Opulent, bustling and bold — Dubai, the jewel of the United Arab Emirates, is not to be outshined. By Rina Chandarana. Dubai rises above the golden desert and the hazy waters of the Persian Gulf. Beyond its shiny façade, the decidedly global city is an inviting combination of both eastern traditions and western modernity worthy of exploration.
Beauty, spas, baths… oh my! Go in search of the world’s best places for pampering and blissful beauty sourced right from the earth’s natural resources. A journey to these alluring destinations will leave you glowing inside and out.
Just a day or two is all you need to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this bustling metropolis. By Maya Vandenberg Sights Though Dubai is a relatively young city and has only blossomed to its present-day glory in the past 30 years or so, there is certainly no shortage of things to do and see. When Burj Khalifa opened in 2010, it superseded the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab as the new icon of Dubai and claimed the title of the world’s tallest building, standing at an impressive and vertigo-inducing 2,717 feet high. It also boasts the world’s […]
Do the winter holidays have you looking for more ways to celebrate this year? We’ve gathered some of our favorite, less traditional winter festivals around the world for you to include in your winter travel. This article originally appeared on Ker & Downy on October 29, 2013. It has been updated to reflect festival dates for 2017. Spain Madrid Christmas Markets – End of November – December What better way to celebrate Christmas that at one of the many Christmas markets all over the world? With over 100 stalls selling holiday treats and Christmas wares in Plaza Mayor, located in […]
Several members of the Ker & Downey family recently returned from a trip to the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Our regional sales manager Wazha Dube recalls his journey and the luxury properties that welcomed him along the way. On my most recent FAM trip I spent two weeks enjoying the opulence, thrills, and adventures that exist in Dubai and South Africa. Arriving in Dubai, I spent my first two nights at the Armani Hotel located in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The modern hotel’s minimal opulence in design and bare tones offer a distinct but discreet […]