Middle East

Explore Quintessential Doha, Qatar

Whether you’re visiting on a 72-hour stopover or for a week in the year-round Arabian sun, the Qatari capital of Doha is the perfect place to discover vibrant culture and effortless luxury all in one place.  Whether you’re the kind of traveller who wants to dive deep into the culture of a new country, or you just fancy kicking back for a couple of days at the beginning or end of a longer break, Qatar has it all. Read more about Explore Quintessential Doha, Qatar

See Another Side of Dubai

Thought Dubai only catered to the rich and famous? This United Arab Emirates city might court visitors with expensive tastes, but beyond the skyscrapers and Western brands is a desert destination with enough cultural and hip hotspots for a bragworthy weekender that surprisingly - won't break the bank.  So if you're longing to escape the cold, here is an alternative plan for a two-day short break in this Middle Eastern playground. Read more about See Another Side of Dubai


Explore Dubai's Water Worlds

Upon first inspection, Dubai lives up to its reputation as a millionaires’ playground; it is chock-full of business folk impeccably turned out in Arab thawbs or designer labels, driving huge cars from one gleaming, gargantuan mall to the next. But while this futuristic city in the middle of the desert is great fun for those with money, it is also ideally set up for kids. Read more about Explore Dubai's Water Worlds

Explore Wadi Rum, Like "Lawrence of Arabia"

When Omar Sharif emerged from the shimmering desert mirages in arguably the greatest screen entrance in cinematic history, David Lean not only gave us a new matinee idol in his movie masterpiece, Lawrence of Arabia; the legendary film director also gave movie-going audiences a chance to see one of the most magnificent and magical landscapes in the world: Wadi Rum. Read more about Explore Wadi Rum, Like "Lawrence of Arabia"


Take a Family Break at Dubai's Palm Tree Court Resort

What makes the perfect family Holiday? Well, guaranteed sunshine 365 days a year is a must, all-inclusive packages make it easier to budget and there has to be a crėche, a kids's club and somewhere for teens to chill. Mum might be wishing for mammoth luxury shopping centres and indulgent spas. And for dad? A championship standard nine-hole gulf course, fine dining dazzling entertainment and knowing everything, and everyone is being taken care of. Read more about Take a Family Break at Dubai's Palm Tree Court Resort

Enjoy a Double Luxury Short Break in Dubai and Mauritius

Why have just one luxury holiday when you can plump for two if you are flying over to Mauritius via Dubai . Here are two phrases I never thought I’d hear in my life: one of them is, ahem, ‘foot virtuoso’ (more of which later), the other is ‘pastry library’. I am confronted with the latter at Stay, the swanky signature restaurant situated in One&Only The Palm, sister hotel to the brand’s Royal Mirage resort – itself located a ten-minute speedboat ride away on what passes for Dubai’s ‘mainland’. Read more about Enjoy a Double Luxury Short Break in Dubai and Mauritius


Dubai - Go Direct or Enjoy Your Stopover


Dubai is the sort of place you think you know even if you’ve never been – it conjures up images of opulent hotels and towering sky scrapers.  Most of our experience of Dubai is a stopover destination; however, it is so much more. It has some of the most luxurious resorts - the world’s only seven star hotel, world class restaurants, pristine beaches and a great place for a family holiday.  Even if you choose to use it as a gateway to your next destination, make your next stopover a bit longer to enjoy what of what Dubai has to offer. Read more about Dubai - Go Direct or Enjoy Your Stopover