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Middle East & Africa

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.

Middle East & Africa

Singita Pamushana Lodge

Chiredzi, Zimbabwe

Relaunched in July following an extensive redesign, this safari lodge by Singita shines brighter than ever. The luxury hideaway sits high up on the hillside overlooking Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve where 38 habitats are said to have been identified within the reserve’s 130,000 acres of protected land. As well as extending the main lodge and enhancing the landscaped garden where walkways […]

Armani Hotel Dubai

BURJ KHALIFA, DUBAI, UAE

The sleek, minimalistic design of Armani Hotel Dubai is a calming sanctuary in over-the-top Dubai. Everything is done a little differently here, even as you first enter the hotel (housed in the Burj Khalifa, the world’s largest skyscraper) you aren’t immediately greeted by the reservations desk like in so many other hotels. Instead, there’s a striking atrium dotted with sofas […]

Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco

Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech marks the debut of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Africa. A modern and elegant resort nestled in the heart of 49 acres of olive groves and gardens featuring 100,000 fragrant roses, the property celebrates rich Moroccan heritage through subtle Berber references. The resort redefines luxury hospitality in the Red City by way of accommodation made up solely […]

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives

Republic of Maldives

Escape the frenetic pace and chaos of everyday life at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives. Away from the sparkling lights of Malé, this hotel is spread across the Emboodhu Finolhu island in the middle of one of the largest lagoons in Maldives. Renowned for its rich flora and fauna, this tropical island, also known as the Three Coconut Isle, […]

Velaa Private Island

Noonu Atoll, Republic of Maldives

Nestled within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll in the Maldives, Velaa Private Island takes exclusivity to the next level with facilities and service that go beyond traditional resorts. Designed by award-winning Czech architect Petr Kolář, Velaa Private Island is the realization of island owner Jiri Smejc’s dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ exclusive boutique hideaway. Velaa […]

Vumbura Plains

Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Okavango Delta is considered one of Africa’s most extraordinary areas of wilderness, as water floods in from the land that surrounds this enormous landscape each year, creating the ideal habitat for a diversity of species, with predators following their prey. The Vumbura Concession covers approximately 150,000 acres of this inland delta of channels, lagoons, swamps, floodplains and wooded islands, […]

Four Seasons Voavah

Baa Atoll, Republic of Maldives

When it opened at the end of 2016, Four Seasons Voavah became the world’s first exclusive-use private island resort in Unesco ocean territory. Owing to these credentials, the island hideaway combines the superlative beauty of the Maldivian archipelago with unparalleled seclusion and the pristine waters of this Biosphere Reserve; the atoll is also home to the biggest population of manta […]

Baraza

Zanzibar

The multiple-award-winning boutique hotel is set along the east coast of Zanzibar on the idyllic Bwejuu beach — the perfect spot for a luxe barefoot retreat. The resort was styled on the palaces of Omani sultans, and the Middle-Eastern regal feel is woven into all aspects of the resort.

Jumeirah Vittaveli

South Malé Atoll, Republic of Maldives

Nestled in South Malé Atoll, Jumeirah Vittaveli sits just 20 minutes by boat from Malé International Airport. As you make your way across the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean aboard a motorized catamaran, your experience will soon exceed even your wildest expectations. With a traditional Maldivian welcome and more activities to fill your days than you can dream of, […]

Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco

With the Atlas Mountains as a backdrop and a series of serene ponds as a centrepiece, Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech lies nestled in 20 hectares of olive groves and landscaped gardens, beautifully scented with jasmine, night-blooming cestrum and over 100,000 fragrant roses. Only 10 minutes from the city’s famous Medina, this elegant, contemporary resort feels a world away in terms of […]