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Where to dine in Dubai

With its diverse mix of nationalities and cultures, its growing collection of restaurants run by star chefs and its increasingly influential annual Food Festival, Dubai has rapidly become a top destination for enjoying delicious cuisines from all over the world. Innovative and award-winning culinary establishments are opening all the time, adding to the city’s gastronomic profile. Read on for our pick of the most exciting venues to look out for in 2018.

Elegant dining

Morimoto Dubai

An award-winning concept by Masaharu Morimoto, who shot to fame through the Japanese edition of Iron Chef and is renowned for…
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Where to dine in Dubai

PHOTO BOMB IN PARIS

The Eiffel Tower was first on my sightseeing list during my four-day Parisian summer holiday. Named after engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the monument as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it recently celebrated reaching the 300 million visitor mark since it opened more than a century ago.

In some ways it felt like all these people were there the morning I visited, forcing me to stand in a long line, hold my breath in a crowded elevator to the top of the tallest structure in Paris (324m if you’re interested), and dodge an army of…
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PHOTO BOMB IN PARIS

2018 TRAVEL TRENDS BY AIRBNB

Airbnb has mined its booking data from the first half of the coming year to unearth 2018’s travel trends. The forecast covers the top 10 popular cities to explore, the kinds of homes guests enjoy and popular experiences growing in demand.

When it comes to the world’s top 10 popular cities, Paris, Osaka and Tokyo occupy the top three spots, followed by New York, London, Rome, Orlando, Miami, Sydney and Lisbon.

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The report reveals that “laid-back beach towns, mountain retreats and mid-sized cities” are increasing in popularity, and largely encompass the trending destinations for the new…
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2018 TRAVEL TRENDS BY AIRBNB

AFRICAN TOURISM TRENDS

At the recent 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, Euromonitor International revealed the key trends shaping travel and tourism on the continent. New data shows arrivals to Africa grew by 6,5% in 2017 to reach 18,5 million, up from 16,3 million in 2012. Key markets, such as South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cameroon, Mauritius, and Tanzania, accounted for 70% of international trips to the sub-Saharan African region.

Driving growth

This growth can be attributed to increasing interaction between various travel industry players and digital integration via platforms such as social media, meta search engines and the penetration of online…
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AFRICAN TOURISM TRENDS

”Looking back, to look forward” after 21 years of Constitution Hill

December 10 2017 marks the 21st anniversary of our nation’s Constitution. In commemoration of this milestone, the Constitution Hill Precinct and key partners will be hosting a series of events leading up to and including the anniversary date. These events will embody a reflection of how far we have come as a nation in realising the aspirations of our democracy through our nation’s highest law; and more importantly, what remains to be done towards attainment of fuller socio-economic emancipation for all South Africans.

Two years after the first democratic election (1994), the President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela,…
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”Looking back, to look forward” after 21 years of Constitution Hill

5 African summer destinations

If you’re planning a summer holiday in Africa, you’ll be spoilt for choice. From the plains of the Serengeti to the shores of Zanzibar, you can enjoy a safari expedition or a coastal oasis.

Here are five places to add to your summer getaway bucket list:

Zanzibar, Tanzania

While the weather remains pleasant throughout most of the year, a summer in Zanzibar offers hot, dry weather from December to March – perfect for lying on the beach, a quick dip in cool blue ocean waters or endless stargazing at night. As the sun sets, enjoy a stroll through Stone Town, a Unesco World Heritage Site which was once…
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5 African summer destinations