48 Hours In: Dubai in association with Emirates

Cosmopolitan, chaotic, cheap and hot, this fast expanding Middle Eastern city is the perfect winter destination - and not just for shopping. Simon Calder reports

48 Hours In: Tehran, Iran

It might not be an obvious destination, but the Iranian capital is the heart of Persian civilisation and has plenty of treasures to discover

Dubai: Spending time at the souk

The markets and malls of Dubai give discerning shoppers a taste of East and West, says Frank Partridge

Dubai: Reaching for the sky

The city's grandiose building plans are bearing spectacular fruit, says Peter MacNeil

Dubai: 'A place on a human scale'

Over the past 25 years Simon Calder has watched Dubai grow from a tiny port to a vibrant city - but some things never change

Dubai: Fairways in the desert

Frank Partridge aims for the green on the weather-defying golf courses of Dubai

Dubai: A thrill-seeker's paradise

There's more to Dubai than marble malls and plush hotels. Matt Farquharson enjoys the best action and adventure that the emirate has to offer

Dubai: 'A place on a human scale'

Delhi: Trunk call

Eyebrows shot up when Hamish Mykura said he was taking his young twins to Delhi, but thanks to an elephant, it was a holiday they'll never forget

Long-haul short breaks: Oman

Four days is not long to pack in deserts, forts and souks in this sultanate rich in history. Sholto Byrnes explains how to do it

Prepare to meet thy dune

A 4x4 journey into Oman's remote north-east requires planning, perseverance - and a passing acquaintance with camel-grazing etiquette. Matt Warren learns the lore of the desert

I followed the road to Damascus and was converted

Syria's capital is a laid-back place crammed with spectacular sights. Robert Mighall rises above the politics

48 Hours In: Muscat

In association with Emirates

Born again

Some said the city would never recover from its vicious civil war. But out of the rubble, Beirut is swinging again, says Rabih Hage
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