Trending destinations July 2018

dnata Travel’s seasoned explorer, Rob Arrow, gives the inside track on where to go this month 


The tropical town of Luang Prabang (pictured) in Laos is one of this year’s in vogue destinations — get here before the crowds come. Explore its historic old town area, flanked by the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, which is home to UNESCO-listed colonial buildings, glittering temples, lively local markets and a few fine restaurants. 


Yes, Mexico City in Mexico is a long way to travel but there is so much to see, do and enjoy — from Mayan temples and the iconic Reforma avenue to the culture, cafés and boutiques of the brilliant Polanco district — that it’s well worth the journey. For a luxurious central base, stay at the St. Regis Mexico City.


Despite its popularity in summer (for good reason) it’s still not too late to book the Greek island of Mykonos, where spectacular scenery, heart-tugging sunsets and fabulous food abound. If you want to live life like a local here, book one of the brilliant onefinestay rental homes that afford views over the Aegean Sea. 


Dubai in summer? Yes it’s hot, humid, and the sand will scorch your feet, but summer is also by far the best time to experience some of the world’s most luxurious hotels at a price that will make you smile. I suggest the brilliant Bvlgari Resort Dubai, which has an indoor pool you can escape to when outside is too hot to handle.