Category: Middle East

Qatar Airways business class [review]

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Have you heard about the rise of the Big Three Middle Eastern carriers? They are setting records for growth, aircraft orders and product quality – and with good reason. Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways are three of the best airlines in the world, and have created one of the world’s most important transit hubs from scratch in a little more than a decade. (more…)

6 reasons to avoid Cairo

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A friend once asked me what my least favorite city was. The answer was easy: chaotic Cairo. But I wanted to give it another chance, as I first visited when I was a very young, naive traveler. Now, with nearly 70 countries under my belt, I wanted to go back and give it another chance. The verdict: first impressions are often spot on. (more…)

Photo Blog: Dubai

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Dubai’s size and scale inspire the worst of the travel cliches.

“A land of contrasts.”

“Larger than life.”

“The Las Vegas of the Middle East.”

In reality Dubai is simultaneously all and none of these things. (more…)