Amid rolling sand dunes and under desert skies, the stunningly beautiful Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara offers an Arabian adventure brimming with wonder.
Must see locations, events and places to travel and enjoy in Asia.
A single mesmerising moment. That was all it took to realise a long-held dream. For years I had yearned to explore the far reaches of the secluded kingdom of Bhutan, locked high in the Himalaya between Tibet and India.
I stared wide-eyed at the two bridges. The first was made of bamboo and the second of rusty iron cables; both had steel wires to hold onto for support. A board read “Don’t shake the bridge”, but despite my best efforts to adhere to this instruction, it shook and swung as I walked over it.
Goa’s backwaters and hinterland are stunning, historical, authentic and still completely unchanged. Discover the nature trails by taking a guided boat tour of the area. Visualize a 360 degree picturesque scene and colourful parallel shores on either side as you experience both sunrise and sunset.
Sometimes getting the plans wrong can ruin a perfectly good holiday. Maybe it’s time to turn to professionals, experts who’ve been long and experienced enough in the business of travel, both at home and abroad, to help get those logistics right.
This erstwhile royal city wears its regal heritage with great pride— and nowhere is this more vivid than in the mighty sprawl of the massive confection of the Mysore Palace, which dominates the city skyline.
For any yogi cliques wanting to dive deeper into the practice, Ananda in the Himalayas is the perfect location. Surrounded by the vista of the Himalayas and just outside the wellness haven of Rishikesh, this luxury wellness resort provides the best in authentic yogic experiences. Read More
There’s no time to be bored this month thanks to the spectacular line-up of activities and events for all the family in Abu Dhabi
Enjoy a Bollywood Blockbuster
Bollywood chart toppers Salim and Suleiman head to the capital to celebrate Indian Independence Day with Namaste Abu Dhabi, an amazing flurry of dance moves and song. Expect a colourful, energetic series of compositions by the popular Indian duo and their troupe of dancers at Emirates Palace on 18 August. Read More
Neo-classical design, unrivalled Gulf views and outstanding service make this hotel a one-of-a-kind experience
A hospitality icon in the heart of fashionable Salmiya, each of the hotel’s 203 sea- and garden-view guestrooms and suites feature a collection of hand-selected furniture pieces and artworks, reflecting a classical European style with palatial accents.
Culture, heritage and beautiful art complement a fun-filled stay for the whole family
A ROYAL RETREAT
For a regal style stay, book into the Royal Suite, which is abundant with art. Indeed, every single piece was handpicked by the hotel’s owner. In keeping with his good taste, you’ll also enjoy stunning panoramic vistas of the Gulf of Oman and the picturesque marina.
Kids will love the Little Sailors’ summer camp running until 31 Aug. From arts and crafts to story time, painting and rock climbing, they’ll have a blast thanks to supervised activities all day long. For children aged three to eight, prices start from Dhssoo and parents can enjoy a 30 percent spa discount, a spa and gym pass and 15 percent off all F&B across the hotel with every weekly booking.
TIME FOR TEA
Make a beeline for the beautiful Arteasan, Fujairah’s only art-inspired tea room where you can indulge in High Tea afternoons. Hosted by the hotel’s dedicated tea experts, you can sample some of the exclusive Jing Tea blends. Meanwhile coffee-drinkers will love Cafe Pronto. As the emirate’s only hotel to boast an exclusive partnership with Nespresso, guests can expect perfect brews all day long in this utterly charming European bistro concept.
Ride the waves like never before on the awesome Seabreacher X – one of the world’s most advanced watercrafts. Mimicking the tail thrusts of aquatic animals, it can dive deep under the water,
roll in any direction and jump over the waves with you on board. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for the exclusive beach club inspired by the trendy hotspots of Marbella and Ibiza, which is opening soon.
Find out more about local traditions and pick up authentic souvenirs outside Canvas restaurant where a group of Emirati craftspeople showcase hand-woven baskets, jewellery holders and trinkets crafted from locally-sourced palm leaves. Also, try the catch of the day – from tiger prawns to Omani lobsters – at The Copper Lobster, which serves the best regional fare.