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  • A day-by-day itinerary for a perfect weekend in Dubai

    A day-by-day itinerary for a perfect weekend in Dubai

    September 15th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Dubai is a city like no other. One of the world’s fastest-growing metropolises, it has been transformed from a small Gulf trading centre into a glamorous and futuristic destination. Astonishing developments like the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) and Palm Jumeirah (the world’s largest artificial island) are just a few of the impressive attractions. Not sure where to start? Our... Read more »

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  • The most overrated destinations in the world

    The most overrated destinations in the world

    February 10th, 2013Tim Chester
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    Have you ever been somewhere really hyped up and just found it a bit average? Bundled yourself off somewhere on the recommendations of friends, forum users or travel mags to find it’s just a bit, well, meh? Every regular traveller tends to have one place that didn’t stand up to expectations, and for me it... Read more »

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  • Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    August 27th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    French novelist Gustave Flaubert once said: “Travelling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. With this in mind, here are twenty daunting and spectacular places around the world that might make you feel a little small. Easter Island, Chile A trip to see Easter Island’s moai lined up on... Read more »

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  • Video: the world’s friendliest cities

    Video: the world’s friendliest cities

    October 10th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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    Which cities are going to welcome you with open arms? Where will the locals be likely to buy you a beer, and who’s going to invite you in for tea when it’s cold? We asked our social media followers to vote for the friendliest city in the world. These are the results.

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  • Astonishing drone film captures the scale of Dubai

    Astonishing drone film captures the scale of Dubai

    October 27th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    Dubai is a city like no other on Earth. More than 400 skyscrapers have appeared here in under two decades, including the world’s tallest building, and over 13 million tourists visit each year. It’s a place that defies comprehension. Even when faced with the stats, it’s hard to take in the magnitude of this world-record-breaking metropolis. To really appreciate Dubai’s... Read more »

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  • Away from the skyscrapers: how to find the “other” Dubai

    Away from the skyscrapers: how to find the “other” Dubai

    November 22nd, 2016Lottie Gross
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    It’s big, brash and lays claim to so many world records it might even have the world record for the number of world records. But beyond the superlatives, skyscrapers and inexplicably squeaky-clean streets, there’s far more to Dubai than meets the eye. On its surface, the city looks like an ultra-modern adults’ adventure playground with... Read more »

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  • 12 of the most beautiful places in the Middle East

    12 of the most beautiful places in the Middle East

    November 16th, 2016Gavin Thomas
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    The Middle East is a paradox. Located at the cultural crossroads between east and west, the region nowadays tends to make headlines for all the wrong reasons, but also served as one of the major cradles of human civilization and birthplace of the world’s three great monotheisms. Myriad stunning mementoes of the region’s cosmopolitan and... Read more »

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