Travel Guides

Get the most from your next big adventure thanks to our edit of the very best places to stay, sights to see, and activities to try at these popular holiday destinations.

Maldives Insider travel guide 2019

Maldives
Kick off your shoes and get set to unwind, as barefoot bliss is synonymous with a visit to this spectacular 1,200-island archipelago. Expect a surfeit of powder-white sand beaches, azure waters and palm-fringed atolls home to vibrant marine life. A dream destination where you can switch off and succumb to the charm of Mother Nature, there’s something for everyone here. Whether you’re looking for a 21st century Robinson Crusoe experience or fully immersive indulgence, our hand-picked collection of standout resorts will ensure you find your Maldivian mojo.

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Dubai
Home to a host of record-breaking attractions set between the golden coast and the desert dunes, it’s easy to understand why Dubai is one of the most popular destinations on the planet (it’s the fourth most visited city in the world, according to Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index). In this guide, we take you on a journey of discovery, so you can plan your very own Arabian adventure…

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Abu Dhabi
The largest of the seven emirates and theUAE capital, Abu Dhabi is anchored by its island city and offers a wealth of attractions that draw visitors from around the world. Culture reigns supreme, from the awe-inspiring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to art icon Louvre Abu Dhabi and it’s also a hotspot for thrills and spills, with exciting theme parks and plenty of outdoor adventures to enjoy. Explore the emirate from its historic heartland out of the golden dunes of the Empty Quarter to get the inside track on why this world-class destination is in the must-see list…

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Oman
The oldest independent state in the Arab world, Oman is famous for its natural beauty, rich culture and ancient history. From the majestic Al Hajr Mountains to the sparkling sea, the Sultanate’s landscape draws adventure seekers near and far. Delve into the tapestry of sights, including the largest sand desert in the Arabian Peninsula ( The Empty Quarter), sample local fare and stay in style at at your pick of the country’s growing list of luxury hotels and resorts. From Musandam to Salalah, our insider guide will help you curate your perfect trip in this captivating country…

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Weddings & Honeymoons
Planning your wedding is meant to be one of the most exciting times of your life, but with so many great venues and honeymoon destinations on the doorstep, narrowing down your options can be overwhelming at times. The good news is we’re here to help. Inside this guide, we spotlight a selection of coveted venues in Dubai and beyond, highlighting exactly the type of ceremony you could have there. Plus we’ve drawn on our travel know-how to compile an in-depth on where to spend your first holiday as a married couple. So whatever romance means to you, you’re sure to feel inspired. All that’s left to say is “congratulations!”

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The Pointe
Welcome to the guide previewing one of the most eagerly awaited destinations in Dubai. The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah features over 70 unique dining, retail and entertainment outlets, making it a one-stop destination for residents and tourists in the city. Located 5km out to sea, across the bay from Atlantis, The Palm, the promenade offers stunning views of one of Dubai’s most iconic locations, while a spectacular, choreographed fountain (to be installed this year) further enhances its status as a must-visit attraction. In the pages that follow, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about The Pointe, including reviews, interviews and the inside story on this vibrant new destination.

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