Entries tagged: United Arab Emirates

Where to Go Middle East 2020

Where to Go Middle East 2020

The options of what to see in the Middle East 2020 are endless. The region is brimming with history, culture, and lots of interesting activities perfect for travelers seeking a mix of the modern and ancient past. Whether its the forward-moving cities you are seeking, delicious food, or outdoor adventure, Ker & Downey can help you handcraft a Middle Eastern experience that suits all your needs.

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Dubai: City of Gold

Dubai: City of Gold

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.

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True Romance

True Romance

Planning a destination wedding, unforgettable honeymoon or special getaway for two? We’ve searched the globe for the most pristine beaches, private hideaways and the coziest fireplaces to curl up to with your love. Here are 10 of our favorite amorous escapes. Unique Retreats Kingston Tree House at Ivory Lodge, Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa The Kingston Tree House at Ivory Lodge is the perfect marriage of secluded safari getaway and modern luxury to inspire hopeless romantics and adventurers alike. Each morning, you head out on an early game drive with your guide and tracker in search of the Big […]

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Ker & Downey Favorites to Add to Your Own It List

Ker & Downey Favorites to Add to Your Own It List

Travel + Leisure has released its annual It List, and not surprisingly it includes some of our can’t-miss favorites from across the globe. Travel with Ker & Downey means custom journeys that don’t just include the world’s best places to rest your head, but feature jaw-dropping experiential moments you’ll keep on your own personal “best of” list for a lifetime. Start curating your own collection of destinations and experiences by contacting us now. Mara Toto Masai Mara, Kenya Perfect for ardent safari-goers and Africa-newbies alike, modern comforts and authentic encounters define this lovely Great Plains camp. Mara Toto is a […]

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Ker & Downey’s 8 Ultimate Gifts

Ker & Downey’s 8 Ultimate Gifts

Go way outside the box and spoil your loved ones with the gift of epic, experiential travel. Whether there’s outdoor adventure or a quiet hideaway on their list, our picks will wow them. There’s something for everyone in every corner of the big, beautiful world, only from Ker & Downey. Teeing off from a sheer cliff face 1,400 feet above a green shaped like Africa… It’s the stuff a golfer’s dreams are made of, and it’s only found at The Legend Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa’s Limpopo. This spectacle of glitter, color, feathers, and lots of skin is […]

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Exploring the Best of Dubai & South Africa

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 […]

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Stunning Sights of the Modern Persian Gulf

Soaring skyscrapers and architectural marvels define the next generation of opulence and visual art in today’s Persian Gulf region. Set off on Ker & Downey’s Sands of Arabia journey and travel to Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates for a glimpse at the culture, rich history, cutting-edge design, and futuristic innovation of these shimmering cities through experiential travel. Doha, Qatar – The Islamic Museum of Art Designed by Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei, the designer of the Louvre Pyramid, the Islamic Museum of Art stands on an artificial island adjacent to Doha’s port. Pei spent a great deal of […]

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