Some Good Reasons to Travel to Iran from the Heavenly Food to the Rich History

2019-04-14T14:09:54+07:00By |

Some good reasons to travel to Iran include everything from the heavenly food and hospitable people to the rich history and enchanting architecture. Iran has always been great value for foreigners with euros, however, of added value now is the opportunity to give back to people currently suffering from economic sanctions. As advocates of responsible …

Best Doha Hotels from Atmospheric Souk Lodgings to Whimsical Boutique Hotels

2018-12-26T10:59:31+07:00By |

Best Doha hotels include Arabian style lodgings in an atmospheric souk, whimsical hotels by iconic brands, Mondrian and the the W, luxury hotels and resorts by St Regis, Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons, and local budget hotel, K108. Doha’s brand spanking new and seriously whimsical Mondrian Doha hotel, designed by Marcel Wanders, with glam restaurants …

Things to Buy in Cairo and Tips for Shopping Khan el Khalili Bazaar

2018-09-17T16:51:30+07:00By |

Things to buy in Cairo include intricately engraved, hand-beaten copper and brass trays, coffee pots and urns, and exquisite mother-of-pearl inlaid wooden boxes and furniture, which have been handcrafted by artisans using centuries-old traditions. Sheesha pipes and incense also make memorable souvenirs. Forget the framed papyrus prints, scarab beetles and sphinx fridge magnets made in …

Ancient Egypt Tours with Luxury Escapes – Pyramids, Temples, Tombs, and Treasures

2018-08-24T17:28:23+07:00By |

Ancient Egypt tours can be booked with Luxury Escapes at unbeatable prices right now and their itinerary is dreamy: the Giza pyramids and sphinx, a languorous Nile cruise, Luxor’s stupendous Valley of the Kings, Tutankhamun’s gleaming tomb and treasures, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo… ah, Cairo… It’s been over 12 years since we’ve been to …

Cookbooks for Culinary Travellers – Middle East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe

2018-12-24T15:46:30+07:00By |

These cookbooks for culinary travellers on the cuisines of the Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe take readers on gastronomic journeys that give insights into local life, customs and traditions as much as they teach us delicious recipes. While Terence has been pounding Cambodian curry pastes and perfecting his Saraman curry in our Siem …

Best Dubai Beach Resorts – from Luxury Seaside Hotels to Romantic Retreats

2017-12-06T23:15:25+07:00By |

The best Dubai beach resorts range from romantic luxury retreats that sprawl along squeaky-soft stretches of sand to big family-friendly hotels with water sports galore and gob-smacking views of Dubai's iconic sail-shaped Burj Al Arab. It's that time of year when I start getting questions about Dubai. The first is always "what are the best …

Dubai Stopover Guide – How to Do a Dubai Layover Like a Local

2018-05-10T17:39:36+07:00By |

Our Dubai Stopover Guide shows you how to experience your Dubai layover like a local – and we give you a little language lesson at the same time to make your one day in Dubai even more enriching and more fun. Welcome to the first of a series of Layover Like a Local™ stopover guides …

Walk Along Doha Corniche, Qatar’s Stunning Waterfront Promenade

2017-01-19T23:33:26+07:00By |

A walk along Doha Corniche, the city's wonderful waterfront promenade, makes for a fabulous introduction to the city. One of the things we love most about the Qatar capital is its stunning location set around a turquoise bay. Doha’s name comes from the word ‘dohat’, which is Arabic for ‘bay’, so it makes sense to begin your …

Doha Shopping Guide – From Atmospheric Souks to Shiny Shopping Malls

2018-12-20T20:55:45+07:00By |

Our Doha shopping guide covers everything from atmospheric Souq Waqif, where artisans craft gold jewellery in tiny ateliers and locals sip coffee and smoke sheesha in breezy squares, to the shiny shopping malls that house luxury designer stores. Like the United Arab Emirates’ cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, shopping in Qatar’s capital Doha is a real delight, …

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