Middle East

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.

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.

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

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 »

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

Intrepid Travel’s 2018 feast in the Middle East

Intrepid Travel expands its global menu with food adventures in more than 25 countries, including two Middle East food tours in 2018

Qatar offers free Doha stopover

Enjoy a free night in Doha on Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority

Walking in Palestine with Crooked Compass

Explore untouched and time-frozen regions of ancient Palestine on a unique eight-day walking tour