Category: United Arab Emirates

Coldplay to play at Emirates Palace for one night only

Coldplay to play at Emirates Palace for one night only

Coldplay, the world’s biggest-selling musical act for 2008 has confirmed that they are heading to the UAE for the first time as part of their current world tour, and will play a spectacular gig at the impressive Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. The one-off show from the award-winning foursome comes as the final stop on the […]

Anantara Desert Islands Resort and Spa linked by flights directly from Abu Dhabi

Anantara Desert Islands Resort and Spa linked by flights directly from Abu Dhabi

A  new air service took off in the UAE this month with twice-weekly flights linking Abu Dhabi with Sir Bani Yas Island; phase one of the Desert Islands project in the emirate’s Al Gharbia western region. The service, provided by private operator Empire Aviation, can also be chartered on demand as part of the accommodation […]

January Sale from ITC Classics

January Sale from ITC Classics

Still not yet decided where to go this year?   Maybe luxury travel specialists  ITC Classics will give you some inspiration.   Here’s a selection of ideas from their January Sale: Indian Ocean Diva, Maldives Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5, plus book more than 45 days in advance and receive an extra […]

Jaz Hotels & Resorts to expand in 2009

Jaz Hotels & Resorts to expand in 2009

Jaz Hotels & Resorts, a unique collection of highly regarded brands encompassing Jaz Resorts, Iberotel Hotels & Resorts, Sol Y Mar Resorts and the Travcotel Nile cruise fleet, is set for a major expansion in 2009 which will see more than 3000 rooms added to its portfolio of properties in and around the Red Sea. […]

The world's leading hotel suite?

The world’s leading hotel suite?

As a city home to some of the world’s most famous hospitality and landmark hotels, Dubai is known as one of the world’s premier travel destinations; a reputation which has recently been validated after the city was named the World’s Leading Travel Destination and The Monarch Dubai‘s Monarch Suite, named the World’s Leading Suite at […]

Firework display at the Atlantis Palm Jumeirah in Dubai

Last week I mentioned the extravagant firework display at the Atlantis Palm Jumeirah  – the biggest of its kind in the world… ever!   In case you didn’t get an invite to the ‘bash’, now you can see  the  event  in its full glory.   And, if that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, there’s […]

$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 […]

Atlantis Palm Jumeirah officially opens - the most lavish opening ceremony ever?

Atlantis Palm Jumeirah officially opens – the most lavish opening ceremony ever?

If you were in Dubai last night, you would be hard pressed to believe there was a global financial currently taking place. Kylie Minogue –  along with the world’s most rich and famous – performed at a £20m party that marked  the opening of the Atlantis Palm Jumeirah. Among the guests were 2,000 celebrities and […]

Dubai or Abu Dhabi... which gets your vote?

Dubai or Abu Dhabi… which gets your vote?

Destinations in the Middle East and more specifically, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, have become the playground for the rich, famous and luxury seekers. Whether it be the High Street fashion and indoor skiing at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai or sunbathing at prestige beaches in Abu Dhabi, each city has its own appeal.   […]

Lavish party for the opening of the Atlantis Hotel at Palm Jumeirah

Lavish party for the opening of the Atlantis Hotel at Palm Jumeirah

In what is probably the most expensive party to ever be staged, with an estimated cost of $35 million, Kylie Minogue will next week  be performing a one hour routine  to 2,000 guests for the not-so-modest fee of $4.4 million (that’s around $73,000 a minute for those of you that like it broken down). The […]

The world’s 2nd 7-star hotel?

From eviewweek.com: World’s 2nd 7-star hotel will be in China A management agreement to build China’s first seven-star hotel was signed over the weekend, Beijing Times reports. China’s real-estate company Antaeus Group and the Canadian company Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, signed the agreement to build the hotel in Sanya, a tourism hotspot in southern China’s […]

Special offers on hotels in Dubai during Ramadan

Emirates‘ passengers travelling to Dubai during the religious month of Ramadan can enjoy two nights accommodation from as little as $57 a night per person. The offer, which runs from 1st September to 30th September 2008, involves six select hotels in Dubai; the Marco Polo Hotel, Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai, Ibis World Trade Centre […]

Junsui, Burj Al Arab

Junsui, Burj Al Arab

At the back end of last year the Burj Al Arab launched Junsui– a modern buffet restaurant offering authentic Asian dishes prepared live in opulent surroundings specifically designed by Khuan Chew. Junsui, meaning ‘Pure’ in Japanese,  is open to external guests for lunch and dinner, as well as serving breakfast to in-house guests. The restaurant […]

Emirates has 58 new ultra-luxury jets

Emirates has 58 new ultra-luxury jets

This week Emirates has been showing off the luxury trappings that come with its extravagantly-customised Airbus A380s. The superjet carries 489 passengers in varying degrees of luxury.   Shower spas, temperature-controlled floors, 23″ screens with over 1,000 audio and video channels,  a bar and 14 first class suites are  among the features to look out […]

Pangkor Laut Luxury Resort & Residence

Ideally located in the heart of The World: Pangkor Laut Luxury Resort & Residence.

Dubai just doesn’t stop

Just when you thought that the Dubai hotel market might be totally saturated, along comes another big name. St. Regis has announced that it will be joining the fray, with a hotel and residences to open in 2012. The St. Regis Dubai and The Residences will feature 220 guest rooms, including 44 Junior Suites, 80 […]