Best of 2009

Hottest Travel Spot: The Middle East!

Who would've guessed it: From Paris and Gaga to Brad and Angelina, the biggest celebs ventured to far-flung Asian and African cities this year


Carey found the most glam event in the Middle East – the opening party for the Mardan Palace hotel in Antalya, Turkey, in May. The luxe resort boasts the Mediterranean's largest swimming pool, reportedly filled with gondolas to paddle guests around.