Destinations in Middle East,

The One & Only, The Palms, Dubai

Marion Hume | August 7th, 2013

Those who cross the world with Qantas are getting familiar with Dubai (the hub since Qantas and Emirates became new best friends in April 2013).

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hotels We Love - Le Gray in Beirut

Marion Hume | February 10th, 2011

Photos Courtesy of Le Gray
This year, I want to go to Beirut and stay at Le Gray, where a friend recently checked in for a cautious three nights, changed her mind and stayed for over a week. Le Gray is swanky, sleek, Australian-architect-designed and with a restaurant on the roof.
Don’t expect unadulterated beauty in the [...]

Beirut, Hotels We Love, Lebanon, Middle East, Stuff we Love

Six Senses Hideaway at Zighy Bay, Oman by Helene Ravlich

Guest Contributor | April 4th, 2008

From the minute you are greeted at Dubai customs and placed in an air conditioned room with a plate of fresh croissants, dates and hot coffee, you know that your journey to the Six Senses Hideaway at Zighy Bay in Oman is going to be a special one. Once your luggage and visas have been [...]

Middle East, Miscellaneous, Oman, Slideshows, United Arab Emirates

My Dubai Beauty Tips by Al Anoud Badr

Guest Contributor | February 28th, 2007

It’s like the Arabic saying, “A woman’s hair is like her crown, it completes her.” I am committed to the hair salon called Hair dreams! It is run by a French woman named Sabrina and is now being talked about in almost all the local TV stations. All you have to do is tell [...]

Dubai, Middle East, United Arab Emirates

Dubai - Naff Sounding Touristy Things That are Actually Completely Fabulous

Marion Hume | December 3rd, 2006

Story by Marion Hume
Photos by Amber Rowlands
Bab Al Shams desert resort is an oasis, a completely fake oasis because everything in Dubai was built yesterday, but fabulous all the same. On the drive out from the city, a SUV roars past. The man inside is in traditional dress and dark glasses and with a [...]

Dubai, Middle East, Naff Sounding But Fabulous Touristy Things, Slideshows, United Arab Emirates

Dubai-Shops We Love/ Designers We Love

Marion Hume | September 22nd, 2006

Ritzy glitzy Dubai has the biggest, tallest, daffiest shopping malls (a trip down the piste of our indoor ski slope to go with that Prada skirt, madame?) but the city’s 50 million square feet of shopping space is so tiring to navigate. We prefer to stick to the manageable little Village Mall, Jumeirah, where the hip local Emirati [...]

Dubai, Middle East, Stuff we Love, United Arab Emirates

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