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Africa and the Middle East

The ultimate guide to every major destination, for the elite traveler. Join us as we tour the world’s best hotels, the finest restaurants and all of the world’s leading luxury travel offerings.

Top 10 Hotels in Dubai

By Alex Martin

Dubai is the spiritual home of luxury hotels. In the last 10 years, the battle to become one of the best hotels in Dubai has been a fiercely competitive scene. This arms race has driven luxury to new levels and means the Arab state is home to a plethora of other-worldly resorts. As a result, this list of hotels included […]

The Best Spas in Cape Town

By Elite Traveler

In this latest article in an ongoing South Africa series, Elite Traveler explores the best spas in Cape Town. A massage is a perfect remedy after a long day hiking up Table Mountain or surfing the waves of the Atlantic. Unwind and rejuvenate during your Cape Town trip with these blissful spa experiences. One&Only Spa Treatment & facilities: Situated on […]

The 11 Best Hotels in Cape Town

By Elite Traveler

In this latest article in our ongoing South Africa series, Elite Traveler brings you a guide to the very best hotels in Cape Town. Whether a sumptuous bed, a spectacular view or service beyond compare – choose from our stunning selection of hotels in the cosmopolitan city. One&Only Cape Town One&Only Cape Town is a destination unto itself – an […]

A Luxury Travel Guide to Marrakech

by Holly Rubenstein Lively souks swirling with spices; mesmerizing snake charmers and belly dancers; towering minarets and ornate architecture — Marrakech is a whirlwind of color, noise and excitement in the deserts of North Africa. Morocco’s cultural melting pot, the city is influenced by a unique fusion of European, African and Arabic cultures. These days, the ancient city (which is […]

Abu Dhabi International Boat Show

October 16-19 Industry leaders and yachting aficionados from around the world gathered for the Middle East’s premier luxury yacht show in Abu Dhabi, which has been instrumental in opening the market for superyachts in the region. The event takes advantage of the area’s enormous investment in marine leisure infrastructure—sure to impress attendees. In addition to featuring superyachts over 82 feet […]

The 13 Best Restaurants in Dubai

By Lauren Hill

When it comes to deciding where to eat, in Dubai, the restaurants offerings are almost too varied to imagine. Dubai’s best restaurants serve virtually every national cuisine from around the world, including many specializing in Dubai’s own Arabic delights. While there is yet to be a Michelin-starred restaurant in Dubai, the city compensates for its lack of guide by importing chefs […]

Cape Town Good Food & Wine Show

July 1-3 Eagerly anticipated by lovers of fine food, drinkers of fine wines and all-round good-life devotees, the annual Good Food & Wine Show showcases top South African and international chefs (past events have featured, among others, Michelin-starred legends Gordon Ramsay and Giorgio Locatelli), restaurants, wines and cutting-edge trends in haute cuisine. A sumptuous wealth of interactive displays and demonstrations […]

Dubai International Boat Show

February 26 – March 2 A boat show in one of the most lucrative regions in the world, it always makes sure to attract high-end wealth and exclusive products. This is the 22nd edition of the event. Established 20 years ago, the Dubai International Boat Show has since become one of the top five international boat shows. For these five […]

The 9 Best Things to do at Night in Dubai

By Olivia Cuccaro

Known for its breathtaking architecture and unparalleled shopping scene, there is no shortage of things to do when in the UAE city of Dubai. Due to the relative conservatism of the UAE, most of Dubai’s bars and clubs are confined to hotels. However, decked out down in various hotel lower levels, or glittering up on their rooftops, you will find […]

Dubai Fountain

Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech Review

By Will Grice

Overlooked by the Atlas Mountains and nestled in 231 hectares of olive, orange and palm trees, the Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech is a holiday of two tales. Capable of offering guests enough space to relax and unwind while being only a short drive from the bustling Medina, this hotel really can offer guests the best of both worlds. When you […]