It has the highest per capita income in the world and in just two years the world's eyes will be upon it.
Dubai's Terminal 2 is not pretty, but it does the job.
A challenging desert hike gives away secrets of the universe.
It's all about big here: the world's biggest artificial island has one of the world's biggest hotel-resorts.
Saudi Arabia isn't on the radar of many travellers, but has a very big tourism target: 100 million holidaymakers a year by 2030.
There are no shortage of spectacular museums to visit in Doha, Qatar, the richest nation on earth.
Suddenly there is a large natural pool in front of us, surrounded by palm trees and looking as if it's just dropped out of the sky.
A positive experience in economy inspires renewed loyalty from a frequent flyer.