Why You’re Going to Love Doha – City of Grandeur and Splendour!

Impressive skyline fast cars and a luxurious lifestyle this what you’ll get to see when you are in Dubai. It is a country of billionaires and highlife and hub of one of Asia’s most dynamic economies. Read on to know reasons as to why you’re going to love this city when you visit it.

Dubai is one of the best shopping destinations in the world

The Qataris loved to shop and the habit is instilled in their blood. Doha is filled with expansive malls and boutique shops, and you can find almost anything ranging from branded goods to artefacts in Dubai.

It is an emerging metropolis

The city is developing at an astonishing speed. Skyscrapers expansive complexes residential apartments all are being built at a rate you can only imagine. The city has been also selected as the venue to host the football world cup in 2022 and in order to accommodate and impress the guest who arrive here several development projects have been commenced and are being preceded at an astounding pace.

Dubai is a cultural hub

Qataris distinctive culture and traditions are valued across the cities of the great nation and Doha is of no exception. Many cultural events and festivals are celebrated in a grand and traditional way upon visiting Dubai at the right time you can witness these events and you will definitely overjoy by witnessing them.

Plenty of sunshine and plenty of activities to engage in

The Sunkissed land is full of surprises and visitors can enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities when they visit here. You can engage in Desert safaris, go for sailing kayaking and even golf. If you don’t like the sun very much you can indulge yourself in luxurious comforts by staying at a Doha hotel the likes of Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara which will also be a fun thing to do.

 

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The Magnificent River of Chao Phraya – ”The River of Kings”

Named by King Rama the First, the Chao Phraya River is Bangkok’s lifeblood. Today it’s a juxtaposition of the many facets of Thai life and culture while also being a booming tourist hub!

Take a Stroll Along the Phra Arthit Road

Running parallel to the mighty river, this road stretches from Thammasat University and Phra Sumen Fort. Lively bars, cute cafés and a myriad of shops line the street. The ideal time to pay a visit would be during the evenings, with its lively carnival-like atmosphere.

Visit the Pak Khlong Flower Market

Bursting in a riot of colour, the exotic Pak Khlong Flower Market is one of the most pleasant attractions to visit during the early mornings. Here visitors can find the freshest flowers, vegetables, and fruits for fantastic wholesale prices!

Explore the Westerner Quarter

The old westerner quarter harking back to the colonial era is lined with crumbling facades of European architecture and charming antique shops. All of which, boasts of a unique old-world charm that is reminiscent of a bygone era.

Take in the Sights of the River Life Aboard a Vessel

The best way to take in the all the exotic sights that are centred around the river such as the magnificent temples is to book a Chao Phraya river cruise in Bangkok including the likes of Anantara Cruises. Interested parties can choose to do so either during the day or in the evenings.

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Image Credit: Anantara Cruises

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Factors You Must Consider Before Buying a Luxury Villa – A Personal Space to Relax in Style

Buying your very own villa or holiday home, nestled someplace beautiful is a dream many people have. Here are a few tips to make that dream a reality.

It’s all in the Details

When visiting a potential property make sure to investigate every crook and canny to spot any issues such as rodent and termite infestations, rotting floorboards and roofing issues. Make sure to check the garden spaces, garages, rooms and basements. Also inquiring about the locality would prove to be a good idea.

Stick to a Budget

Many southeast Asian countries and regions such as Thailand and Malaysia have many villas for sale for interested buyers. Many Phuket luxury villas for sale including the likes of Infinite Luxury have different properties to suit different budgets.

Take your Own Sweet Time

Liaising with real estate and property agents can be a bit overwhelming especially when they keep constantly pitching the property you’re interested in. Do remember not to be pressured by them and to take your time when making the deal.

Work on your Negotiation Skills

Negotiation play a big part when it comes to real estate and if your good at it, your investment will bring you great satisfaction. Being well versed in the facts surrounding your property, being in on the latest property trends to establishing a good rapport with your agent, will be of great help when it comes to cutting a good deal.

 

 

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Provo Golf Club -Putting on a paradise island

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Golf Courses | Image Courtesy: By Bernard Gagnon (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

History
The golf course has been around for 20 years now, but definitely, do not show any sign of wear or tear. The par 72 course is perfectly manicured and has every authentic quality of the Caribbean.

Location
Turks & Caicos is made up of 40 islands and cays, of which only 8 have inhabitants. This luxury golf club is on the island of Providenciales, which is a popular tourist location. The island houses a wide range of eateries, resorts, and attractions; it attracts people of all ages. This 38-mile island is surrounded by white sand beaches and has some of the most luxurious hotels and villas in the world, one of such hotels being COMO Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos.

Going inside
Regardless of what Caribbean luxury resort you stay at, having a golf course to land a hole in one completes the picture of an ultimate sophistication in a vacation. Adding to the luxury status is the fact that the tee markers in the Provo Golf Club are made from the island’s own conch shells.

Opening hours
The Provo Golf Club is open every day, from 7am until sunset. If you’re an amateur looking to experience golf, no worries, they also have basic golf lessons and you can rent yourself some golf clubs too.

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Explore Island Paradise Langkawi-Revel In Beauty And Adventure

Langkawi’s beauty will take your breath away and aqua sports and other outdoor activities will get you on an adrenaline high.

Langkawi Archipelago and how to get there

 

Langkawi is a 99 island archipelago off the coast of Kedah, Malaysia and has been dubbed as the Jewel of Kedah.

Ferry services operate from the mainland ports of Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis and the Thai port Satun. There are also flights to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore. Langkawi has some of the best hotels &resorts in Malaysia and if you are looking for luxury, peace and tranquility then Berjaya Hotels and Resorts would suit you.

Cable Car and Sky Bridge

The cable car will take you to the summit of Mount Mat Cincang, the second highest peak in Langkawi. Watch stunning panoramas unfold .The Sky Bridge is the longest, bending skybridge in the world.

Aqua Sports

Snorkeling, scuba diving and other aqua sports can be indulged to your heart’s content in Langkawi.

Mangroves and rain forests

The Langkawi mangroves are a unique eco system rich and varied in flora and fauna. The rainforests offer interesting trekking.

Aquarium and the 3d Art Gallery

The Langkawi Underwater World is Malaysia’s largest aquarium and has a 15 meter walk through underwater tunnel. The Art gallery is fully interactive.

Legend

The legend of Masuri , a young girl who died cursing seven generations of Langkawi people is closely interwoven in the archipelago’s culture.

Duty Free Shopping

Langkawi is great for duty free shopping.

 

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Why A Spa Day Is Essential For Everyone -Yes, that means you too!

Spa Treatments in Langkawi

Spa Treatments in Langkawi | Photo by © Berjaya Langkawi Resort

For most of us, the word ‘spa’ means a quick head massage at the salon after a haircut, which is what, once or twice a year? Yep, for many going to the spa, is considered as an activity that’s quite overrated, tedious or “I can’t be bothered to”. However, as you will be finding out a session at a spa is something that is extremely beneficial, not just for the body but for the mind and soul as well.

It’s the ultimate way to unwind

Feel tensed as of late? Can’t seem to knock off that stress from your mind? Is your brain overworked from all those hectic deadlines? If the answers to the above were yes, yes, and yes; you need a spa session, my dear. And here’s the thing you deserve it! There’s nothing like a visit to the spa that will make you feel like a pampered princess or prince.

And to treat yourself to an ultimate “unwinding” why not go somewhere exotic? Add your buddies or your special someone to it and it’ll be a vacation to remember. Search for places renowned for spa retreats such as the Maldives, Bali, and Langkawi. A spa resort in these destinations usually features plenty of offers that will be an advantage to your wallet as well your physique. For example, if you’re going with your soulmate, you can find many romance spa packages at places like the Berjaya Langkawi Resort, where spa treatments are combined together with accommodation and even meals. Some even come with discounts. So, research and find out which works for you and make a reservation to unwind in style.

It’s What Your Body Needs


While you give a break to your overstressed mind, give a chance for your body to slow down and regenerate itself. Those full body massages that you thought were ‘so fancy’ come with a variety of health benefits such as improving the circulation of blood, stimulating the lymphatic system and releasing a chemical in your body called ‘serotonin’ which enhances the so-called “feel good” factors.

Then there’s exfoliating, which polishes skin and promotes the regeneration of cells and heat treatments that initiates the purifying process while stimulating blood circulation.
So, as you can see there are a wide variety of benefits that you can receive by a visit to the spa. Make an appointment now and give your mind and body the attention and care it deserves!

 

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Most Beautiful Places in Dubai – Make your Visit Worthwhile

Dubai is renowned as a city for shopping, but in any way, it doesn’t overshadow the prestigious image the city has gained with its grand infrastructure and beautiful cityscape. Unlike many other tourist destinations in the world, Dubai city has its own unique set of attractions which are mainly man-made and artificial. If you decide on taking a trip to see the most beautiful places out there and end up looking for hotels in Deira Dubai, you might have some good options to consider, like the AVANI Hotels and Resorts.

One of the must-see attractions in Dubai is the ‘World Islands’ which is a huge cluster of around 300 artificial islands. The Palm Islands are also similar to this in their make, but the shape of these artificial islands is representing natural palm trees. Then there is the canal city known as Dubai Marina, which is the world’s largest of that kind. Burj Khalifa is a mega-tall skyscraper and famous tourist attraction in Dubai. Higher than 829 metres, this building takes you closer to the sky with its observation decks on the 124th floor. There is also the Burj Khalifa Lake and the Dubai Fountain, artificial like others, but still breathtakingly beautiful. In terms of shopping, there is the Dubai Mall which is huge and is busy with visitors at any time of the year. Apart from being a shopping mall, the Dubai Mall also has an underwater zoo, an aquarium, and an ice rink created using high-end technology.

In spite of making everything on its own, the Dubai city takes advantage of nature equally through converting its desolate deserts into an exciting desert safari. Anyone who visits Dubai should experience a desert safari. Even though it is a little surprising, Dubai has enough of beaches with luxury hotels and restaurants in close proximity.

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Explore the rich culture of Sri Lanka – Learn about the wonders of the island

Sri Lankan Culture

Clockwise (Gangaramaya,Polonnaruwa Watadage, Sigiriya, Dambulla)  Image Source : Walkers Tours 

Sri Lanka has a rich cultural diversity, which defines the identity of the country. Dating back 2000 years, this vast culture is based on ancient customs, traditions and rituals. Some of the major elements, deep-rooted within the culture range from the colourful festivals including the regional ‘Pereheras’, the remarkable ancient architecture in historical temples, monasteries and the other religious monuments such as the stupas in Anuradhapura and Polonaruwa and the exotic cuisine.

If you’re planning to book your holidays to Sri Lanka, there are many tour companies such as Walkers Tours who will be able to assist in planning the perfect cultural tour of the island, to ensure you get the best cultural experience from the island.

Sri Lankan culture is greatly reflected through art, sculpture and general behavior and rituals of the people. Sri Lankan way of life is greatly associated with nature, making it extremely simple. Sri Lankans tend to appreciate simple qualities of each other, individual religions and varied regional cultures.

Sri Lankan culture is immensely shaped by the influence of colonial rule. A great deal of architecture especially in the coastal regions such as Galle, Negombo and Colombo were constructed according to the whims and fancies of the respective colonial rulers. These structures and historical monuments including the Galle fort and Dutch hospital, however serve as major tourist attractions of the country in modern times.

The indigenous medicine of the country often practiced with the integration of Indian Ayurveda medicine also make a monumental aspect of the culture. This is a splendid form of treatments with simple cures for fatal diseases often untreatable by western medicine.

The visual and performing arts of the country are another beautiful aspect of its culture. Traditional dance forms vary from region to region. Kandyan dancing originating from the central province of the country, is often regarded to be the most magnificent and alluring picture of them all. Traditional drums play a major role in the performing arts.
It is quite significant that similar to most agricultural societies, a vibrant culture has developed around tea planting communities dispersed around the country.

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Vacationing in Australia -Top tourist activities

COMO The Treasury ,Perth, Western Australia – Exterior with Ascalon HR

Blessed with some of the most pristine beaches in all of New South Wales, The Entrance is a beach lover’s dream come true. The locale’s patrolled beachscape is a popular stopover for locals and tourists as the venue is within a stone’s throw of engaging beachfront attractions. Beach lovers can also head down to Tuggerah Beach as this stunning beach is among the most expansive in the central coast with its white, sandy shores extending across 6km. tranquil and private Tuggerah Beach is situated near North Entrance Beach as well.

No trip to Western Australia would be complete without testing one’s luck in the area’s premier entertainment hubs. Dubbed the Burswood Casino, the all-encompassing entertainment compound is a popular stopover for tourists thanks to the wide range of recreational facilities available in the locale. Located within the sprawling Burswood Entertainment Complex, the venue houses a plethora of lounges and trendy bars along with electronic games as well as table games. Visitors based at COMO The Treasury, Perth or any other centrally located luxury hotel Perth counts amongst its best rests will be within easy reach of the casino.

A mere 30-minute drive away from the heart of Perth city centre, the Fremantle Harbour is another charming area of Western Australia that is waiting to be discovered by discerning travellers. It is littered with exquisite colonial era structures such as the Arts Centre, Old Courthouse and the Maritime Museum and Shipwreck Galleries with its intriguing exhibits regarding seafaring. Don’t forget to enjoy any one of the 43 varieties of tap beer available at Sail & Anchor and Little Creatures’ Freo HQ craft brewery. As one of the favourite day trip options available to visitors touring Perth, taking a ferry ride to Rottnest Island is one of the most memorable experiences holidaymakers can enjoy in Western Australia. A mere 19km from Perth, the island is a patch of paradise home to coral gardens ideal for snorkelling and more than 60 pristine beaches to relax and unwind in. Scuba divers can tour the shipwrecks off the coast of the island while nature lovers can pet a marsupial variety known as Quokka, which is endemic to Western Australia.

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Terminal 21 shopping mall – the quirky side of Thailand’s shopping malls

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Thailand is well-known for its strange and wacky attractions and experiences that provide travellers with more than a fair share of memorable experiences. Adding to this need for the everyday unusual, Thailand’s Terminal 21 shopping mall offers an eye-catching spectacle that is as much sighting-seeing as it is shopping. Located amid several tourist hotspots and accommodation, such as the Emporium Suites by Chatrium, an apartment styled hotel in Bangkok Sukhumvit; Terminal 21 house several internationally famed structures under its roof, allowing visitors to ‘travel the world’ without leaving Bangkok.

Terminal 21’s glass-and-steel structure successfully mimics an airport, and the theme carries through into each ‘city’. A network of escalators and signs around the mall, signal your arrival in each city. Enter at the basement-level ‘airport’ and continue upwards to ‘Paris’, ‘London’ and other city-themed floors. Wander through the streets of down town Tokyo, hunt for bargain deals in Istanbul’s souks, grab lunch in San Francisco before posing for a picture in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. The shopping mall has 600 stores covered across nine floors as well as a massive cineplex, gourmet marketplace several restaurants, cafés and a food court.

While each floor’s distinct theme has plenty to keep you occupied, if you are a food lover, the 4th and 5th floor is where you’ll want to be. The San Francisco area has over 50 restaurants and cafés fighting for your attention. You’ll find a big selection of well-known branded chains intermixed with independent eateries. For a more social food court experience, ‘Pier 21’ on the 5th floor has some of the best food in the city, in terms of price and variety. From tasty dim sum and Taiwanese chicken rice to delectable roast duck noodles and vegetarian dishes, you’ll find something to delight the taste buds. Terminal 21 is a great place to shop while enjoying a little entertainment, and teens and kids will definitely enjoy the unique ambiance.

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