Middle East

10 reasons why Oman is more luxurious than Dubai

Shares 281 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…

Video of the week: Watchtower of Turkey

With more than 3500 kilometres travelled in 20 days, capturing landscapes from the bluish tones of Pamukkale to the warm ones of Cappadocia, Leonardo Dalessandri passes through a great variation of colours, light and weather, and through six other cities. He crossed Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Istanbul and Konya; and tasted baklava, kunefe, doner, the Turkish…

5 cool boutique hotels to visit in 2018

Shares 409 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…

The world’s longest and highest zip line

Shares 789 The world’s longest and highest zip line will officially open on the UAE’s highest peak, Jebel Jais, next month. With the exact length of the zip line remaining a closely-guarded secret until the multi-million dollar adventure tourism product’s opening, the zip line will propel the UAE’s most northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah…

5 of the world’s best serviced apartments for the business traveller

By Paul Johnson on Oct 18, 2017 in Asia, Business Travel, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Middle East, Regions, Speciality Travel, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Western Europe Shares 274 Travel around the world on business a lot? If you do, you’ll no doubt appreciate the comfort of a good quality, long-term base when you…

13 of the best national parks to visit in May

By Paul Johnson on May 01, 2018 in Adventure Travel, Africa, Argentina, Asia, Europe, Featured, Florida, India, Israel, Leisure Travel, Middle East, Minnesota, Namibia, North America, Regions, South Africa, South America, Spain, Speciality Travel, United Kingdom, USA, Virginia, Washington, Western Europe, Zambia Shares 631 May is a wonderful time of year to get out and…

14 of the best cities to visit this April

By Paul Johnson on Mar 22, 2018 in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Chile, Cuba, Eastern Europe, Europe, Featured, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Middle East, Morocco, New Zealand, North America, Oceania, Oklahoma, Portugal, Regions, South Africa, South America, Spain, USA, Western Europe Shares 560 April can be a fantastic time of year to get away and…

5 nights of luxury in the Maldives, with two nights in Dubai ‘thrown in’!

Shares 358 Regular readers may recall that when we went to the Maldives a couple of years ago, we stayed a few nights in Dubai on the way there. It’s a great way to break up the journey from the UK, allowing you to adjust your body clock more gradually and take in some of…

Top 5 yacht charter honeymoon destinations

By Geoff Moore on Jan 23, 2018 in Africa, Asia, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean, Cruises & Boat Travel, Cyprus, Europe, France, Greece, Honeymoons, Maldives, Middle East, Regions, Seychelles, Speciality Travel, Turkey, Western Europe Shares 283 For those looking for an unrivaled honeymoon experience, a yacht charter offers it all. With a dedicated Captain, crew and…

6 unique things to do in Abu Dhabi

Shares 414 Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and its richest city. Home to man-made islands, silver skyscrapers, mega malls and lavish palaces, it is a modern, cosmopolitan city and a popular tourist destination. Here are six unique things to do in Abu Dhabi: Ride the world’s fastest roller coaster If…

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