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Why a humble fish shack attracts Dubai's high rollers

Dubai, UAE (CNN) — Big and blingy is not always best in Dubai.<p>While the glitz thrusts further skyward or deeper into the Arabian Gulf, one humble fish restaurant in the shadow of the luxury Burj Al Arab skyscraper hotel bucks the trend.<p>Bu Qtair peddles simple seafood and fresh fish cooked in its …

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The Best Hotel Credit Card just got Better

Posted By Jon Nickel-D'Andrea on Jul 15, 2017 | 0 comments<p>Everyone has their favorite credit card, but some credit cards do provide a ton of value. …

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9 unique restaurants in Dubai

(CNN) — Dubai is known for show-stopping style -- and its diverse restaurant scene is no different.<p>Eat out in the emirate and you'll be faced with virtually every cuisine under the sun, not to mention some novel environs. These nine restaurants all offer a unique dining experience as well as fine …

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50 stunning rooftop bars and restaurants

(CNN) — If anything has the power to make one pause for a moment and consider that life didn't turn out so bad, it's a panoramic view accompanied by the carbonated nostril-tickle of a favorite beverage as it's lifted above the horizon and drawn into the gullet.<p>For the best results, you need to …

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The world's top 20 city skylines

(CNN) — If you're a regular CNN reader you'll know we love the inner workings of city life.<p>Rowdy food courts, thumping nightclubs, a tranquil art gallery ... these things are the lifeblood of any major metropolis. But sometimes you have to step back to appreciate things from afar.<p>We've put together …

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Take a peek at Dubai's most extravagant hotels

(CNN) — In October 2016, Dubai reached another milestone, crossing 100,000 hotel rooms in the emirate. Not one to rest on its laurels, there are plans to construct another 30,000 by the end of 2018. If Dubai reaches that figure, it will be giving Las Vegas a run for its money.<p>In the emirate, as is …

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Dubai: Insider Travel Guide

Editor's Note — CNN Insider Guides are thoroughly checked for accuracy. Given the fluid nature of the travel industry, however, some listings may fall out of date before guides can be updated. The best practice is to confirm current information on official websites before making plans to visit any …

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Review: World’s Highest High Tea at Burj Khalifa, Atmosphere

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Epic Dubai Experiences That Redefine Luxury — The Discoveries Of

<b>Dubai is the very epitome of luxury. From the majestic and awe-inspiring Burj Al Arab, to the incredible world’s highest restaurant At.Mosphere,</b> …

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Modern Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Modern Buildings Photos | Architectural Digest

Designed by such starchitects as Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava, these buildings are influenced by the shapely curves found on yachts and boats of all shapes and sizes<p>1/8<p><b>IAC Building (New York)</b><p>2/8<p><b>Burj Al Arab (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)</b><p>3/8<p><b>Kobe Maritime Museum (Kobe, Japan)</b>

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12 Amazing Hotel Pools Around the World

From urban agua hideaways to remote resorts in the middle of nowhere, here are our picks for some of the world’s most amazing pools.<p><b>1. Belmond Hotel</b> …

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Look at this amazing basketball court - and other awesome sports venues

<b>This stunning basketball court is nestled between buildings in an otherwise regular suburb of Paris.</b><p>Fashion brand Pigalle worked with design agency Ill Studio and Nike to create the dazzling sight at Rue Duperre in the French capital.<p>"We're ready. LeBron James mind. This is it. Force," posted the …

Dubai

Do seven-star hotels really exist?

As luxury standards rise, what exactly makes a hotel score seven-stars?<p>Currently the world’s fifth-tallest skyscraper, the 1,820-foot-tall Lotte …

Hotels

Photos From The Ten Most Instagrammed Places On Earth

Social media has exploded in the last decade. It’s hard to remember a time when we weren’t consumed by our Facebook friends, Instagram likes, and re-Tweets. Instagram, in particular, has become one of the most important apps for self expression. Whether it’s through music, art, photography, or …

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Over-the-Top Features of Glitzy Dubai... Plus a Surprising Population Nuance That Makes Travelers Feel at Home

Hello again from blogger Ben Schlappig, the full-time traveler behind <i>One Mile at a Time,</i> and the guy who introduced you to my uber-luxury travel …

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6 great spots for afternoon tea in Dubai

Dating back to the polite society of Britain in the early 19th century, afternoon tea is an institution that perhaps owes more to tradition than …

Dubai

7 of the most eco-friendly resorts in the Middle East

<b>JUMEIRAH AL NASEEM, DUBAI</b><br>Based at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and Madinat Jumeirah and run in collaboration with Dubai’s Wildlife Protection Office, the …

Middle East

Afternoon Tea: United Airlines vs. British Airways

United Airlines no longer serves afternoon tea onboard its westbound flights from London. Still, I thought I would compare tea service on United and …

Airlines

The Insides of the Burj Al Arab

Hot Dubai Tip<p>There is a nearby beach hotel that you can stay at for much cheaper and it’s part of this same network of hotels. If you book there, …

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DWWA judge profile: Valentin Radosav

Valentin Radosav is a judge at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).<p>Valentin Radosav<p>Valentin Radosav is Head Sommelier at Gymkhana Restaurant, …

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14 Amazing Architectural Wonders of the New World

The original “7 Wonders of the World” (Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Colossus of Rhodes, Lighthouse of Alexandria, Mausoleum at …

Architecture

Three luxury weddings in Dubai to make your Arabian dreams come true

Couples looking for a romantic overseas destination for wedding or pre-wedding photos now have another choice – a luxury Arabian-style wedding with …

Weddings

Do Seven-Star Hotels Really Exist?

You might have heard the term, but don't know what it means.<p>Currently the world’s fifth-tallest skyscraper, the 1,820-foot-tall Lotte World Tower became an instant landmark when it opened in Seoul, South Korea in April. The imposing spire launched with a shopping cart of superlative experiences, …

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Alok Kaul Joins JW Marriott As Director Operations

THE JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity announced the appointment of Alok Kaul as the Director of Operations. With an experience of more than two decades …

Dubai

2017 Brides Honeymoon Awards: The Top 10 Resorts in Africa and the Middle East

<i>Picking the perfect honeymoon is no easy feat—countless romantic destinations, endless hotel options, limited vacation time and the struggle-is-real challenge of finding the perfect place to please both you and your new spouse. Where to begin? Well, right here. BRIDES teamed up with the A-list</i> …

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New Ultra-Luxury Artificial Islands In Dubai Created For $1.7 Billion

Two new man-made islands will be completed by 2020 in Dubai, and will offer an ultra-luxury escape for families and luxury travellers. This a …

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Ramadan 2017 – The Best Iftar Venues in Dubai

<i>Iftar in Dubai range from a few dates before a normal weekday meal to the most lavish buffets you can imagine.</i><p><i>We’ve listed some options that stand</i> …

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Dubai is adding 2 more man-made islands

Dubai is considered one of the fastest growing cities in the world, and this week officials announced the destination will soon be growing again — this time with two new man-made islands from the same global investment company that has bankrolled other projects in town.<p>The islands, which will flank …

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Dubai restaurants open in the day during Ramadan 2017

Catering to expatriates, tourists and those who don’t fast during the holy month, these restaurants in Dubai will be serving food for dine-in service …

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