Egyptian temples in the sun

IN THE SUN: The Great Temple of Ramesses II (left) and Small Temple of Nefertari (right)

Hundreds of visitors gathered to watch a rare 3,200-year-old astronomical ceremony.

Soak in Saharan sands video

For around 10 minutes visitors are buried neck-deep in the hot sand for therapy said to cure those who suffer from rheumatism, lumbago, polyarthritis and some skin disorders.

It's not just visitors in search of a cure who come here: many Moroccans also firmly believe in the power of the desert.

Burj Khalifa: Higher views

Vertigo-inducing views: The Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Visitors to the world's tallest building in Dubai can now get an even more elevated view of the Middle Eastern city.

Google employs a camel video

STUNNING DESERT ENVIRONMENT: Liwa Desert in the United Arab Emirates

Google placed its Trekker on a camel to get imagery of the largest oasis in the Arabian peninsula.

Atlantis Resort's expansion

TOURISM DRIVE: Developers have said they will build lavish suites and residences next to the atlantis resort.

A billion dollar expanse of lavish suites and residences will be built next to Dubai's famed Atlantis resort.

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