Category: United Arab Emirates

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 […]

One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

The timeless splendour of Arabia and hospitality on a regal scale are captured at One&Only Royal Mirage, comprising three distinctive properties; The Palace, Arabian Court and Residence & Spa. All rooms are beautifully appointed with ocean views and are designed to reflect the ‘Magic of Arabia’. The spectacular Health & Beauty Institute features an Oriental […]

Dar Al Masyaf, Dubai

Dar Al Masyaf, Dubai

With a unique sense of Arabian heritage, Dar Al Masyaf has been exquisitely designed to reflect an ancient citadel. Savour the atmosphere of the traditional souk before sitting down for fine dining in one of the many restaurants situated within the Madinat Jumeirah Resort.   Enter through an enchanting central courtyard and you will reach […]

Luxurious and ornate: Madinat Jumeirah

Luxurious and ornate: Madinat Jumeirah

Madinat Jumeirah – The Arabian Resort of Dubai, is a magnificent tribute to Dubai’s heritage styled to resemble an ancient citadel. Luxurious and ornate, it combines the height of opulence with an overwhelming sense of tradition. Two grand boutique hotels, courtyard summer houses, a tradinational souk, the magnificent spa and unlimited recreational facilities make Madinat […]

Pamper at the Park in Dubai

Pamper at the Park in Dubai

One of the newer members of the Park Hyatt brand, the Park Hyatt Dubai is a hidden treasure at the waterfront between the world famous Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, with the city centre, prime business districts and world class shopping just minutes away. This hotel is a peaceful haven harmoniously in contrast to […]

Landmark Suites in Dubai

A  new deluxe serviced hotel apartment, the Landmark Suites, has opened in Nasser Square, Dubai. It’s the The Landmark Group of Hotels‘ third venture in Nasser Square (with a fourth  planned for completion in 2010), and their eighth in the region, and consists of 60 suites of studio and two-bedroom apartments.

7 star hotel ratings are now official?  Nonsense!

7 star hotel ratings are now official? Nonsense!

Self-accredited hotel classifications are a bugbear of mine.   I think they only serve to deceive the public who don’t know better. For the record, no national tourist board has a classification scheme that goes beyond 5 stars; for some, the highest accolade is only 4 stars (eg. France); only if you’re really lucky might […]

Silverjet continuing to soar?

Silverjet continuing to soar?

Some have questioned whether the likes of Silverjet can survive in the aftermath of MaxJet’s bankruptcy, yet the business class only airline has  announced its  traffic figures for February 2008 which show another record month. Out of the 13,800 available seats in the month of February, 64% were filled – up almost 10% when compared […]

What’s on the menu?

Ever wondered what food you might be served on a business-only airline?   Here’s what’s on the menu with Silverjet,   created by the London restaurant Le Caprice, for the month of March: London – New York daytime menu This month’s  daytime menu consists of salt beef and green bean salad or  endive salad with […]

Emirates and the A380

Emirates and the A380

Emirates has 58 of the huge, double-decked  A380 planes  on order, and has announced that it will be flying from Dubai to a number of destinations before the end of the year. Flights from Dubai  to New York begin in October 2008 and  will be  followed by Dubai-London Heathrow flights from 1st December 2008. Routes […]

The Arts of Islam at the Emirates Palace

The Arts of Islam at the Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace has fast become the cultural landmark of the Middle East. Already playing host to a vast array of artistic events, from Aida to Elton John, the Palace is currently showcasing one of the world’s largest and most impressing Islamic Art exhibitions. With over 500 pieces of Islamic artwork, dating back to over 1,000 […]