Features - Weekend Away

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.

weekend away - Vienna

Vienna’s legendary attractions are its architecture, elegance, and music. But a new trend is being experienced by Viennese and visitors alike: culinary and cultural weekends, combining the springtime art and culture scene with great gastronomy.

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weekend away - Seychelles

Few destinations hold more allure as archetypal tropical islands than the Seychelles archipelago, famous for its huge, smooth granite boulders, lush vegetation, and powder-soft sand, where divers are drawn like magnets to the turquoise crystal-clear waters.

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weekend away - Istanbul

Famous meeting point of East and West, Istanbul has long captivated visitors with its rich history and cosmopolitan flair. Now, as a European Capital of Culture for 2010, the city is proving to be a vibrant artistic and cultural destination as well.

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weekend away - Amritsar

Few cities on the Indian subcontinent are often defined by the presence of a single building. But then the Golden Temple in Amritsar in the state of Punjab is no ordinary construction. Adorned with 750kg of solid gold, the ‘Harmandir Sahib’ is the spiritual centre for the entire Sikh religion. Perhaps only outdone in splendour by Agra’s Taj Mahal, the architecture is a distinct mixture of Hindu and Islamic design.

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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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weekend away - Munich

The capital of Bavaria offers beer festivals and homely traditions combined with cutting-edge fashion, fine museums, and a lively student life. Not surprisingly, it regularly tops polls of the city Germans would most like to live in.

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