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Posts in category: Middle East

Top 5 Spots Off The Beaten Track In Dubai

28 Jan 2017
Categories: Middle East     Tags: , ,
The United Arab Emirates is a top holiday hotspot and Dubai is a city literally on top of the world with high rises, shopping malls and beaches to die for. It’s a place that people flock to with their families, on business or just simply to enjoy the luxury spa facilities on offer and they make the most of their trip to Dubai…

Exploring Israel's Dead Sea and Desert

8 May 2016
Categories: Middle East, Safaris     Tags: , , , , , ,
Sarah Riches visits the Holy Land to float in the Dead Sea and cross the desert by camel – just like desert nomads did thousands of years ago. While on foot on the rocky earth, we come within feet of an ibex, a mountain goat with enormous horns, and a family of hyrax, mammals the size of a rabbit with the appearance of a guinea pig...

Doha – the cultural capital of the Middle East

31 Jan 2016
Categories: Middle East     Tags: , , , ,
Doha is a new city in world terms but is making up for lost time. Positioning itself as the Gulf’s cultural hub it is investing in art and the arts in a big way not to mention football in the coming years. Everything here is done to an extremely high standard so I’m sure they will reach their goal…

Stop-Over Tourism: A Flavour of Dubai in 24 Hours

17 Sep 2015
Categories: Middle East     Tags: , ,
One of the most popular of the seven Emirates which make up the UAE, nestled between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, Dubai has transformed itself into a sunshine destination in its own right as well as a gateway to the rest of the world. Here’s a flavour of what you can see and do in just 24 hours...

Dubai, the jewel of the Persian Gulf, has fun for all the family with a backdrop of glitz and glamour

6 Feb 2015
Categories: Middle East     Tags: , ,
The UAE emirate may be home to the world’s largest buildings and most opulent hotels, but it’s a city that knows how to have fun and has experienced boom and bust more acutely than most, but has continued to build its reputation as an all-encompassing holiday destination...

See who is crowned Formula 1 World Champion at the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

17 Nov 2014
Categories: Hotels, Middle East     Tags: , ,
This weekend will see the climax to the 2014 Formula One World Championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Will it be Lewis Hamilton who is crowned World Champion or will Nico Rosberg end up winning as a result of the controversial final race double points that are being awarded for the first time this season...

Where would you travel to in the world if you won £100,000?

31 Oct 2014
Categories: From The Editor, Luxury Travel, Middle East     Tags: , ,
There are so many opportunities to win prizes these days, be it the latest and largest flat screen TV that fills half your room or a dream holiday somewhere hot and exotic. In this slightly more unusual post, we thought we would look at where you could go if you entered a £100K Dream Competition and actually won...

Alive in the Dead Sea

19 Dec 2013
Categories: Luxury Travel, Middle East     Tags: ,

Whilst many of us are feeling the winter freeze and snow, our luxury travel blog ventures to warmer climes and Israel’s Dead Sea. Located near Jerusalem on Israel’s eastern border, the Dead Sea has been a “tourist attraction” for millennia with visitors coming to indulge in the healing properties of its waters…

Christmas Travel to the Holy Land

11 Dec 2013
Categories: Middle East     Tags: , ,

Our luxury travel blog looks at what Christmas is like in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth if you want to escape the commercialism that grips so many cities at this time of year. If you are after something a little bit; actually, a lot different, hop on a plane and spend Christmas in the place where it all “went down” – the Holy Land, Israel…

Don't leave Israel before you visit these sites

24 Nov 2013
Categories: Middle East     Tags: , ,

We head over to the Middle East for our luxury travel blog today, as the chances are you don’t visit Israel every day, or every year for that matter, which is a great pity in our local writer’s eyes. There is so much to see and do and although Israel is a country that may be very small in land mass it is in fact incredibly well endowed with many sites of interest...