Burj Al Arab

SNC-Lavalin CEO won’t settle for less than ‘No. 1’

There was a time when many investors believed SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. would have a tough time emerging from a damaging corruption crisis that battered the engineering firm's reputation and shredded its market value.<p>What started as a surprise disclosure of $56-million worth of undocumented payments …

Dubai

Tourism spending in UAE forecast to rise to $56bn by 2022

Dubai Chamber analysis says new mega projects coming to market will drive the growth

Tourism

First time Dubai: top tips for your first visit to the city of gold

Lara Brunt<p>Lonely Planet Writer<p>Prepare yourself for a city of extremes: Dubai is home to the world's tallest building, the most gargantuan mall and the largest indoor ski slope. There are restaurants from just about every nation on the planet; beaches where both the bikini- and burka-clad relax; and …

Travel

A local's guide to Dubai - Earth's Attractions

<i>Dubai is famous across the globe, and that’s no surprise considering what it has to offer to its visitors. Here is a complete travel guide to Dubai</i> …

Travel

Egypt team doctor: Mohamed Salah not injured in loss to Uganda

Photo by Aminah Babirye<p><b>Egyptian team doctor Mohamed El-Ela revealed that Mohamed Salah was not injured during the national team match against Uganda,</b> …

Mohamed Salah

22 of the Most Expensive Vacations You Can Take

The Pikaia Lodge in Ecuador<p>Pay homage to evolution with a stay on Darwin’s favorite archipelago, the Galapagos. The Pikaia Lodge was “designed for …

Hotels

This Lavish Dubai Villa Comes With its own Nightclub

Set to cost somewhere around $54.5 million (AED $200 million), this spectacular 11-bedroom villa is probably the ultimate party pad in Dubai, with …

Luxury

Virtual reality: the Middle East mall of the future

Digital innovation is revolutionising the retail landscape in the Middle East - and not only online

Middle East

Zaha Hadid’s Leeza SOHO Tower Construction Pictures

The Zaha Hadid Architects studio just revealed pictures of the construction of the Leeza SOHO Tower the Beijing, that will be high of 207 meters in …

Architecture

This 11-Bedroom Dubai Villa Includes a Nightclub

The 46,000-square-foot house was built in 2007<p>Listing of the Day<p><b>Location:</b> Dubai, UAE<p><b>Price:</b> AED $200 million (US$54.5 million)<p>This 11-bedroom villa is …

Luxury

Extreme weather in the UAE: Tales of sun, sand and even snow

The UAE is a haven for holidaymakers seeking a break from gloomy skies, central heating and hopping about to avoid puddles. However, residents who …

Weather

Explore These Digitally-Created Abandoned Islands by Brazilian Designer Fabio Araujo

Abu Dhabi-based Brazilian designer and artist Fábio Araujo has a fascination with abandoned places – the mystery of where the man made clashes with …

Dubai

F1 car does donuts on top of a skyscraper

Back in 2013, Red Bull Racing and former driver David Coulthard got together in Dubai to do exactly that.<p>Coulthard performed several donuts on the …

Sport (Australia)

As IHG Says 'Me-Too' To Cancellation Penalties, How Travelers Can Fight Back

In June, Marriott International announced a new 48-hour cancellation policy, with a one-night payment penalty if you didn’t cancel before then. In July, Hilton followed with their own 48-hour (and in some cases 72-hour) cancellation.<p>(Full disclosure, I own stock in Hilton Hotels.)<p>At the time of the …

Hospitality

Dubai: Where to stay, where to eat, what to do

Dubai is known for its malls, restaurants and resorts, it is a playground for anyone who is looking to indulge in the good life. And you could almost …

Luxury

Dubai's top 10 landmarks and future icons - in pictures

Anyone with the vaguest interest in buildings, their structures or iconic landmarks cannot fail to be impressed with what's on offer in Dubai.<p>From …

Architecture

Human Ken doll celebrates birthday with special ‘cat eye’ lift

This is the moment a plastic surgery fan dubbed ‘the Human Ken Doll’ took a selfie film — while doctors performed an operation to give him eyes like …

Lifestyle

'Big hunt' for Russian hackers, but no obvious election link

MOSCOW — Pyotr Levashov appeared to be just another comfortable member of Russia's rising middle-class — an IT entrepreneur with a taste for upmarket …

Russia

Fun & Adventure in Dubai - 9 Activities to Try

With its towering skyscrapers, fast cars and glitz and glam, one could be forgiven for thinking Dubai’s limited in what it offers the more …

Travel

8 cool things to do in Dubai

If I say that Dubai is a cool destination I am sure many people agree. Some went there a few times, saw the emirate evolving. Some want to go there …

Luxury

Why a humble fish shack attracts Dubai's high rollers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Big and blingy is not always best in Dubai .<p>While the glitz thrusts further skyward or deeper into the Arabian Gulf, one humble fish restaurant in the shadow of the luxury Burj Al Arab skyscraper hotel bucks the trend.<p>Bu Qtair peddles simple seafood and fresh fish cooked in its famous …

Travel

The Best Hotel Credit Card just got Better

Posted By Jon Nickel-D'Andrea on Jul 15, 2017 | 1 comment<p>Everyone has their favorite credit card, but some credit cards do provide a ton of value. We …

Dubai

Dubai: Live Life, The Sultan Way - TRAVELLER

Dubai is one of the most popular seven emirates that makes the famous United Arab Emirates. The country is favorite of many because of its man-made …

Travel

9 unique restaurants in Dubai

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dubai is known for show-stopping style -- and its diverse restaurant scene is no different.<p>Eat out in the emirate and you'll be faced with virtually every cuisine under the sun, not to mention some novel environs. These nine restaurants all offer a unique dining experience as well as fine …

Travel

The world's top 20 city skylines

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're a regular CNN reader you'll know we love the inner workings of city life.<p>Rowdy food courts, thumping nightclubs, a tranquil art gallery ... these things are the lifeblood of any major metropolis. But sometimes you have to step back to appreciate things from afar.<p>We've put together …

Dubai

Take a peek at Dubai's most extravagant hotels

<b>(CNN) —</b> In October 2016, Dubai reached another milestone, crossing 100,000 hotel rooms in the emirate. Not one to rest on its laurels, there are plans to construct another 30,000 by the end of 2018. If Dubai reaches that figure, it will be giving Las Vegas a run for its money.<p>In the emirate, as is …

Hotels

Review: World’s Highest High Tea at Burj Khalifa, Atmosphere

<i>In the interest of full disclosure, Monkey Miles earns compensation through affiliate links and referrals. You do not have to use them, but we</i> …

Luxury

7 Epic Things to do in Dubai on a Luxury Holiday

<b>Dubai is the very epitome of luxury. From the majestic and awe-inspiring Burj Al Arab, to the incredible world’s highest restaurant At.Mosphere,</b> …

Luxury

Modern Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Modern Buildings Photos | Architectural Digest

Designed by such starchitects as Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava, these buildings are influenced by the shapely curves found on yachts and boats of all shapes and sizes<p>1/8<p><b>IAC Building (New York)</b><p>2/8<p><b>Burj Al Arab (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)</b><p>3/8<p><b>Kobe Maritime Museum (Kobe, Japan)</b>

Architecture

Jumeirah Group CEO steps down for personal reasons

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai Holding hospitality company that owns Burj Al Arab, confirmed yesterday that its chief executive Stefan Leser has resigned …

United Arab Emirates