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6 Hotels From The Year’s Biggest TV Shows And Movies You Can Actually Book This Summer

by isabella sullivan


From the billionaire’s Greek island mansion in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery to the real-life Sicilian White Lotus

25 May 2023

From the billionaire’s Greek island mansion in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery to the real-life Sicilian White Lotus

by isabella sullivan

25 may 2023

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All The Destinations Offering E-Visas And Visa-On-Arrival For UAE Residents

Where to stay on the glamorous Turquoise Coast hotspot, from private pool pavilions hidden by pine trees to Seventies icons attracting celebrities and royals

The Best Hotels In Bodrum For A Luxury Yet Authentic Stay On The Turkish Riviera

This New Pass Allows You To Fly To Many Greek Islands And Cities This Summer, And Next, For A Fixed Price

Aegean’s new pass allows you to hop around Greece’s islands and cities, and to other European destinations, as many times as you like for a fixed price starting from AED75 per flight

Japan has become the latest country to grant UAE residents e-visas, joining a list of 14 other destinations offering stress-free visa processes

19 May 2023

9 May 2023

24 April 2023




best hotels in bahrain

Arabian beach resorts, design-led boltholes nestled in the old souqs and the coolest spot for socialising and dining in the capital

Still braving the heat? These five-star hotels and beach clubs make for a stylish summer day out

riyadh air livery

The first of two has been announced, inspired by the Kingdom’s lavender fields with an elegant design and calligraphy details

From India’s Pink City to an ancient desert kingdom

By isabella sullivan

27th March 2023

When is Eid Al Adha 2023? The UAE could be getting a six-day holiday this month

News + Tips

when is eid?

Riyadh Air unveils the first of its shiny new liveries

News + Tips, Saudi Arabia

riyadh air livery

Etihad Airways’ A350 business class cabin is the future of luxury air travel

News + Tips, UAE

etihad airways business-class
uae public holidays

When is the next public holiday in the UAE?


The next public holiday is a few weeks away, and could mean a five-day long weekend…

soneva fushi jlf

Highlights from Soneva Fushi’s JLF – the culture and literature festival reinventing Maldives vacations

Indian Ocean

The colourful festival has just wrapped up its second year, with an incredible line-up of speakers – including Bollywood stars – and immersive events taking over the luxurious Maldives resort.

five hotels private jet

Inside Five Hotels & Resorts’ new party private jet service

News + Tips

The luxury private jet is available for charter for Five guests, seating 16 and offering a fully customisable onboard party experience

Isabella Sullivan

27th March 2023

The 6 most stylish hotels in Bahrain, from boutique to beach resorts

Bahrain, Where To Stay

best hotels in bahrain

5 June 2023

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara review: An Arabian palace rising from mesmerising sands

Hotel Reviews, UAE

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

1 June 2023

All the Greek Islands you can fly to directly this summer from the UAE

Europe, Where To Stay

greek islands with direct flights from uae: corfu

1 June 2023

six senses zighy bay

Six Senses Zighy Bay review: An eco-friendly luxury Omani village just two hours from Dubai

Hotel Reviews

30 May 2023

The rustic eco-luxe beach retreat is a favourite with A-list celebrities, sandwiched between mountains and ocean and just two hours from Dubai International Airport

Atlantis-the-royal: dubai michelin guide 2023

Atlantis The Royal, Dubai review: A resort of head-spinning superlatives

Hotel Reviews

26 May 2023

After eight years in the making, the hotel has opened its doors – with 795 rooms and suites, 17 restaurants and bars and a focus on superlatives

hotels in tv shows

6 hotels from the year’s biggest TV shows and movies you can actually book this summer


25 May 2023

From the billionaire’s Greek island mansion in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery to the real-life Sicilian White Lotus


On cloud nine set, summer fridays, AED140

4G logo-print canvas mules, Givenchy, AED2,300

crochet cotton tote, Cooperative Studio, AED575 

Baunhilha layered linen shirt dress, Jacquemus, AED1,620

editor's picks


+ Bea Bongiasca sunglasses, Linda Farrow, AED1,450

Bead-embellished printed satin mini dress, Farm Rio, AED840

Astro leather mules, Ferragamo, AED3,700

Le Panier Soleil Raffia Tote Bag, Jacquemus, AED1,905

editor's picks


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best cafes and coffee shops in dubai

The 25 best cafés and coffee shops in Dubai for catch-ups, casual fare and co-working

Food+Drink, UAE

30 May 2023

dubai michelin guide 2023

Dubai Michelin Guide 2023: Dubai’s ‘best restaurants’ announced

Food+Drink, UAE

23 May 2023

best bars in dubai

The 15 best bars in Dubai: from day drinks to nightcaps

Food+Drink, UAE

best breakfast in riyadh

15 May 2023

The best places to grab a morning bite in the Saudi capital, from bright-pink London exports and mansion-inspired hangouts to cool vegan and Aussie-style cafés

outdoor breakfast dubai

8 May 2023

From pastel-coloured lattes with ocean views to eggs Benedict with golf course vistas, there’s still time to make the most of these al fresco morning spots before summer

indoor lunch Dubai

4 May 2023

Beautiful indoor spots for an ocean-front summertime lunch in Dubai, with a side of air conditioning…

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