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New seaside resort in Qatar

Those of you planning a trip to Qatar may want to check out Qatar’s first leisure destination Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, which has now opened following a major renovation.

“We are pleased to be finally showcasing our meticulously restored resort to visitors and families. Our valued guests now have the chance to experience the distinctive seaside location, lavishly modern furnishing and fixtures, and overhauled facilities, while enjoying our world-class amenities and signature services.” said Mr. Nawaf Ali Al Obaidly, General Manager for Sealine Beach.

For booking please click here.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 October 2016 19:58

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Amaneesa restaurant reopens for the winter at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

Amaseena, the outdoors restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, is reopening for the winter season on October 6 2016. With the onset of pleasant weather in Dubai, guests will be able to enjoy delicious authentic Arab dishes under the stars.

Located in the heart of Dubai Marina, just a few steps from the famous JBR Walk, every Wednesday and Thursday evening Chef Rami hosts "the taste of the Arab world" in which the dishes of a specific region are offered.

Dishes popular in the Middle East are offered throughout the week which diners can enjoy while being entertained by the sound of live music and dance performances.

Timings: from 5 pm until late every evening
· Dh150 for buffet cold and hot mezze and shawarma
· Dh 295 for the full buffet including seafood (lobsters, shrimp and salmon)
· Dual live performance six nights a week from Tuesday to Sunday
· Belly dance every Wednesday and Thursday

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 October 2016 11:30

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Family friendly Hotel Banana Island, Doha

Stay at the five star Banana Island Resort with your children. Only 10 minutes from Doha city centre. Enjoy water sports and fine dining at this alcohol free resort.

For booking please click here.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 September 2016 12:11

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Immerse yourself in olives in Mallorca, Spain

If you are planning a trip to Mallorca visit the Sóller Valley which has a long history of producing olive oil. Guests staying at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa can discover its many benefits and sample a bespoke olive oil, ‘Olis Sóller’ created especially for the hotel, thanks to a unique collaboration with local producer ‘Cooperativa de Sóller.’

The cultivation of olives and creation of olive oil is deeply rooted in the history of the Sóller Valley and Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa weaves in elements of the local produce across the hotel.

As part of the ‘Unique Experiences’ program foodies can arrange to go behind the scenes and discover how it’s made at the local ‘Cooperativa de Sóller.’ During the tour, guests can gain an understanding of the olive oil making process from the picking to the pressing and also sample different oils, all pressed at the cooperative.

The Talise Spa at the hotel offers an exclusive body scrub treatment which uses crushed olive stones for exfoliation together with a pure olive oil body wrap and massage enriched with vitamin E.

A key component of the Mediterranean diet, the ‘Olis Sóller’ is available for guests to try in all the restaurants. It adds a delicate flavor to food, perfect for green salads, seasonal vegetables, pasta, risotto, seafood, meat or can simply be drizzled onto bread to fully savor the taste. The oil will also be offered to guests as a special in-room amenity to take home, complete with an explanation of the history of olive oil and its importance to Spanish trade.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2016 22:57

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Ten spas to spoil yourself in

Fancy a sand based exfoliation, or a rose steam bath, or a honey massage, or a zero gravity experience? These exotic spa treatments and many more are all available to the discerning traveler who is willing to get pampered at any one of 20 Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts around the world that are introducing new spa treatments with a local flavor.

Here is a sample of what to expect at 10 luxury spas around the world.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre: The Desert Reviver treatment involves a stimulating sand-based exfoliation, followed by a hot-stone massage and ending with a cooling ritual that brings to mind a dip in the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain: Her Secret Sanctuary, features a series of age-old traditions, including the rose steam bath and black olive and lavender soap cleanse.

The Ritz-Carton, Moscow: organic Siberian honey is used as the basis for the Moscow Honey Treatment which includes a therapeutic full body massage using golden honey.

The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna: fragrant rose geranium and sweet orange oils are used to both calm and harmonize the mind, while moisturizing the skin.

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami: the Tequesta Ritual is a Native American detoxifying ceremony to purify and balance the body and mind with a cleansing algae wrap followed by a relaxing massage.

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota: The Citrus Scrub offers a full body exfoliation featuring apricot and orange oils and a sumptuous application of orange infused cream to complete the Florida journey.

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay (near San Francisco), California: the Pumpkin Facial utilizes a nourishing pumpkin enzyme masque.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island: guests can relax under the therapeutic benefits of zero gravity with a Heaven in Hammock massage.

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans: the Voodoo Massage evokes the magical and mystical soul of New Orleans by using aromas of incense and voodoo chants to set the mood.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Georgia: The Oconee Rain Vichy shower treatment uses the therapeutic benefits of water which the Creek Indians from the region believe, “washes everything new again”.

“The Ritz-Carlton Spa concept is designed to extend even more of the unique and personal opportunities for wellness and indigenous experiences that our guests and global travelers seek,” stated Hervé Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Whether you are into voodoo chants or fancy yourself covered in honey or pumpkin paste, you will have a memorable experience.

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 May 2016 17:35

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Elaf Group's Makkah and Madinah hotels popular at ATM Dubai

The Elaf Group of Saudi Arabia has revealed its successful participation at the recently concluded edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM 2016) in Dubai. The group showcased its hotels located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, especially its properties in Makkah, Madinah and Jeddah - catering to visitors performing their Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages. The company also showcased its current range of travel packages and services, which received wide interest and strong response from attendees at the four-day event.

Ziad Bin Mahfouz, CEO of Elaf Group said, “We are very pleased with the positive results that we received from our participation at this year’s ATM.”
During their participation, the Elaf Group featured their current selection of hotels across Makkah Al Mokarama like the Elaf Al Mashaer, Elaf Al Salam, Elaf Ajyad, Elaf Bakkah, Elaf Kinda and Elaf Mina. The group also offered their hotels in Al Madina Al Monawara through the Elaf Taiba, Elaf Al Bustan, Elaf Al Nakheel, Elaf Meshal Al Salam and Elaf Meshal Al Madina.

The Elaf Group also has a five-star hotel in Jeddah, which is located at the Red Sea Mall and another under construction 5 star plus Elaf Hotel Galleria that will be opening on Tahlia street in the very near future.

Elaf hotels are quite popular among Hajj and Umrah pilgrims as they are located close to the holy mosques in both Makkah and Madinah.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 May 2016 18:16

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