Dubai

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Where to Stay & Play in Dubai
September 6, 2021

The sprawling, desert-fringed metropolis of Dubai truly is a city like no other, and at every turn you can expect to find a beguiling mix of old and new – with no shortage of ways to enthrall even the most seasoned of travellers.   From an enormous palm tree-shaped island, gravity-defying skyscrapers and trendy eateries to high-end […]

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9 Incredible Things You Can Only Do in Dubai
March 8, 2022

Embrace an exciting itinerary of one-of-a-kind experiences with our guide to things to do in Dubai. Dubai: a one-of-a-kind destination where indulging in the excessive is wholeheartedly encouraged. In just one day, you could wake up in a five-star hotel, spend your morning haggling at the souk, whip across desert dunes, shop like no one […]

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Dubai’s Best Family Resorts
June 27, 2022

Experience magic at Dubai’s best family resorts.  Glitz, glamour and fun – it's all in one in Dubai. Known for its luxe accommodation, fine dining and high-end shopping, this desert city can be surprisingly family-friendly. Adventurers both little and large will be endlessly entertained, whether simply building sandcastles at one of the many beautiful beaches, […]

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Next-Level Glitz: Dubai’s Most Glamorous Resorts
September 29, 2022

Soar sky-high in the glamorous home of some of the world's most opulent resorts – Dubai.  A dazzling metropolis of gravity-defying skyscrapers, endless sand dunes and shimmering shorelines, the most glamorous Dubai resorts are as varied as they are opulent.  Enhanced by the city's ever-present sunshine and kaleidoscope of landscapes (think artificial ski slopes and […]

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Choose Your Dubai Adventure: 8 Unique & Unexpected Desert Thrills 
October 10, 2022

Shark swims, skydives and ski slopes – beyond the glitz and glamour, Dubai is a thrill-seeker’s paradise.  Dubai is renowned for its shopping, skyscrapers and extravagant five-star resorts, but the city’s adventurous personality deserves some attention. Whether you’re keen to go dune bashing through the desert, dive with sharks or bungee jump from great heights, […]

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A Guide to the Best Ramadan Eats from Around the World 
March 22, 2023

Sizzling with flavour bursts courtesy of delicious kebabs, wholesome haleems and creamy desserts, the month of Ramadan witnesses cities around the world transform into an epicurean’s ultimate wonderland.  While the Islamic festival of Ramadan may be synonymous with fasting from dawn to dusk, it also brings the grand fast-breaking festivities with iftar. A divine delight […]

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Dubai, UAE with its high-end luxury shopping options and architectural wonders is a great stopover destination on your journey to Europe – Luxury Escapes
Heading to Europe? 5 Stopovers as Good as the Destination 
June 1, 2023

Spice up your Europe stopover with luxe stays and amazing experiences, from skydiving over the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai to stall-hopping at Taipei’s night markets.  They say life is all about the journey – and what better way to take advantage of an across-the-world flight than making the most of the destinations en route? With […]

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Next-Level Dubai Luxury: 5 Reasons to Stay at Atlantis, The Palm 
June 29, 2023

The jewel of Dubai and the epitome of unmatched beachfront luxury, Atlantis, The Palm is one of the world’s most well-recognised and lavish retreats.  The breathtaking Atlantis, The Palm is a majestic resort located on Dubai’s iconic Palm Island. A true masterpiece in architecture, it stands out as Dubai’s most opulent five-star retreat. This island […]

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After tea at The Kensington Hotel, London, one of the world's best afternoon teas.
World’s Best Afternoon Teas 
August 25, 2023

From lavish le goûter in Paris to quintessentially British spreads in London and caviar service in New York – these are the world’s best afternoon teas.  We have Anna Maria Russell, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, to thank for the delicate tradition of afternoon tea. As dinner was served fashionably late in 1840, her four o’clock […]

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Ariana's Persian Kitchen at Atlantis the Royal Dubai
9 Dubai Restaurants Every Foodie Needs to Try
September 1, 2023

Whether it’s dinner in a colossal aquarium, under a star-filled desert sky or in the depths of Old Dubai’s Spice Souk, Dubai’s dining experiences go beyond the ordinary.   From its extravagant architecture to ultra-luxury hotels and nightlife, Dubai doesn’t do things halfway. And this extends to its culinary scene. The city is home to one […]

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Something Old, Something New: Dreamy Destination Wedding Venues
September 21, 2023

These are the destinations of ‘I do’ dreams. When it comes to exquisite wedding venues, the world is your oyster, with everything from the paradisiacal to the historic and the eclectic awaiting to provide the backdrop to your big day. Whether your couple vibe is barefoot and beachy or no-expense-spared glamour, you’re eloping just two […]

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Très Chic: Jaw-Dropping Fashion Designer Hotels
October 5, 2023

Nothing says luxury like designer fashion – and with brands such as Ralph Lauren, Versace and Chanel lending their creative vision to the world’s top hotels, the limit does not exist. Fashion brands do more than just dress us these days. With entire creative teams behind them, the likes of Versace, Ralph Lauren and Armani […]

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Jane Hall and Miguel Mastre explore Dubai on a foodie adventure - Luxury Escapes
Miguel Maestre & Jane Hall's Guide to Dubai
October 12, 2023

Chef Miguel Maestre and actress Jane Hall, both hosts on the new season of Luxury Escapes: The World's Best Holidays, uncover next-level luxury and next-level flavour in Dubai. Spice souks, out-of-this-world luxury and the best hummus you've ever tasted – Dubai has it all and Spanish-born chef Miguel Maestre and Aussie actress and comedian Jane […]

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A room in the Pultizer Amsterdam, one of the best luxury hotels in Europe - Luxury Escapes
Hotel Rooms for When You Want to Treat Yourself
October 26, 2023

Pop the champagne, swim in sky-high swimming pools, and admire incredible modern art – these rooms are a pretty penny, well spent. From views that genuinely leave you breathless to incredible art from floor to ceiling, these rooms give 'home away from home' a new meaning. Although all gloriously individual, they have one thing in […]

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Rendering of soon-to-open hotel Six Senses Forestias Bangkok. Image courtesy of Six Senses.
16 Luxury Hotel Openings We Can’t Wait to See in 2024
January 9, 2024

Check out (and into) our pick of the newest luxury hotels opening in the new year, from renaissance-luxe in Florence to beachfront bliss in the Seychelles. Modern makeovers behind heritage facades, sleek towers tickling the clouds and awe-inspiring architecture soaring into the sky: with the triple threat of stunning design, unbeatable surroundings and world-class facilities, these […]

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An aerial view of Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai, one of the best family friendly destinations - Luxury Escapes
Is Dubai Family Friendly? Where To Stay & What to Do with Kids 
February 1, 2024

Say hello to Dubai and bring the whole family along for the ride. Dubai, the dazzling city in the heart of the United Arab Emirates, is often associated with opulence, futuristic architecture and its thriving business hub. But is it a family-friendly destination? The answer is a resounding yes. Dubai has successfully transformed itself into […]

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Mauritius, one of the destinations featured in this month-by-month guide to holidays for sun-seekers - Luxury Escapes
Your Month-by-Month Guide to the Best Holiday Destinations for Sun-Seekers
February 6, 2024

From January in Thailand to November in Mauritius, soak up the sun no matter the season. For beach-lovers and summer souls, waiting for warm weather can feel eternal. Thankfully, the earth keeps turning, which means there’s always a corner ready to offer travellers a warm welcome. Start your year in tropical climes, mark the midpoint […]

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The famous crossing in front of Shibuya Station in Tokyo, awarded first place in Tripadvisor's Trending Destination category for 2024.
Tripadvisor Names Trending Travel Destinations for 2024
February 8, 2024

Tripadvisor's Best of the Best Trending Destinations are in for 2024: Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines are the places to be. The illustrious Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best list for 2024 has been released, with Dubai named the Top Destination in the World for the third year in a row, […]

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The newly opened One Za'abeel hotel in Dubai offers guests cutting-edge fitness, mental health, nutrition and sleep therapies - Luxury Escapes
SIRO One Za'abeel Opens as Dubai's First Fitness Hotel
April 17, 2024

3D body scans, oxygen therapy and a dedicated onsite nutritionist await those checking into the latest hotel by Kerzner Group, the company behind the iconic Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai and One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives. The latest development by hotelier Kerzner Group has blurred the lines of wellness and luxury hospitality, with the […]

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5.8 Undersea Restaurant in The Maldives, one of the best hotel restaurants - Luxury Escapes
Chef's Kiss: The World's Best Hotel Restaurants
May 9, 2024

From Michelin-starred dining in Singapore to Maldivian cuisine on desert island treetops, this is our pick of the world’s best hotel restaurants.  Spectacular celebrity chef-designed tasting menus, one-of-a-kind backdrops and a commitment to plating the extraordinary set these restaurants apart. This is your invitation to experience the finer things in life, from ten courses of […]

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The iconic statues lining the infinity pool at The Mulia, one of the most iconic hotels and resorts in the world - Luxury Escapes
From Private Islands to The Plaza: The World's Most Iconic Hotels
May 17, 2024

More than just a place to stay, these fabled establishments promise unparalleled experiences and a glimpse into grandeur. Often steeped in history, legend and luxury, hotels often achieve 'icon status' thanks to prolific guest lists, Hollywood appearances, ground-breaking architecture or simply as being the setting for gossip shared around the water cooler. No matter how […]

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Potato Head Bali is one of the world's most coveted beach clubs and a must-visit for any Indonesian escape - Luxury Escapes
The World’s Best Beach Clubs & Where to Stay
June 13, 2024

Dance, drink and dream the day away at the world's best beach clubs. A one-stop oasis where waiters cater to your every whim, infinity pools roll into ethereal sunsets and the warm summer breeze carries chill house beats; beach clubs capture the epitome of oceanfront luxe from day to dusk. Drawing crowds to their enviable […]

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Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali, a resort that offers hotel inclusions - Luxury Escapes
10 Hotel Inclusions That Give You MORE
June 25, 2024

Here's how to make your travel budget stretch further than ever before. There’s never been a better time to demand more. And with select holiday packages offering oodles of bonus inclusions, there’s no need to compromise on luxury when you’re in-the-know. Indulgent spa treatments, sunset cocktails, even day trips and room upgrades are all up […]

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Introducing Ultra Lux: These are the Most Luxurious Hotels in the World
June 30, 2024

Out-of-this-world architecture, six-star service, vintage champagnes and Michelin-star-worthy cuisine: at the world’s finest hotels, the sky’s the limit. If you’re after the crème de la crème, look no further than the Ultra Lux collection – a curated selection of the most exquisite hotels and resorts in the world, where the luxury is second-to-none, the service […]

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