Located on the shores of the Persian Gulf, Al Khobar is one of Saudi Arabia’s prettiest cities. As well as its wealth of parks and waterfront restaurants, it is rapidly becoming an important business centre, attracting visitors from all over the world.
Bustling Al Khobar
Along with Dammam and Dhahran, Al Khobar is one of Saudi Arabia’s “triplet cities” on the Persian Gulf, and is the one that has the longest coastline. Known as a town of fishermen and traders for many centuries, Al Khobar grew rapidly from a small fishing port in the 1930s to the metropolis it is today thanks to the discovery of vast oil reserves.
This increase in wealth helped the city to transform its beautiful ...
There is no doubt that Christmas is one of the most indulgent times of the year, but if you are committed to healthy eating or simply want to enjoy this festive season and without feeling guilty, we have compiled some suggestions for delicious snacks and desserts that won’t alter your waistline.
As well as large meals, Christmas is a time of regular snacking – the following are great options to let you do so, guilt-free, and if you are vegan, simply swap out the creamy ingredients with vegan alternatives.
A sweet treat that is healthier for you than candies or chocolate, these easy-to-make snowballs will be enjoyed by everyone. Simply containing granola ...
No matter where you are in the world, Christmas will always be magical when you spend it with Kempinski. We deck the halls and host a whole range of spectacular events throughout December, to ensure your time with us in is truly unforgettable.
A White Christmas in Austria
Snow is guaranteed when you celebrate the holidays in Austria, especially if you choose to stay at Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol, Jochberg. Spend a white Christmas out on the slopes, then warm up in pure luxury while you look out towards the magnificent Kitzbühel Alps.
Over the festive period, there will be plenty of Christmas-themed events taking place. One of the largest happens on Christmas Eve - our Christmas Gala Dinner ...
While my role is a selling point for the hotel,” says Jirapatsorn Jantranikul, a Lady in Red at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, “I find it truly empowering as it allows me to personally connect with our guests and deliver truly great service.” Jirapatsorn is filled with pride every time she steps into the lobby to greet her guests. “To me, excellent service means perfection,” she says. “But great service also comes from the heart. When you genuinely care and show that you want to help them as if you were looking after members of your own family, guests feel that. Great service is not just about the quality. It is also about the warmth.”
Jirapatsorn has been a Lady in Red at Siam Kempinski ...
One of the most visited cities in the world, Dubai is a thriving business and pleasure destination that appeals to all kinds of guests. Unlike anywhere else in the world, it is definitely a place to be experienced first-hand.
Dubai offers its visitors the very best of everything. From world-leading architecture and spectacular man-made islands to a huge range of shopping malls and exquisite restaurants. Whenever you visit, there is always plenty to see and do.
Whether you are staying in the heart of the city or taking it slow and relaxing on one of Dubai’s many beach resorts, visiting the United Arab Emirate's capital is sure to be a trip filled with amazement. From family ...
Latvia’s capital Riga, with its beautifully-preserved Old Town and Art Nouveau city centre, makes a great place to visit at any time of year – but in winter, as the snows fall and the street markets begin, it becomes a truly magical destination.
Here are some of our favourite things to see and do in Riga during the colder months:
It is said that the world’s first Christmas tree was decorated in Riga – today, you can see a large paving stone in the city square marking the spot where it stood in 1510.
Today, Christmas is celebrated with enthusiasm all around Riga. Just follow the enticing sounds and smells to the Old Town Christmas Fair, where stalls sell gingerbread ...
One of the Middle East’s most popular cities and the ancient capital of Jordan, Amman is a global city that offers much in terms of shopping, sightseeing and culture. If you are looking for a Middle Eastern city break or want a great base from which to explore the countless treasures throughout Jordan, Amman is a perfect destination – here is everything it has to offer.
Amman and its surrounding areas have been inhabited for over 8,000 years, and since then countless civilisations have made their mark on the city, enriching it with culture. While a very large proportion of the city is less than a century old, the city’s heritage is embedded into every aspect, including Roman ...
Whether you have always wanted to get married surrounded by a glistening blanket of snow, or to say 'I do' in the heart of the Seychelles on a picture-perfect December morning, winter weddings promise to be truly unforgettable.
Here at Kempinski, we have hotels in world-class locations all around the world, each with their own exceptional facilities and a team of events experts on hand to make your day one you will cherish forever. Take a look at our finest venues, best suited for couples that wish to celebrate their special day in the winter months.
The alpine resort of St. Moritz is a truly beautiful destination, with its majestic snowy mountains, enchanting frozen lakes and ...
The food we eat is forever changing, and as ideas and culinary expertise move and mix across the globe, new flavours are constantly being created as separate styles are introduced to one another. At first appearance many of these dishes shouldn’t work, but once tasted, the results are often spectacular.
If you are a fan of fusion food, or if you want to know what all the fuss is about, here are some of the finest fusion dining spots in the world.
Thai food is known for its fresh ingredients and strong flavours, and while this is true at Sra Bua - with restaurants in Berlin, Bangkok and Jochberg - a meal here is far more contemporary than classic Thai dishes.
Crafted by famous ...
Executive Chef, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai
If you have ever had a clay pot artistically shattered into pieces in front of you at the dining table, or eaten off a “flying buffet” held up by 100 helium-filled balloons, it is highly likely you have experienced the artistry and brilliance of Chef Sudqi Naddaf.
Chef Sudqi is in his 15th year with Kempinski Hotels. He’s been with the Kempinski Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, his fifth property, for six years. The Executive Chef is an evangelist of great service, unforgettable menus and perfectly staged artistic settings. In turn, recognising and valuing Chef Sudqi’s artistic genius, Kempinski fuels his passion and ...