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World’s Countries Merging Together / Sinking Into the Sea

World’s Countries Merging Together / Sinking Into the Sea February 1, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
I think we can all agree that it may be tough, during an economic downturn, to sell luxury islands shaped like the world’s countries, especially if they are only accessible by yacht or motor boat. It is. Now it’s even tougher to sell the islands that make up Dubai World, because they are sinking. Penguin...

Eight Bottles, $107,000: Dubai Duty Free Makes Record Sale

Eight Bottles, $107,000: Dubai Duty Free Makes Record Sale September 9, 2010 | Asia, Travel News | Read More
One Sunday last month, a customer walked into the Le Clos fine wine and luxury spirits boutique in Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3, picked out eight bottles of wine and paid $107,000.  The store thinks it’s the biggest retail sale in the history of wine. It’s also believed...

Dubai Cracks Down on Blackberries

Dubai Cracks Down on Blackberries August 12, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
If you’re heading to Dubai in the near future, you maybe disappointed to find out that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is cracking down on Blackberry usage. According to the New Zealand Herald, both residents and visitors to the UAE will be affected by this ‘crackberry crackdown’, which...

Luxury Travel: Gucci to Open Hotel in Dubai

Luxury Travel: Gucci to Open Hotel in Dubai June 11, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Plans are underway for clothing designer Elisabetta Gucci to lend the Gucci name to the booming hotel business in the Middle East’s favorite place to spend money, Dubai. Sitting on the coast of the Persian Gulf, and surrounded by the brutal-yet-picaresque Arabian Desert, Dubai represents the finest...

Romanian Stowaway Survives -41C and Lack of Oxygen On Flight From Vienna To London

Romanian Stowaway Survives -41C and Lack of Oxygen On Flight From Vienna To London June 10, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
A Romanian man who hid in the landing gear of a Boeing 747 from Vienna to London has lived to tell his story. Only problem is, no one seems to be able to locate him. He survived temperatures as low as -41 degrees Celsius while flying at altitudes of 25,000 feet. At that altitude, less than half the amount...

Sex and the City 2 Gives UAE Tourism Boost Despite Really Being Filmed In Morocco

Sex and the City 2 Gives UAE Tourism Boost Despite Really Being Filmed In Morocco May 28, 2010 | Celebrity Travel, Travel News | Read More
Sex and the City 2, the latest installment of the Carrie Bradshaw franchise, opened yesterday in U.S. theaters.  The sequel is set partly in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, but no actual filming was done there — both city and country officials banned filming of the movie, so producers...

Homeland Security To Establish Stricter No-Fly Regulations

Homeland Security To Establish Stricter No-Fly Regulations May 6, 2010 | Travel News, Travel Safety | Read More
Since terrorist attacks have become a very real threat to the safety of flyers and those who live where aircrafts are scheduled to arrive, the no-fly list has played a vital role in securing the safety of those who could be made vulnerable by the less-than-humane approach many radicals have in getting...

Volcanic Ash Prompts a Wedding via Webcam

Volcanic Ash Prompts a Wedding via Webcam April 21, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Along with thousands of other travelers who found themselves stranded after last week’s volcanic eruption, one couple used technology to be in two places at once. London’s Sean Murtagh and Australia’s Natalie Mead were en route to London for their wedding when they were grounded in...

Weekend Reading: Naughty Texts, Loss of Free Meals, and Hangover Reducers

Weekend Reading: Naughty Texts, Loss of Free Meals, and Hangover Reducers March 19, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Have you been a good little worker bee and ignored your RSS feeds for the entirety of the week? Do you feel like checking your twitter account constantly is a sign of moral weakness? Does thinking about travel while starting at spreadsheets seem like an improper use of time? If so, here’s an overview...

Sexy Texts Land Emirates Airline Crew In Dubai Jail

Sexy Texts Land Emirates Airline Crew In Dubai Jail March 19, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
An Emirates airlines flight attendant and her cabin services supervisor, both from India, have been sentenced to three months in a Dubai jail for exchanging suggestive text messages.  The official charge is “coercion to commit sin,” and the pair was originally sentenced to six months. The...
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