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The New Palace by the Sea in Dubai
11/14/2018
The New Palace by the Sea in Dubai

Dubai is a city where anything is possible, a city without limits, a city where extravagance is the everyday. As home to the world’s highest building, biggest shopping mall and longest automated metro system, Dubai certainly doesn’t do things by halves. That’s why it’s the perfect home for a new Kempinski hotel.

On the 29th November 2018, Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai opens its doors for the first time and welcomes guests into its luxurious arms. Here we run through everything you need to know before your trip to Dubai, including the inside guide on our spectacular new hotel.

Things to know before going to Dubai

While the Middle East is far from the parallel universe some make ...

Winter Escapes to the Middle East
11/8/2018
Winter Escapes to the Middle East

As the days get colder, the nights get longer and the chilly weather never quite seems to leave, people around the world are sure to be dreaming of some winter sun. The Middle East is one of the world’s best regions for guaranteed warmth, making it the perfect getaway destination for those looking for a sun-kissed escape.

Here we run through the best ways to spend winter in the Middle East.

Astonishing Abu Dhabi

The exciting selection of attractions in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, cements its status as a true year-round destination.

The adrenaline-fuelled Ferrari World Abu Dhabi features nearly 40 rides and attractions, including the world’s fastest roller coaster ...

What to see and do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
6/20/2018
What to see and do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Full of charm, modern delights and culture, Dubai and Abu Dhabi have a lot to offer. They are both popular destinations for those looking for something luxurious from their travels, but did you know they also have a few hidden gems that should be explored too? Read on to find out more.

Contrasting Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Dubai is well-known for being full of glitz and glamour, which is why accompanying your trip here with a visit to Abu Dhabi can be a welcome respite from its busy atmosphere.

Though contrasting in feel, the two destinations are equally as special, with Dubai offering grandeur in the form of its architecture, nightlife, opportunities for shopping and even a go at indoor ...

Shopping Capitals of the World
2/15/2018
Shopping Capitals of the World

If you are planning a trip away to a city destination, this can be the perfect opportunity to refresh your wardrobe or pick up the hottest new tech from the best foreign stores. Whether you are looking for beautiful luxury items, classic designer pieces, or something that you can’t find in your own country, these five cities should be high on your travel itinerary.

St Moritz – luxury retail with outstanding beauty

Famous for its winter sports and summer hiking opportunities, St Moritz is also a well-known destination for all things luxurious. Accommodation comes in the form of classic alpine spa resorts like Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, while the dining is excellent Swiss gourmet – ...

Destinations To Make 2018 A Once-In-A-Lifetime Year
1/22/2018
Destinations To Make 2018 A Once-In-A-Lifetime Year

With the arrival of the new year comes a time of reflection on the past year’s events and also a shift towards looking to the future. 2018 is here and so is the time to make new memories and challenge yourself to visit new places to make this new year your best one yet! View our picks of once-in-a-lifetime destinations to help make your 2018 travel dreams come true.

Safari in the Masai Mara

A visit to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve which spans over 1,500 sq km should be on your list of potential destinations to make 2018 memorable. Known for its biodiversity and being home to some of the world’s most amazing animals including lions, giraffes, rhinoceroses, cheetahs and elephants ...

Noble Palaces in the Sand
1/12/2018
Noble Palaces in the Sand

Drawing on the aesthetic history of East and West, two gems in Kempinski’s constellation of hotels present a new vision of world leisure architecture. These palatial new hotels in the Gulf States blend seamlessly into architectural elements of 17th and 18th-century Europe and Islamic art, fusing breath-taking aesthetic history with comfort, rounding up the transcendence with today’s newest technology.

As an ode to luxury and a historical link between East and West, the City of the Doges inspired the ultra-luxe Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha. With its architectural language drawn partly from Venetian palaces with its characteristic Gothic arcades, such as the Ca’ d’Oro, and a few ...

Celebrating New Year
12/22/2017
Celebrating New Year

The arrival of a new year is an event that has been celebrated all around the world for centuries. It is a chance to reflect on the year that has passed, and whether you were able to enjoy it or you feel glad to see it depart, it is also the occasion to get the next year off to the best start possible.

While it is a largely global tradition to mark the new year with a party, there are some amazing cultural traditions when it comes to celebrating December 31st. From smashing plates in Denmark to dressing up as bears in Romania, join us as we take a look at some New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world!

Enjoy the fireworks in Dubai

Explosive – certainly one of the only words that ...

The Best Destinations for a Post-Christmas Detox
12/21/2017
The Best Destinations for a Post-Christmas Detox

It is no secret that the Christmas period is filled with overindulgence. From the selection of rich foods to the frequent consumption of alcohol, combined with a lot of socialising with loved ones there is no denying that it is the season to enjoy the festivities in all manner of ways!

As much fun as Christmas can be, it can also be nice to have something to look forward to once all the celebrations end. Something to help cleanse both body and mind of all the overindulgences - and there is no better way to do just that than with a post-Christmas detox trip.

Here, we explore what we think are the best locations in the world to help you feel more ‘you’ once the festivities are over.

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Activities and Attractions in Dubai
11/16/2017
Activities and Attractions in Dubai

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.

Incredible Dubai

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 ...

A CULINARY EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER
10/24/2017
A CULINARY EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER

Sudqi Naddaf

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 ...

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