Middle East

Middle East


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Abu Dhabi

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....

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...

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

The rush of Bur Dubai neighborhood, replete with endless traffic, giddy neon signs, clustered apartment blocks, and heaving...

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...

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...

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...
Abu Dhabi

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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