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Our top 5 hotel picks in Dubai

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, […]

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 […]

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 to attend an iftar in Dubai?

What’s it like to attend an iftar in Dubai?

On a recent trip to the Maldives, we had a short stay in Dubai which happened to co-incide with Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar during which strict fasting is observed from dawn to sunset. Of course, there are many things you should and shouldn’t do in Dubai simply out of respect, whether […]

Short stay: JA Palm Tree Court Hotel, Dubai

Short stay: JA Palm Tree Court Hotel, Dubai

JA Palm Tree Court forms part of the five star JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort complex – the ‘mother’ hotel to the JA Hotels & Resorts brand, and is tucked away in beautifully landscaped gardens. Unlike many Dubai hotels, this one has a relatively low-key feel (by Dubai standards, at least!) with low-rise buildings but […]

Extraordinary cruises part 1: cruising the Arabian Gulf

Extraordinary cruises part 1: cruising the Arabian Gulf

The Queen Mary II called on Abu Dhabi for the first time in March. Dubai is moving again at warp speed to entice and enthral travelers with new hotels and experiences. Other ports in the Middle East are a little iffy at this time and pirates are still trolling the Horn of Africa. So am […]

Euro 2012 in Dubai

Euro 2012 in Dubai

Dubai might not be the first place that springs to mind when thinking of great places to watch the football this summer – it’s possibly more likely that you might want to go there to escape it!  However, football is catching on in the Middle East. Make no mistake about that. Abu Dhabi’s Royal family […]

A hidden jewel of the Middle East

A hidden jewel of the Middle East

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi on a work educational trip, taking in many of the beautiful luxury hotels that provide such a strong lure to travellers worldwide. As a destination rapidly on the rise, Abu Dhabi is beginning to make significant waves in the industry, and this […]

Dazzling Dubai deal with Royal Caribbean

Dazzling Dubai deal with Royal Caribbean

Join Royal Caribbean International‘s Brilliance of the Seas next year on an eight-night Dubai fly/cruise from just £919.00 per person (based on two people sharing an inside cabin).  Price includes return flights from London Heathrow, transfers and a seven-night cruise departing Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and calling at Fujairah (United Arab Emirates), Muscat (Oman), Abu […]

Armani Hotel Dubai now open

Armani Hotel Dubai now open

The world’s first Armani Hotel, designed by fashion guru Giorgio Armani, is now open for business in Dubai after various delays to the project. The 160 room hotel, which oozes style, is located in the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper. Although this is Dubai’s newest five star hotel, the Armani Hotel will soon have […]