Historic Grandeur: Dubrovnik, Croatia

By Shereen Shabnam Dubrovnik in Croatia is a city for all seasons and one of the world’s most prominent tourist destinations. Surrounded by unique medieval ramparts, Dubrovnik attracts visitors for its rich history, mild climate, traditional hospitality and its many festivals, open-air events and architectural treasures. I spent a few days exploring Dubrovnik, a UNESCO registered... Continue Reading →

On The Road in Andalusia

Seville, Granada and Cordoba By Shereen Shabnam Ever since I bought a home in Spain, visiting Andalusia, a Moorish empire named for Al-Andalus (Arabic for “land of the west”) has always been top of my agenda to immerse myself in the history and character of the Iberian Peninsula. My last Andalusian road adventure lasted three... Continue Reading →

Top five places to visit in the UAE

Shereen Shabnam As a Lifestyle, Travel and Motoring journalist, I spend a substantial amount of time on the road and recently, I decided to do my test drives with a purpose and with the aim of getting to a new or attraction around the different Emirates. Below are some of my favourite places in the... Continue Reading →

Return to Budapest

Shereen Shabnam After a few delightful days in Prague, we took a train to Budapest to experience the city’s rich history, natural sites and their thermal springs.  I expected my second visit to Budapest to be an adventure going into areas not discovered in my first trip but I was drawn once again into doing... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Vibrant Kathmandu

The Charming city of Nepal By Shereen Shabnam Exploring the city and outskirts of Kathmandu is an exciting and an intoxicating experience for visitors from around the globe with bustling streets, a large variety of flora and fauna, medieval temples and some of the best hiking and walking trails. The city has character with old... Continue Reading →

The City of Music – Nashville

By Shereen Shabnam The first thing I fell in love with in Nashville, the music city was Nashville's premier hotel, the Gaylord Opryland Resort & convention center and the beautiful guitar exhibits. I went there to attend an IT conference with Epicor and expected a simple resort but the ambience, excitement and energy of the... Continue Reading →

Pearl of the Adriatic – Dubrovnik, Croatia

By Shereen Shabnam Dubrovnik in Croatia is a city for all seasons and one of the world’s most prominent tourist destinations. Surrounded by unique medieval ramparts, Dubrovnik attracts visitors for its rich history, mild climate, traditional hospitality and its many festivals, open-air events and architectural treasures. I explored Dubrovnik, a UNESCO registered protected world heritage site... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Land of Exquisite Delights

Geneva, Switzerland By Shereen Shabnam Switzerland is an addiction – once you set foot in the country, you have to head back every year to explore a new Swiss destination and after exploring Laax, Crans Montana and revisiting Gstaad and Zermatt last year, my latest adventure took me to again to Geneva, this time as... Continue Reading →

Exploring Taiwan – The Land of Breathtaking Beauty

By Shereen Shabnam With rich cultural diversity and traditions as varied as it’s beautiful natural landscape alongside tall towers and a thriving business environment, Taiwan is full of surprises for visitors. My visit began with a tour of the Taipei 101, architecturallycreated guided with Feng Shui principles as a symbol of the evolution of technology and Asian... Continue Reading →

Spectacular Landscapes Summer in Crans-Montana

By Shereen Shabnam Veröffentlichung nur gegen Honorar und NamensnennungVues aériennes- ete soleil - Crans-Montana tourisme Valais - 2011 Omaire (PHOTO-GENIC.CH/ OLIVIER MAIRE) (PHOTO-GENIC.CH/ OLIVIER MAIRE) The Swiss Alps have so much more to offer than just winter sports and snowy mountains. The destination has visitors all year round and is just as popular in the... Continue Reading →

Top things to do in Madrid

By Shereen Shabnam With the holidays approaching, there’s no better time to start planning for your winter getaway. Madrid is one of the most celebrated and beautiful places in the world and a magnet for elite international tourism and shopping is always top of the list for Madrid visitors. My daughter has a soft spot... Continue Reading →

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