Facing the Ocean Atlantic and on the beach “La Grande Plage de Biarritz” near the city center of Biarritz, the prestigious sea side deluxe Hotel du Palais of Biarritz is filled with memories of Gala evenings and stately affairs of the past era. Guests come from all over the world, all year long to enjoy this fabulous setting, warm welcome, elite service, charm and comfort. A living souvenir of the history of Biarritz, France and Europe. The “Villa Eugénie”, now the Hotel du Palais, was constructed in 1855 by Napoléon III for his wife Eugénie de Montijo. Although it was … Continue reading HOTEL DU PALAIS: THE IMPERIAL RESORT & SPA

Majestic Petra: A walk through Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attractions

As one of the most famous archeological sites in the world, Petra features rust-colored hills, ancient tombs and temples and ancient Nabataean architecture dating back to the time when Petra was the Nabataean capital and a primary trading city along the famous Silk Road. The city of Petra, capital of the Nabataean Arabs, is located 240 km south of the capital, Amman, and 120 km north of the red sea town of Aqaba. My first visit to Petra was during the day and I still remember being mesmerized walking amidst rugged rocks with impressive sandstone patterns embedded in the rock walls. … Continue reading Majestic Petra: A walk through Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attractions

Picturesque Borneo

Borneo is divided between Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei so visitors get the best of everything that this part of Asia has to offer. When living in Malaysia for nine years, Borneo attracted me mainly for their Eco Tourism activities and being an islander, a slice of Island life that I missed living in Kuala Lumpur. Visiting Borneo now from Dubai is a bit of a trot but made easier with Brunei Air, which gives GCC residents a gateway into Borneo and the opportunity to visit two countries on one trip. With a stop over for as long as you want … Continue reading Picturesque Borneo

Making the Malta Move

Why Malta? While Malta is an attractive tourist destination that offers the best of everything one would look for in a holiday destination, one of the reasons that pull people into Malta is the country lifestyle and the desire to make it into a permanent home, especially in the current scenario in the Middle East where thousands of displaced families are looking to find a base that is stable and makes them feel secure permanently. What’s in it? Whether you are a tourist or looking for a holiday home, for investment or as a permanent place to live, Malta offers … Continue reading Making the Malta Move

The Perfect Date

Bateel Dates are known in the region as being the best for personal consumption and as the perfect gift to take to friends and families. We met with Tina Memic, General Manager, Retail & Operations Bateel International to talk about the brands gourmet food business; their expansion plans for luxury Boutiques and her journey with Bateel Our meeting was at Bateel Cafe on Beach Road, which has a full range of gourmet products with an extraordinary selection of gifts suitable for all occasions. From high-quality dates and premium chocolates, pralines and truffles, to other exclusive fine food products such as … Continue reading The Perfect Date