Category: United Arab Emirates

10 of the world's most unusual restaurants

10 of the world's most unusual restaurants

Travelling has its benefits, among them being able to shock people with tales of where you’ve been, what you’ve done and where you’ve eaten. There’s nothing more satisfying than making your friends and family shriek, ‘you did what?!’ Well, if it’s the shock factor you’re after, we’ve got just the thing for you; a list of 10 of the world’s most unusual restaurants.
Our trip to the Emirates Palace... wow!

Our trip to the Emirates Palace... wow!

I’ve recently had the pleasure of being given a guided tour of Abu Dhabi’s pride and joy, the fabulous Emirates Palace. Landing in Abu Dhabi and making our way from the airport, this iconic metropolis is visible from some distance. And as we were told by our guide on arrival, this is a 100% fully
Top 10 places in the Middle East to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in the Middle East to take your loved one this Valentine's

Often overlooked as a holiday destination, the Middle East is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Whether you are looking for an urban getaway to celebrate Valentine’s Day or simply wish to relax in the tranquillity of the desert, here’s a varied of selection of places to stay that’ll help
Guess the 'mystery' suite and win an £18,000 holiday with Destinology

Guess the 'mystery' suite and win an £18,000 holiday with Destinology

We thought you might like to hear about a competition currently being run by luxury tour operator, Destinology. They are offering a 5 night ‘Super Suite’ holiday to the outstanding Atlantis the Palm Hotel in Dubai for 2 people to enjoy in 2013. This landmark luxury hotel has played host to a glittering array of
Insights into the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Insights into the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

It glistens in the mid-day sun, and it is mesmerizing, under the velvet evening skies. Abu Dhabi’s recently completed mosque is, quite simply, an architectural masterpiece. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque takes its name from the Emirate’s visionary and inspirational leader, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who is laid to rest here. Over 80
Aston Martin placed on top of 1,000 ft helipad in Dubai

Aston Martin placed on top of 1,000 ft helipad in Dubai

Transferring vehicles in the air by helicopter for promotional purposes is nothing new in the world of exotic luxury and sports car brands. When I was in St. Moritz last year, I recall looking down on a vehicle in a glass case half way up the mountains of Corviglia. Aston Martin, however, can lay claim
5 of the ultimate places to sip afternoon tea in the Middle East

5 of the ultimate places to sip afternoon tea in the Middle East

There is something oddly reassuring about sipping Afternoon Tea away from the shores of Britain. The whole process is very well done by many hotels, and here are our top picks in the Middle East. In addition to enjoying this fine English tradition, this indulgence allows you to enjoy the splendor, décor and hospitality of some of the best hotels
10 restaurants worth travelling for

10 restaurants worth travelling for

For many people, food is one of the defining features of a holiday. It can make or break a vacation, depending on what experience you have. But with only a limited amount of time to choose, it can often be a daunting task trying to decide where to eat. We’ve compiled a list of the best restaurants worth
Interview with Michael Frye, Founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Interview with Michael Frye, Founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Michael Frye, founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours, is one of those lucky people who has been able to enjoy two vastly different professions. For twenty years he was one of the principals of the London Symphony Orchestra, where he had the honour of meeting Stravinsky, and performing with musicians as diverse as Herbert Von
5 top luxury holiday destinations to spend Winter

5 top luxury holiday destinations to spend Winter

Summer is almost over and winter upon us in the northern hemisphere. It is that time when you start to plan how to spend the months ahead. Should you go for the sunny beaches of the Caribbean, or the skiing paradises of France? There are a lot of options to choose from and each is
12 of the most stunning winter sun locations in the world

12 of the most stunning winter sun locations in the world

Following one of the wettest summers on record, Britons are in much need of some rest and recuperation in a dry, warm and sunny climate. But where can you go for almost guaranteed winter sunshine? What are the best beaches to eat your Christmas dinner on? Where are the perfect spots of winter paradise? Don’t fret, we’ve thrown
See inside one of the Burj Al Arab's Royal Suites

See inside one of the Burj Al Arab's Royal Suites

Ever wondered what the suites at the opulent Burj Al Arab in Dubai are like?  With this video, you get to look inside one of the 780 square metre Royal Suites located on the 25th floor of the hotel. The footage ends a little abruptly but you get the general idea of what to expect. Music is
The best new hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region

The best new hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region

The annual Luxe List showcases DestinAsian‘s picks of the best new hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region. This year, the region’s best new places to stay is as alluring as ever, spanning a dozen countries and featuring no fewer than 30 hotels that truly stand out from the rest. From sumptuous private islands in the Maldives
8 unbelievable floating structures

8 unbelievable floating structures

With the global population on the increase, one of our growing immediate challenges is one of physical space, so it’s perhaps no surprise that concepts are being considered to help re-define how we live. Here are eight unbelievable floating structures that might just help future generations. The eight structures covered are: Aerotel The Underwater City
The best business hotel in the Middle East

The best business hotel in the Middle East

Jumeirah Emirates Towers, the luxury city hotel and a Dubai landmark, has been awarded the Best Business Hotel in the Middle East in the Business Traveller Magazine Awards. The awards are judged independently by the magazine’s readers and are widely recognised as the leading accolades in the business travel industry. An iconic landmark where business meets pleasure,
The top 20 most expensive hotels in the world

The top 20 most expensive hotels in the world

Luxury-Hotels.com has conducted a survey that identifies the most expensive hotels in the world. The findings came from an analysis of average room rates for standard double rooms in hotels around the world during the June to August 2012 summer season.  Interestingly, half of the top 10 most expensive hotels in the world are all