordinary) work in progress.

UAE

Brave new world

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Islands being built in Dubai can be seen from the moon.

Map of Middle East

Travel News

Qantas re-routes planes away from Iraq

Boosting capacity: The extra seats will be made possible through

12:57pm | Qantas has stopped its flights using Iraqi airspace in the wake of the MH17 disaster.

Deals of the week: Germany romantic back roads

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'

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

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