Category: United Arab Emirates

The top 5 hotels in Abu Dhabi

The top 5 hotels in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi may not be a flashy and over-the-top as Dubai, but it has emulated Dubai’s success in building itself into a booming city that has risen from the desert sands. It may not shout about it, but there’s plenty to explore in the Capital of the United Arab Emirates, and these are the top […]

Top 3 escapes for gourmands

Top 3 escapes for gourmands

Gourmands and epicureans will go where their taste buds lead; lovers of fine food know no bounds, scouring the world for fresh and innovative culinary experiences, and hotels are increasingly aligning themselves with this rise in gastronomic tourism. Here is our pick of the top three ‘foodie’ events this autumn. Arabian avant-garde in an urban […]

6 of the most extravagant cocktails in the world

6 of the most extravagant cocktails in the world

How much would you usually pay for a cocktail? If you thought that £40.00 was a bit steep then you’re about to be amazed. The current world record for most expensive cocktail stands at $50,000. It was created in Moscow to commemorate the opening of the Reka Moscow restaurant and was only served once (so […]

Interview with Rana Florida, CEO of the Creative Class Group

Interview with Rana Florida, CEO of the Creative Class Group

Rana Florida is the CEO of the Creative Class Group, managing new business development, marketing, consulting, research and global operations. The firm’s clients include BMW, Converse, Starwood, IBM, Philips, and Zappos to name just a few. Rana has appeared as a guest on The Today Show and MSNBC and was featured on the front business […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

5 top ‘Arabian nights’ experiences

5 top ‘Arabian nights’ experiences

Have you have ever dreamed of entering the world of the Arabian Nights and  exploring a land where the golden and salmon coloured dunes stretch from the horizon on to the horizon;  discovering  exotic markets  laden with the heavy scent of frankincense; or cruising – Sinbad-like – along a dramatic rugged coastline to find pristine […]

The ultimate island guide

The ultimate island guide

Think island-living and do you imagine being shipwrecked on a deserted island, Robinson Crusoe style, but perhaps a little less rustic and a little more luxurious living? This can either be your idea of complete paradise or confined torture. But lucky for some there can be more to island living than lying on a perfect […]

A world record attempt from Abu Dhabi

A world record attempt from Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s entertainment destination of Yas Island will be transformed into an extravaganza of green, red, white and black on 2 December  as thousands of cars decorated in the colours of the UAE national flag gather to celebrate the country’s National Day and make a unique attempt to set a new world record. Launched in […]

Photograph of the week: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Photograph of the week: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

This shot of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi was taken on a crystal clear winter day. It is one of the world’s largest mosques and is open for tours to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Led by Emirati locals, these tours and Q&A sessions offer important insights into United Arab Emirates culture. The […]

The master bedroom at the Royal Suite, Burj Al Arab

The master bedroom at the Royal Suite, Burj Al Arab

Spanning the entire 25th floor, the two regally appointed Royal Suites at the Burj Al Arab are the absolute must for visiting VIPs. The grand entrance door of the suite leads to the magnificent hall and the fascinating marble and gold staircase invites guests to the upper level. Palatial surroundings surpass home comforts with a […]

The world's most luxurious spa pools and baths

The world’s most luxurious spa pools and baths

Some of the world’s most opulent hotels seem to be competing for bragging rights on the most over the top Jacuzzis and spas. But what really makes a bath or spa pool luxurious? A key feature of the Presidential Suite at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hong Kong, for example, at more than $14,000 a night, is […]

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