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A Guide to Dubai's Comptoir 102 boutique

25 Mar, 2019A concept store with a difference in the heart of Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Road. Wander down Jumeirah Street (calloquially known as Beach Road) past the bougainvillea-strewn villas and the low-slung shopping malls and you will come across something rather different. Located at number 102, in a pretty, one-storey converted villa, is Comptoir 102, part furniture store, part clothes store, part beauty store, part café. It’s relaxed, it’s chic, it’s original, and it’s become something of a sensation since it opened its doors in 2012.

In Search of The Humpback Dolphin in Abu Dhabi

24 Mar, 2019Think of the Abu Dhabi coast and your mind will probably conjure high-rise skylines, glamourous ports, and opulent maritime developments. But what about dolphins? Hidden offshore is one of the Indian Ocean’s most playful and peculiar creatures: the humpback dolphin. Usually elusive and small in number, a recent study conducted by the Environment Agency revealed that humpback dolphins flock to Abu Dhabi’s sandy coasts in search of warm waters. In fact, the study shows that Abu Dhabi is home to over 700 humpback dolphins, the largest known population in the world.

Guide to Exploring Dubai’s Jumeirah District

19 Mar, 2019Soak up the winter sun, enjoy wonderful views of the Burj Al Arab or if you are in the mood for something more action packed, head south and cool down at Wild Wadi Waterpark one of the Middle East’s largest. Here's our guide to Dubai's best neighbourhoods.

A Local’s Guide to Römerberg

11 Mar, 2019Römerberg: the pristine, historic main square of Frankfurt. Its half-timbered, fairytale buildings are filled with Disneyesque gaiety and ebullient charm, while its role in Frankfurt’s history has been pivotal. Exploring the square is taking a step back in time. Here’s how to enjoy the most intimate encounter with one of Europe’s most iconic squares.

The UNESCO Treasures of Abu Dhabi

10 Mar, 2019Lost amidst the glitz and glamor of Abu Dhabi’s glass and steel skyline are four stunningly-beautiful but little-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Uncovered, restored, and preserved over the past 50 years, these properties reveal the longest continuously inhabited areas in the region. Wandering through Bronze and Iron Age settlements set against dramatic landscapes brings Abu Dhabi’s rich and largely forgotten cultural heritage to life. From the Jebel Hafeet Tombs, hidden among towering bare-rock ridges, to the palm-studded canopies of the Al Ain Oasis, Abu Dhabi’s unique UNESCO sites offer a world of history that stands in striking contrast to the capital’s super-modern architecture.

Five Reasons Zabeel House by Jumeirah the Greens is the Ultimate Social Hub

03 Mar, 2019Meet Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, a 210-room urban nexus shaking up Dubai’s hotel scene with its Insta-worthy interiors, laid-back vibes, eccentric concepts, and line-up of cool local experts, dedicated to helping you dive into all that the quirky neighbourhood and Dubai has to offer from just AED 450.

7 Unmissable Treasures in the Old City of Shanghai

21 Feb, 2019With recent refurbishments injecting vibrant life back into the Old City of Shanghai, the district has become aglow with colorful Ming and Qing buildings, serene, lily-filled lakes, exciting night markets, and a world-famous selection of delectable street food stalls. From the ancient to the modern, here are seven unmissable treasures in the Old City of Shanghai.

Peter Bergh on Falconry in UAE

20 Feb, 2019Falconry is a time-honoured tradition in the Middle-East going back millennia. It is a spiritual sport that forges a deep connection between man and bird, starting when the bird is still a fledgling—and it is stunning to observe as a swooping falcon races, wings unfurled, to a confident handler’s outstretched hands.

The Colourful History of Guangzhou

22 Jan, 2019Few cities can claim such an impressive history as Guangzhou. Originally known as Panyu, it was a centre of the Han Dynasty. In more modern times, it was the principal port of European traders from the 16th century and more recently is now home to Jumeirah Living Guangzhou.

Discover Fun Things to do Around Barsha Heights

01 Jan, 2019A smart community in the heart of Dubai, Barsha Heights brings lively cafés and pretty green spaces to the neighbourhood. There’s plenty to do right on the doorstep, from teeing off in style at Emirates Golf Club to unwinding in the splendour of The Greens’ verdant parks. Follow our guide to fun things to do near Barsha Heights and get the most out this prestigious enclave of Dubai.

Island Hopper: The Best Islands around Bali

18 Dec, 2018While Bali may well be an island utopia in itself, there are paradisiacal clusters of smaller islets that surround it. Easily accessed by boat, these tropical wonders are each infused with an alluring castaway ambience and offer a definitive desert island experience. Get ready to island hop, Indonesian-style, as we introduce the best islands around Bali.

A Cultural Guide to Frankfurt’s Altstadt

09 Dec, 2018Germany’s fifth largest city, Frankfurt is one of the most important financial centres in the world. Home to both the European Central Bank and Deutsche Bundesbank, the German central bank, it is the financial powerhouse of Europe’s largest economy. This is reflected in the modern architecture of the city, with the 10 tallest buildings in Germany located in Frankfurt, including the Commerzbank Tower and Messeturm, the second and third tallest buildings in the EU.

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