Category: Bahrain

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 […]

$1 million holiday with Emirates Palace

$1 million holiday with Emirates Palace

The Telegraph details a $1 million  ‘special offer’ that’s currently being advertised by Emirates Palace.   For this price you get a week  in the luxurious Palace Suite at the hotel, along with first class flights from anywhere in the world.   You’ll also get a butler service, access to a chauffeur-driver Maybach and a […]

Kempinski Hotel, Bahrain City Centre

The Kempinski Hotel Group expects to open  a hotel in Bahrain City Centre  by the second half of next year. Once finished, Kempinski Hotel, Bahrain City Centre will add a further 200 rooms, including 40 suites, to the hospitality facilities available in the kingdom.

More limos from Gulf Air

More limos from Gulf Air

Gulf Air, which already offers a free chauffeured limousine service to its first- and business-class passengers in Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai (DXB), Muscat (MCT) and London (LHR), is extending the service to five more countries. Gulf Air premium passengers in Bangkok (BKK), Frankfurt (FRA), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Manila (MNL) and Paris (CDG) can also now […]

Suite of the week: Executive Suite at the Sheraton Bahrain

Suite of the week: Executive Suite at the Sheraton Bahrain

Suite name:  Executive Suite Hotel: Sheraton Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain Size of accommodation:  91 sq ft Cost per night: BD500++ What makes it special? Tasteful design that offers a timeless yet contemporary feel.                     With breath-taking views of the Arabian Gulf and the city, the suite is […]

Suite of the week: The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Villas & Spa

Suite of the week: The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Villas & Spa

Suite name: The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Villas & Spa Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa Size of accommodation: 4,850 sq ft Cost per night: BD 1800 (USD 4,690) What makes it special? The Villa offers a redefined tranquility and privacy by the Azure waters of the Arabian Gulf.               […]

MENA Travel Awards 2006

MENA Travel Awards 2006

The MENA Travel Awards held earlier this month celebrate the best of the luxury travel industry in the Middle East and North Africa (hence the MENA bit). There were many nominees and awards so below I’ve given a short summation by listing only the platinum winners; the United Arab Emirates dominates the honours: Platinum winners […]

Win a luxury 3-night holiday for two at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

Win a luxury 3-night holiday for two at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

Guardian Unlimited Travel has teamed up with Gulf Air to offer one lucky Guardian reader a trip for two to Bahrain staying at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa for three nights. The winner and a friend will travel business class to Bahrain before being whisked off to the Ritz-Carlton, a 20-acre resort complex on […]

Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort in Bahrain

Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort in Bahrain

Looking for Wi-Fi and yoga in Bahrain? Then check in to the Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort, Al Areen, an all-villa property scheduled to open in June near Al Areen wildlife sanctuary, home to the endangered Arabian oryx. For $1,375 a night for two, you’ll get an open-air villa complete with a stone-tiled pool, […]

InterContinental Bahrain re-vamp

InterContinental Bahrain re-vamp

A  multi-million dinar renovation at one of Bahrain’s top hotels is due to get underway later this month. The five-star InterContinental Bahrain, previously known as the Regency InterContinental, is looking to modernise its facilities to keep its place as one of the leaders of the market. A 220-space car park facility will be constructed next […]