Category: Middle East

Lights... camera... action! 10 film locations you must visit

Lights… camera… action! 10 film locations you must visit

“Lights, camera, action…!” And you should definitely have your camera ready for these amazing breath taking film locations. So many times I have watched some fabulous films and been inspired by the backdrop, wishing I could be transported there or indeed know where they are in order to get my itinerary arranged and tickets booked […]

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Set-jetting in Jordan: 4 top cinematic locations

It is easy to feel inspired when you’ve seen a place brought to life on the big screen, and Jordan’s striking landscapes have been captured endlessly on film. From classics like Lawrence of Arabia to adventurous expeditions like Indiana Jones and Ridley Scott’s The Martian, its desert landscapes and ancient sites offer the perfect backdrop […]

Inside Dubai's most highly anticipated new hotel: Jumeirah Al Naseem

Inside Dubai’s most highly anticipated new hotel: Jumeirah Al Naseem

Dubai’s most highly anticipated new hotel development is set to open its doors in a couple of weeks time.  Located in the heart of the palatial Madinat Jumeirah complex, Jumeirah Al Naseem is the fourth hotel to be built here – occupying the last prized beachfront plot. We last visited the hotel during construction in […]

The World's 10 Best Airport Lounges

The world’s 10 best airport lounges

Air travel these days can be very stressful and often time-consuming. How often have you heard anybody claim that they were looking forward to being in an airport lounge? There are, however, some lounges that are a veritable haven of peace and tranquillity. These are some the most luxurious airport lounges on the planet. The […]

Anantara Al Baleed Resort Salalah

4 new hotels in Oman you’ll want to visit in 2017

Expect to be hearing a lot more about Oman in 2017. With new flight routes from Heathrow and Manchester and the construction of several stylish new hotels, Oman’s rugged landscapes, sandy beaches, and diver-drawing seas are becoming even more appealing (and easier to get to) than ever before. From luxurious mountain retreats to opulent developments […]

14 great things to do with kids in Dubai

14 great things to do with kids in Dubai

Dubai is a fantastic destination for families with lots of things to keep your little angels engaged and happy – which of course makes for happy parents too! Here are some of the best activities for families and children in this very child-friendly city: Desert safari A typical desert safari is thrilling for adults as […]

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Top 6 Winter sun destinations

As the nights draw in and the clouds roll over, it’s all too tempting to head off to warmer, sunnier climes. Many destinations come into their own during our winter months, offering sunbathing and snorkeling, as well as cultural experiences and wildlife encounters. We’ve put together a few of the best places to visit for […]

Failed Turkish coup reinforces the notion that airline seats are commodities

Failed Turkish coup reinforces the notion that airline seats are commodities

On a Friday in late July, the world watched tanks rather than planes rolling down the runway at Istanbul’s International airport. Though the coup attempt proved was short-lived, its impact on promoting air travel to and through Turkey was catastrophic. Specifically, Turkish Airlines had spent significant time and money establishing itself as an elite global […]

Photograph of the week: The Treasury, Petra, Jordan

Photograph of the week: The Treasury, Petra, Jordan

Petra is a city in Jordan that is cut into the very rock itself. This UNESCO area, founded as early as 312BC, is known as, “a rose-red city half as old as time”. A narrow gorge called The Siq leads you over 1 km through the rock until it opens up to this building called […]

6 of the world's best bucket-list breaks

6 of the world’s best bucket-list breaks

When choosing a holiday, do you ever struggle to decide whether to embark on an action-packed adventure, or default to a lazy beach-based getaway? Go for a snappy city break, or relaxed romantic retreat? Or how about – both? Combine two, three or even four destinations for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday – there’s nothing quite like […]

Unlock Turkey: your key to luxury travel in Turkey

Unlock Turkey: your key to luxury travel in Turkey

For the first-time visitor, Turkey is full of surprises. This bridge between the East and West is as fascinating as it is mesmerising, but at the same time it can also be a little daunting if you’ve never been before. Hiring a guide is one option but if you’re the sort of person who prefers […]

The foothills of Atlas Mountains in Morocco

Top 6 family travel destinations for October half-term

As the nights begin to draw in and the temperatures start to fall, it’s tempting to get away with your family for a change of scene. October half-term is the last chance in the school holidays calendar to make tracks before Christmas. You don’t always have to choose the most obvious destinations. These six family […]

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5 of our favourite islands in the Mediterranean

Summer is a great time for island hopping. And there are fewer places as beautiful and accessible as the Med when it comes to holiday islands. For beach bums, sun queens and ocean dreamers, here are 5 of our all-time favourite islands in the Mediterranean. 1. Cyprus The island nation of Cyprus is best known […]

Dubai's 3 most unmissable beach hotels

Dubai’s 3 most unmissable beach hotels

With a 50km long beach running the length of the city, Dubai has its fair share of beach hotels but not all are created equal.  In the city of stop-at-nothing luxury, three properties stand out for their amazing rooms, attentive service and classy opulence. Dar al Masyaf, Madinat Jumeirah The beautiful boutique hotel within the […]

Top 3 tantalising Turkish adventures

Top 3 tantalising Turkish adventures

There are many sides to a country, some well-travelled and others left untouched. This is no truer of any country than it is of Turkey, a land steeped in rich history, a vibrant culture, and a bevy of magical destinations to fulfil your each and every desire. From the bustling streets of one of the […]

Dubai for less: 4 top tips to save on luxury hotels

Dubai for less: 4 top tips to save on luxury hotels

Dubai has a well deserved reputation for luxury and excess but that doesn’t mean you have to have the riches of a sheikh to enjoy the city.  The city has over 700 hotels and probably the biggest concentration of luxury hotels in the world.  With a little planning and insider knowhow, it’s possible to enjoy […]

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