Category: United Arab Emirates

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Extend your Summer - 6 great places to go in September

Extend your Summer – 6 great places to go in September

You could say September is the best time of year to go on holiday. And you’d be right. With a few exceptions, the shoulder season offers the perfect balance between reasonable prices and reasonable weather. The Summer crowds clear as schools return, the weather in the UK starts to turn and nights start to draw […]

25 free things to do in Dubai

25 free things to do in Dubai

Dubai is renowned for over-the-top luxury, and as a tourist thinking of things to do in Dubai, it’s usually the high cost experiences that first come to mind. Helicopter tours, waterpark tickets, designer boutiques, private desert safaris and afternoon tea at expensive hotels… all very glitz and glam, but definitely budget-blowing. Well, there’s another side […]

7 new hotels opening in 2016 that you won't want to miss

7 new hotels opening in 2016 that you won’t want to miss

Throughout 2016 they’ll be a diverse array of new and noteworthy hotels opening around the world. From eco-minded mountain hideaways to family-friendly fun next-the-sea, here’s our roundup of seven soon-to-open resorts to keep an eye on… Ozen by Atmosphere Maldives – opening July 2016 Following multi-million dollar development, the Ozen resort at Maadhoo is set to take […]

Top 3 romantic destinations for 2016

Top 3 romantic destinations for 2016

So the mayhem of Valentine’s Day is over but why does romance only have to take place one month a year? Surely romance should happen all year round, especially as travelling can be one of the greatest joys to experience together. Eclectic cities like Paris and Rome are synonymous with love and romance and the […]

6 of the craziest things to do in the UAE

6 of the craziest things to do in the UAE

The UAE is well known for its ‘anything is possible’ attitude. Whether it’s building an indoor ski slope in the middle of the desert or the world’s tallest building, thanks to human ingenuity it’s possible to try almost any adventure sport imaginable in this man-made paradise. We’ve pulled together six of the best adrenaline-pumping activities […]

What's it like inside one of the world's most famous hotels?

What’s it like inside one of the world’s most famous hotels?

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, one of the world’s most famous hotels, or wondered what goes on behind its doors? An all-suite hotel where every ‘room’ spans two floors. Well, now you can see for yourself – from the comfort of your own home. I recently had the pleasure […]

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

15 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2015

2015 was another year filled with interesting opportunities and visits to far-flung places around the world, including trips to Japan, Singapore, UAE and the Maldives, as well as many much closer to home, including several trips around the UK. My photography continues to need some fine tuning (I will be going on a course in […]

12 of the dreamiest pool villas on the planet

12 of the dreamiest pool villas on the planet

Discerning travellers are becoming increasingly hard to impress; impeccable service, fancy bathroom toiletries and spacious rooms are all taken for granted when you stay at a 5-star hotel. But there’s one room type that even the most hard-to-please globetrotters still get excited about: the pool villa. There’s something about staying somewhere with your very own […]

Where should you spend this Christmas?

Where should you spend this Christmas?

That time of year is fast approaching! That’s right, Christmas is just around the corner and already shops are gearing up for the festive season. Wherever you look, reindeers and snowmen are looking right back at you. Perhaps you’re thinking about spending this Christmas somewhere other than home. Great! We have some great suggestions for […]

Top 5 Winter sun holiday destinations

Top 5 Winter sun holiday destinations

Winter is upon us, and the days are getting shorter and colder. There is no better time to escape to warmer climes and enjoy tropical surroundings and sunny weather abroad. We have picked a selection of winter sun holiday destinations you can choose to relax and unwind in away from the UK. Bali As Autumn […]

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