Travel News: 18 Reasons to Travel This December

The buzziest happenings in the world of travel this month.

Gerry O'Leary
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Jumeirah Al Naseem Opens in Dubai

Jumeirah Al Naseem, the fourth hotel and final piece of Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah Resort, the over-the-top recreation of ancient Arabia set across its own stretch of beach, opens December 1. The resort within a resort has 387 rooms and 43 suites, most with extended balconies and terraces. Guests have more than ten bars and restaurants to choose from at the hotel, plus 50 more dining outlets across Madinat are just a stroll away. Al Naseem has its own private beach club and guests have access to the mega-resort’s Talise Spa, tennis courts, luxury yachts, and theater. From $950;