Category: Oman

Family holidays with a difference: our top five family beach hotels for 2020

Family holidays with a difference: our top five family beach hotels for 2020

Treat your family to a memorable luxury beach holiday by picking the perfect hotel in the perfect destination, offering everything your family could want – and more. We have handpicked our top five hotels and resorts for an extra-special family holiday in 2020, where children can enjoy adventures from water sports to wildlife tracking, while […]

Oman - the Middle East... but not as you know it!

Oman – the Middle East… but not as you know it!

A visit to the Middle East may not appeal to everyone in the current political climate of the region.  However, The Sultanate of Oman is a peaceful and beautiful country which has much to offer to family travellers, couples and individuals alike.  I have highlighted below a few reasons to visit Oman (in particular the […]

Start your New Year with a luxurious halal holiday

Start your New Year with a luxurious halal holiday

With the holiday season here, it also means New Year is shortly following. For most people, if not all, it only seems like yesterday that they were celebrating the New Year of 2019. The year has gone by so fast, and it just shows how busy everyone has been, working and getting on with their […]

Oman and the Emirates: your luxury guide to the best of the UAE

Oman and the Emirates: your luxury guide to the best of the UAE

When you hear of the UAE or the United Arab Emirates, a few things probably come to mind. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Burj Khalifa, ultra-modern architecture, enormous shopping centers, extravagant entertainment attractions, and a whole lot more. But aside from the well-known tourist attractions and modern-day features, the UAE is known for one […]

10 reasons why Oman is more luxurious than Dubai

10 reasons why Oman is more luxurious than Dubai

Oman is more Arabia than Armani, more Lawrence of Arabia than Levi jeans, more Sultanate than Starbucks: a dreamy destination increasingly on discerning travellers’ wish-lists. South of brash and glitzy Dubai, Oman is the quiet good-living neighbour. Sultan Qaboos, the Mr Nice Guy of the world’s absolute rulers, who deposed his father in a coup […]

5 cool boutique hotels to visit in 2018

5 cool boutique hotels to visit in 2018

Instagrammable gems of the accommodation world, the best boutique hotels deliver memorable escapes with bucket-loads of originality and panache.  Warm, personal service is a given – as are bespoke, well-considered interiors.  Read on for our top-picks to add to your wander-lust wishlist for 2018 and beyond: Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman This clifftop retreat rests 2,000m […]

Top 5 luxury desert escapes

Top 5 luxury desert escapes

A stay in the desert is the closest most of us will get to holidaying on another planet. These resorts perfectly embody the trend for pared-back luxury, shifting the focus from overblown opulence to one of pampering and soul-soothing; favouring enriching experiences over materialism. Their remote locations, coupled with other-worldly vistas and five-star comforts make […]

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5 of most spectacular hotel arrivals in the world

Long gone are the days of arriving to a hotel to tediously queue at a lobby and await your turn so someone at the reception desk is free to attend to you. Luxury travelers demand more, much, much more. Many of the more boutique hotels and resorts have done away with reception desks, and even […]

14 of the world's most romantic retreats

14 of the world’s most romantic retreats

With February 14th on the horizon, take five minutes to fantasise about these swoon-worthy sanctuaries: our handpicked selection of the most romantic retreats in the world… Maldives – Jumeirah Dhevanafushi The Maldives – one of the most exclusive destinations on the planet – has to be the top choice for a once-in-a-lifetime escape. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi […]

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4 new hotels in Oman you’ll want to visit in 2017

Expect to be hearing a lot more about Oman in 2017. With new flight routes from Heathrow and Manchester and the construction of several stylish new hotels, Oman’s rugged landscapes, sandy beaches, and diver-drawing seas are becoming even more appealing (and easier to get to) than ever before. From luxurious mountain retreats to opulent developments […]

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Top 6 Winter sun destinations

As the nights draw in and the clouds roll over, it’s all too tempting to head off to warmer, sunnier climes. Many destinations come into their own during our winter months, offering sunbathing and snorkeling, as well as cultural experiences and wildlife encounters. We’ve put together a few of the best places to visit for […]

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 […]

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6 questions and answers on extraordinary Oman

The Sultanate of Oman, on the Arabian Peninsula, is traditionally not on top of the list of popular tourist destinations around the world. This interesting country consists of desert terrain, sand dunes inhabited by Bedouins, barren mountain ranges and oases in ancient riverbeds. Oman, the oldest independent state in the Arab world,  has extended coastlines along the […]

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 […]

6 destinations to watch in 2016

6 destinations to watch in 2016

It’s that time of year where we try to predict the destinations that will hit the heights in the next 12 months. So, after consulting my crystal ball and deciphering those all-enlightening tea leaves (and some scientific stuff too, promise), here are my tips for the Six Best Luxury Travel Destinations in 2016. Tanzania This […]

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 […]