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Discovering the very best of the UAE

Discovering the very best of the UAE

Over the year's the UAE has been transformed from one of the least developed countries in the world to a playhouse for the rich and famous. But, you don't need to break the...

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Dubai: what’s all the fuss about?

Dubai: what’s all the fuss about?

Dubai is a city of considerable man-made grandeur. In terms of modernisation, the area has only come into its own in the last few decades, but the progress it has made definitely makes up for...

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Clubbing in Tel Aviv

Clubbing in Tel Aviv

Israel may be the Holy Land, attracting thousands of pilgrims every year, but its second city knows how to party. Known for its commitment to creating a nightlife famed for having venues that stay open...

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Amazing, Diverse… Palestine’s a Wonder to Visit

Amazing, Diverse… Palestine’s a Wonder to Visit

Palestine is a fascinating country that forms a unique and colourful backdrop to different personalities and religious backgrounds. This land is at the crossroads of history where profound beliefs and ideas have been realised.  ...

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Voyage of discovery: an eastern adventure

Voyage of discovery: an eastern adventure

Matthew Hawker tells the tale of cruising to Egypt, via Istanbul and the Greek islands of Santorini and Lindos For many, the concept of a cruise beckons the thought of old-age and retirement. Today&rsquo...

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Top 5 Souk Markets

Top 5 Souk Markets

Middle Eastern cities are full of Souk (also known as Souq) markets. These markets offer you the chance to immerse yourself in the city's local culture. The Gap Year Travel Guide selects five top...

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Eco tourism in Jordan

Eco tourism in Jordan

The Middle East seems an unlikely destination for eco-friendly tourism. In a region swept by riots and rebellion, the tiny Kingdom of Jordan has been quietly leading its own revolution in the name of sustainable...

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Middle East: what do you think?

Middle East: what do you think?

Our readers give the lowdown on their favourite places in the Middle East. Editor’s Quote Bahrain was like nowhere I’d been before. Despite the huge expat community that lives there,...

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Persian Gulf route

Persian Gulf route

The Persian Gulf is a large body of water that stretches to the north-west from The Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, just north of The Tropic of Cancer. Also known as The Arabian Guld, the...

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Learning Hebrew in Jerusalem

Learning Hebrew in Jerusalem

Learning a new language is a great way to enhance your gap year experience. Learning holidays are a fast growing sector within the tourism industry. Whether you go abroad to learn Italian cooking,...

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