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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...

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...

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...

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 from reliance on petrochemical revenues to a diverse, knowledge-based economy. The new airport can hold 50 million travelers, and will see extensive traffic with the 2022 FIFA World Cup on the horizon. Its 130,000 square feet gives way to combined retail, food and beverage facilities including luxury brands like Bulgari, Chanel, and Chopard. There is also a new airport hotel that holds a first class wellness area with a pool, gym, two squash courts, and a spa.

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...
Tel Aviv

Live the Good Life With a View From Penthouse Apartment on Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard

BY: Noah Joseph | 2013
Tel Aviv may not be the oldest metropolis on the Mediterranean, but in the hundred years since its founding the White City...

Dubai Gives Investors Extra Incentive to Build More 3- and 4-Star Hotels

BY: Tara Imperatore | 2013
In an effort to hasten the completion of three- and four-star properties in Dubai, the government has offered financial...

Eco-Friendly e-Tuks Come To The Palm Resort & Spa in Dubai

BY: Tara Imperatore | 2013
During the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia on October 1, the new e-Tuk was unveiled to the masses. Already used around the world, the upgraded version of the three-wheeled rickshaw will now be employed at The Palm Resort & Spa in Dubai as transportation around the property in place of the typical golf cart. Dutch company Tuk Tuk Factory will be delivering the full fleet of electric vehicles to The Palm within the next couple weeks including the e-Tuk Limo for up to six passengers, and the e-Tuk Vendo & Cargo to be used by the housekeeping and kitchen staff. While originally built for conventional street use, their versatility and eco-friendly appeal has quickly gained interest from the luxury hotel industry and are expected to be a fixture at various resorts worldwide.
Kuwait City

The Avenues-Prestige Welcomes the First Hublot Boutique in Kuwait

BY: Marie Lee | 2013
With a new boutique opening nearly every month in some of the most prestigious locations across the globe, Hublot has just...

Park Hyatt Jeddah - Marina, Club & Spa: Multifaceted Hotel on the Shores of the Red Sea

BY: Nicolle Monico | 2013
The warm sea breezes and beautiful landscapes of Jeddah's Corniche are made even more appealing with the help of the Park...

Hilton Opens First Hotel in Sharjah, UAE

BY: Carly Zinderman | 2013
Hilton is continuing its expansion in the UAE, with the introduction of Hilton Sharjah, a converted property in Emirate of Sharjah. The luxurious hotel is conveniently located and combines authentic Emirati culture with modern conveniences including a fitness center and multiple restaurants. The 259-room Hilton Sharjah, a conversion property previously known as Corniche Al Buhaira Hotel, is a visually striking property, ideally positioned on the picturesque Corniche Road and overlooking Sharjah's biggest lagoon. The hotel is also a convenient 10 kilometers from Dubai International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world with over 50 million passengers annually.

Fairmont Opens Residences on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah

BY: Carly Zinderman | 2013
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announced the newest addition to its private residence club offering with the launch of Fairmont...
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