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Headed to Qatar for the World Cup? Here Are 5 Reasons to Explore the Middle East While You’re There

From a dining experience in Dubai to a night in the Omani desert, these are the region’s most luxurious experiences.

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The FIFA World Cup descends on the Arabian Gulf for the first time this Sunday, but even after the action in Qatar dies down in mid-December, there are still plenty of reasons to extend your stay in the region. Away from the shiny new stadiums and crowds of soccer fans, here are five of the most thrilling ways to explore the area’s vast swaths of desert, warm turquoise seas and immersive dining.

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