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There's nowhere else that does sumptuousness quite like the high-brow lodgings of the Middle East, a fact exemplified by the region's latest luxury retreat: Rosewood Resorts' Al Faisaliah at Durrat Arriyadh in Saudi Arabia, which opened this month...
Video: A Desert Journey Through Qatar A little bloodless coup isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Look at Qatar. In 1995, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani ousted his father and took the country’s reins. He has transformed this former pearl-fishing ...
Top New Bridges No. 1 Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona No. 2 Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge, Singapore No. 3 Millau Viaduct, Millau, France No. 4 Ponte della Costituzione, Venice No. 5 Langkawi Sky Bridge, Langkawi, Malaysia No. 6 Puente de la Mu...
Just a few years ago, the comforts that could be found in high-end airport lounges were pretty much the same all over the world. Comfortable chairs (other than the molded-plastic variety); plasma-screen TVs; an open bar; free Internet access…these...
The first annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival (October 29–November 1; dohatribecafilm.com) in Doha, Qatar is a showcase of films from the Arab world, plus Hollywood releases, and documentaries. The latest from Najwa Najjar to Steven Soderbergh wil...
Doha is not the kind of city where you'd expect to find the world's most controversial news network. The capital of Qatar is flat and dry and in the middle of nowhere—or at least it was until Al Jazeera came along. Before the all-Arabic channel wa...
Openings listed by launch date: Launch: Spring 2007 Virgin America When the low-cost carrier launches this year (at press time, the airline was awaiting Department of Transportation approval), it will fly Airbus 319’s and 320’s along mostl...
I. M. Pei’s latest creation, the Museum of Islamic Art (Corniche Rd., Doha; mia.org.qa), will open on November 22 with the aim of putting Qatar on the global cultural map. Pei’s angular, limestone-clad ziggurat-like structure rises dramatically fr...
Along the semicircular bay in Doha, in the tiny Gulf emirate of Qatar, dozens of glittering new skyscrapers are rising out of the blazing desert sands. Marble-lined shopping malls and luxury hotels proliferate, while opulent waterfront apartment c...