Category: Middle East

Floating hotel designed for Qatar World Cup

Floating hotel designed for Qatar World Cup

Finnish-based Sigge Architects have come up with a design for a floating hotel, with the aim of accommodating fans for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Such a hotel could be moved to another coastal location after the competition, thus catering for other major events around the world. It would be fully location independent, complete with its [...]

5 of the world’s most remote destinations

5 of the world’s most remote destinations

Sometimes there are times in which you might wish to get away from it all… the stresses and woes of daily life. Seek out these remote destinations and you can be guaranteed to enjoy some peaceful solitude! Here are 5 of the world’s most remote places to lose yourself. Easter Island, Chile Surrounded by the [...]

Recipe of the week: Sous-vide Wagyu beef

Recipe of the week: Sous-vide Wagyu beef

Tender, extraordinary, and delicious are only a few words to describe the sous-vide wagyu tenderloin fillet steak that you and your guests will enjoy. Aged to perfection and trimmed of all exterior fat, this steak is sure to please the most discerning palate. Served with fresh seasonal garden vegetables and a smooth potato purée. Ingredients [...]

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at Antara Palace, Wellness and Destination Spa, Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at Antara Palace, Wellness and Destination Spa, Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus

Suite name: Presidential Suite, Antara Palace, Wellness and Destination Spa Location: Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus Size of accommodation: 1,000 sq m Cost per night: from €7,040 EUR Who’s stayed there: N/A, newly opened What makes it special: Private Spa for your exclusive use, including a sea-view swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, infrared cabin, hydrotherapy bath, two treatment rooms and a gym. Antara Palace’s [...]

Love and luxury: your guide to the best Valentine’s Day cocktails

Love and luxury: your guide to the best Valentine’s Day cocktails

Whether you’re travelling this Valentine’s Day or you’re just looking to bring a little holiday spirit into an evening at home with a loved one, there’s always room for a cocktail. To help you add some loved-up glamour to your evening, we’ve teamed up with Oriole Ruiz, bartender at Dubai’s Salero Tapas & Bodega in [...]

8 great shopping cities for those who love luxury

8 great shopping cities for those who love luxury

Shopping is undeniably one of the most pleasurable things to do—especially when you are travelling, and you are eager to bring home some goodies to your family and friends (and of course, for yourself). There are many great shopping cities, but here are some of the best according to travellers and ladies! Seoul, South Korea Seoul [...]

Top 10 reasons to visit Tel Aviv

Top 10 reasons to visit Tel Aviv

From a very early age, I fell in love with ‘The Startup Nation’ and in particular the cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv. Whilst many other destinations have been hit hard by the global recession, Israel is enjoying a booming tourism economy. Tel Aviv, Israel’s capital, has long been one of Israel’s most popular destinations and for [...]

5 of the best luxury hotels in the world

5 of the best luxury hotels in the world

Have you always wondered what it is like to live like you are rich and famous? The most luxurious hotels in the world will allow you to experience the decadent life, if you can afford a single night in their establishment. Here’s our pick of 5 of the best luxury hotels on the planet… The [...]

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – local life and set-jetting

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – local life and set-jetting

In this post, we predict what we think will be the key trends for luxury travel in 2014, and we have also hand-picked a selection of the world’s most luxurious destinations, hotels and resorts that encompass each of these growing trends. Read on to learn more about our predicted trends of ‘local life’ and ‘set-jetting’. [...]

The ultimate bucket list – part 2

The ultimate bucket list – part 2

Continuing from our previous instalment of the Ultimate Bucket List, we are scouring the Earth trying to find the most adventurous and memorable things to do before kicking the proverbial bucket… Visit the Grand Canyon Regarded as one of America’s natural wonders, the Grand Canyon would understandably feature on anyone’s bucket list. It is a [...]

Top 10 holiday rental destinations in 2014

Top 10 holiday rental destinations in 2014

Revealing its predictions of the 10 best holiday rental destinations in 2014, AlphaHolidayLettings.com believes that owners and agents letting holiday properties in Europe are in for a prosperous year with no fewer than seven European destinations dominating the top ten. However, based upon 2013′s visitor enquiry and booking trends, Dubai, a city renowned for its year-round sunshine, luxurious [...]

Top 5 places to go in February

Top 5 places to go in February

We all know that February is the season of amore, with love ballads blaring in shops, red and pink dotting every street corner, and restaurants filling up for that special Valentine’s Day dinner. So escape the commercial madness taking hold of the country, and spoil yourself by taking a trip to the following sunlit destinations: [...]

Interview with Alison Scott, Commercial Director of Simpson Travel

Interview with Alison Scott, Commercial Director of Simpson Travel

Alison Scott joined Simpson Travel as the Commercial Director in June this year. However she is more than familiar with the Simpson Travel group having worked in Product and Operations for Simply Travel (a very successful tour operation run and owned by Graham Simpson for over 20 years and sold in the late 1990s) for over [...]

6 of the best places to see natural wonders

6 of the best places to see natural wonders

Feel inspired by nature and the sheer magnificence of the amazing planet we live on.  From bleeding icebergs and flaming fire pits to bubbling sulphur springs and surreal landscapes, each of these natural wonders is guaranteed to take you breath away.  Here are our top 6 countries to see nature at its very best… Turkey [...]

10 of the most luxurious spas on the planet

10 of the most luxurious spas on the planet

In an effort to tempt even the world’s most discerning customers, spas these days are introducing cutting-edge technologies, and treatments with influences from far-flung corners of the globe. Gone are the days where just a hot oil massage will do; now we’re expecting unique touches that make a visit to the spa that little bit [...]

The top 10 spa hotels in the world

The top 10 spa hotels in the world

A stay at a spa hotel can bring a transformation. Everyday stress melts away in the lap of impeccable luxury and service. Add in the excitement of an interesting destination and the combination becomes too hard to resist. Here’s a look at 10 of the world’s top spa hotels that considers exotic location as well. [...]

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