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#travelbetter (easier, cheaper, blingier) in Dubai or beyond

Shares 1<p>Why Emirates frequent flyer program Skywards is not your friend<p>Despite their stunning in-flight service, the Emirates frequent flyer program …

#travelbetter (easier, cheaper, blingier) in Dubai or beyond

Shares 8<p>Here at Eat Drink Stay Dubai, we love clarity – and hate bullshi*t (BS). So let’s apply that to the scourge of Dubai bloggers, foodies and …

Seven Special Touches That Make La Residence in Franschhoek, South Africa, Stand Above the Rest

<i>I can wax endlessly poetic about the winelands an hour outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Between the sumptuous landscape, luscious wineries and elegant hotels, Stellenbosch and, especially, quaint Franschhoek are veritable feasts for the senses. But just when I think I’ve seen and tasted all the</i> …

South Africa

Fully sustainable floating villas coming to UAE soon

Abu Dhabi resident Berend Lens van Rijn is looking forward to life on the water, once his floating home is built. But it won’t be a “houseboat” in …

United Arab Emirates

How early should you really arrive for your flight?

Want to start an argument? Tell your travel companion you won't be arriving two hours before your flight.<p>Go on, try it. I'll be right here.<p>This is the time of year when emptier airport terminals are making a lot of passengers question the conventional wisdom about check-in times. And no, this isn't …

The 14 Most Aggravating Types of Passengers Are...

A s a frequent flier, an encounter with a fellow passenger who irritates you is bound to happen sooner or later — and you probably already have at …

Marriott Sees a Strong 2017 With Starwood Under Its Belt

The hotel business is competitive, but <b>Marriott International</b> (NASDAQ: MAR) has been an international leader in the industry for a long time. With the company having finished its merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in late September, Marriott just finished its first full quarter with the combined …

Rotating skyscraper might rise (again) in Dubai

Units in Dynamic Tower to sell for $30M — Dramamine not included.<p>A Dubai skyscraper composed of prefabricated luxury housing units that are stacked …

Best ever: SPG Amex 35k personal and business offer

<i>Many of the listings that appear on MonkeyMiles are from companies which we receive compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products</i> …

Flying

How to earn airline miles from your Airbnb stays

If you have started to use Airbnb for some of your travelling, <b>you may have thought that you had to give up earning airline miles from your stays.</b><p>This …

American Releases Some Great Business Class Award Seats

A week ago I gave American AAdvantage a hard time over lack of premium cabin award availability <i>to anywhere</i> any time on their own American Airlines …

Abu Dhabi’s New $125 Billion Sovereign Fund Is Taking Shape

Abu Dhabi is close to finalizing the merger of two of its largest sovereign wealth funds -- Mubadala Development Co. PJSC and International Petroleum …

How To Travel In Luxury On The Cheap In 2017

This guide highlights how to book into luxury hotels and travel in style on the cheap. Whatever your budget can afford, these tips and secrets will …

What It’s Like to Live the Expat Life in Dubai

PHOTO BY SIDDHARTH SIVA<p>M.A.D., a home for kinetic art run by watchmaker Maximilian Büsser, is one of the many new noteworthy galleries in …

Exclusive Look Inside The New Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Resort In Dubai

A massive wave of new developments has hit Dubai with more than a dozen new resorts and outrageous developments opening over the next two years. Viceroy Hotel Group has recently announced their stunning Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai set to open this Spring.<p>The destination is located beachfront on the …

KLM to Use Face-Scanning for Speedier Boarding Process

KLM is testing the use of face-scanning technology in order to enhance security and speed up the boarding process at their Amsterdam (AMS) hub. …

Find the Right Travel Hacking Credit Card With This Search Tool

Play the game right, and you can use credit cards to score free travel. This is commonly called travel hacking, and if you have no idea where to …

Credit Cards

Frequent Flyer, You Don't Deserve A Status Match!

Nothing gets a certain set of frequent flyers more excited than a status match. For those unfamiliar with the term, a status match is where your …

Earn Star Alliance Gold With EgyptAir Plus Family Account

Last week, AwardWallet shared an interesting finding on an often overlooked Star Alliance loyalty program: EgyptAir’s Plus program has a unique …

7 great activities to make your Abu Dhabi holiday unforgettable

The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, is richer but more understated than it’s more well known neighbour, Dubai. The city itself is …

Are Airport Lounges Worth the Cost?

Airport lounges can provide a haven of quiet amid evermore crowded airports, but they don’t come cheap.<p>Lounges are privately operated hospitality …

Melia Dubai: Enjoy the exquisite Spanish luxury in Dubai!

<b>Melia Dubai</b> is the first Spanish five star hotel in Dubai, and it's unique location close to the heart of the original Dubai makes it even more …

3 Days in Dubai

For a relatively small country, the <b>United Arab Emirates</b> packs quite a punch. The capital city is Abu Dhabi, but Dubai is where it’s happening. In …

The Billion-Dollar Concept That Makes Dubai More Like Venice

The Dubai Water Canal is an engineering feat that will soon become an enticing attraction for locals and tourists<p>From its towering skyscrapers to its infamously expansive shopping malls—which house everything from indoor ski mountains to aquariums—Dubai seems to have truly internalized the notion …

Skyscrapers

5 swank Dubai resorts for the beach lover

Pick your paradise<p>Often unfairly dismissed as too glossy, artificial and blingy, and with nothing to do beyond malls, Dubai can surprise you, if you …

Travel

Burj Khalifa: is the world’s tallest building worth the hype? | Travel Feature

The Burj by numbers<p>As the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa boasts some pretty impressive numbers. It’s 828m tall and it took over 110,000 …

Iconic Dubai: The Best Sites to See From the Sky

Dubai, a city built up from the sand grains of the Gulf desert is iconic for a reason. There are few places in the world where you can rub shoulders …