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Our Dubai Shopping Guide

Our Dubai Shopping Guide

Dubai’s reputation as a tourist destination was built on sun, sand and shopping. While there is a lot more to the city than its great weather, beach and malls, if shopping is high on your list of priorities then we better help you to get...
Dreamy Dubai Desert Escapes

Dreamy Dubai Desert Escapes

You could drive from Dubai to the Liwa Oasis to see stupendous desert dunes or you could just drive an hour out of the city and check in to one of two dreamy Dubai desert escapes. Or just do a drive. The desert really is...
The Audacious Architecture of Dubai

The Audacious Architecture of Dubai

Boasting breathtaking skylines of sail-shaped buildings, dancing towers, twisting skyscrapers, and even a tuning fork, the audacious architecture of Dubai makes the city a delight to visit for architects, designers, photographers, and travellers. I will never forget a conversation we overheard one day between a little boy and...
What to See and Do in Al Ain

What to See and Do in Al Ain

Al Ain’s locals like to boast that they live in the Garden of the Arabian Gulf. And what’s most arresting about arriving here — especially after the drive through the desert from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain — is the greenery. Here’s our guide as to how...
Best Beaches in Dubai

Best Beaches in Dubai

Dubai boasts some stunning beaches. And they don’t all belong to luxury hotels or Sheikhs’ palaces. The seemingly neverending Jumeirah coastline is dotted with plenty of public beaches, punctuated by the occasional harbour. Here’s our guide to the best beaches in Dubai. Creamy sands. Aquamarine...
Entertaining Away

Entertaining Away

“Will you be having one of these parties at every destination you visit?” was the most common question I fielded at our buzzy Grantourismo launch party in London on Thursday night. Maybe. For us, entertaining away is one of the most fun things to do...
Dubai on a Budget

Dubai on a Budget

Dubai may have a reputation as a luxury destination – and we didn’t do anything to dispel that myth by staying at a swish villa on The Palm, did we? – yet it doesn’t have to be an expensive place to visit. Here’s our guide...