CATEGORIES

VIRTUAL INSPIRATION

As the reality of pandemic-driven limitations set in, technology can take travellers on a different kind of journey

5 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
February 2021

SHARJAH

A Sharjah stopover promises visitors an authentic Arabian experience, thanks to the emirate’s rich cultural and natural heritage

3 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
February 2021

Wandermust

WITH TRAVEL BACK ON THE AGENDA, NEW HOTELS IN EMERGING DESTINATIONS AWAIT

6 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
February 2021

STRESS-BUSTING BREAKS

How two luxury Dubai hotels are offering wellness treatments that boost the immune system and promote relaxation in an era where health is wealth

6 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
February 2021

REMOTE CONTROL

Start-up CEOs reveal how their technology is transforming the hotel guest experience, creating seamless and contactless ondemand services

4 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
February 2021

DOORS TO AUTOMATIC

THE TECHNOLOGY HELPING TO MAKE THE REGION’S AIRPORTS SAFE

5 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
February 2021

PEAK OF PERFECTION

Blessed with sunshine, good looks and superb skiing and hiking, Arosa is now taking the lead on sustainability, too

6 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
February 2021

Munich

Hot-foot it around the German city’s new and historic sights

3 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
February 2021

Go with the flow

If you have varicose veins and travel frequently, you’d be well advised to get them checked – it could help to prevent you getting DVT

9 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
February 2021

BUSINESS TRAVEL 2021

BTME ROUNDS UP THE TOP INDUSTRY TRENDS

4 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
February 2021

EAT 'APPY IN JEDDAH

New food delivery app Lugmety is giving Jeddah visitors the chance to taste authentic local cuisine from the comfort of their hotel room

4 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
December/January 2021

SAFE TRAVELS

What are airlines doing to reassure passengers about flying amidst the pandemic?

9 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
December/January 2021

Land of Opportunity

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to immediately lift travel bans impacting some countries in the Middle East will create fresh opportunities for Arab families to live, work and study in the United States

10+ mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
December/January 2021

Grand Hotel et de Milan

BACKGROUND Open since 1863, this Leading Hotels of the World member has been owned by the Bertazzoni family for three generations and has welcomed guests ranging from Hemingway and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to composer Giuseppe Verdi and opera singer Maria Callas.

3 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
December/January 2021

Citadines Islington London

BACKGROUND The Ascott Limited’s aparthotel brand, Citadines is a hybrid hotel and serviced apartment concept offering larger rooms than standard hotels, with fully equipped kitchens, but without restaurants and aimed at longer-stay guests. Open since September, this new Islington property is the fifth in the capital for the brand, and is due to be followed next year by Citadines Wembley London.

2 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
December/January 2021

FIT FOR TRAVEL

The global ‘health is wealth’ movement accelerated by the pandemic is giving hotels the extra push they need to offer travellers what they really want – flexible fitness and wellbeing choices for their body, mind and spirit

10+ mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
December/January 2021

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, Ajman

BACKGROUND One of two Oberoi properties in the UAE, Oberoi, Al Zorah, has been open for just over three years. Surrounded by nothing but beach and natural mangroves, it is an urban retreat and well branded as “The UAE’s best-kept secret”.

2 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
December/January 2021

DESTINATION FITNESS

From desert cycle tracks and city-wide fitness drives, to dedicated sports districts and high-altitude treks, the UAE offers travellers the chance to explore and stay in shape at the same time

3 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
December/January 2021

Armani/Kaf, Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa

BACKGROUND The UAE’s first Kosher restaurant, Armani/Kaf, is part of a new wave of kosher dining experiences in the UAE. Opened in September, its kitchens are under the strict supervision of Rabbi Levi Duchman, the UAE’s only resident rabbi, who has certified the venue with Glatt Kosher and Pas Yisroel certifications from Emirates Kosher Supervising Agency, the only UAE-based kosher certifier. While this directly appeals to the local Jewish community and Jewish tourists, the restaurant caters to all tastes and diners.

1 min read
Business Traveller Middle East
December/January 2021

24 HOURS IN... CAIRO

Step back in time and discover Egypt’s ancient wonders in the City of a Thousand Minarets

3 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
December/January 2021

Lisbon

The Portuguese capital is off-limits to some nationalities, but essential travellers can still hop on a tram to take in the city’s charms

3 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
November 2020

SPOTLIGHT ON… ALULA

A new community focused eco-luxe resort aims to put Saudi Arabia’s “living museum” on the experiential tourism map

3 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
November 2020

EXCEPTIONAL ESCAPADES

A whistle-stop tour of four luxurious travel experiences that offer something for everyone, from culture and adventure to wellness and royal-like living

4 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
November 2020

The end of an era

British Airways reached an “emotional milestone” last month, retiring its two remaining Heathrow-based Boeing 747 aircraft

2 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
November 2020

LIGHT IN SIGHT

European rail is starting to recover from the pandemic and should pick up passengers who may previously have flown for short journeys

5 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
November 2020

Introducing The ‘Workcation'

With remote work now a reality for full-time employees, many are seeking a change of scene and swapping their home offices for more aspirational locations

7 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
November 2020

The Best Of The Best

The results of the hotly anticipated Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2020 are in

5 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
November 2020

Abu Dhabi Fights Back

A new ‘safe zone’ concept trialled at the inaugural UFC Fight Island in July is paving the way for the emirate’s tourism and events sector recovery

2 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
November 2020

BUSINESS BITES

A TASTER OF THE REGION’S BEST BUSINESS LUNCHES AND BRUNCHES

10 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
October 2020

LN Garden Hotel, Nansha

It's good for those who want to escape the busy city life and enjoy some fresh air and the lush greenery

3 mins read
Business Traveller Middle East
October 2020

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