Sun, sea and super yachts in Dubai

Famed for its year-round warm climate, world-class hotels, shopping and leisure facilities, there’s no better place to go for a guaranteed winter warmer.

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Free wheeling through Oman

There’s a new ship of the desert in the Middle East – it travels on two wheels and is luring adventurous tourists to the breathtaking sultanate of Oman.

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The Red Arrows take to the skies in Dubai

The Red Arrows are the world’s best-known fast jet display team. Last autumn, the Squadron flew to the Middle East for Exercise Eastern Hawk, an intensive and spectacular ten-country promotional tour. Our writer, Jonathan Bell, looks at what it takes to stage such a dynamic display of the best of British.

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An oasis of calm in the desert

With an abundance of natural beauty – including spectacular mountains, isolated deserts and remote turquoise beaches – Oman is the perfect destination for those wanting to go straight to the heart of Arabia’s ancient soul, without sacrificing modern day comforts.

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A car for the sport of kings

Legend has it the first falconer was a Persian king fascinated with the agility of a hawk. Now luxury car-maker Bentley has created an SUV just for bird-owners.

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Life’s a rich pattern in Dubai

No expense has been spared at Dubai’s Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, a five-star hotel in homage to the lavish architecture of the Ottoman Empire.

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Let the sunshine in Dubai

Mr Fahad AlRafi has found the perfect way to cool off in hot and hazy Dubai – on board his new Sunseeker Manhattan 52.

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Just desserts the Tel Aviv way

From blue chilli chocolate cakes to green tomatoes, Alon Shabo’s colourful creations are redefining Israel’s patisserie.

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Turkish delight

Haute jewellery isn’t just a product of New York, London and Paris. To find truly exceptional work, look further east

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Maya magic

Nestled within the Mexican jungle is a lost kingdom waiting to be found. Come face to face with the rise and fall of this ancient civilisation at these five incredible Mayan ruins not to be missed.

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