Middle East

Coronavirus: here’s what has been happening around the world

Since the first outbreak in late December, the coronavirus has escalated into a global pandemic. Here’s some of the latest updates you should know.

Raffles Istanbul review

Tried & Tested: Raffles, Istanbul

Turkey’s first Forbes Five-Star hotel, Raffles Istanbul is an art-filled oasis towering over Besiktas, the city’s most happening district.

Oman adventure travel

Why Oman is the perfect place to cure your adventure cravings

For an adventurous holiday with dramatic canyons, glistening wadis and towering mountain peaks, look no further than Oman.

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