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Nicosia Cyprus

Discover a city steeped in history, rich in culture and with a passion for food WHY GO? Divided in half since 1974, Cyprus’s capital is a fascinating and enticing city that bears witness to its many invasions and occupations – Crusader, Venetian, Ottoman, British. Enjoy fine museums, gilded churches...  Read More »

Destination: DETOX

If your New Year resolutions involve giving your health regime a kick-start, then a detox break is de riguer. Why not head to newly opened luxury wellness resort Chenot Palace in nearby Azerbaijan? Sudeshna Ghosh was one of the first to discover it, and here she gives you the lowdown. Azerbaijan...  Read More »

Turkish delight

Sudeshna Ghosh visits Ruya, Dubai’s latest culinary hot spot This was easily one of the hottest restaurant openings of the year, given the pedigree of the team behind it – it’s the same people as Zuma and Coya Dubai, and the executive chef is Colin Clague (formerly of Jean-Georges Dubai, Qbara...  Read More »

In the best possible taste…

World class chefs from across the globe did culinary battle at Taste of Abu Dhabi last month competing in the grand final of the Etihad Taste of the World competition. Taste of Abu Dhabi has become a firm favourite on the Gulf’s food festival circuit and last month returned to the UAE capital...  Read More »

Little Red Roister

Chicago’s dining scene has more than established itself as one of the most exciting, stateside, to rival that of glamorous New York, or laid-back LA. And one of the hottest tables in town without doubt at the moment is this, the first ‘casual’ venture from the Alinea team – yes, the one that regularly...  Read More »

Start to bake a sugar cake…

Afternoon tea at Sultan’s Lounge at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a splendid affair; whether you want afternoon tea with friends or an intimate tryst at one of the more private tables, you will not find a more magnificent destination If you are looking for that quintessentially elegant afternoon tea then you must...  Read More »

Beside the sea…

You know you are in for something special, even before you arrive at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on Palm Jumeirah, as you are greeted by the imposing visage of this magnificent hotel; Food and Travel’s Francesca Jackson explores this luxury resort. Dubai is certainly a destination that knows how...  Read More »

Where the lights are bright…

Sleek, chic and refreshingly laid back! Centrally located in the ironically entitled ‘The Old Town’ in Downtown Dubai, the Vida Downtown Dubai is a fashionable boutique hotel that skilfully merges a chic yet unpretentious contemporary elegance with a traditional Arabic flair that is unique to...  Read More »

Dine in style

The stylish décor and luxurious appointments of the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray are more than matched by its incredible choice of fine dining and casual restaurants says Francesca Jackson I couldn’t resist trying The Rib Room, a classic steakhouse in the best British tradition. Even though it was a...  Read More »

Spring Break – Monaco

Nestled beside the azure waters of the Mediterranean, the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel provides the perfect spot to relax. Try a spa with treatments by La Prairie or Ymalia or savour the delights the one starred-Michelin organic restaurant l’Elsa. The Monte Carlo Sea Dream Package which includes 1 night in an Exclusive Room...  Read More »