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Jumeirah Mina A’Salam Dubai

If you are looking sun, sand and shopping then Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, the beating heart of the outstanding Madinat Jumeirah complex, is for you. A stunning hotel with welcoming spacious rooms, first-class service and a choice of great dining Location Situated a stone’s throw from the iconic...  Read More »

Dubai without a budget

Joe Worthington spends big in Dubai Visiting Dubai can leave a serious hole in your wallet! The ultra-luxurious city of glistening skyscrapers and expensive SUV-filled highways is certainly not for the budget conscious, so rather than trying to hunt down the few budget options in this beacon...  Read More »

Global gourmet

It might sound unconventional, but whether you’re attempting to recreate holiday memories, seeking inspiration for an upcoming trip or dreaming of far-flung bucket list-type destinations, your kitchen is the perfect departure point. As well as embracing some of the hottest food trends around,...  Read More »

Omani treasure

The resort is sophisticated without being unnecessarily showy, contemporary yet still pleasingly reflective of its Omani heritage. The Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara occupies an interesting and not altogether easy place in the region’s hotel landscape. When the property opened in November...  Read More »

Summer cool

Salalah; an Omani oasis of natural beauty It is that point in the year when many of us are near breaking point. The stifling summer seems to have been going on a very long time indeed, the heat has been pretty unbearable for weeks now and just to really hammer things home, humidity levels have recently risen. So...  Read More »

Key West Dubai Laid back chic

World renowned Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai is located on the waterfront of Pearl Jumeira; known for its cutting-edge architecture and design with the brand’s signature contemporary, minimalist white décor, tribal influences and chic style. Pamper yourself and relax as the azure waters of...  Read More »

Coffee Culture

Nespresso leads the way with fair trade and sustainable supplies In the last three decades, there has been a coffee revolution. It wasn’t that long ago that if you wanted a quality cappuccino or an espresso you needed to make a trip to the nearest café or a serious investment in a machine...  Read More »

Hotel by design Palazzo Versace Dubai

If you are looking for a truly singular experience that combines exquisite design, enviable service, chic style and culinary excellence that cossets you in quite shameless luxury; then you should join Francesca Jackson as she explores Palazzo Versace Dubai Palazzo Versace Dubai is no exception to the growing...  Read More »

The spice of life

“This Spice Island, seasoned with old faiths, new music, ancient traditions, modern hotels, boasts a sturdy history in taste” Your senses begin to jangle the moment you arrive in Stone Town, Zanzibar’s capital: you can hear the shrill cry of the muezzin calling the faithful to prayer, it competes...  Read More »

La Mancha’s red gold

It was a fresh autumn morning in Madrid; when suddenly, I was awakened by a call. On the other end of the line, a woman with a thick Castilian accent firmly commanded “The roses, the roses, the harvesting season has started, you need to come, we are picking them this week” It was six in the morning,...  Read More »