Category: Middle East

10 picturesque places in Persia for practicing photography

10 picturesque places in Persia for practicing photography

Sanctions are slowly being lifted from Iran, and since 2015, it’s become easier to travel through this warm and welcoming land, its rich history and culture ripe for the picking. Autumn and Spring are the best times to go, as temperatures are mild and comfortable. In my two week visit I witnessed so much beauty, […]

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10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit on a Mediterranean yacht charter

A luxury yacht charter is the ultimate way to visit the great UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Mediterranean. Disembark by day to wander the villages of Amalfi, hike Sicily’s volcanoes, or walk the walls of Dubrovnik, before returning to your yacht, chatting excitedly about the wonders you’ve seen, dining on deck as the yacht […]

Dubai's best brunches

Dubai’s best brunches

In the UK, the term ‘brunch’ refers to a late morning meal – nothing particularly noteworthy – but in Dubai, Friday Brunch is an institution.  It’s the week’s main event – the chance to kick the weekend off in style (weekends run Friday – Saturday in the UAE).  It’s not breakfast, not lunch, but an […]

5 great reasons to visit Abu Dhabi

5 great reasons to visit Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s popularity as a tourist destination has rocketed recently, and it’s not hard to see why. With it’s brilliant blue sky, Emirati culture, luxury hotels and exciting theme parks, this is a city that will please even the most discerning traveller. From exotic safaris to spellbinding mosques, here are five great reasons to visit […]

17 of the latest luxury developments in Dubai

17 of the latest luxury developments in Dubai

With the world’s biggest ferris wheel rising, hotel expansions at Atlantis, The Palm in excess of £77m and Damac’s new luxury property due to open this year, it is an exciting time to be in Dubai. Have your breath taken away by the mesmerizing performances of La Perle as they begin their first shows or […]

6 new hotels to look forward to in 2018

6 new hotels to look forward to in 2018

Interested to hear about some of the world’s best luxury hotels that are just around the corner? Here’s our guide to some of the most exciting new hotels opening across the globe in 2018. Rosewood Baha Mar, The Bahamas – Opening Spring 2018 The Rosewood Baha Mar is part of a huge redevelopment project on […]

6 art events to visit in the UAE this Summer

6 art events to visit in the UAE this Summer

It’s sizzling hot in the UAE but let that not stop you from enjoying a pop of colour on canvas at several art exhibitions and events taking place over the summer.  Several luxury hotels are hosting various artist exhibitions, many of these are running for more than two months. So, if you find yourselves in […]

Our top 5 hotel picks in Dubai

Our top 5 hotel picks in Dubai

The annual Dubai traveler would know that every year the landscape changes. New buildings invite new hotels that change standards. Hotels that were leading the industry just three years ago have fallen behind new players. We thus make it a point to annually visit this top holiday and business destination. During our trip last week, […]

Top 10 restaurants in Turkey

Top 10 restaurants in Turkey

The location of a country like Turkey can deeply affect the versatility when it comes to cooking style, flavour and presentation of food. Set right in the middle of Western Europe and Eastern Asia, separated by the Bosphorus strait, the country is connected historically with Greek, Persian, Roman and Ottaman empire influences. I found Turkish […]

11 fine dining restaurants for iftar in the UAE during Ramadan

11 fine dining restaurants for iftar in the UAE during Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is one of personal reflection, communal worship and giving to the less fortunate. It’s also a time when families come together to break their fast at sunset. Moreover, in the United Arab Emirates, a country where a huge population of expatriates exists, iftar has become a time when they can […]

10 must-visit celebrity chef restaurants in hotels around the world

10 must-visit celebrity chef restaurants in hotels around the world

You’ve watched them on TV, bought their cookery books, and seen gushing articles referencing Michelin stars… and now they’re drawing diners in their droves to hotels around the world.  Read on for our top picks of the best famous-name hotel restaurants. Gary Rhodes’ Rhodes Twenty10 at Le Royal Méridien, Dubai Who: Gary Rhodes OBE is one […]

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Dreaming of Dubai: 5 top experiences for my next trip

I’ve been to Dubai a couple of times, but each trip was rather brief. Yet I had enough time to appreciate the amazing contrasts in a city where sheikhs have fulfilled their dreams, but ancient traditions live on. I spent time in the opulent Burj al Arab, filming the incredible palatial surroundings of the Royal […]

5 of the world's most breathtaking hot air balloon flights

5 of the world’s most breathtaking hot air balloon flights

Driving or hiking through incredible scenery is something most of us love to do on holiday. But imagine, instead, serenely floating above spectacular landscapes for a true birds-eye view of the beauty of nature.  Taking a hot air balloon flight over some of the most memorable locations on earth is something you are likely to […]

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5 ways to get your creative fix in Jordan

A fast-evolving creative scene in Jordan is turning this county into a rare haven for artistic minds. A land where the landscapes are epic, the culture is rich, and the people welcome you with open arms means inspiration is easy to find. Add to that a swath of galleries, exhibitions and local talent filled with […]

10 family-friendly resorts with top kids' clubs

10 family-friendly resorts with top kids’ clubs

As any parent knows, you’re only as happy as your least happiest child – and keeping children happy, especially away from home, can be hard work. Finding a holiday resort that makes this as easy as possible, with plenty of tyke-pleasing facilities, is the first step towards a harmonious family holiday. The option of a […]

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5 incredible wedding venues in Cyprus

Cyprus, although well known as a beach paradise, is a destination that is so much more. From the country’s mind-blowing historical ruins and pretty mountain villages to the foodie hotspots of the capital, this place has so much to offer. But most of all, it’s a wonderful place reserved for old school romantics. Weddings don’t […]

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