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The Porsche 718 Boxter 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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Abu Dhabi Welcomes Batman & Superman to the UAE in 2018

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

Ferrari World, the IMG World Of Adventure, LEGOLAND, an Emirati-themed water park, Yas Waterworld and now a Warner Bros. World—Abu Dhabi is clearly all about fun these days. Set to open in 2018 on Yas Island, the latest entertainment venue to...

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The Ruins of Byblos, An Ancient Playground for the Affluent

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

In 2010, the New York Times declared that Byblos (aka Jbeil), Lebanon was “witnessing a rebirth of sorts.” The publication went on to say, “If Beirut is the Paris of the Middle East, as the cliché goes, then Byblos, some 22...

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Vintage Beauty & a Vibrant New Romance in Dubai's Bastakiya Quarter

BY : Siddharth Dasgupta | 2016

The rush of Bur Dubai neighborhood, replete with endless traffic, giddy neon signs, clustered apartment blocks, and heaving marketplaces, can sometimes feel about as soothing as getting massaged by a professional wrestler. Ironic then that this area...

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Jericho: The Ancient City of Biblical Proportions

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

As a child, Jericho (to me), was a fantasy land where walls miraculously fell down at the blowing of trumpets and the marching of men. It was a biblical city that somehow never felt like an actual location that could be visited. Fast forward to...

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Israel: The Biblical Country is a Place of Diverse Terrain, Deeply Religious Sects & Plenty of Mystery

BY : Cynthia Dial | 2015

Pre-dawn sounds awakened me; first the Muslim call to prayer, then church bells ringing on the hour, followed by a series of sirens and finally the cooing of pigeons. The diversity of this audio track perfectly painted the canvas of my locale:...

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The Oberoi, Al Zorah Planned for Summer 2016 Opening in the Emirate of Ajman

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2015

This week, Oberoi Hotel Group announced the opening of its new property in Dubai’s Al Zorah, a sustainable development complex. Al Zorah is nestled within 247 acres of protected forest and is surrounded by the Ajman coastline, blue lagoons,...

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Abu Dhabi's Shangri-La Hotel is Almost Like Staying In An Actual Sheikh’s Palace

BY : Katherine Bond | 2015

Although often overshadowed by its flashier and cosmopolitan neighbor Dubai, Abu Dhabi is very much an appealing destination. The capital of the United Arab Emirates, it is a majestic, modern island situated in the Persian Gulf. Its gleaming white...

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