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Lebanon

Coolest city in the Middle East ... Beirut has a hip beach club scene.

World

Ten 'awful' cities you should still visit

David Whitley There are many cities around the world with a justifiably awful image. But here are 10 that are better than their reputation suggests.

Middle East

Rising from the rubble

A stroll past the beach clubs of the Corniche or an evening in the bars and restaurants of Gemmayze reveal more and more people creating the buzz and excitement of a new Beirut.

Lebanon's capital is fast becoming one of the most exciting cities on Earth, writes Ian Henderson.

Lebanon

Middle East meets West

Lebanese woman smoking a waterpipe, locally known as nargileh, next to the swimming pool of Beirut's bombed landmark Saint-Georges hotel

Leisa Tyler is dazzled and exhausted by Beirut's frenetic pace as the war-ravaged city is rebuilt.

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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Photo galleries

Big luxury: record-breaking hotels

Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai

Hotels are pushing the boundaries to claim an "est" title - the priciest, the biggest - and lure travellers to check out their record-breaking offerings.

Travellers Tips

Best in travel

From dumps to jewels: greatest city comebacks

Woman, Beirut, Lebanon, pool hotel

Once deep down in the urban dumps, these cities have bounced back from the brink of becoming no-go destinations, turning tumultuous pasts into tourist drawcards.

Tips

Don't spit, have public sex or forget to flush the toilet

Topless-sunbathing

Chris Pritchard Breaking laws while on holiday in another country is easier than you think.

Map of Lebanon

Travel News

Bali's Seminyak gets more glam

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JULIETTA JAMESON | Just when you thought Seminyak couldn't get any more glam, along came Double-Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak.

Deals of the week: Lap of luxury

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Book two nights at the award-winning luxury retreat Saffire Freycinet and receive a third free.

Fear of flying haunts air travellers after MH17 crash

LAWRENCE MONEY 21 Aug | Recent events have made those people afraid of plane travel more afraid than ever.

Sydney's newest accommodation: Sleep at IKEA

ANNIE DANG 21 Aug | Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.

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