Lifestyle

There’s a $1,000 price difference for a room in the ‘world’s most luxurious hotel’ and its 5-star sister hotel next door. I stayed in both to see how they compare.

One of the most decorated luxury hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, was recently named the “best hotel in the world” by the Ultratravel Awards. The Burj has been called “the world’s first seven-star hotel” and “the most luxurious hotel in the world” by travel writers […]
There’s a $1,000 price difference for a room in the ‘world’s most luxurious hotel’ and its 5-star sister hotel next door. I stayed in both to see how they compare.
Lifestyle

One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen is Egypt’s White Desert, a desolate lunar landscape few travellers visit. These photos show just how unreal it is.

While Egypt’s best-known sites are ancient ruins like the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, the country is home to many beautiful natural landscapes. Perhaps the most beautiful of Egypt’s natural destinations is the White Desert, a national park of white calcium rock formations […]
One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen is Egypt’s White Desert, a desolate lunar landscape few travellers visit. These photos show just how unreal it is.
Tech

Uber is locked in a battle to fix Egypt’s $8 billion traffic problem, and its success could decide which tech giant will dominate the Middle East and Africa

Thanks to a massive population of 23 million, snarled traffic, and poor public transportation, Cairo has become a test bed for transportation startups. Uber and U.A.E.-based Careem each launched bus services aimed at serving Cairo’s low-income population in December. But they are competing with local bus startups Swvl and Buseet, […]
Uber is locked in a battle to fix Egypt’s $8 billion traffic problem, and its success could decide which tech giant will dominate the Middle East and Africa
Lifestyle

I woke up at dawn to follow a top falconer training the fastest creatures on earth to compete for $7 million in prizes, and found the Middle East’s oldest pastime grisly and thrilling

Though falconry has existed in cultures throughout history, it has a central role in the United Arab Emirates and Middle Eastern culture, where nomads have long used falcons to hunt for food. In the UAE falconers train their falcons, which can cost up to $US60,000 a bird, to race at […]
I woke up at dawn to follow a top falconer training the fastest creatures on earth to compete for $7 million in prizes, and found the Middle East’s oldest pastime grisly and thrilling
Lifestyle

I ate at the flagship restaurant of the $1 billion hotel considered the most luxurious in the world and quickly realised the $500 price tag wasn’t for the caviar and oysters

One of the most decorated luxury hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai has frequently been called “the world’s first seven-star hotel” and “the most luxurious hotel in the world” by travel writers and critics. I recently visited the hotel to try its flagship restaurant, Al Mahara, […]
I ate at the flagship restaurant of the $1 billion hotel considered the most luxurious in the world and quickly realised the $500 price tag wasn’t for the caviar and oysters