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A Contemporary City Stay at Four Seasons Al Maryah Island

BY : Courtney Brandt | 2019

When recently invited to the Four Seasons Al Maryah Island for a staycation, I was only too delighted to accept.  Having visited many of the dining outlets over the years, I had never had the chance to spend a night at the sophisticated modern...


South Beach Glitz hits the Middle East with a stay at the Mondrian Doha

BY : Glenn Harris | 2019

South Beach is a special kind of place. It is a mélange of Miami chic where urban-cool New Yorkers and Euro travelers come to warm up in winter and where Latin America has created a home away from home in the US. That Miami style created some...


Doha Does It Better: How Jennifer Lopez Travels in Style

BY : Jennifer Chan | 2018

The city of Doha is quickly gaining speed and you’d be remiss not to take notice. Not only is Doha the host city for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in 2022, but its endless appeal is also truly undeniable today thanks to the sheer opulence...


The Sun-kissed Holistic Hedonism of Cyprus and a stay at the Almyra Hotel

BY : Glenn Harris | 2018

Paphos is a seaside town on the south-west coast of Cyprus. It’s a popular destination all year round and especially in the summer when vacationers and sunseekers flock to the coast to enjoy the Mediterranean and the delicious weather, seafood...


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

BY : Kat Ward | 2017

The unique culture and vibrancy of Venice can't be recreated—but that doesn't mean you can't try. The Floating Venice is the world's first floating resort destination, located over two miles off Dubai's coast. Inspired by...


Going Down to the Lowest Place on Earth: Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Jordan

BY : Glenn Harris | 2017

Weary bodies from around the world flock to the lowest point on earth. They walk around like a strange tribe covered with black sea mud to allow the nutrients from the rich earth sink deep into their skin. Others wade through the salt crusted banks...


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

BY : Glenn Harris | 2017

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. In the midst of this ocean of excess, the...


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...


Dubai Looks to Build The Globe's First Rotating Skyscraper

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2017

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...


The Unexpected Destination on Bloomberg's Places to Visit in 2017 List

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2017

On Tuesday, Bloomberg released its list for Where to Go in 2017. While many of the places seem like obvious choices—Cape Town, Miami, Toronto, London, Japan—we were definitely surprised to see one name we weren’t expecting: Iran....


St. Regis Abu Dhabi Goes Sky-High With New Dining Experience

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

Talk about an elevated dining experience. Next month, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates will debut its newest offering for guests looking for a one-of-a-kind event. Launching on November 11, the property will begin hosting monthly...


The Emirates Palace: Abu Dhabi’s Icon of Opulence

BY : Glenn Harris | 2016

The Emirates Palace is among the most expensive hotels in the world with a price tag of over $4.25 billion. Opened in 2005, it took 20,000 artisans three years to complete the project which is owned by the Abu Dhabi government (Royal Family) and...

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