United Arab Emirates

Tips and Articles in United Arab Emirates

What destination are you obsessed with right now? I was just in Cartagena—my current favorite place in the world. We’re converting a 14th-century monastery in the old town into what will be a beautiful new hotel, so I’ve been going back and for...
The Digs: The twin Neptune and Poseidon Underwater Suites at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai Size: 1,776 square feet Price: $8,167 a night, each  The Skinny: Nothing at this lavish hotel (or in Dubai, for that matter) is understated. Take a p...
The Digs: The twin Neptune and Poseidon Underwater Suites at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai Size: 1,776 square feet Price: $8,167 a night, each  The Skinny: Nothing at this lavish hotel (or in Dubai, for that matter) is understated. Take a p...
Thought your weekend was productive? A trained eagle named Darshan is here to put your weekend-catchup-to-coworkers to shame. On Saturday, Darshan soared 2,700 feet above Dubai, to the top of the city’s vertigo-inducing Burj Khalifa, the world’s t...
There's nowhere else that does sumptuousness quite like the high-brow lodgings of the Middle East, a fact exemplified by the region's latest luxury retreat: Rosewood Resorts' Al Faisaliah at Durrat Arriyadh in Saudi Arabia, which opened this month...
Want to overhaul your diet and exercise regimen? Urban hotels are now offering the kind of diagnostic tools that have traditionally been found at destination spas. Consultants at the Shilla Seoul are on hand at the gym to give guests a full fitnes...
It’s rare that anyone actually enjoys being in airports these days, but if you’re obliged to wait out, say, a seven-hour layover, you’ll likely find it far more pleasant to do so overseas than in some bleak U.S. terminal. Consider your options abr...
For Radmila Karlić, a day’s work means leading her dogs into the dense Motovun forest of Istria, Croatia, to hunt for truffles. She carries a small shovel, ready to dig up the edible treasures the dogs sniff at the roots of the towering oak trees....
My recent Why We Travel post discussed the potential risks of traveling to the Sochi Olympics in the wake of Russia's new anti-gay law. But the Duma is far from the only legislative body on earth enacting prohibitive policies against LGBT individu...
Shopping Secrets Simone Heng, creator of Dubai-based style blog cheapnchic.net, shares her go-to fashion resource: “When Dubai’s World Cup horse race nears, the well-heeled crowd rushes to Satwa, an area famous for its textile and tailoring shop...
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Top 10 Hotels Overall: City 1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.95 2. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.40 3. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.07 4. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi 97.50 5. Milestone Hotel, London 97.39 6. Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbo...
See More Global Hot Spots Getting There Emirates offers nonstop flights to Dubai (DXB) from a number of U.S. cities. Travelers can also fly direct from Atlanta (ATL) on Delta. Getting Around Taxis are safe, ubiquitous, and affordable. ...
“Do You Have the Code?” It is a ninety-five-degree October day in Dubai. I am standing on the back lawn of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, the one scaled by Tom Cruise in the latest of his Mission: Not Possible movies, facing a ...
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