Category: United Arab Emirates

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

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 10 tips for an amazing Dubai holiday during Ramadan

Top 10 tips for an amazing Dubai holiday during Ramadan

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins towards the end of May this year and it’s a fascinating and very special time to visit Dubai. While the observant will be fasting from dawn till dusk they will be feasting and in celebratory mood when night falls. Visitors are most welcome to join the fun. Dubai […]

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Dubai dream yacht trips: an unforgettable, affordable experience

Set in the exotic Arabian Gulf, surrounded by sand-dunes, Dubai is a luxurious pleasure-dome that is wonderfully obsessed with fashion and style. The sun-soaked adult playground is a constantly innovative land where soaring skyscrapers create spectacular skylines, in a city that seems to have an endless imagination when it comes to entertainment. Its futuristic appeal […]

Top 5 luxury desert escapes

Top 5 luxury desert escapes

A stay in the desert is the closest most of us will get to holidaying on another planet. These resorts perfectly embody the trend for pared-back luxury, shifting the focus from overblown opulence to one of pampering and soul-soothing; favouring enriching experiences over materialism. Their remote locations, coupled with other-worldly vistas and five-star comforts make […]

7 luxury destinations best reached by private jet

7 luxury destinations best reached by private jet

More and more people are being attracted to the idea of flying by private jet and all of the unique benefits it brings. It’s perfect if you’re someone who dislikes the massive queues and constant delays at major airports, enjoys having more time to spend in your favoured location or just wants to arrive in […]

7 great activities to make your Abu Dhabi holiday unforgettable

7 great activities to make your Abu Dhabi holiday unforgettable

The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, is richer but more understated than it’s more well known neighbour, Dubai.   The city itself is principally built on a number of islands just a couple of hundred metres from the mainland while the emirate of the same name is the largest in the UAE with […]

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5 of most spectacular hotel arrivals in the world

Long gone are the days of arriving to a hotel to tediously queue at a lobby and await your turn so someone at the reception desk is free to attend to you. Luxury travelers demand more, much, much more. Many of the more boutique hotels and resorts have done away with reception desks, and even […]

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5 of the world’s most exclusive hotels with up to 70% off

As you can imagine I have stayed at some absolutely amazing hotels and resorts, which is definitely one of the perks of my job. Whether I am visiting an iconic city or one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world, I always like to get the best out of my trip, by matching […]

Dubai's best business lunches in DIFC

Dubai’s best business lunches in DIFC

Dubai is certainly gaining traction on the global foodie scene, with numerous choices of cuisine to dine out for every meal. With award-winning fine dining establishments to street food (and almost everything in between), it’s difficult to ensure the best choice. Fortunately, there are bargains to be had at some of the top venues, all […]

14 of the world's most romantic retreats

14 of the world’s most romantic retreats

With February 14th on the horizon, take five minutes to fantasise about these swoon-worthy sanctuaries: our handpicked selection of the most romantic retreats in the world… Maldives – Jumeirah Dhevanafushi The Maldives – one of the most exclusive destinations on the planet – has to be the top choice for a once-in-a-lifetime escape. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi […]

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