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weekend away - Dizin

Deep in the Alborz Mountains north of Tehran, Dizin is Iran’s premier ski destination, a high-altitude resort known for its glorious powder snow and extended ski season.

weekend away - Muscat

Muscat is the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, and is perched on the north-eastern corner of the country, at the entrance to the Arabian Gulf.

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weekend away - Petra

Petra’s rock-carved tombs, echoing canyons, and ancient temples, were once forgotten by the outside world. Now, the ‘rose-red city half as old as time’ celebrates the bicentenary of its rediscovery.

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weekend away - Shiraz

Shiraz, often called the cultural capital of Iran, certainly deserves its global reputation. The fame comes from various sources including distinguished poets and artists, impressive monuments, pleasant weather, and delicious cuisine.

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weekend away - Beirut

Beirut is one of the most ancient cities in the Middle East, but that doesn’t mean it’s stuck in the past. New restaurants and hotels are opening up at an accelerated rate, making it one of the trendiest cities around.

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weekend away - Cairo

Ancient and modern worlds converge in Cairo, the largest city in both Africa and the Middle East. Experience old-world charm and cosmopolitan chic along the banks of the Nile River.

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weekend away - Dubai

When you REALISE that 30 years ago Dubai was little more than desert, it breeds new respect for a city that has since become one 
of the world’s most enterprising. The speed of development has been nothing short of miraculous. In the last year alone, the city has become home to the world’s tallest building, biggest fountain, and largest candy store.
 

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weekend away - Damascus

The oldest continuously inhabited city in the world has ancient streets packed with Orthodox churches, Ottoman palaces and stunning mosques. Souks burst with carpets and brassware, Islamic art bedazzles in museums, and the dining and hotel scene is stepping out with considerable chic.

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