By Shereen Shabnam When I look back at my time in Portugal, what comes to mind is the medieval castles, palaces, hilltop castles, picturesque cobblestone villages, bustling towns and great food. My favourite time was sitting in the open-air cafes, watching the locals while enjoying freshly baked bread, delicious fried sardines served with sauces of... Continue Reading →

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By Shereen Shabnam One of the most memorable trips I have taken as a motoring enthusiast was to Gramado, a tiny mountain resort that has the Hollywood Car Museum and a place for super car driving experiences. The town is like a Swiss mountain village with boutiques selling avant-garde glasswork, gourmet chocolate and has some... Continue Reading →

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Revel in picturesque views while sipping signature coffee and tea blends and enjoying healthy snacks and desserts     Spend quality time with your friends while relishing the beautiful views of Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai skyline, over a Healthy Afternoon Tea at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel. Guests can choose from the curated... Continue Reading →

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By Shereen Shabnam My favourite place to be in Dubai is the Shangri-La Hotel, my perfect sanctuary during these trying times for fitness and relaxation, delicious dining and premium wellness and leisure facilities. EVery morning I start my day at the wellness area and while people close to me wish it was more in the... Continue Reading →

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Love fine French cuisine? Say bonjour to Picard, France’s best frozen food, now available exclusively at Marks & Spencer in the UAE

In a UAE first, leading British retailer Marks & Spencer, operated by the Al-Futtaim Group has launched Picard into its food hall – France’s famous frozen food brand.The inspirational new range is set to well and truly elevate the culinary taste buds! The show-stopping collection, all at brilliant value features delicious canapés to high quality... Continue Reading →

Network Identity in a Cloud-native World

By: PG Menon, Director of Marketing at Infoblox Cloud-native technologies transform businesses at a global scale Companies like Amazon and Netflix leveraged cloud technologies to go from being mail order companies to some of the world’s largest consumer on-demand businesses. Cloud-native technologies empowered them to make this transition by providing increased agility and productivity, improved... Continue Reading →

Two Style Icons For The New Motopanfilo 37m

Benetti And Loro Piana Interiors The refined elegance, uncompromising quality and eye-catching style of Benetti and Loro Piana Interiors come together on board the Motopanfilo 37M, permeating every aspect of this modern new yacht’s interior and part of the exterior design. Benetti and Loro Piana Interiors formed an important collaboration in which the Maison has... Continue Reading →

Historic Toledo

By Shereen Shabnam Driving from Madrid to our home in Torrevieja has given us the opportunity to visit a number of quaint towns, cities and villages along the way but none as intriguing as Toledo. Set on hills rising majestically to overlook the landscapes close by, Toledo is truly one of Spain's most interesting cities.... Continue Reading →

An Exceptional Experience: San Diego

By Shereen Shabnam San Diego is full of life during the day and gets even more vibrant at night. As ‘America’s Finest City’, the warm friendly disposition filters down to almost everyone you encounter on the streets and the vibe comes across more laid-back than most cities in the USA. San Diego is full of... Continue Reading →

Arabian Dreams: Abu Dhabi

By Shereen Shabnam As an international cultural destination with a rich history and heritage, together with the diversity of its dramatic landscapes, Abu Dhabi offers visitors some of the best attractions the United Arab Emirates has to offer. My monthly trips to the Capital include a mix of business and pleasure and post meeting visits... Continue Reading →

Investing in the Future

SunMoney Solar Group is primarily in the business of building and acquiring solar power plants. Shereen Shabnam gets insights about the company from Gabor Eisenbart, Founder of SunMoney Solar Group  (GE) and Zoltan Rendes (ZR), Partner and CMO SunMoney Solar group. 1.Give us an overview on SunMoney and its core business in this region GE:... Continue Reading →

The World Expo Arrives at our Doorstep

Explore, Experience and Innovate By Shereen Shabnam It has been a journey of discovery the last few months as an Expo 2020 volunteer and learning about one of the oldest and largest international events on the planet, that takes place every five years and lasts six months.  Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World... Continue Reading →

Driving An Icon: Volkswagen Golf GTI

By Shereen Shabnam There are few cars that become an icon whereby its design DNA and character remain recognisable for decades. And Golf GTI is one of them. For over four decades, Volkswagen has been reinventing this icon of sporty, compact cars while retaining the original concept – generation after generation. The newly designed and... Continue Reading →

Sleek, Elegant and Muscular: McLaren GT

By Shereen Shabnam Recently we ventured onto the streets of Dubai in the new McLaren GT experiencing it high levels of performance, turning heads because of its sleek design and enjoying similar levels of comfort and space normally expected in a Grand Tourer. The new McLaren redefines the modern GT ownership experience with a car... Continue Reading →

Natural Sense of Place: Huus Gstaad

By Shereen Shabnam Someone once said that to get a true feel of Switzerland, you need to visit Gstaad. Having been all over Switzerland in the last few years, we continued our search of unique Alpine experiences and had the most memorable holiday at HUUS Gstaad, a warm homely hotel nestled among the rolling peaks... Continue Reading →


Kross Studio Located in the town of Gland, near the Leman Lake, Kross Studio’s manufacture is notably equipped with CNC machines of the latest generation. This modern infrastructure enables a total verticalization of internal processes from design to commercialisation. The founders of Kross Studio are five passionate people cumulating 80 years of experience, whose ambition... Continue Reading →

Incandescent Sensuality

L’interdit Eau de parfum rouge Defying convention, breaking free, vibrating since its creation, L’Interdit has always been a strong catalyst of liberating powers. With the Eau de Parfum Rouge, L’Interdit arouses and burns with incandescent sensuality. It is not about resisting it but giving in to it. Created by Master Perfumers Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo... Continue Reading →

Out of the Darkness

Amna Al Habtoor launches new home fragrance line Arcadia, the Dubai-based perfumery brand created by Amna Al Habtoor, has extended its product line and is now offering locally produced home fragrances in the form of three candles as part of the Out of the Darkness series, bookmarking the internal struggles faced during the 2020 pandemic... Continue Reading →

Six ways to improve your mental wellbeing

By Maggie Williams, Executive Coach at Thriving Hives Your mood drives your performance and your ability to how you handle life challenges. Here are six proven strategies to boost your mood, handle your emotions better and improve your mental health. What is good mental health? Mood influences how we think, feel, and behave. When we... Continue Reading →

The Perfect Pide: Babaji at City Walk

By Shereen Shabnam Living across City Walk has not been good for my waistline and my current favourite restaurant is Babaji, the renowned authentic Turkish restaurant that serves crispy hot pide (delicious savoury flatbread) straight from its wood-fired brick oven with different delectable fillings. From sweet to savoury, the authentic Turkish restaurant offers traditional dishes... Continue Reading →

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