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From Dubai to Colorado Need a break from your glitzy stay in futuristic Dubai? Did you enjoy its beaches, the  luxury shopping and the hot nightlife but fancy some snow? Combine your holiday in the beautiful emirate with a ski trip to Colorado, the number one ski destination in the USA. How to get there After your glamorous shopping spree at the Dubai malls, take a flight with Emirates to the United States. Enjoy Emirates world class service and opt for a complimentary transfer with an exclusive chauffeur if you are an Emirates Business Class customer. You can opt for New York and enjoy a stop-over in a top-class hotel such as the Park Hyatt and visit some of the world’s best restaurants. You can also fly to Colorado via Dallas, a trip of two hours. Start your extravaganza ski retreat when checking into the luxury cabins in Colorado. The…

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017, the largest travel trade event in Dubai opens its doors on Monday 24th April 2017. The event will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 24-27 April, featuring 2,600 exhibitors, 65 national pavilions and anticipates 30,000 trade visitors. This year the organizers have added an extra hall to accommodate the increased demand with more than 100 new exhibitors to be present at this year’s ATM.  At the Arabian Travel Market Press Event, Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, ATM stated that “It is clear that the Expo 2020 project is driving growth throughout Dubai, as it aims to complete 160,000 hotel rooms in time to welcome an additional five million visitors over the course of the six-month event. However, the UAE and the GCC countries as a whole are looking towards tourism as a way of diversifying their economies away from their reliance on…

The Desert dunes is one of the most memorable experiences in Dubai for a first time visitor, or even for the residents who perhaps had not had the time or opportunity in their busy schedules to explore the desert and its dunes before. I am a lover of warm, magnificent sunsets. So this excursion into the desert, with the opportunity to see the Dubai sunset in all its glory, was an easy decision on how to spend my time. There are various tour operators who runs these sorts of Desert Safaris, so the choice is openly your; usually this is group based, as the tour entails a 4×4 vehicle ride among the dunes, with a traditional camp as our destination, amidst the peaceful desert. My best friend and I chose the evening safari, which started at approximately 4pm. This is a great time slot to book your tour, as the…

From Greece to Dubai – Here is My Story Passion for Dubai caught up with Eleni Paraskevopoulou, a Marketing professional who is currently living in Dubai. Eleni came to Dubai 2 years ago and holds more than 16 years of experience in the luxury hotels industry. Prior to her move to Dubai, she had her own PR & Marketing consulting agency and has worked for luxury hotel chains. PFD: How many years have you been living in Dubai and was it difficult for you to adjust moving here from Greece? EP: I moved to Dubai exactly two years ago and yes the decision to move was a difficult one. I had to leave my comfort zone, the things, places, people and professionally speaking the market that I knew and to settle in brand new environment. It is one thing being a visitor in a city or travelling around the world and then return home and quite another to…

It was a warm afternoon when I decided to explore Dubai by getting as close to the local traditional culture as possible. A textile Souk stroll was an excellent choice so I headed towards the area Bur Dubai, on the western side at the bend of the Dubai creek. The Dubai Creek separates the areas of Al Ras and Bur Dubai, and also the Souks! The Gold and Spice Souks are located in Al Ras, and the Textile Souk in Bur Dubai. Arriving towards the desired Souk location, it was a pleasure to see the old Al Fahidi Fort, which is the oldest building in Dubai, dating back to the late 1970’s. The architecture is basic as you would imagine for a strategic structure, as it was used for protecting the emirates’ well-being from neighbouring tribes. Here, at this historic location, you can visit the Dubai Museum that boasts two antique…

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