Travel

CNN:A wild ride in Dubai: A visitor's guide to the city's new theme parks

© AFP | Cyclists ride past buildings at Dubai Marina during Dubai Tour 2016
 
 
 
19 Nov 2016
Having only just opened at the end of August, this 1.5 million square feet (think 28 soccer fields) theme park is pretty much paradise for film fans. Marvel plays a big collaborating role here, as does Cartoon Network, owned by CNN's...
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National Geographic Traveler announces best destinations 2017

Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, in Alberta, Canada. 
19 Nov 2016
Editors of National Geographic Traveler magazine have released their picks for the best destinations of 2017, giving shout-outs to places like Banff, Chengdu, Seoul, Madrid and Georgia, USA.   For their annual Best of the World list,...
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What are the dirtiest things on an airplane?

Flight seats
17 Nov 2016
There's no better way to test your body's immune system than by subjecting it to air travel. With all those enclosed spaces, recirculated air and non-stop streams of people, airports and planes are prime breeding grounds for...
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Love in a desert climate: Where to romance in Abu Dhabi

Hosted on a traditional Arabic pearling dhow, these trips explore the emirate's pearl-diving heritage. They include a guide, traditional dates and tea and an oyster-opening demonstration. 
12 Nov 2016
Not content with just being capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi makes a pretty good case for being the romantic capital too.   So what's it got to set hearts racing? From hot-air balloon rides over untouched desert to private sunset...
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Middle East wants to become an international hiking destination

Saint Catherine, South Sinai
12 Nov 2016
Tourism offices in the Middle East are hoping to lure more visitors to the area by promoting their hiking trails.   They may not be as top of mind as the Inca or Appalachian trails, but tourism agencies across the region are pushing...
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Snake surprises first class passengers on plane

08 Nov 2016
First class passengers on a recent Aeromexico flight were confronted by a slithery stowaway, in a jaw-dropping scene reminiscent of the tongue-in-cheek action film "Snakes in a Plane." A university rector from Torreon posted...
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Keeping an Italian medieval village alive

Metal frames support what is left of a medieval tower, as works are in progress to reconstruct it after it collapsed in the 2009 earthquake, in Santo Stefano di Sessanio in in the province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, inside the national park of the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga, Italy, September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola
05 Nov 2016
Within the stone walls of the medieval village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, narrow lanes weave through stone arches, cobbled piazzas and overhanging buildings.   The streets are mainly empty, except for tourists admiring the...
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How to fly for less

Flight seats
04 Nov 2016
Frequent fliers know that in the competitive world of modern airlines, it takes a skilled player to spot the good deals among the gimmicks.  In this month's episode of Business Traveller, we meet with bloggers and aviation...
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Five travel hacks the airlines don't want you to know about

AFP | Lufthansa aircraft at the Franz-Josef-Strauss-Airport in Munich, southern Germany, on September 10, 2014
19 Oct 2016
Frequent fliers know that in the competitive world of modern airlines, it takes a skilled player to spot the good deals among the gimmicks.   In this month's episode of Business Traveller, we meet with bloggers and aviation...
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Siwans gather for traditional October 'peace' festival

17 Oct 2016
Residents of Siwa Oasis started their traditional Siyahet festival on Sunday, gathering at the foot of Mount Dakrur for communal meals and prayer sessions. The three-day event coincides with the date harvest each year and is normally held...
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