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The Rise and Rise of Jumeirah Hotels

January 4, 2013

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The city of Dubai has grown at an incredible pace; what was once a small pearl fishing town has become a truly epic modern metropolis in only a few decades.  This incredible growth has been mirrored by many Dubai based companies that have come to rival some of the world’s oldest brands in a very [...]

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The fragrances of the Middle East

May 29, 2012

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At the weekend the Second Middle East Fragrance Summit, kicked off in Dubai, the biggest two day event in the Middle Eastern perfumery calendar. Shadzad Haider, chairman of the Fragrance Foundation Arabia, said: “This year, we will be focusing on the most interesting and exhilarating side of the fragrance business, RETAIL… We will discuss the most [...]

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Chill Out Festival Dubai

April 11, 2012

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When you think of music festivals Dubai might not be high on your agenda, but the city has quite a lot of music events throughout the year. Back in February Dubai played host to James Blunt and James Morrison as part of the Dubai Jazz Festival and there have been a number of high profile [...]

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Is Dubai a modern day ancient Rome?

March 27, 2012

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I have written about Dubai many times, it is an intriguing place, a modern metropolis of glass and steel that has risen out of the desert as if by magic over the last 50 years, but just as much as it is modern there is also something strangely ancient about it. Something about the whole [...]

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Gorgeous Pinterest Images

February 25, 2012

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So we all know that Pinterest is awesome but did you know that we are on it? Well we are and we at Travelwyse thought it was about time that we shared some of the beautiful images we have created on our profile… Enjoy… Venice via Places to go for Valentine’s Day London via My [...]

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A Day at the Jebel Ali Races – Dubai Style

February 19, 2012

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If horse racing is the sport of kings then where better to watch it than in the presence of royalty. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and absolute monarch of Dubai. His Royal Highness Sheikh Mohammed is a major figure in international [...]

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The World’s best places to be an Expat

January 27, 2012

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Jobs? Where are they? The economy has definitely seen better days and the job market is about as buoyant as the Titanic. Not that long ago I was on the job hunt. Initially I was looking for jobs within 10 miles of my home, but as time went on the radius of acceptable commuting distance [...]

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