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A life at sea
For 100 million years the shores of Qatar have cradled the graceful hawksbill turtle.
The white-sand beach of Fuwairit is a favourite with Qatar’s residents. The peaceful, shallow shore and turquoise Gulf waters attract families and campers year round, but in the spring the beach plays an important role as the hatching ground for the endangered hawksbill turtle.
Luxury hotels for the design savvy
From an awe-inspiring contemporary Balinese escape to an industrial-chic pad in Shanghai and a modern Renaissance revamp in the heart of Manhattan, we discover six of the world’s most desirable design hotels.
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Magnificent seven world wonders
People have been counting and arguing over must-see travellers’ sights since ancient times. Here’s our version of a magnificent seven.
On track to the future
Beneath the bustling streets of Doha, a remarkable feat of engineering is taking place.
London’s junior Michelin dining trend
Britain’s-once stuffy restaurants are opening up to young sophisticated diners. Restaurant critic Tristan Rutherford takes his 11-year-old nephew for a Michelin-starred tour of London’s finest tables.
Camel racing: The sport of sheikhs
To experience a truly historic Qatari sport, head west into the desert from Doha during the winter months.
Qatar, the Desert Destination
On Qatar National Day, this desert nation proudly honours its history and looks forward to welcoming visitors to its shores with a host of events in 2016.
The Capital of Sport
Ever since the success of the 2006 Asian Games, Qatar’s reputation has been growing as the land that brings the world of sport together.
Four fantastic destinations for winter sun
When temperatures drop and gloomy days drag on, here are four cheery, sunny spots to retreat to.
Movies in the Desert
Imagine Morocco and you probably think of souqs and tagines, not celluloid and stuntmen, but for film aficionados, Morocco is rightly famous for its film industry.
The Fragrance of Kings
The heavenly scent of exclusive oud is at the heart of Arabia’s favourite fragrances.
Strolling through the souqs and malls of Qatar, one often smells the delicious fragrance of incense or bakhoor-scented woodchips gently smoking in mabkhara incense burners. Fine perfume is ever popular in Arabia, but there is one perfume prized above all else: oud, the dark heart of agarwood.