Best Places to Visit in Dubai

Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for extravagance shopping, ultramodern engineering and a vivacious nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, a 830m-tall pinnacle, commands the high rise filled horizon. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with planes and lights arranged to music. On counterfeit islands simply seaward is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-creature parks. Notorious Burj Al Arab, a sail-molded inn, is close to general society Jumeirah Beach, a prevalent stretch of sand. Of the numerous gigantic strip malls, Dubai Mall has…

One Day in Paris

Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The famed Louvre museum houses da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” The Musée d’Orsay has Impressionist works by Monet, Degas and Renoir. On the Seine’s Right Bank, the Montmartre neighborhood is home…

Long Weekend in Barcelona

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes. City history museum MUHBA, includes several Roman archaeological sites. Barcelona’s medieval roots are seen in the mazelike Gothic Quarter. The bustling central promenade, La Rambla, is lined with cafes. North of La Barceloneta, a neighborhood with a wide beach and seafood restaurants, Parc de la Ciutadella is…