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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

Taiwan's first budget airline to launch maiden flight

Tiger Airways Tigerair

1:20pm | Taiwan's first budget airline Tigerair Taiwan will make its maiden flight later this month, signalling a new era for one of Asia's most popular tourist destination.

Food, wine, women: 15 reasons why France is so popular

JOLYON ATTWOOLL 10:59am | France was confirmed as the most visited country in the world this month – and by a huge margin. But why?

Tony Abbott, Barack Obama: Western leaders 'banned' from Russian airport's duty-free shop

OLIVER SMITH 9:42am | Tony Abbott and six other western leaders have been banned from a Russian airport duty-free shop.

North Korea tightens grip on SIM cards used by tourists

9:19am | North Korea is ensuring once tourists leave the country, their SIM card doesn't fall into local hands.

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