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Searching for the alternative Dubai

Away from the skyscrapers and manmade islands of Dubai, the historical centre of the city is home to spice and gold souks, Arab art galleries and authentic Indonesian eats.
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Oman’s sleepy Musandam Peninsula

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Just a few hours’ drive from Dubai, the little-visited Musandam Peninsula is a remote patch of land where ancient fishing villages give way to treacherous mountain roads.
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The tranquil shores of Oman

Life moves slowly in coastal Musandam. From sardines drying in the sun to boats drifting in sleepy coves, the peninsula is a short hop but a world away from the modern face of Dubai.


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Brunch gets civilized in Dubai

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Once an orgy of excess, this Friday afternoon tradition has become more refined, with three new offerings serving up art, jazz and polo with your food.
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Going global in Doha

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Like the Emirates before it, oil-rich Qatar is building a desert paradise for visitors with a variety of openings that would raise an eyebrow in New York, let alone in the Middle East.
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Luxury desert escapes in the UAE

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Just a short hop from Dubai and Abu Dhabi are five desert oases that offer Arabic adventure combined with A-list glamour.
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