Syria's strange tourism video video

The fictional Game of Thrones world of Westeros is engaged in its own civil war.

The war-torn country has borrowed the Game of Thrones soundtrack to promote itself as a travel destination.

Two weeks in Iran stuff nation

John Hearnshaw hiking with Iranian students on Mt Daraband, near Tehran.

Many delights and surprises await the western traveller to Iran, the modern-day Persia.

Rare glimpse inside Egypt's tombs gallery video

Tomb of Ay, the penultimate king of Egypt’s 18th dynasty and the successor to King Tutankhamun.

It took a journalist five weeks and 140 emails to get permission to photograph The Valley of Kings.

Culture the heart of Abu Dhabi

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the cultural heart of Abu Dhabi.

Most people think of the Middle East as a stop over, but it's time to see it as the main destination.

Mega jet brings cheaper flights

The A380 is the biggest passenger plane in the world.

Cheaper flights, longer stop overs but quicker flights; here's what the mega-jet means for travellers.

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