Category Archives: Middle East

In the Frame: A killer on the wing

For this episode of “In the Frame”, we bring you the life blood of the Arabian Desert, the falcon. The speed and natural instincts of this intrepid hunter were long admired by the nomadic peoples of the desert. Needing a … Continue reading

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Shaken not Stirred: The Oscar Winner

This year Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi is suited, booted and strolling down the red carpet. Don’t miss your chance to mingle with the stars and order yourself ‘The Oscar Winner’. It is finally your chance to award yourself for … Continue reading

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5 of the best visits…

As we come to the end of a year full of exciting new travel stories, it is time that we shared 5 of our best experiences… On a recent press trip to Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées where violet is the emblem, Alexandra was given … Continue reading

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TravelFacts #6: The world’s tallest building

I expected nothing less than the world’s tallest building to be located in Dubai because I firmly believe that this city holds the world record for the world’s largest list of the world’s largest records in the world! The magnificent Burj … Continue reading

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Old Dubai

When people mention Dubai, they immediately think of sharp, contemporary skyscrapers, excessive wealth and hot, hot sun.  Whilst it is all that of course, I personally find the older elements of the city of more interest. I loved my trip … Continue reading

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The Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain takes choreographed water music to a new level – in fact I have never seen anything quite like it before. Taking place in the 30-acre man-made Burj Khalifa Lake in front of The Dubai Mall (the world’s … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series: Fairmont Moments in Time 2000’s

2001 – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts introduces Willow Stream Spas, its signature spa brand, offering treatments which draw on the nature, energy and essence of each spa’s surroundings. 2002 – Fairmont welcomes its first property in the Middle East, Fairmont Dubai. Its … Continue reading

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In the Frame: A Very Arabian Sunset….

For this episode of “In the Frame”, we bring you the sun setting over the dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. So if the British summer is getting you down, then sit back, relax and watch this sun set. Contributor: … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Trees

On our travels, we love coming across unusual art installations and this unique flower tree definitely caught our eye whilst we were on a trip to Lyon, Rhône-Alpes last year. We spotted the bright colours and large quirky design from … Continue reading

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Surprising Dubai….

With most cities I have visited, I knew what to expect before visiting but with such an enigma like Dubai, I just didn’t know what I would find.  The flight over with the excellent Emirates Airlines made me anticipate an … Continue reading

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