Scenic San Francisco

By Shereen Shabnam As one of the most fascinating and eclectic cities in the world, San Francisco has always drawn me in with its charm and history each time I visit my relatives. Since San Francisco’s attractions are spread out, the best way to see the attractions is to have road trips. Luckily my base…

Heaven on Earth – Picturesque Pakistan

By Shereen Shabnam Pakistan is blessed with abundant natural and dynamic landscapes with crystal clear rivers, arid deserts, lakes, waterfalls, springs and snowcapped mountains in abundance but I only realized how beautiful the country really is recently when I chanced upon some images online of the Hunza Valley and Gilgit. Visitors to this fascinating region…

Scenic Settings – Santorini, Greece

By Shereen Shabnam I fell in love with Greece from the moment I stepped out of the airport in Athens. And while each of the Islands in Greece have their own charm, Santorini still remains a favourite for regular visitors who fall in love with this crescent-shaped precious gem of the Aegean dotted with blue…

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…