Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah: Perfect staycation destination.

Having been to RAK on a few occasions (mostly to visit my favorite UAE property, Banyan Tree Al Wadi) I hadn’t yet had the opportunity to stop by the upscale resort neighbor, the Waldorf Astoria.  Having been to the flagship Waldorf Astoria in New York many years ago as a Peabody Student Judge (go Dawgs!), I can say […]

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Lexington Grill: A romantic venue in RAK.

What first attracted me to visit the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah was their current ‘Dine Around’ package, which promises three courses spread over three of their on-site restaurants (Lexington Grill, Umi, and Marjan…my inner foodie loves a diverse evening).  My dining partner and I deviated a bit from the plan (enjoying two courses at […]

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Fairmont Fujairah: Chic coastal getaway.

My love for the Fairmont brand is a strong and steady infatuation, built on years of admiration.  The Fairmont Bab Al Qasr in Abu Dhabi offers my favorite weekend package in the Emirates (which I’ve taken advantage of on numerous occasions) and the Fairmont on SZR is full of great memories (including Thanksgiving dinner 2009, a […]

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Copper Lobster: Elevated dining in Fujairah.

I’ve made it to Fujairah a few times during my time in the region — always as a weekend staycation destination, a place to get away from the busy life in Dubai.  There’s something special about driving through the dunes, then over the mountain to the sleepy emirate on the coast.  With plenty of room […]

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Oasis in the desert… Banyan Tree Al Wadi.

While making plans to go to the Atana, I decided that rather than make the three-hour trip all at once, it might be nice to break the drive up.  Hubs and I went to the Banyan Tree Al Wadi in 2014 (as a vacation from our holiday, if that makes sense) when the Entertainer was […]

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