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Abu Dhabi

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Air travel

Flight test: Etihad Coral economy class

Julietta Jameson Etihad has won plenty of awards, but the service does not live up to the hype.

Travel Insider

Bye, Singapore: the hottest new stopover cities for Australians

Dubai

Jane E Fraser Big-name attractions are drawing travellers away from Bangkok or Singapore to new stopover destinations.

Middle East

Hotter than hot: why now is the time to head to the Middle East

Dead sea

Ben Groundwater Travelling in the Middle East has never been so accessible for Aussies, writes Ben Groundwater.

Airlines

Flight test: Etihad business class

ETIHAD AIRWAYS PEARL BUSINESS CLASS

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

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Photo galleries

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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

Jetstar tells girl she is 'too young to fly alone'

Jetstar

12:31pm | A 12-year-old girl's "first big flight" was cut short when boarding crew told her she was too young to fly alone.

Drunk woman attacks cabin crew with false leg

9:47am | Pilots were forced to divert a flight after a one-leg drunk woman attacked cabin crew.

Croatia expels tourist for punching monk seal

9:06am | A man who punch a Mediterranean monk seal has been fined and expelled from Croatia.

Bali villa's touching response to guests lost on MH17 goes viral on Facebook

ANNIE DANG 9:48am | A Bali villa where some of the victims of MH17 were due to stay has conducted a spiritual ceremony on their behalf.

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