Excellence in Service Innovation

Hakan Ozel, General Manager - Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai Service innovation is a continuous improvement effort that is donated to the exchange of relationships. It is just as important as the product itself, and certainly its beauty. This relationship, if actively conducted and participated, helps to strengthen the brand experience that is naturally the most required... Continue Reading →

Discover the magical Canton of Vaud by road

Mountainous region’s lakes offer breathtaking scenery to nature lovers The Canton of Vaud, in the Lake Geneva region, is the perfect place to enjoy a road trip on your next holiday. With its breathtaking scenery of winding roads through the mountain valleys, it offers a natural escape from city life, for a romantic break or... Continue Reading →

Sumptuous Uzbekistan Cuisine

ZOR at the Pointe on the Palm brings hearty flavours to Dubai By Shereen Shabnam Before the summer heat came upon us, we headed to the Palm Jumeirah to explore the Pointe and sample delicacies at ZOR, which means Excellent! In Uzbek. Sitting outdoors in the evening meant we had front row views of the... Continue Reading →

A RARE Experience

Shereen Shabnam During one of my manic days, I had a chance to escape to Meliã Desert Palm Dubai to have a private lunch at RARE with a Swiss brand and fell in love with the simple yet lush fare.  Located on an extensive polo estate, the resort is nestled amidst lush polo fields and... Continue Reading →

Fresh and Flavoursome: Bebabel Dubai Mall

By Shereen Shabnam While talking about cars and racing at the Autodrome one Friday afternoon, I got invited by a fellow petrolhead to try some classic levant dishes at Bebabel, located in the Dubai Mall's new fashion avenue extension. It took me a while to find the resttaurant that is set in a stylish contemporary... Continue Reading →

An Aura of Elegance: Hotel Du Palais

Shereen Shabnam I fell in love with Biarritz the minute I got off the train. 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 was breathtaking at first sight. Walking into the reception area, I... Continue Reading →

Pastificio Propaganda: The New Miami Speaks Italian

PASTIFICIO PROPAGANDA Restaurant represents the most significant international projection of RPM Proget studio, a team of professionals who, starting from the varied and dynamic reality of Rome, have extended their design path to other cities in Europe and the United States, in particular in Florida, where they started a project of great commitment and satisfaction... Continue Reading →

By Shereen Shabnam Singapore was my favorite cosmopolitan city for weekend visits during my nine years in Kuala Lumpur.  As students took the overnight train and ventured the streets for culinary experiences trying hawker food, Indian food, seafood, scrumptious Chinese cuisine and strolled through the lovely hiking trails or enjoy the beaches in the South.... Continue Reading →

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 →

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa By Shereen Shabnam After a period of not travelling for nearly a year, heading to Maldives was indeed a treat and a few days at the award-winning Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa brought so many memorable moments. The resort is home to an exquisite collection of... Continue Reading →

By Shereen Shabnam During my nine years in Malaysia, Penang was the most popular local exotic holiday destination we used to head to for a dose of cultural sights and natural scenery. Known as the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is famous for its many soft sandy beaches and viewed as the food capital of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

By Shereen Shabnam Last week we ventured into Jumeirah and tried out the Let’s Organic restaurant & café for dinner. It is a unique venture conceptualized byLet’s Organics introducing a 100% organic menu; the restaurant offers exquisite Mediterranean and Italian cuisine with vegan and gluten free options and it was as healthy as it was... Continue Reading →

By Shereen Shabnam My favourite destination in Dubai for Chinese cuisine is the signature restaurant for Shangri-La Hotels worldwide, Shang Palace which now has a refreshing new look and a reinvented menu with innovative twists.  After my regular workout recently at the Shangri La Dubai, I was famished and expected my usual dishes but was... Continue Reading →

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 →

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... Continue Reading →

LUXURY LIVING REDEFINED: JUMEIRAH AL NASEEM LAUNCHES ITS PENTHOUSES – TWO NEW JEWELS IN ITS CROWNING COLLECTION OF ROOMS AND SUITES

Relax and unwind in the Ocean Penthouse; 407sqm of indoor and outdoor living space, furnished with a gallery-inspired feel throughout, while taking advantage of the private outdoor terrace and sublime views of the ocean. Alternatively, choose the Royal Penthouse for the utmost luxury; 690sqm of indoor and outdoor living spanning an entire floor and overlooking... Continue Reading →

Destination Sochi – The Russian Riviera

By Shereen Shabnam When looking for total relaxation, authentic local culture around every corner, unique natural surroundings, vibrant beaches, warm sunny days, and a bustling nightlife, Sochi is the ultimate destination as it attracts tourists from all over the world, including celebrities and the political elite of the country. Visitors to Sochi can experience first-hand... Continue Reading →

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