Tag Archives: Middle East

48 Hours in Al Jahra, Kuwait

You might be in town for business and staying at the Al Jahra Copthorne Hotel & Resort, but there’s more to explore in this corner of Kuwait than your beautiful swimming pool. This 48-hour itinerary will help you take in the must-see spots. Day 1: Morning Take...

Formula One in the Middle East

Dubai may be known for its bright lights and excesses, but Bahrain is the Gulf’s traditional home for sports and leisure. A small island state connected to Saudi Arabia by the King Fahd Causeway, Bahrain enjoys a mild climate, a modern economy, and a vibrant lifestyle that melds east...

Experience the Doha Art Scene in 2 Days

Qatar has spent the past decade establishing itself as an international art hub. New museums and art institutions have turned this once-quiet Gulf state into a showcase for both world-renowned artists and local culture. Whether you’re in town on business, in transit or on holidays, the Millennium Hotel...

48 hours in Dubai

It's the city where “shopping till you drop” goes hand in hand with luxury business hotels, beach lounging and fun in the desert sun. With 48 hours to spend in this popular stopover spot, here's what you simply can't miss in dazzling Dubai. Day 1 AM  Breakfast...

Workouts with a view

Want to keep fit while you’re travelling as well as see the sights? Check out these popular fitness-friendly ideas which all come with spectacular views. Exercising while you’re travelling doesn’t mean you need to be confined to your hotel room or a windowless hotel gym. In fact, combining...

Five treks to put on your bucket list

The world offers some amazing experiences, landscapes and views best experienced on a rewarding trek. Using well-located luxury hotels as your base can provide the perfect end to any day’s hiking. Here are five awe-inspiring treks worldwide for you to consider. Petra, Jordan When the desert temperatures...

Quiz: Where Should You Go For Christmas?

Don’t have any plans for Christmas yet? Take our fun, festive quiz and let us recommend a destination to suit your seasonal style.  1. When someone says ‘Christmas’, your first thought is: A) Father Christmas, fairy lights, ice skating, roaring log fires and the smell of cinnamon...

Doha’s sporting aspirations

There’s plenty of sporting fare to enjoy in Doha before the 2022 FIFA World Cup rolls around. If you’re a sports enthusiast it might be time to start browsing hotel deals and booking your Middle East accommodation. If the Qatari capital city wasn’t already on your list...

Customise your own fragrance in Dubai

Did you know that people in the Middle East are some of the world's biggest spenders on fragrances? When in Dubai, make sure you get acquainted with this fundamental part of Arabian culture by discovering its unique and intoxicating mix of luscious scents. It's customary for Arab...

Keeping kids happy on holiday

The key to the perfect child-friendly vacation is all in the planning and even last minute getaways require some thought. Here are some tips to get you started. 1. Involve the kids from the beginning Get a globe or map of the world to make it easy for your kids...

Five Most Impressive Landmarks in Dubai

Few skylines can compete with the awe-inspiring scale and splendour of Dubai, particularly when lit up at night. With an interesting mix of high-rise architecture, minarets, wind towers and domed mosques, Dubai is a fascinating blend of ancient and modern. Here are some of the city’s most...