Middle East

Aura Skypool

First look at the world’s first and highest 360-degree infinity pool

Even with all of its over-the-top attractions Dubai is yet to get a 360-degree infinity pool….that is until now. Would you swim at Aura Skypool?

Israel COVID booster shots

This country just made booster shots compulsory for tourists

It was an early leader in vaccine adoption but cases increased to 10,000 a day when the borders opened to tourists.

Deep Dive Dubai

World’s deepest swimming pool holds an entire sunken city

From the surface it looks like any other swanky hotel pool. But dive a little deeper and you’ll be amazed by what you will find.

What went wrong? The $200 million village of abandoned Disney castles

In a fairytale gone sour, a real-life village of 530 Disney castles known as Burj al Babas has been abandoned. This one will leave you scratching your head.

Address Hotel infinity pool

Would you swim in the world’s highest infinity pool?

The level 77 pool holds the Guinness World Record for the highest outdoor infinity pool in a building.

Qatar's Eco-Floating Hotel © HAADS

First look at Qatar’s new floating hotel that will spin to generate power

If you thought the concept of a floating hotel was cool, wait until you see the incredible, spinning ‘Eco-Floating Hotel’ planned for Qatar.

Oman: the perfect place for 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.

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.

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