Rhodes W1 Dubai

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Gary Rhodes was on TV a lot when I was growing up; to this day, his face, complete with trademark spiky hair, is one of the first that comes to mind with the phrase ‘celebrity chef’. His Step-by-Step Cooking (2001) was one of the first cookbooks I bought to prevent me wreaking havoc in my... Read more »

La Ville Hotels and Suites CITY WALK

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Sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees, the saying goes, and sometimes you miss out on the spectacular skyline when you’re standing in the urban forest of towering edifices that make up Dubai’s downtown area. Fortunately, just ten minutes drive from downtown, the Marriott group have recently opened the boutique La Ville Hotels... Read more »

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai Hotel and Resort

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“They are so beautiful that they would grace the entrance to Paradise.” Michelangelo said about Ghiberti’s doors for the Florence Baptistery. Grand entrances do make a lasting impression. It is the first impression of a venue which lays the way to the whole experience, like a glorious wrapping paper with an equally enchanting gift inside... Read more »

St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

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Crystal clear coastline sparkling against a soft white sand beach makes the St Regis Saadiyat Island stand out amongst the throngs of 5-star hotels within Abu Dhabi. The entrée to this Middle East trip was the first class Etihad apartments which took us from London to Abu Dhabi with billionaire-lifestyle amenities one would only dream... Read more »