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NEW RECORDS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Travellers who roam the planet in search of superlatives should hightail it to the UAE, which has just added two entries to the Guinness World Records: the world’s tallest hotel (the Gevora in Dubai, with 75 floors), and the world’s longest zipwire (the Jebel Jais Flight, at 1.7 miles).
IS THIS THE BEST PUB ON EARTH?
A pub in Belgium has been voted the best beer destination in the world by ratebeer.com – despite only opening on Sundays. The niftily titled In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst (‘In the Guarantee Against Great Thirst’) ser ves over 250 brews. Eleven bars in Belgium made the top 50; a mere two in Britain made the cut.