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,…

Modest fashion made easy with Sakinah Scarves

Easy to use comfortable scarves launch by Malaysian brand Sakinah Malaysia’s visionary entrepreneur known for introducing exquisite products to the Gulf, Sakinah Sheikh Osman will be launching her new modest fashion brand, Sakinah for the modern and on the go powerful and glamorous women looking for traditional yet timeless easy to manage scarves. The ambitious…

EXCEPTIONAL HOSPITALITY AND FAMILY TRADITIONS – WHITE STALLION RANCH

By Shereen Shabnam As the world gets more accessible to travellers, destinations sought are no longer just limited to beaches and cities. Highlands, cruises, ranches are becoming more popular and our current favourite is the White Stallion Ranch. The personal touch and hospitality of this traditional dude ranch is carefully blended with the service and…

Pure Indulgence

DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Reserva del Higuerón   By Shereen Shabnam This has been a year of exploring my adopted country Spain and during a road trip, we stayed at the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Reserva del Higueron, belonging to the Hilton brandfamily. The first thing that greeted me at the…

EXCEPTIONAL HOSPITALITY AND FAMILY TRADITIONS WHITE STALLION RANCH

By Shereen Shabnam As the world gets more accessible to travellers, destinations sought are no longer just limited to beaches and cities. Highlands, cruises, ranches are becoming more popular and our current favourite is the White Stallion Ranch. The personal touch and hospitality of this traditional dude ranch is carefully blended with the service and…

Rose Park Hotel – Al Barsha

By Shereen Shabnam Inspired from past success in hospitality and the enviable reputation for delivering excellence in guest service over the last 10 years, the award-winning Rose International Hotels Management recently introduced us to the Rose Park Hotel in Al Barsha. Over a sumptuous lunch, Thameem Razick, Director of Sales & Marketing at Rose Hotels…