• Gone with the girls

    Gone With The Girl...

    Via ferrata, Italy Desperately Seeking Adventure runs active trips for small groups of women of all ages – the oldest participant so far was 72! It specialises in via Ferrata (Italian for “iron...

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  • ICE, ICE, BABY

    Ice, Ice, Baby

    Not many would expect the experience of potential frostbite to be therapeutic, but then again cryotherapy isn’t your average treatment. A non-surgical cosmetic therapy, it uses extremely cold temp...

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  • A SHAMROCK IN THE GARDEN CITY

    A Shamrock In The ...

    The Irish consume on average 131.1 litres of beer per year, making Ireland the second highest per-capita country in consumption after the Czech Republic. So, it is no surprise that many of the UAE’s...

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  • NEW ZEALAND:   LIVING UP TO THE HYPE

    New Zealand: Liv...

    New Zealand is one of those countries that I never gave much thought about until I arrived here in the UAE. With so many friends and acquaintances from Auckland and Wellington on the North Islan...

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  • IN FULL BLOOM

    In Full Bloom

    A city of steel architecture and an ultra-modern landscape with a desert environment that severely limits gardening options, Dubai can’t really be thought of as green. So it was nothing short of mar...

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  • WHERE TO TRAVEL IN 2018

    Where To Travel In...

    T here are many fantastic places to visit around the world – some coveted, some underrated, and some just plain tourist traps. But wherever you choose, heading to new destinations helps you escape...

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  • A COOL CLASSIC

    A Cool Classic

    The Shangri-La Dubai, situated on Sheikh Zayed Road, has become a classic bolthole for both business and leisure travellers. Just a few minutes from Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and ...

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  • THE STORY OF SHANGRI-LA

    The Story Of Shang...

    The Shangri-La story began in 1971 in another great city which has become world-famous for its hospitality – Singapore. The term “Shangri-La” originated in the James Hilton's novel Lost Horiz...

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  • FANTASY LAND

    Fantasy Land

    Go big or go home is an idiom that Dubai lives solemnly by, as is evidenced by the 139 world records it holds including the world’s tallest building, the world’s largest mall – and now the wor...

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