Beneath the mantle of glitz and glamour, Dubai's subtle and seductive charms could easily be overlooked. But lift the cloak of this glittering diamond city, and the essence of Arabia is quickly found in the lively, chaotic and traditional souqs centred around the Creek, the heart of this ancient trading port. Delve a little deeper and you'll find the essence of a people fiercely proud of their desert heritage. 'No man', wrote the British explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger of his travels across the Arabian sands, 'can live this life and emerge unchanged...He will carry, however faint, the imprint of the desert.'

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Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is India's third-largest city with an estimated population of 8,474,970 (2011). In a recent survey, conducted by the global HR consultancy Mercer, Bangalore was voted the most liveable city in India, beating Mumbai , Chennai , New Delhi and Kolkata.In terms of cleanliness, Bangalore ranks 12th in India.

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City in a day Austin, Texas

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A thriving art and music community rests safely in the heart of Austin. Not only are the streets full of life, but they are also full of history. Austin tours and day trips from Austin Texas can be equally informative and exciting, and offer travelers a chance to experience some of the best attractions that Texas has to offer.

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I frequently get questions about transferring or buying frequent flyer miles. The most recent was straight to the point: "How can I transfer miles to someone who isn't a family member?"

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Not enough legroom. People climbing over you. Noise from movies and video games and screaming children. Sunlight pouring in your neighbor's window at 35,000 feet. With all the distractions and hassles of air travel, what doesn't make it tough to sleep on planes?

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You are not the only one who thinks airports are like islands and are not the most productive place to conduct business. Layovers usually aren't even long enough to get work done.

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Charging • Charge BlackBerry® smartphone as much as possible • Use wall chargers as the preferred charging method

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As we are generally required to check in for our flights two hours before departure, business travellers spend a lot of time waiting around at airports. For premium cabin passengers, the obvious thing to do is, of course, head to the VIP lounge. For those flying on economy, the two choices are shop and eat.

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Airline lounges are upping their game by providing stylish and refined new spaces for premium travellers pre-flight. A traveller’s journey begins on the ground, and the airport experience is part and parcel of that vital first impression of his or her chosen carrier.

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SUNNY, fashion-forward and multiethnic, Sydney is an animated city bent on making its mark. But with its skyline already crowded with skyscrapers, and its place on the world stage firmly set, the city seems to be in the midst of a historical revival. Traditional Australian cuisine like meat pies is being remade in the locavore age. Sports like surfing are being celebrated in their national birthplace. And older buildings are enjoying an architectural second act as salons for the city’s cognoscenti, who can’t seem to get enough of Sydney’s homegrown charms.

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