Land of Exquisite Delights – Geneva, Switzerland

Switzerland is an addiction – once you set foot in the country, you have to head back every year to explore a new Swiss destination and after exploring Laax, Crans Montana and revisiting Gstaad and Zermatt last year, my latest adventure took me to again to Geneva, this time as a base to head to…

Eclectic Poland

By Shereen Shabnam Poland is an European treasure that remained off the radar of most intrepid travelers in the past but not anymore. The Poland of today is filled with global influences alongside long-standing local traditions. Polish culture and history runs deep from medieval times to wars but it is the picturesque natural wonders, the…

Scandinavian Beauty & Flair: Nordic experiences in Norway

By Shereen Shabnam Exploring the area of the Northern lights and the midnight sun is on the bucket list of every traveler and Norway is home to this and some of mother nature’s most scenic landscapes of towering mountains, rolling green hills and dark cobalt waters. Bergen is possibly my favourite area – On reaching…

Natural Perfection: Sun Siyam Iru Fushi – Maldives

By Shereen Shabnam There are very few countries in the world that come close to the beauty of my home country Fiji Islands and theRepublic of Maldives is one of few that does come close. Located in the Indian Ocean, Maldives has 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls with almost 400,000 inhabitants. We…

Khalifa City will be home to Forsan Central Mall

A new Mall in the heart of Khalifa City Line Investments & Property LLC, the shopping mall development and management arm of Lulu Group International, introduces Forsan Central Mall as an all-in-one shopping, dining and entertainment destination set to open in August 2020. Designed around the concept of a bamboo forest with a restful ‘garden…

Bustling Bursa

By Shereen Shabnam My first ever introduction to Bursa came when we were installing a travelling exhibition in the local science centre and my colleagues mentioned how cold it was there. It was then we realised that Turkey had it’s very own winter wonderland and months later I set out to experience the snow myself…

Destination Istanbul

By Shereen Shabnam Recently we had a sneak peak into the grand plans for expansion of the new Istanbul Airport as Turkish Airlines revealed its ambitious growth plans for the coming year. After exploring the city, a stop at the Turkish Airlines head office took us back to history when the Airline began its journey…

Pristine Paradise – Gstaad

By Shereen Shabnam During a recent Switzerland trip, we explored numerous parts of the country before venturing to Gstaad, which is a playground for holidaymakers who prefer a touch of exclusivity for their holiday experiences in a unique landscape that is full of tradition, sports, delectable cuisine and culture. Gstaad is known as a major ski…

Destination of choice – Laax, Switzerland

By Shereen Shabnam Switzerland is always a good idea as there are so many destinations within the country that have different attractions and vibes. One such place is Laax, a family-friendly haven dedicated to alpine adventures but offering more than just skiing. The area comprises the village of Laax, together with Salums, Cons, Laax Murschetg,…

Top things to do in Madrid

By Shereen Shabnam With the holidays approaching, there’s no better time to start planning for your winter getaway. Madrid is one of the most celebrated and beautiful places in the world and a magnet for elite international tourism and shopping is always top of the list for Madrid visitors. My daughter has a soft spot…