Middle East

National Museum of Qatar now open

National Museum of Qatar now open

8 years in the making, the National Museum of Qatar has officially opened, revealing Koichi Takada Architects’ stunningly designed interior architecture.

Where the Middle East meets the West

From ancient ruins in Petra, Jordan, to glittering Abu Dhabi architecture, these two capitals – both ancient and modern – are a study in contrasts

Riding high on camel No. 11 in Jordan

From the ancient ruins of Petra, Jordan, to glittering Abu Dhabi architecture, these two capitals in the Middle East – both ancient and modern – are a study in contrasts, as Carla Grossetti discovered

Desert dreaming in Abu Dhabi

With shimmering desert sands, a plethora of natural islands and a leaning towards being a leading cultural destination, Abu Dhabi is a photographer’s dream

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

10 Reasons Atlantis The Palm is still Dubai’s best hotel

The crowning glory of the palm tree-shaped island since 2008, Atlantis continues to draw the crowds as a destination in its own right ten years on

Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Dubai Tourism launches Dubai Pass

The new pre-paid pass allows visitors cash-free entry to 33 top experiences across Dubai

The Legends of Jaffa, Israel

From Jonah and the whale, to the origins of Jaffa chocolates, this Israeli city dates back 4,000 years

Inside The Louvre Abu Dhabi

There’s something quite magical about walking under the enormous silver dome that appears to hover over the new Louvre Abu Dhabi. Dappled sunlight streams through eight layers of cladding that weighs 7500 tonnes, almost as much as the Eiffel Tower, creating a tapestry of 7850 stars that produce a striking ’rain of light’. Designed by… Read more »

Cairo

The palace walk in Cairo

Lined with palaces, mosques, merchant’s mansions and markets, cairo’s al-muizz is a contender for the middle east’s most beautiful street

One&Only Dubai: Dance of the Arabesque

From architecture to ambience, serenity to sensuousness, these two luxurious One&Only establishments in Dubai channel ancient splendour

Raffles Dubai celebrates decade of luxury

This November, Raffles Dubai celebrates anniversary with an exclusive ‘10 Years of Luxury’ experience to mark the milestone

Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera

The Australian based chef has launched a contemporary brasserie at the top of one of the UAE’s most iconic buildings