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Saudi Arabia Plans World’s Tallest Tower

Financial Times |  Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s investment vehicle, Kingdom Holding, has announced that an associate company will partner with the country’s Bin...

World's Most-Visited Sacred Sites

You don't need to have faith to be drawn to these temples, churches, and shrines, popular for their spiritual and cultural value.

Mecca's Makeover

Islam's holiest city attracts millions of pilgrims—more every year. To accommodate the faithful, the Saudis are constructing a vast new gateway. Michael Z. Wise reports

Latin Invasion Hits London Restaurant Scene

Mexican: the cuisine London could never get right. While the city mastered Emirati, Ethiopian, Polish, Syrian, Lebanese (and how!)—even Argentine steaks—attempts at Mexican fare have...

A Mecca Emerges

The high-desert gems of St. George, Utah, are thrilling and affordable

Star Mapper: Los Angeles, 10/09

With Hollywood, the Walk of Fame, and red carpet events galore, Los Angeles is an obvious mecca of all things celebrity—and as such, is without...

World's Biggest Buildings

Architecture is going to cool new extremes, from the tallest clock tower to an inverted skyscraper.

Hawaiian Treat Comes To The Mainland

It's notoriously hard to find within the continental U.S., but this summer, shave ice has officially arrived on the east and west coasts. If you’ve...

Saudi Arabia Opens its Doors to Westerners

One of the most secretive of the OPEC countries, Saudi Arabia has finally decided to open its doors to Westerners. Ted Conover hitches a ride...

A Rebirth For The Middle East?

Nations of the troubled region need tourists, including Americans, to ensure their future. Lee Smith examines whether—and why—visitors will come
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