London Lite Friday, 25 September 2009 13 Travel Go the distance... THINKING of a long-haul break? Malaysia Airlines has launched economy fares to Kuala Lumpur and other Asian and Antipodean cities. Prices start from 399 to Kuala Lumpur or to Denpasar-Bali from 489; Phuket from 499; Perth from 649; Sydney from 679 and Auckland from 669. Bookings must be made before 5 October, for travel between 10 October-31 May next year. Find out more at malaysiaairlines.com Philly fashion fix HeAD to Philadelphias inaugural fashion week from 8-10 Oct (philadelphia fashionweek.org, tickets from 21) at the citys 23rd St Armory. The best of local student, streetwear and contemporary couture designers will be showing. Bon Voyage has packages from 429, including US Airways flights from Gatwick to Philadelphia, up to December. Cost includes taxes and three nights accommodation, bon-voyage.co.uk Roomswithaview SICK of soulless hotels? Check out newly launched roomorama. com for amazing deals on rooms and apartments in London and all over the US. From a budget studio in Brooklyn to a Midtown des res, theres something to suit everyones pocket. And why not list your own place if youve got rooms to spare or simply want to rent it out while youre away? Rooms are rated and payment is secure through the website. Its snow fun solo THeReS fresh snow in the Alps and the first significant falls of winter have begun -- so now is the time to start planning that ski break. If youre dying to get on the piste but your friends arent keen on the snow, then why not check out snowbreaks.com, which tailors its holidays for solo travellers. Seven nights at a hotel in Les Trois Valles will cost you 649 -- its an early bird special, so snap it up while its still available. Takingoff... edited by olivia walmsley A FILM BY R.J. 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AND AVAILABLE TO OWN ON DVD CRACKLING WITH WIT AND WICKEDNESS...THE REAL DEVIL WEARS PRADAEASY LIVING Party central: go clubbing in Lebanon sun and world-class clubbing, head to the middle east Pamper: relax and smother yourself in mud from the Dead Sea In the north, the Roman site of Jerash can rival anything Italy has to offer, while in the far south the desert landscapes and sandstone gullies of Wadi Rum form a dramatic backdrop for white-water rafting, sand buggy- ing and rock climbing. But what really make Jordan unique are the biblical sites. This is a country where history is every- where you look, from the stunning 6 t h - c e n t u r y m o s a i c m a p i n St Georges church in Madaba, to the crumbling Crusader castles in the countryside beyond Amman. Dont miss: smother yourself in nourishing Dead Sea mud then lie back and relax in the super buoyant salty water. Book it: Explore (explore.co.uk) has a five-day trip to Petra and Wadi Rum from 938, inc flights. Lebanon Off the tourist map for many years, Lebanon is set to be one of the biggest draws in the Middle East this winter. Known as the Paris of the East, Beirut has glorious sandy beaches and a clubbing scene to rival Miamis. Beyond Beirut there is much to explore; the ancient site at Baalbeck is spectacular and the Beit al Dina palace has a collection of stunning mosaics, or spend a day or two in the charming fishing village of Byblos. Dont miss: the shorefront clubs that make Nikki Beach look like Butlins. The Saint Georges Yacht Club (stgeorges-yachtclub.com) is one of the best Book it: Cox & Kings (coxandkings. co.uk) offers a four-night break in Beirut from 725pp, inc flights. Syria SYRIA mixes history with fantastic food, souks and people. Damascus is the obvious starting point; the old city is latticed with winding streets crammed with stalls and tiny shops, dimly lit tea shops and restaurants wafting aromatic smoke from the grill. The history is mind-boggling. The remains of John the Baptist are here and the street called Strait is men- tioned in the Bible. further afield, visit the ruins at Palmyra, the Crusader fort of Krak de Chevaliers and the streets of Aleppo. Dont miss: traditional Syrian food -- fresh salads, tender meats, spiced meze dishes -- is mouthwatering. Book it: Black Tomato (blacktomato. co.uk) has a four-night break to Damascus from 875pp, inc flights. AbuDhabi&Fujairah ThERE are six other emirates besides Dubai in the UAE -- each different in character. Abu Dhabi is surprisingly green and lush: a product of the Sheikhs desire to build a garden city. The old fishing port is worth a visit and the 18th-century White fort gives a glimpse of the citys past. fujairah has only recently started to be developed, meaning it has a far more authentic feel than its neigh- bours. The big draws here are the glorious beaches and clear waters of the Gulf of Oman. Dont miss: afternoon tea at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi -- the most expensive hotel ever built. Book it: Kuoni (kuoni.co.uk) has a seven-night twin-centre trip to Abu Dhabi and fujairah from 1,041pp. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html