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The Emirates Palace: Abu Dhabi’s Icon of Opulence

BY : Glenn Harris | 2016

The Emirates Palace is among the most expensive hotels in the world with a price tag of over $4.25 billion. Opened in 2005, it took 20,000 artisans three years to complete the project which is owned by the Abu Dhabi government (Royal Family) and...

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Oman's Al Bustan Palace is Charmingly Traditional & Tastefully Opulent

BY : Glenn Harris | 2016

Cradled between the majestic Al Hajar Mountains and the blue waters of the Sea of Oman, Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, Oman is regarded as one of the top five-star hotels in the world. Even from afar, the property is impressive with its ornate exterior...

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Habtoor Grand Resort is The Scene for Dubai's Gitterati

BY : Glenn Harris | 2016

Among Dubai's many glittering hotels, the five-star Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa stands out as one of its best. The property is located on the legendary Jumeirah Beach, an area known for its restaurants, boutique shops and...

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Explore Iran Via a Private Train

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

Iran might not be your first thought as a vacation destination, but MIR Corporation is hoping to change your mind with a 14-trip this winter. Taking place from November 24-December 7 aboard the Golden Eagle train, the excursion weaves its way...

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UAE's Homegrown Jumeriah Hotel

BY : Glenn Harris | 2016

The corniche is Abu Dhabi’s most famous boulevard and passes through the capital city’s sky scrapers along the azure coast of the Arabian Sea. At the end of it, rising high above all others, are the Etihad Towers. The futuristic towers...

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Dubai Brings the Rainforest to the Desert

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

It seems that Dubai will stop at nothing to have the biggest, best, most over-the-top theme parks, hotels, restaurants, basically everything. When it comes to pulling out all the stops, the city knows how to top itself each year. Set to debut in...

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The 10,000-Room Abraj Kudai Will be the World's Largest Hotel

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

Often times when a hotel is described as “the world's…best, biggest, coolest, most luxurious, etc.,” it’s a pretty subjective statement. But when the Abraj Kudai opens in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, it will undeniably be...

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The Porsche 718 Boxster S Strives For Driving Pleasure

BY : | 2016

After releasing the new 718 Boxster S, Porsche sought to answer one question: "What is the best way to measure driving pleasure?" To find their answer, they placed four different people in the new vehicle, with a professional driver,...

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Fairmont The Palm: Dubai's Crown Jewel

BY : Richard Crawford | 2016

Located on the Palm Jumeirah, a collection of islands constructed in the shape of a palm tree and set in the Arabian Gulf adjacent to the city center, is the Fairmont The Palm Dubai hotel. Within the five-star property, you’ll find...

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The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah: A U.A.E. Watering Hole for the Well-Heeled

BY : Glenn Harris | 2016

When you hear the name Waldorf Astoria, the image of a spectacular and grand hotel instantly comes to mind. A place of dapper gentlemen and regal ladies dashing about without a care in the world. One envisions men in tuxedos and tails and women in...

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Opulent Indian Textures Enchant Dubai’s Culinary Palate

BY : Siddharth Dasgupta | 2016

A slew of increasingly sophisticated Indian restaurants have conquered the City of Gold’s gastronomic imagination. The presence of nearly 170 nationalities can only mean one thing: you’re never spoiled for choice when it...

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Abu Dhabi's Oasis Eco Resort: All the Sustainability & No Fun?

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

Sure, the new Oasis Eco Resort in Abu Dhabi looks cool, but what the heck are you supposed to do there for fun? The proposed development in the Liwa region of the United Arab Emirates is slated to open in 2020 and is being touted as “one of...

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