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Seasons in the sun

Swedish born Richard Raab, initially wanted to become the captain of an ocean liner, fortunately for us the loss to the Cruise Ship industry was a big win for us land-lubbers. It is clear to anyone who speaks with Richard Raab that he exudes pride in his work, his personal ethos of excellence is reflected...  Read More »

Romain van Durmen

Chef de Cuisine for The Chefs Palette, Cooking Studio, Fairmont The Palm All my early memories are of being in the kitchen as my father was a chef and I was always with him, learning everything I could from a very young age. My grandfather was also a chef and every Christmas he would bake lots of...  Read More »

Hotel talk Anna-Marie Dowling

Dowling brings over 25 years of experience and first-hand knowledge to The Westin and Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre Hotels. Bahrain’s only female General Manager of a five-star hotel and winner of a much-coveted Marriott Global Leadership Award, brings over 25 years of experience and first-hand knowledge...  Read More »

The Ocean Club Bahamas

Originally opened in 1962, The Ocean Club has long been a favourite hideaway for luxury travellers, with its picture-perfect oceanfront setting, immaculate grounds and stellar service. Over the years and through several evolutions, as it earned numerous international awards and accolades. In recent years,...  Read More »

Brown’s Hotel London

The Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel located in the heart of Mayfair, opened its doors in 1837 as the first hotel in London, the same year Queen Victoria ascended to the throne. In the 180 years since it has become regular home to royalty and writers, from Pulitzer Prize and Oscar winners to musicians and scientists,...  Read More »

Armani Dubai

Learn a new skill or sharpen your existing culinary knowledge with a new season of weekend master classes at Armani/Ristorante led by gourmet guru, Chef Alessandro Salvatico. This January is all about what lies beneath with a seafood inspired oyster, clam and salmon trio of dinner party worthy dishes. Priced...  Read More »

The Arabian Jewel Fujairah

Often referred to as the ‘Arabian Jewel’, beguiling Dibba, Fujairah is now home to the InterContinental Fujairah Resort, an exceptional destination where Arabian hospitality meets luxury. The resort is a beachfront property situated on the shoreline of the exquisite Al Aqah Beach, set against the spectacular...  Read More »

Baharat Bahrain

If you are looking for a great value business lunch at Baharat located in Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre. Enjoy a section of Middle Eastern and Indian fusion cuisine inspired by the restaurant name Baharat (Spices), the food is prepared in open kitchen, and features a tandoor oven & indoor grill. The...  Read More »

Food Festival Dubai

A date for your culinary diary: Dubai’s annual citywide culinary celebration, returns on 22 February – 10 March 2018, offering the foodie in all of us a program of events, activities and promotions. The 5th edition of the Dubai Food Festival brings together the best of Dubai gastronomy, and shines a...  Read More »