Category: Middle East

Short stay: Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Short stay: Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Step out of time. Drop out of high-rise Dubai into a quieter almost biblical scene in Arabia’s history. Jumeirah has deconstructed the concept of the big hotel. There are ten “bayts”, traditional Arabic houses with clusters of rooms, dotted through the Al Seef heritage village to recreate the intimate hospitality of a bygone era. Altogether […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

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The best cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve

The best cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve

After packing away the decorations and preparing yourself to go back to work, it is easy to become deflated after Christmas. As the festive spirits slowly start to dissipate, you may be seeking another source of celebration. Why not perk yourself up by welcoming in the New Year in style? New Year’s Eve is a […]

The first five-star custom-designed couples-only hotel in Cyprus

The first five-star custom-designed couples-only hotel in Cyprus

The Amavi is the first five-star custom-designed couples-only hotel in Cyprus. A destination where all facilities are created for refined side-by-side holiday experience. Situated directly on the golden sands of a ‘Blue Flag’ certified beach in Paphos, it offers unobstructed sea views and enchanting sunsets from each hotel room and all public areas, all within […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

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Imagine... 326 days of sunshine a year

Imagine… 326 days of sunshine a year

On the outskirts of Protaras in southern Cyprus, close to Konnos Bay and set back from the fairly busy Kavo Greko Road that runs between Ayia Napa and Protaras, lies Chloe Villa available through Imagine Villa Rentals (their reference CV614). It might not seem like much at first – it’s shielded from the road by […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

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What happens when the airline you're flying goes bankrupt mid-flight?

What happens when the airline you’re flying goes bankrupt mid-flight?

We recently flew economy with Cobalt Aero from Manchester (UK) to Larnaca (Cyprus). Cobalt had routes connecting Cyprus with numerous European destinations including London and Manchester in the UK, as well as Dublin, Copenhagen, Paris, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Zurich, Geneva, Madrid and Moscow. They also covered Athens, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Chania and Heraklion in Greece, and in […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

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19 must-see destinations in 2019

19 must-see destinations in 2019

Ever wondered what the next hot destinations are likely to be? British Airways has come up with its own predictions for the year ahead, choosing 19 must-see destinations for 2019, as determined by new routes and exciting events happening around the globe. Without further ado, here are the 19 they’re saying you should look out […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

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5 unique experiences on Azamara Club Cruises

5 unique experiences on Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Club Cruises are a small-ship cruise line with a fleet of three identical sister-ships. Each vessel carries just fewer than 700 guests in luxurious and modern surroundings for a more-inclusive cruise holiday. Azamara Journey, Azamara Quest and just launched Azamara Pursuit sail on destination focussed cruise itineraries, offering longer stays in port and more […]

5 of the most Insta-worthy themes to capture in Cyprus

5 of the most Insta-worthy themes to capture in Cyprus

With its impressive cultural sights, glittering blue waters, meze feasts and authentic hillside villages, Cyprus offers a myriad of experiences just waiting to be enjoyed and captured on camera. The Mediterranean isle recently scored third place in a list of most hashtagged destinations with more than 249,000 mentions on Instagram in the first quarter of […]

10 of the best Blue Flag beaches in Cyprus

10 of the best Blue Flag beaches in Cyprus

When visiting the sun-drenched island of Cyprus, spending time on its many beautiful beaches is essential. With the island encompassed by golden sands and the sapphire waters of the Mediterranean, this idyllic scene is one to be enjoyed for most of the year. Whether you desire complete and utter relaxation or the thrill and challenge […]

13 of the best national parks to visit in May

13 of the best national parks to visit in May

May is a wonderful time of year to get out and explore the countryside. The weather is getting sunnier (for much of the northern hemisphere, at least) and yet most places are not yet overrun by tourism. With many families staying at home (whilst school and university examinations are in full swing), it’s a great […]

14 of the best cities to visit this April

14 of the best cities to visit this April

April can be a fantastic time of year to get away and enjoy a city break. For many of our readers, it’s a time when temperatures are just starting to pick up a little, when destinations are beginning to open their doors more to tourists, and yet it isn’t a peak time to travel… meaning […]