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Muscat magic

Oman has one of the Middle East’s most dynamic and forward-thinking, yet traditional capitals. Francesca Jackson finds it ripe for culinary, cultural and multi-sensory exploration Muscat is one of the most beautiful cities in the Middle East – almost 900 years old with none of the towering chrome edifices...  Read More »

Aroma therapy in the eternal city

Rome is full of amazing art and architecture … and great coffee shops. Food and Travel has found ten top spots to get your perfect caffeine fix. The bags are packed and everything is ready for your trip to Rome. The Eternal City’s numerous historical sites and thousands of cosy restaurants, pizzerias,...  Read More »

A little piece of Paradise

The Seychelles; white powdery sand, balmy waters, verdant green mangroves and the warm embrace of a golden sun! Constance Ephelia One of the largest resorts in the Indian Ocean, the Constance Ephelia proudly states that it offers the rarest of commodities in a hotel: space. Set in a natural park on...  Read More »

Mountain high Anantara al Jabal al Akhdar Resort Oman

Perched on a jagged peak amidst the spectacular beauty of Jabal Akhdar in the Al Hajar Mountains The Anantara al Jabal al Akhdar Resort sits on the edge of a sheer cliff amidst the spectacular rugged scenery of the Al Hajar mountains; the hotel has stylish rooms and villas and offers an extensive choice...  Read More »


Food and Travel’s Anthea Rowan take us on culinary journey to visit a few of the Emerald Isle’s latest Michelin-starred eateries and more Sunburn is just about the last thing you expect in Ireland. Guinness – yes. Black pudding – sure. A battle to understand what people are saying – probably. And...  Read More »

Safari so good

Giraffe Manor sounds like something out of a fairy tale: magical, enchanting and just past the realms of possibility. And yet as you can see, its very real indeed. This unique hotel, which is part of the exclusive The Safari Collection, sits unobtrusively on private land in the middle of a forest in the...  Read More »

Swiss style

A touch of class in the heart of Bahrain Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain is a two-time deserved winner of the GCC Food and Travel 4-star hotel of the year, with its excellent facilities and high standards of service, delivering an exceptional experience in the heart of Bahrain’s central business and...  Read More »

Dining by design Palazzo Versace Dubai

Sublime cuisine and sumptuous elegance – Palazzo Versace Dubai offers an iconic dining experience If you are looking for that somewhere special to enjoy a romantic meal, a sophisticated business lunch, the best breakfast in town or perhaps the cool vibes of a laid-back jazz club with that added touch...  Read More »

The Escape Route

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, catapults Ajman to the top of the pecking order when it comes to locations for blissful escapes from the UAE’s big cities. With its Al Zorah project, Ajman has become the latest emirate in the UAE to try to woo travellers away from the traditional tourist hotspots in...  Read More »