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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.

Panoramic Restaurants in Abu Dhabi

14 Apr, 2019Straddling an archipelago on the Arabian Gulf, Abu Dhabi is a city by the sea, filled with culture, history and monumental feats of architecture, from the French and Arabic design of the Louvre museum to the white marble façade of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Towers sprawl upwards. Berthed yachts rock on lukewarm waters. Formula One racers swing around the Yas Marina Circuit on screeching loops. There’s something for everyone – even bird-watchers will get their fill watching herons and flamingos strutting through the Mangrove National Park – and, all of this means extraordinary sights and vistas. Of course, the enterprising Emirate has taken advantage of this with a slew of panoramic restaurants with a view in Abu Dhabi.

A Concierge's Guide to Exclusive Dubai

11 Apr, 2019Any wander through Dubai quickly becomes a stroll through an exclusive fashion show, everywhere you look, you’ll find iconic brands. However, there’s much more to Dubai than big, international brands. For those in the know, Dubai is home to exquisite, exclusive boutiques, ranging from sleek concept fashion outlets to award-winning culinary schools.

Tales from the Concierge at Burj al Arab

08 Apr, 2019Traditionally defined as “a hotel employee whose job is to assist guests by booking tours, making theatre and restaurant reservations,” the reality of concierge work is rarely this straightforward. There are over 1,600 colleagues from 75 countries working in Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, which makes the world’s highest staff-to-suite ratio 8:1. At times, they work nothing short of miracles. Here we reveal some of the most memorable experiences created at Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts and why you should never underestimate the power of the concierge.

Where to buy jewellery in Dubai

08 Apr, 2019Dubai’s souks and markets offer a cornucopia of diamonds and other precious gemstones sourced from the sun-drenched interiors of India and Africa, but it’s gold that the Emirate is most famous for, earning itself the moniker ‘City of Gold’, owing both to its great prosperity and the amount of gold available, sold not only as jewellery, but also in ingots, bars and kilos.

Amazing Reasons to Love Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

08 Apr, 2019This five-star hotel is conveniently located 2km from Dubai International Airport and just minutes away from some of the city’s most important landmarks and shopping areas. It offers incredible city views, lush landscaped gardens and stunning panoramas over Dubai Creek from the rooftop pool. Read on to discover more amazing reasons to visit.

Vote in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

07 Apr, 2019We’re excited to announce the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers' Choice Awards poll is now live. This is your chance to vote for your favourite travel experiences - from destinations, hotels, cities, islands to airlines, restaurants or destination spas that you think the world should know about.

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