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A Guide to Seef, Bahrain

21 May, 2019Seef is the commercial district of Manama, the vibrant metropolis of the golden archipelago that is Bahrain. The district is a rich melting pot of cultures (Bahrain’s population is comprised of 60% expats), which has made it one of the most dynamic and enticing cities to explore in the entire Gulf. What’s more: it’s one of the Middle East’s better kept secrets, so expect to have its glittering shorelines and glamourous souqs all to yourself. From a morning at the malls to sunset at the bay, here’s how to spend a day in Seef.

24 Hours in Marylebone, London

13 May, 2019At once hip and well-to-do, Marylebone has an almost suburban feel, despite it being slap bang in the middle of London. Maybe it’s the beautifully-restored terraced houses, or the pockets of green space that dot the area, but there’s an almost village feel the area.

Everything you need to know about Jumeirah E-Butler

13 May, 2019Guests staying at Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts can now experience a new personalised and convenient Jumeirah E-Butler service, direct from their smartphone anytime, anywhere. Here’s everything you need to know about the new service.

A Neighbourhood Guide To Frankfurt

11 May, 2019Located in the heart of this surprisingly vibrant city, the Jumeirah Frankfurt is just a few minutes walk from the city’s main sights, including the ever popular Zeil shopping street. You may want to put your retail therapy on hold however and indulge in a spot of actual therapy at the Talise Spa. Or enjoy a glass of something light and refreshing at the Ember Bar and Lounge. If you want something more substantial, there’s a choice of two world-class restaurants: The Max On One Grillroom and El Rayaan, a Lebanese restaurant.

Everything you need to know about Jumeirah Living Guangzhou

09 May, 2019The latest Jumeirah opening is in one of China’s most vibrant and historic cities. Jumeirah Living Guangzhou features 169 state-of-the-art residences with the renowned Jumeirah hospitality.

A Guide to Nanjing’s Purple Mountain

30 Apr, 2019They call Nanjing the ‘City of Emperors’ – a place magic of ancient Chinese dynasties is still manifest. Outside Zhongshan Gate, rising from the heart of the old capital, Zijin Shan or the ‘Purple’ Mountain stands with a steep incline and tapers upwards to peaks draped in strange mists that gain a purple hue at dawn and dusk. Once a key landmark for the city’s defence, the forested slopes now hide temples, mausoleums and observatories. It is the final resting place of age-old emperors and the storied heroes of ten dynasties, as well as being an important ecological monument and hallowed destination for holy pilgrimages.

Above the Waves: Bahrain’s white-knuckle Watersports

29 Apr, 2019Bahrain is a rugged shard of land attached to Saudi Arabia by the sinew of the King Fahd Causeway. The protrusive hook of Khalifa Bin Salman port has drawn a huge influx of shipping from across the Northern Gulf. With its strong seafaring history, busy port and warm Gulf waters, it’s no wonder Bahraini society and tourism has become so ocean-centric. Yacht clubs, dive schools, powerboat operators and organisations like Sail Bahrain now draw in tourists, transforming this island into one of the world’s best venues for white-knuckle water sports.

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah welcomes three Celebrity Chefs

29 Apr, 2019Francky Semblat, Kim Joinie-Maurin and Kasper Kurdhal, have a combined total of seven Michelin stars at their most recent culinary appointments. The exciting news follows the recent milestone recruitment of Michael Ellis as Chief Culinary Officer, the former Managing Director of the Michelin Guide.

Great Coffee Shops around The Greens, Dubai

24 Apr, 2019The Greens is an elegant neighbourhood bustling with young professionals and families. Linked to both Hessa Street and Sheikh Zayed Road, The Greens is well-connected and is home to supermarkets, apartments and cute cafes. So if all you’re looking for is a shaded coffee stop, fear not – you’ll find many trendy alternatives to the more prolific chains and branches.

London’s Best Department Stores

23 Apr, 2019Arising in vibrant colours from its former Victorian fog, London is now regarded as one of the world’s fashion capitals. Home to storied designers, host to cutting-edge showcases and purveyor of breakthrough collections. To find all of this in one place it’s best to head to one of London’s department stores packed with concessions from global fashion brands, gourmet food halls, restaurants and homewares.

A Luxury Shopping Guide to Shanghai

22 Apr, 2019Shanghai’s cityscape is the stuff of science-fiction – a huddle of water-cradled megastructures, crowded with architectural wonders, from Shanghai Tower’s folded walls to the lightning rod frame of the Oriental Pearl Tower. Beneath these Goliaths you’ll find a cosmopolitan hubbub of luxury shopping and fine dining. Discover an effortless blend of East and West. Streets lined with shikumen houses, open-air markets, Michelin-starred restaurants, designer boutiques and slow-flowing waterways.

Guangzhou's most beautiful Temples

17 Apr, 2019The bustle of this port city is no new thing, Guangzhou has been the centre of trading in China for centuries. Today the modernised metropolis murmurs with low conversation and the slow milling of visitors. It seems the city has slowed somewhat in its later years, enticing tourists into leafy districts scattered with colonial architecture, mosques, restaurants and scattered temples, each with its own identity and story – each of some significance to the heritage of Guangzhou, and every single one undoubtedly worth a visit.

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