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The Burj Al Arab is a $1 billion hotel shaped like the sail of an Arabian dhow ship.

There’s a $1,000 price difference for a room in the ‘world’s most luxurious hotel’ and its 5-star sister hotel next door. I st...

While I expected the hotels to be similar, I was surprised to find just how much more luxurious the Burj Al Arab is than Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
There are other sights in Egypt besides the Pyramids.

One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen is Egypt’s White Desert, a desolate lunar landscape few travelers visit. These photos show...

While Egypt's best known sites are the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings, Egypt is home to many beautiful natural landscapes.
A scene at the Rise Up Summit in Cairo, a premier tech and innovation conference in the Middle East.

Egypt is poised to turn into Africa’s hottest tech scene, but 2 industry veterans say the country is up against 2 major challenges

Thanks to a young internet-connected population and long-stagnant problems, Egypt has become a hot spot for tech in the Middle East and Africa.
Once I started picking up on it, I heard it everywhere.

After spending months in the Middle East, I’m convinced a single phrase with more than a dozen meanings is key to understanding Arab culture

While in the Middle East, I kept hearing locals use the Arabic phrase "inshallah," meaning "if God wills it so."
I've never regretted saying yes while traveling.

An epic feast I had at a stranger’s home in a remote town in Egypt is a perfect example of why I always say yes when I travel

After traveling to dozens of countries, I've found that the best experiences haven't been tourist attractions, but saying yes to meeting new people.
A man uses a mobile phone while riding a camel through a traffic jam in downtown Cairo.

Uber is locked in a battle to fix Egypt’s $8 billion traffic problem, and its success could decide which tech giant will dominate the Middle Eas...

The Middle East is a hugely important market for Uber. It's fighting tech giant Careem along with a slew of Egyptian startups for dominance.

Forget the Pyramids of Giza. A local tipped me off to a little-known site of ancient ruins that’s equally fascinating and never crowded

Forget the Pyramids of Giza. The ruins of Elephantine Island in the south of Egypt is full of the history of three different civilizations.

I visited the top of the tallest building in the world, and it was a colossal waste of time

While the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is a marvel from below, heading to the top is an exhausting, overhyped, and, frankly, boring experience.
Good food doesn't always come with frills.

After a $500 meal at the world’s most luxurious hotel, I stumbled across a $1 fish restaurant on the Moroccan coast — and I’d pick t...

After traveling to dozens of countries and eating at restaurants, both fancy and not, is that good food doesn't have to be complicated.

I visited the Pyramids of Giza and found a surprising downside that no one ever talks about

While seeing the pyramids up close is awe-inspiring, actually going in one is nowhere near as cool as you might think.