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Hotel Review: Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah

Hotel Review: Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah

I’m generally quite an avid fan of the Jumeirah group. They really have led Dubai’s hospitality sector for many years. Jumeirah Emirates Towers have stood side by side for nearly two decades, at the doorway of New Dubai like a married couple welcoming guests into their home. Madinat Jumeirah is an […]

November 1, 2015 ×

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St Regis Abu Dhabi

St Regis Abu Dhabi

This world now has so many people, travelers in need of succour. Marble lobbies, swipe keys, feather pillows, tiny bottles of terrible shampoo you are allowed to steal and decadent fluffy bath robes that you are not. We all seem to need these things all the time now, especially in […]

September 11, 2015 ×

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Anantara Desert Islands (Sir Bani Yas)

Anantara Desert Islands (Sir Bani Yas)

I kept on deferring, it was just too far away. Three and a half hours, with the kids in the car. Then a ferry. Just for a weekend? It took me five years to get over myself and do it. Now I just want to go again. Photo story, review follows […]

June 12, 2015 ×

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Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi… On pinching toiletries, Aussie chefs and club life

Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi… On pinching toiletries, Aussie chefs and club life

Hotel review – further details and rating follow the post. It’s got to that time of year when every resident of the UAE is dreaming about vacations. Some get them, some don’t. Just two weeks ago, the weather does that thing it does every year – it turned from beautiful-every-day-and-even-better-at-night […]

June 8, 2014 ×

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shisha tents on the beach

Traders Hotel, Qaryat al Beri

It seems I have to find somewhere to stay less and less in Abu Dhabi. The city is expanding at such a rate, becoming so exciting, infinitely more livable, and I find more and more of my friends are moving there, and kindly offering food and shelter for the night […]

March 9, 2014 ×

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Different colours

Hotel Stein, Salzburg

Salzburg has been the stage set for music and drama in real life and fantasy. The likes of the Von Trapps and young Wolfgang Amadaeus Mozart are revered by residents and visitors alike. The city itself still appears to reside in a fantastical state. Too pretty to be real. I […]

March 2, 2014 ×

Hotel Reviews, Photo stories, reviews

Four Seasons Hotel, Doha

Four Seasons Hotel, Doha

Once upon a time, there was a girl who looked for the most incredible luxury she could find. She decided that if there was a Four Seasons in any city in the world, she would try and stay there before looking anywhere else. Photostory – review follows the gallery. Four […]

January 13, 2014 ×

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Bab al Shams – Doorway to the Sun

Bab al Shams – Doorway to the Sun

Over the dunes, in a kingdom far, far away, there is an oasis they call Bab al Shams, or doorway to the sun. Photostory – review follows the gallery.

December 29, 2013 ×

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Capellades

Hostel Can Carol

Once upon a time, when transport had hooves, there was a villa beside the one-lane Barceolona-Madrid highway…. Photostory – notes below.

November 24, 2013 ×