Category: United Arab Emirates

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 […]

Still more to come in Dubai

Still more to come in Dubai

Just when you thought Dubai already had it all, news has broken that it’s about to get four new theme parks. SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove are all to be developed there, following an agreement between Orlando-based Busch Entertainment Corporation and Dubai property developer Nakheel. Preliminary work is underway and the anticipated opening […]

Copthorne Hotel Dubai in Port Saeed, Deira

Copthorne Hotel Dubai in Port Saeed, Deira

Look out for a new hotel on the Dubai skyline – the Copthorne Hotel Dubai  in Port Saeed, Deira. It has 163 spaciously comfortable and luxurious rooms,  offering guests spectacular views over Dubai creek and surrounding parks from private balconies.   What’s more, it has four restaurants serving international cuisine with a warm Arabic hospitality […]

Very Sivilised Sale

Very Sivilised Sale

Very Sivilised Sale fares are now available from business class only airline Silverjet for travel up to 5th January 2009. The sale ends 31st January 2008, so book now to take advantage of £879 return fares to New York and Dubai.  The sale is unique  as flights are changeable for a small fee.

An in-depth look at the Burj

A look at the famous and extravagant Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, where every suite is over two levels.

14th World Travel Awards

14th World Travel Awards

The 14th World Travel Awards, held at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa on the island of Providenciales,  has finally concluded. It’s the second year running that the ceremony has been held at the Turks & Caicos islands. Notable winners this year included Marriott Hotels Resorts & Suites (World’s Leading Hotel Brand),  Burj Al […]

One to watch: Jumeirah

One to watch: Jumeirah

Hotel Interactive’s Editor-in-Chief Glen Haussman has an interesting article on Jumeirah, the group best know for the iconic Burj Al Arab. CEO Gerald Lawless’ quote is of particular interest since it demonstrates the anticipated rapid growth of the group in the years to come: Our strategy is to have upwards of 60 hotels by 2011. […]