What's New in Dubai

With the launch of the world's longest urban zipline, the opening of the Frame, Zaha Hadid's 'The Opus' building, and a six-week special of world renown Van Gogh's Alive exhibition, Dubai...

What's New in Dubai for Autumn 2017?

With the world's biggest ferris wheel rising, hotel expansions at Atlantis, The Palm in excess of £77m and Damac's new luxury property due to open this year, autumn is set to be an ...

The Gulf states

With the rise of the Gulf states as tourist destinations, Peter Ellegard finds life is very much in the fast lane as he reports on these modern Middle East oases

Dubai Shopping Festival 2015

Indulge in retail therapy at the Dubai Shopping Festival from 2nd January to 7th February. A doubly perfect shop till you drop’ package, including superstar treatment at The Oberoi is n...

Oman - Gold, frankincense and more

Gulf state Oman has emerged from the shadows of its neighbours to become one of the region’s rising tourism stars. Carlton Reid goes in search of its legendary frankincense in the deserts and souks of Dhofar and also explores capital Muscat with its fish and gold souks

Forts, fjords and desert hospitality of Oman

a look at some of Oman’s other attractions

Fun for the whole family in Ras Al Khaimah

For the ultimate family holiday, look no further than Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) this summer. With its 64km of coastline, unique desert landscape and the UAE's highest mountain, RAK is one of the region's most diverse destinations and ideal for a family holiday of sun, fun and relaxation. With kids under 12 staying for free it is also great value for a luxury break this summer.

Arabian magic

Sun, shopping and luxury ensures Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE is an ever popular holiday destination