Top 10 Places to Visit in Namibia

Namibia Tourism delegates recently ventured into the UAE and introduced the country's key attractions in partnership with Marco Polo Holidays. Led by Hon. Pohamba Shifeta, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism and Mr. Digu Naobeb, CEO of Namibia Tourism Board, the delegation reinforced the country’s alluring attractions as a must-see tourist destination nestled along the... Continue Reading →

Namibia Delegation arrives in UAE to Highlight key Tourism Attractions

Officials to strengthen tourism cooperation and establish engaging collaborations As the Tourism and hospitality industry recovers, Namibia is looking to showcase the country's unique attractions and heritage with a high-level government and tourism delegation visiting the UAE to communicate and engage with partners, media and agents about the travel opportunities offered by Namibia as well... Continue Reading →

Antigua And Barbuda inspires Middle East Travellers as it eyes an increase in Tourism from the Region

Tourism leaders from the Caribbean nation showcased the islands’ extensive appeal and environmental best practice in conversation with the UAE’s Green Sheikh at EXPO 2020 – including a nationwide ban on plastic A high-level government and tourism delegation from Antigua and Barbuda visited the United Arab Emirates last week as part of a week-long promotional... Continue Reading →

Timeless Elegance: The Langham, London

By Shereen Shabnam London is always a good idea for a holiday and selecting the right hotel depending on what you want to do in the city. On my top three favourites for hotels in London is The Langham. Creating exceptional guest experiences since it opened as Europe’s first grand hotel in 1865, The Langham,... Continue Reading →

Picturesque Landscapes: New Zealand

By Shereen Shabnam New Zealand is truly breathtaking. From spectacular glaciers, rugged mountains, vast plains, rolling hillsides, subtropical forests, volcanic plateaus to miles of coastline with beautiful sandy beaches. It is one of my favourite stopovers on the way home to Fiji Islands. New Zealand has two main islands, the North Island and the South Island and many smaller... Continue Reading →

Retreat and Renew: Harmony of the Seas

By Shereen Shabnam After my first cruise holidays over a decade ago when I set sail with Royal Caribbean from Barcelona for a week exploring different European cities along the way, I was hooked to spending holidays on a ship so getting on the impressive Harmony of the Seas needed no persuasion. As a seasoned... Continue Reading →


The Malaysia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai today celebrates Malaysia Day by paying tribute to the nation’s achievements and progress across key sectors including economic, social, cultural, science and technology, at the honour day accorded by Expo 2020 Dubai to participating countries. It is also the 100-day milestone of Malaysia’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai,... Continue Reading →

Theatre of Digital Art and Generative Gallery welcomes digital artists from across the globe at .dreams exhibition in Dubai

Theatre of Digital Art (ToDA) and Generative Gallery is excited to bring a multi-dimensional art display that represents the imaginary world to Dubai's gallery space. For the first time in Dubai, ToDA and Generative Gallery is presenting a unique immersive and non-fungible token (NFT) experience with seven international modern artists at .dreams exhibition, held at... Continue Reading →

Destination of choice: Laax, Switzerland

Shereen Shabnam Switzerland is always a good idea as there are so many destinations within the country that have different attractions and vibes. One such place is Laax, a family-friendly haven dedicated to alpine adventures but offering more than just skiing. The area comprises the village of Laax, together with Salums, Cons, Laax Murschetg, and... Continue Reading →

Natural Sanctuary: Bled in Slovenia

Shereen Shabnam One of my most memorable travel destinations recently was to Slovenia with Turkish Airlines. The first stop was at a lake town called Bled, a popular tourist destination in Slovenia known for its emerald green lake, a wonderful restaurant on top of a mountain with picturesque views and a medieval castle. On arrival,... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Budapest

Shereen Shabnam Budapest is a must stop when exploring Europe. Venturing into Budapest proved to be an adventure, going into areas not discovered in the first trip but like many return visitors, we were drawn once again into doing everything done before and more. The Danube cruise is magical and the view of the city... Continue Reading →

Living by Design – Magical Milan

Shereen Shabnam All roads lead to Milan - no matter which industry I write for, somehow, I end up in Milan each year.  As Italy’s city of the future, it is a fast-paced metropolis where creativity is big business and looking good is an art form with fashion, food, art and architecture being pillars of... Continue Reading →

Incredible Iguazu

By Shereen Shabnam Before the pandemic, we ventured to Argentina to get up, close and personal with the famed Iguazu Falls and while there were some great hotels closer to the natural attractions, I spent my nights in Mercure Iguazu surrounded by nature. The hotel is located in the middle of a natural reserve and... Continue Reading →

Delightful Dalaman

By Shereen Shabnam Some time ago I ventured to Dalaman, situated on the southwestern coast of Turkey, in the Mugla Province with fellow motoring enthusiasts. We were test driving one of the latest Volvo SUV's and set off from the airport taking in the picturesque sights of beautiful Turkey. Highlight of my trip was stopping... Continue Reading →

Great Escapes

GTM interviews Raj Rishi Singh, Chief Business Officer - GCC at MakeMyTrip Make My Trip brings you some of their favourite spots for holidays this year. If you are seeking a well-needed escape, then look no further as Make My Trip experts search near and far to source the best places across a range of... 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 →

Warm and Welcoming Bahrain

By Shereen Shabnam While working for an Architecture firm that also specialised in providing 360 solutions for science centres and museums in the past, we won the contract to look after the Bahrain Science Centre which also meant doing the Marketing and PR of the centre and travelling to Bahrain every two weeks. The thought... Continue Reading →

The Great Outdoors: Zermatt

By Shereen Shabnam Everyone has a place that gives them peace and tranquility and for me, my favourite place is in Switzerland and the in particular in the beautiful Zermatt. Situated far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at an altitude of 1,600 metres above sea level, Zermatt and its people give a sense... Continue Reading →

Land of Growth: Sri Lanka

By Shereen Shabnam My first visit to Sri Lanka was when I was working as the Head of PR for Air Arabia, and we decided to take a family trip to get to know the latest destination for the airline that became part of my life when I lived in Sharjah. Thanks to the extensive... Continue Reading →

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