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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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Discover Oman's Under-the-Radar Musandam Peninsula at Six Senses Zighy Bay

BY : Eric Rosen | 2015

Although Dubai has become a major international travel hub in recent years—thanks to the exponential expansion of Emirates’ fleet and route network—most travelers seem just to spend a single night in the United Arab Emirates en...

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Exploring Petra: A First-Timer's Guide to Visiting One of the 7 Wonders of the World

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2015

Hidden away among pink-hued cliffs in the valley of Wadi Musa is the forgotten city of Petra. In its heyday, the enigmatic destination was home to 30,000 people and the center of a kingdom four times the size of Jordan. The once-nomadic tribe of...

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One&Only Brings First Hakkasan to Bahrain With New Hotel Opening in 2016

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2015

Scheduled to open in 2016, One&Only Resorts will be welcoming guests to their first hotel in Bahrain. Set on the northwest coast in Seef, the property will boast a beachfront location and 175 guestrooms, suites, villas and estates. Along with...

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Dubai's Luxury Hotel Surge Continues With a New Bulgari Property in 2017

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2015

Lately it seems as if every time we turn around we’re learning about a new hotel opening in Dubai. This time its Bulgari who is setting its sights on the Middle Eastern destination for 2017. The United Arab Emirates property will be the...

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Second Palazzo Versace Hotel to Open in Dubai Come March 2016

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2015

If you’re a hotelier wanting to make a bold statement, you open a property in Dubai. The United Arab Emirates destination is just the place to plant your roots when your audience is the one percent. Especially because everything there is...

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Jumeirah Sirius Asks, "How Loyal is a Brand to Its Guests?" With New Rewards Program

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2015

Jumeirah is already a world-renowned brand known for its extravagant hotels and ultra-luxe experiences. This June, they made their hotels a little bit sweeter by the introduction of their newest rewards initiative. Jumeirah Sirius is a loyalty...

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Video: Filmmaker Rob Whitworth Brings You Dubai Like You've Never Seen It

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2015

“Dubai may be home to the world’s most outrageous skyline but Dubai’s desert dunes and historical creek are where you’ll find its soul,” writes filmmaker Rob Whitworth when discussing his three-month exploration in the...

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36 Hours in Muscat: A Quick Guide to Exploring the Alluring Capital of Oman

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2015

This year, we have a few places on our travel radar, one of those destinations being Muscat, Oman. With its many unspoiled landscapes, beautiful mosques and fascinating eastern culture, Oman offers wonderful surprises around every corner. If...

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Iran as a Tourist Destination: Tips For Americans Visiting the Middle Eastern Country

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2015

Last week, NPR broadcast a story entitled ‘You Are Invited’: Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists, which juxtaposed the revolution’s slogan, “Death to America,” with its current international tourism...

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Hamad Int'l Airport Brings Updated Luxury to Qatar & Includes its Own In-House Hotel

BY : AJ Jordan | 2014

The Hamad International Airport (HIA) replaced Doha International Airport this summer as the five-star gateway to Qatar. This is a vital piece of Qatar’s National Vision 2030, which sets out the roadmap for a unique national transition...

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What Exactly Does a 7-Star Hotel Offer? Burj Al Arab in Dubai Has An Answer

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2014

It’s pretty hard to miss Burj Al Arab in Dubai; one, because it is the only structure sitting at the end of a curving causeway that connects it to the mainland, and two, because it is shaped like a sail off the Persian Gulf coast....

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