Beyond the deluxe hotels and futuristic shopping malls, the Middle Eastern city retains seductive charms and a treasure trove of archaic spice souks and date palm gardens.
Gay-friendly hotels are going high-end, with new boutique properties that offer a luxury experience, plus amenities tailored specifically to gay travellers.
Musicians are no strangers to travel. But now several mobile rock festivals are putting the trip centre stage with rock cruises and railway-themed band tours.
Dutch authorities could make it illegal for visitors to buy marijuana in the city where it is famously, and popularly, legal.
A five-night stay for two at the Fiesta Americana for $388. Kids 12 and under stay and eat for free.
SlideshowsWhere is the seventh Celtic nation?
Uncovering a pagan past in northwestern Spain
Welcome to Little Versailles
After seven years, a magnificent chateau reopens
Turkey’s hidden holy land
Where Turkish, Arabic and Kurdish culture meet
Voices of Byron Bay, Australia
A seaside community of surfers and healers
Seven incredible destinations
...That you may have never heard of
DestinationsYour favourite coffee shops
Readers weigh in on the world's best cup o' joeFood & Drink