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Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways Pearl business class seating.

Airlines

Flight test: Etihad business class

Flight Test This is the best service I have had on an airline for a long time.

Airlines

Flight test: Etihad business class

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

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

Food

Six of the best: global gourmet events

Winsor Dobbin Held over five weekends, this festival in the Italian capital of white truffles dates back 84 years.

United Arab Emirates

Grand castles in the sand

Leisa Tyler explores languid pleasures and fast thrills in the UAE.

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Photo galleries

Photos

The spectacular Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

Camels walk along sand dunes in the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, as the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival.

The Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the Liwa desert, 220 kilometres west of Abu Dhabi. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a camel beauty contest, a...

Photos

Six of the best: desert camps

Amangiri, Utah desert camp

From Namibia to Mongolia to Chile, Ute Junker discovers six of the best desert camps around the world.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

One stopover is never enough

Tripologist I always stop over for a night on the way to Europe but I find the flight from Asia to London or from Sydney to the Middle East too long.

Expert advice

Travel light, sleep deep

Michael Gebicki I hear good and bad about flight layovers in airport hotels and I have concerns about luggage.

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Travel News

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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