Cesme – Boyalik Beach Reosrt & Spa

By Shereen Shabnam I seem to continually say Turkey is always a good idea because of the beauty of every city I have visited every year over the past two decades but this nature blessed country continues to surprise me with more adventure and enthralls me every hour I spend there. After a few days in downtown Izmir and falling in love with the food, the people and the shopping in the bazaars, I headed to Cesme in the summer, a resort town that is both breathtaking and charming. While having an afternoon meal at the Boyalik Beach Cesme that … Continue reading Cesme – Boyalik Beach Reosrt & Spa

Have fun under the sun at Wyndham Garden Ajman

Enjoy beach vibes and adrenaline rush at an affordable price  Get ready to make a splash this sunny season by savouring a well-deserved staycation at Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche!   With a starting rate of AED229/ inclusive of breakfast for two, guests can avail an overnight stay in a room with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf, plus access to a private beach club where they can relax and watch the sunset by the sea. Save yourself the trouble of deciding where to dine by choosing the half-board or full-board option for only AED 279/ and AED329/, respectively. For added … Continue reading Have fun under the sun at Wyndham Garden Ajman

Alpine Attractions Zermatt

By Shereen Shabnam My favourite place in Switzerland is Zermatt, situated far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at an altitude of 1,600 metres above sea level. The historic village oozes with charm and the high street is lined with luxury shopping, world-class restaurants and local gatherings post the day’s adventures. I usually stay at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof Zermatt, which is more like a second home for me in Zermatt because of the warmth of the staff, the hotel location and the fact that I can see the Matterhorn from my bed as I wake up in the morning. … Continue reading Alpine Attractions Zermatt

Seeking the Sun – Lanzarote

By Shereen Shabnam Lanzaroteis the perfect weather destination for holiday seekers almost all year round with diverse landscapesthat range fromvolcanic caves, lava lakes and craters, sandy beaches and transparent waters. The natural heritage areas, dramatic landscapes, bustling tourist towns, parks and long sandy beaches makes Lanzarote an island of exceptional beauty and an ideal place to visit. If you are a nature lover, drop in at the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya, (Timanfaya National Park) which is one of the island’s greatest tourist attractions. With excellent year-round climate and unique landscape, Lanzarote allows sun and the beach lovers to enjoy a series of activities likediving,surfing, windsurfing, swimming … Continue reading Seeking the Sun – Lanzarote

Ghaya Grand Hotel Launches Festive Season Offer

  By Natasha Dury The season of love, reunion and festivity is in full swing. Feel the true spirit of Christmas and New Year at Ghaya Grand Hotel Dubai, with a variety of delightful options to make your celebrations with family and friends extra special. Enjoy the season’s most delicious treats in dazzling settings surrounded by the best dishes on display. Those celebrating at home can take advantage of the hotel’s superb ‘Tom Turkey Promotion’, for less time spent on cooking and more time to entertain the guests! The perfect festive selection at Ghaya Grand Hotel, in multiple restaurant options, … Continue reading Ghaya Grand Hotel Launches Festive Season Offer

Lap of Luxury – Gstaad

By Shereen Shabnam After a few days of rest and relaxation in Zermatt, Switzerland, I was keen to introduce my teenager who loves snow and cold weather to Gstaad. After exploring numerous parts of the country using the Swiss Pass on the way to Gstaad, before venturing to Gstaad, we arrived to a quaint railway station where our driver was waiting to take us to Huus Gstaad, which is one of the most welcoming and homely hotels in the area. Gstaas is a playground for holidaymakers who prefer a touch of exclusivity for their holiday experiences in a unique landscape … Continue reading Lap of Luxury – Gstaad

Natural Perfection – Sun Siyam Iru Fushi – Maldives

By Shereen Shabnam There are very few countries in the world that come close to the beauty of my home country Fiji Islands and theRepublic of Maldives is one of few that does come close. Located in the Indian Ocean, Maldives has 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atollswith almost 400,000 inhabitants. We recently ventured into Maldives to visit the Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, a paradise resort known for luxury, romance, water sports, picturesque clear blue sea and tropical bliss. Being an islander I love the sun, sand and sea when on holiday and the marine world in Maldives … Continue reading Natural Perfection – Sun Siyam Iru Fushi – Maldives

EXCEPTIONAL HOSPITALITY AND FAMILY TRADITIONS – WHITE STALLION RANCH

By Shereen Shabnam As the world gets more accessible to travellers, destinations sought are no longer just limited to beaches and cities. Highlands, cruises, ranches are becoming more popular and our current favourite is the White Stallion Ranch. The personal touch and hospitality of this traditional dude ranch is carefully blended with the service and amenities of a fine resort where guests can reconnect with nature, family, friends and serenity. Adventure seekers can ride through the unspoiled desert and the rugged mountains. With a warm, welcoming atmosphere, the ranch has been the Hollywood filmmakers for years as a backdrop in … Continue reading EXCEPTIONAL HOSPITALITY AND FAMILY TRADITIONS – WHITE STALLION RANCH

Authentic Italian Experiences – Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

By Shereen Shabnam   Set in the Eternal City on the grounds of a 15 acre park, Rome, the spectacular Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort offers guests a home overlooking the best parts of the Vatican City. I spent a few days exploring the majestic hotel and its spa recently and left rested and relaxed for my next adventure. Being a lover of art, I have been sponsoring the art perspective event every two months held in a five star hotel in Dubai over the year and hence, very familiar with the trend of merging the art world with … Continue reading Authentic Italian Experiences – Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort