DINING

Brunch in Dubai – Feasts of Flavour

Brunch in Dubai has become something of an institution for residents and an essential bucket list wish for most tourists. What began several years ago as an unlimited buffet style lunch, generally served on Fridays from noon to four, has evolved into a decadent indulgence of gourmet cuisine generously washed...
DINING

North Deck: A Landmark for Luxury

An institution in Dubai, Burj Al Arab has been generating headlines the world over since its very inception. Fifteen years on from its opening, and its reputation as one of the most luxurious hotels in the world is firmly assured. Looking ahead, ambitious plans for the hotel include the addition...
CULTURE

UAE’s Pearl Culture – National treasure

Long before the discovery of oil, pearls were an important source of wealth for the people of the United Arab Emirates. During the 18th and early 19th centuries, pearl divers would sail for four months at a time, working from sunrise to sunset, scouring the depths of the Gulf waters...
ACTIVITIES

Dubai’s Best Spas This Time of Year

While it’s always comforting to fall back on the beauty habits we’ve come to know and trust, a fresh approach to your routine can make all the difference. Fortunately in a city as fast paced as Dubai the landscape is known to change on a regular basis with new resorts...
SHOPPING

Shopping Destionation: BurJuman Mall

While Dubai is certainly home to its fair share of glitzy new malls, for many residents, BurJuman is still among of the city’s most treasured shopping destinations. One of the emirate’s first retail complexes, having opened in 1992, the property has remained a vibrant part of the city’s historic Bur...
SHOPPING

Technology is order of the day – but not as you may think

Rob Nicholas, MD of Concierge, shares his thoughts on Baselworld 2016 Fewer novelties and real world application appear to be the order of the day across Baselworld 2016. While we are used to seeing innovation demonstrated as a hallmark of brands in various limited-edition timepieces, often with new calibers and...
SHOPPING

Time for a change?

Concierge MD, Rob Nicholas, reports from Baselworld 2016 Queuing for entry into Hall 1 of Basel Watch Fair this morning reminded me of scenes from the start line of the London marathon, with hundreds of competitors bunched together waiting for the crack of the starter’s pistol. Attendees at the ready...
DINING

Unique Dining Experiences in Dubai

With over 200 nationalities contributing to Dubai’s eclectic culinary scene, the city certainly isn’t short on choice of cuisine, but as an emirate well known for its love of unique dining experiences, there may be times when a traditional meal out just isn’t enough. Enter Dubai’s burgeoning wave of concept dining...
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