The Perfect Escape: Destination Malta

Located in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta is known for its beautiful beaches, dramatic cliffs and stunning landscapes. During my last few visits to Malta, I found it to be a land rich in culture, nature, history and gastronomy, offering visitors a wide selection of tourist attractions. The Maltese islands has something for every... Continue Reading →

Turkish Airlines increases flight frequencies from major UAE cities to Istanbul to boost connectivity

Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline, plans to increase flight frequencies to Istanbul from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. The airline is reinforcing connectivity in response to growing customer demand with more travel confidence and the easing of international travel protocols. The added flights will offer customers with more flexibility. Currently,... Continue Reading →

Turkish Hospitality: Rixos Bab Al Bahr

Shereen Shabnam Located on the pristine beach of Al Marjan Island, Rixos Bab Al Bahr has an all-inclusive concept that has proven to be a success with both local and international visitors. The ‘All inclusive – All Exclusive’ stay at Rixos Bab al Bahr is a signature offering from Rixos Hotels, who are experts in... Continue Reading →

Artful Living: The Dolder Grand

Shereen Shabnam After a few days exploring new parts of Switzerland, I took a two-day respite at the iconic Dolder Grand.  With spectacular views of the alps and Lake Zurich, the Dolder Grand, renowned as Zurich’s most prestigious address since 1899, is a city resort atop a hill with close proximity to beautiful nature and... Continue Reading →

AL HASHAR TRAVEL ADOPTS AMADEUS TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE ITS CUSTOMER OFFERING

Al-Hashar Tourism and Travels LLC, one of the most established travel agency in Oman, has selected  Amadeus technology to offer its customers a range of new technology-driven solutions. The multi-year partnership with Amadeus will deliver increased productivity, optimized customer service, and time-saving reporting solutions. Muslim Mahmood Mohammad Ahmed, General Manager of Al-Hashar Travel, said: “Our... Continue Reading →

Life Imitating Art: Barcelona

By Shereen Shabnam Every time we go to our Spanish home, we try and explore a different city and Barcelona, the second-largest art infused city in Spain has been delight for all senses from visiting cultural sites, city attractions, art venues, trying out Catalan dishes and evening tapas experiences as well as taking a cruise... Continue Reading →

Magnificent Manchester

By Shereen Shabnam Manchester has become a common destination for our trips to UK recently as our child goes to university an hour away from this bustling city. It is full of surprises with a diverse range of retail offering, a cutting-edge music scene, historic sites and of course world-class football games. Architecture in this... Continue Reading →

Jaunt to Johannesburg

Shereen Shabnam Johannesburg as a tourist destination has much to offer and should certainly be on the itinerary of any visitor to South Africa because of the vibrant culture and many interesting local attractions. My first visit to Johannesburg was on the way to a game farm out of city and looking at the diverse... Continue Reading →

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 →

EXPO 2020 DUBAI CELEBRATES MALAYSIA DAY

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 →

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