Journey of Discovery: Barcelona

By Shereen Shabnam Every time we go to our Spanish home, we try and explore a different city and Barcelona, the second-largest city in Spain has been delight for all senses from visiting cultural sites, city attractions, art venues, trying out Catalan dishes and evening tapas experiences as well as taking a cruise ship that…

The City of Music: Nashville

By Shereen Shabnam The first thing I fell in love with in Nashville, the music city was Nashville’s premier hotel, the Gaylord Opryland Resort & convention center and the beautiful guitar exhibits. I went there to attend an IT conference with Epicor and expected a simple resort but the ambience, excitement and energy of the…

A Swiss experience: Revier Hotel, Business Bay

Shereen Shabnam We love to experience authentic Swiss hospitality every year in different parts of Switzerland and recently we found a slice of this in the heart of Dubai at the Revier Hotel in Business Bay. It was perfect for a weekend getaway with the family as we got to enjoy the Swiss ambience while…

Discover the magical Canton of Vaud by road

Mountainous region’s lakes offer breathtaking scenery to nature lovers The Canton of Vaud, in the Lake Geneva region, is the perfect place to enjoy a road trip on your next holiday. With its breathtaking scenery of winding roads through the mountain valleys, it offers a natural escape from city life, for a romantic break or…

Fresh and Flavoursome: Bebabel Dubai Mall

By Shereen Shabnam While talking about cars and racing at the Autodrome one Friday afternoon, I got invited by a fellow petrolhead to try some classic levant dishes at Bebabel, located in the Dubai Mall’s new fashion avenue extension. It took me a while to find the resttaurant that is set in a stylish contemporary…

Top five places to visit in the UAE

By Shereen Shabnam As a Lifestyle, Travel and Motoring journalist, I spend a substantial amount of time on the road and recently, I decided to do my test drives with a purpose and with the aim of getting to a new or attraction around the different Emirates. Below are some of my favourite places in…

Incredible India: A sanctuary for wellness retreats

By Shereen Shabnam India has always been an interesting destination with fascinating diversity but now it is on the top of the list for tour operators and others in the industry for short breaks and wellness retreats. Regional residents always look at India for medical tourism and wellness sector. It is a multi-faceted tourist destination…

Return to Budapest

By Shereen Shabnam After a few delightful days in Prague, we took a train to Budapest to experience the city’s rich history, natural sites and their thermal springs.  I expected my second visit to Budapest to be an adventure going into areas not discovered in my first trip but I was drawn once again into…