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Abu Dhabi

Economy class Etihad.

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.

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.

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.

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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

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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