The Middle East provides a stark contrast between the modern cities of the Emirates, such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and the traditional Bedouin way of life out in the desert. A fascinating place to visit, and great for those seeking sunshine as it is guaranteed at almost any time of year.
For complete luxury and secluded privacy, nothing can compare to Bespoke Luxury Camping in Oman. With a choice of breathtaking desert, beach or mountain locations, everything is tailored entirely around the guest. You will be waited on hand and foot with a chef, host and driver provided and guests reside in luxury on proper beds. A neighbouring tent is set up next to an open fire where you can enjoy drinks and freshly prepared food in stunning surroundings.
As one of the most luxurious hotels in Dubai, the boutique One&Only The Palm certainly has a number of unique selling points. The location on the Palm Jumeirah allows guests to feel as if they are in a peaceful haven within the city. In our opinion the view at night from the hotel across the water to the skyscrapers and lights of the city is the best in Dubai.
Deep in Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter is Qasr Al Sarab, a stunning desert resort surrounded by dunes and pinky-yellow sand. This is one of the largest deserts in the world yet this hotel is located only 2 hours from the airport. Each day, different activities are offered such as archery, camel trekking, desert walks and off-road driving, so there is enough to keep everyone in the family entertained. We highly recommend the one and two-bedroomed villas that come with a private plunge pool and butler service.
On the little known Musandam Peninsula of northern Oman, Six Senses Zighy Bay resides in a secluded bay. It is most famous for the option to paraglide off the mountaintop into check-in, a truly unforgettable experience. The resort is designed in the style of an Omani village and is the perfect example of understated luxury. Each villa has its own enclosed pool and is located only a few steps from the huge sandy beach.
The famous oasis of Siwa is one of Egypt’s most isolated towns and boasts its own language and a number of mud-brick buildings. Every bump in the road on the long journey from Cairo is worth it when you arrive at the Adrere Amellal eco-lodge located on a huge salt-water lake. The lodge is unique - it's lit with candlelight instead of electricity and there are no phones or signal. In the surrounding area you can discover ancient ruins, swim in the oases and experience some of the best stargazing on earth.
The pristine waters of Egypt’s Red Sea offer a fabulous array of marine life and corals. It’s a haven for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts with beautiful angel fish, spotted parrot fish and a stunning collection of unspoilt corals. The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh is the perfect spot from which to discover the Red Sea. With a collection of beautiful suites, some have private pools, great restaurants and wonderful staff, this is the perfect place to stay to discover this beautiful coast.
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah Beach is an attractive hotel offering the care and attention Four Seasons is renowned for. Being just a short drive from the airport, Mall, city centre and overlooking the Persian Gulf makes this the perfect location.
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Located right on the beach, the Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is in a prime position in Abu Dhabi and perfect for those looking for a relaxing beach break which also offers the glitz of Abu Dhabi on its doorstep.
Al Naseem at Madinat
Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
Jumeirah Al Naseem is positioned on an endless stretch of beach, overlooking the famous Burj al Arab and adjacent to Wild Wadi Waterpark, a children’s water playground to enjoy. This beach front hotel offers an ideal setting for both families and couples.
Six Senses Zighy Bay
Musandam Peninsula, Oman
Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the Northern Peninsula of Oman, only two hours from Dubai, the closest international airport. It is set under a dramatic mountain on one side and a long sandy beach on the other.
Arabian Desert, Abu Dhabi & Dubai
Take in the best of the Middle East on this escape to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, starting with a stay an entrancing desert oasis before transferring to the secluded Al Yamm villas for a beach retreat, ending with the big city lights of Dubai.