United Arab Emirates

Tips and Articles in United Arab Emirates

Call me a liar. But deception was the only way to evaluate the personalized shopping services touted by New York's Four Seasons and Tribeca Grand hotels. They are just two of the many high-end hotels that have started offering personal shopping se...
Once the epitome of elegant travel, cruising nearly vanished with the dawning of the jet age in the 1960's. But just as martinis and cigars are making a comeback, so too is cruising— albeit with a more youthful, adventurous spirit. In the course o...
See our slideshow of Shoulder Season Travel Secrets. After the vacation crowds head home, you’ll find the smart traveler basking in good deals and wide open spaces. Quick: What’s the best time of year to visit Thailand?If you’re looking for grea...
Forget the frumpy, olive-drab tents of your childhood. A new breed of oversized tents is being pitched at ecotourism sites and luxury resorts around the world. Whether done in Rajasthani opulence or hippie chic, they are the little black dresses ...
I don’t mean to sound like an undergrad philosophy major, but in Dubai I have no choice. Again and again, I find myself pondering the nature of reality. Sure, the city is a real place populated by real people—1.32 million, last anyone checked. But...
BEACH WHERE: Grand Cayman WHY: The Ritz-Carlton drafted the equivalent of the NBA Dream Team for its new Grand Cayman resort, scheduled to debut this month. The starting lineup: celebrity chef Eric Ripert, opening two restaurants (one formal, ...
In the past few years, Dubai—the most glamorous of the United Arab Emirates' seven sheikhdoms—has become famous for forward-thinking hotels such as the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, and audacious building projects such as the Palm and the World, two m...
At the opulent, multidomed Emirates Palace (West Corniche; 971-2/690-8885; emiratespalace.com; doubles from $763; spa treatments from $190), the recently opened Anantara Spa is upping the ante on luxury in the ultra-competitive world of extravagan...
See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Horoscopes. Matt Murphy, 38, a Capricorn from New York City, is planning a big trip in 2009 but agonizing between a jaunt to tango in Buenos Aires or a nightlife jag in Shanghai. The price is the same, but which t...
See our slideshow of the 10 Best New Hotels. As if the holidays weren’t filled with enough choices (Which cookie recipes to try?What to wear on New Year’s Eve?), a new crop of hotels that’s sprung up like gifts under a Christmas tree has suddenly...
There's a fresh breeze blowing in from the Persian Gulf: Dubai. Consider all those cool young men in their biblical headdresses behind the wheels of their Corvettes, or the heavily veiled, Manolo Blahnik-shod women shopping at the gleaming malls, ...
See our slideshow of the World’s Highest Hotels. High in Peru’s Andes Mountains, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, you start to feel the onset of what locals call mal de montaña—altitude sickness. Your head pounds, your body feels weak, and your...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest TV Shows. A few things in our world transcend national boundaries or even language: laughter, music, pathos—and, apparently, Deal or No Deal. The suitcase-of-dough extravaganza could be the United Natio...
This is not the Tunisia of self-satisfied design hotels or of palaces with well-being centers, billion-dinar views of the Mediterranean, and thimbles of fig alcohol on arrival. Nor is it the Tunisia of charming boutique properties cached deep in t...
In Dubai, for a couple million dollars, you can own a house on the frond of a palm tree. You can buy France, all of it, and then live there, alone if you like. In this small city in a tiny emirate on a spit of land that spikes out into the Persian...