Habtoor Grand Resort is The Scene for Dubai's Gitterati

Sep 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

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 mile-long beach boardwalk with even more shops and eateries. 

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

Jul 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

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 sequined dresses off to a gala as they did in 1900s when the Waldorf and the Astoria hotels opened in New York City.

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Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach Keeps its Tastefully Elegant Vibe

Mar 15, 2017  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Dubai is an international cosmopolitan center known for its brand of Middle Eastern extravagance and opulence. Most hotels compete in this space by having the biggest this or the tallest that in the city.

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The Floating Venice Becomes the World's First Floating Five-Star Destination

Oct 19, 2017  |   Contributor: Kat Ward

The unique culture and vibrancy of Venice can't be recreated—but that doesn't mean you can't try.

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Dubai Looks to Build The Globe's First Rotating Skyscraper

Feb 22, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Oh, Dubai, you never cease to surprise us. You’ve already got the world’s largest shopping mall, the globe’s tallest building and the earth’s largest, man-made island; but that’s not enough for you, is it? In 2020, this city known for testing the boundaries, hopes to be receiving its newest accolade for “the world's first rotating skyscraper.”

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10 Hotels Opening in 2017 That Are Calling Our Names

Feb 10, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Half the fun of any vacation is the hotel you stay in; and many of today’s properties are so chic that often times, they’re the sole reason for the trip itself. And in 2017, there are so many luxury hotels opening that we barely know where to begin when planning our next trip. If you love unique properties, high-end amenities and immersive experiences, be among the first to book one of these 10 properties opening this year:

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2016's Top Travel Destination Is...

Sep 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

According to Mastercard’s annual Global Destinations Cities Index list, Bangkok will hold the title of the world’s number one tourist destination for 2016. The Thai city is projected to receive around 21.47 million international visitors by the end of the year. The index projects visitor volume and spend estimates for the calendar year to come up with their ranking of 132 most-visited cities. 

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Dubai Brings the Rainforest to the Desert

Aug 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

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 2018, one of its newest projects is a 75,000-square-foot, man-made rainforest at the $550-million Rosemont Hotel and Residences.

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Fairmont The Palm: Dubai's Crown Jewel

Aug 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Richard Crawford

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. This five-star resort property is one of the jewels of Dubai.

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Paris Hilton to Open Hotels Apart From Family Moniker

Jul 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Following in her great grandfather’s footsteps, the heiress, reality TV star, designer and sometimes singer Paris Hilton will be launching a new brand of hotels under her name soon. The socialite will debut properties in Dubai, New York and Las Vegas.

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Opulent Indian Textures Enchant Dubai’s Culinary Palate

May 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Siddharth Dasgupta

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 comes to food. Dubai’s food cravings run the gamut: from cheap, street-side stalls where meat is skewered and whipped into perfect parcels of the Lebanese shawarma to diamond-encrusted, Michelin-starred affairs where getting a table might just involve bartering an organ or two.

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

May 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

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 the greenest resorts in the world.” Designed by London-based Baharash Architecture, it will include sustainable features such as a zero-emission zone, wastewater recycling and a completely solar-paneled energy system.

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

May 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Siddharth Dasgupta

Thanks to an ever-flowing coterie of chic art galleries and a cultural rebirth, Dubai's once sleepy little Bastakiya Quarter has been cementing its reputation as the flavor (and color) of every season.

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

Dec 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

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, green mangroves and white sand beaches.

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Would You Watch a Match in the World's Very First Underwater Tennis Court?

Dec 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When it comes to bigger and better, Dubai doesn’t mess around. Especially where tennis concerned. With the world’s highest tennis court found 1,000 feet above ground on the Burj al Arab Hotel’s roof, the Persian Gulf may soon be getting the first underwater court. 

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