Futuristic luxury pods provide the perfect view of the desert sky

Travel | Jordan Middle East

Middle East

March 28, 2018

Travel

Futuristic luxury pods provide the perfect view of the desert sky

In the heart of Jordan’s scenic Wadi Rum desert, known as the “Valley of the Moon”, there is an unusual luxury campsite. Made up of clear domes that provide 360-degree views of the…

March 28, 2018 | Jordan

Rummana Camp at Dana Nature Reserve

Hotels | Jordan Middle East

Middle East

July 06, 2016

Hotels

Rummana Camp at Dana Nature Reserve

Probably one of the calmest and most serene places on earth is lost between the valleys of Dana. One of the Middle East's biggest nature reserve is 320 square kilometers offering dozens of trails and…

July 06, 2016 | Travel | Jordan

Thyme & More: Where Zaatar is Treated as Art

Breakfast & Coffee | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

June 15, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Thyme & More: Where Zaatar is Treated as Art

During my stay in Jordan, I was craving for a good mankoushe, something similar to the ones I often enjoy in Lebanon.  Thin dough topped with a variety of different pure Zaatar with that zesty…

June 15, 2016 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Amman

Q Restaurant: The Camel Burger and Kebab

International Cuisine | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

June 15, 2016

International Cuisine

Q Restaurant: The Camel Burger and Kebab

Down on Rainbow street, the nightlife sector of Amman, is a place called Q. The letter probably stands for the owner's family name or he may have been inspired by a James Bond movie. Anyway, we came…

June 15, 2016 | Restaurants | Amman

Ashur: Kempinski Ishtar Italian Restaurant

Italian | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

June 14, 2016

Italian

Ashur: Kempinski Ishtar Italian Restaurant

It was my third day in Jordan and I was promised it was going te be an amazing. The program was heading down to the Dead Sea. I was so excited to experience the Kempinski Hotel down at the lowest…

June 14, 2016 | Restaurants | Dead Sea

Burj al Hamam: A Lebanese Restaurant on the Dead Sea

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

June 14, 2016

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Burj al Hamam: A Lebanese Restaurant on the Dead Sea

The first impression was great. Walk into Burj al Hamam and start experiencing the Lebanese touch with Fayrouz playing in the background. It's a simple restaurant painted in white under a…

June 14, 2016 | Restaurants | Dead Sea

The Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea

Hotels | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

June 14, 2016

Hotels

The Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea

Fine living is what the Kempinski hotel down at the Dead Sea is all about. It's the place to relax. Come as a family or a couple or with friends and discover the wonders of the Dead Sea…

June 14, 2016 | Recommended | Dead Sea

La Locanda Boutique Hotel Amman

Hotels | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

June 10, 2016

Hotels

La Locanda Boutique Hotel Amman

La Locanda is where we'll be spending the a couple of night during our stay in Amman. There's a special touch to this boutique hotel. Rooms are named after oriental artists and not numbers, the place…

June 10, 2016 | Reviews | Amman

Al Hachem: Amman's Iconic Authentic Restaurant

Street Food | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 31, 2016

Street Food

Al Hachem: Amman's Iconic Authentic Restaurant

Iconic as people call it around here, Al Hachem is a street food restaurant popular for the last 55 years. Nestled in the heart of downtown Amman, two buildings with a passage in the middle host the…

May 31, 2016 | Amman

Abou Zeid Bakery: Amman's Special Bread

Bread & Bakeries | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 31, 2016

Bread & Bakeries

Abou Zeid Bakery: Amman's Special Bread

For us Tannour bread is about a big cylindrical oven with fire lid in its heart with bread or manakish sticked on its walls to bake. Abou Zeid's Tannour is flat and works on a rotator which makes…

May 31, 2016 | Street Food | Amman

Abou Moussa: Fawaregh, Kroush, Nifa in Amman

Street Food | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 29, 2016

Street Food

Abou Moussa: Fawaregh, Kroush, Nifa in Amman

Traditional and typical, Abou Moussa sells everything related to internal organs. Large bowls filled with water to the top boil from the early hours of the day serving fawaregh, kroush, goat head and…

May 29, 2016 | Amman

Fatatri Amman: Literally The Best Giant Fatayer I've Ever Had

Street Food | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 29, 2016

Street Food

Fatatri Amman: Literally The Best Giant Fatayer I've Ever Had

It's more of a dream and surely not simple food. The fatayer are WAW on all fronts, the thin dough, the way he prepares it, its taste, generous filling, shape... It is a whole experience I will…

May 29, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | Amman

Abou Hatem: Meat Since 1942

Street Food | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 29, 2016

Street Food

Abou Hatem: Meat Since 1942

It was our cherry on top, my favorite stop for the day, a place open from 1940 is now handled by the fourth generation of owners. Meat is their speciality grilling it a skewer at a time. We came…

May 29, 2016 | Amman

Nafissa Sweets: It's The Knefe!

Desserts & Sweets | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 22, 2016

Desserts & Sweets

Nafissa Sweets: It's The Knefe!

I was honestly amazed as I stepped into Nafissa Sweets. I stood there watching hundreds of customers walk in by the minute for their Knefeh. If you think you know what knefe really tastes like, think…

May 22, 2016 | Recommended | Amman

Petra's Movenpick Hotel: At Walking Distance from the Valley

Hotels | Petra Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 14, 2016

Hotels

Petra's Movenpick Hotel: At Walking Distance from the Valley

I never expected the visit of Petra would take an entire day! Arrive early and make sure to spend the night at the Movenpick located just a few meters away from the Valley's entrance.   An…

May 14, 2016 | Travel | Petra

Captain's Camp: An Exceptional Experience

Hotels | Jordan Middle East

Middle East

May 14, 2016

Hotels

Captain's Camp: An Exceptional Experience

As I lay back on the sofa, enjoying the breathe of fresh air, the utmost calmness that surrounds you allows you to even hear ants walking...   I remember experiencing Zareb in 2014 at…

May 14, 2016 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Jordan

Basin: Petra's Restaurant by Crowne Plaza is a Disaster!

International Cuisine | Petra Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 14, 2016

International Cuisine

Basin: Petra's Restaurant by Crowne Plaza is a Disaster!

Dramatic! You walk for hours to reach the bottom expecting to eat good food, at least when it's managed by Crown Plaza! Proudly Crown Plaza? Let me tell you that this is not a place you would want to…

May 14, 2016 | Restaurants | Petra

Shams el Balad: Fresh and Organic in Amman

Breakfast & Coffee | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 14, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Shams el Balad: Fresh and Organic in Amman

It starts with an amazing first impression: Fresh positive vibes, a high facade, lots of lights, happy people, great mood, a busy kitchen and here we were ready to walk in. It's called Shams el Balad…

May 14, 2016 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Amman

Discovering The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Travel | Jordan Middle East

Middle East

June 16, 2014

Travel

Discovering The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

This month, I was invited alongside a group of media to discover Jordan. The trip was scheduled to take place in mid May but was immediately rescheduled to fall at the same time as the Pope's visit…

June 16, 2014 | Jordan

Buffet Dinner at Radisson Blu, Tala Bay - Al Aqaba

International Cuisine | Jordan Middle East

Middle East

June 03, 2014

International Cuisine

Buffet Dinner at Radisson Blu, Tala Bay - Al Aqaba

I've always been a fan of buffets at hotels. It helps in rating the stay from its culinary side, which I think is the most important aspect. A good buffet reflects professional staff,…

June 03, 2014 | Restaurants | Jordan

Radisson Blu, Tala Bay - Aqaba: A Hotel, I Recommend

Hotels | Jordan Middle East

Middle East

June 03, 2014

Hotels

Radisson Blu, Tala Bay - Aqaba: A Hotel, I Recommend

From the minute we arrived to the minute we left, every detail at the Radisson Blu was mastered to perfection. Professionalism and style at it's best. The stay was one I would recommend. I loved the…

June 03, 2014 | Reviews | Jordan

Breakfast at The Radisson blu, Tala Bay - Al Aqaba

Reviews | Jordan Middle East

Middle East

June 03, 2014

Reviews

Breakfast at The Radisson blu, Tala Bay - Al Aqaba

The Radisson Blu Hotel is a place I recommend and I expected breakfast to be just as good, well it was on the first day, but not on the second... In the main hotel restaurant, breakfast is served…

June 03, 2014 | Restaurants | Jordan

Floka Fish Restaurant: Al Aqaba, Jordan

Reviews | Jordan Middle East

Middle East

June 01, 2014

Reviews

Floka Fish Restaurant: Al Aqaba, Jordan

Known for its rich variety of seafood, Floka, situated in the heart of the Al Aqaba was our choice for to enjoy our meal, we wanted a proper goodbye dinner to conclude this memorable trip.  For…

June 01, 2014 | Restaurants | Jordan

Captain's Desert Camp, Wadi Rum: Eat and Sleep Like a Bedouin

Hotels | Jordan Middle East

Middle East

May 31, 2014

Hotels

Captain's Desert Camp, Wadi Rum: Eat and Sleep Like a Bedouin

It was 6pm when we reached the Captain's Camp, a desert camp located in Wadi Rum, Jordan. "Yalla Antonn," the man called out for me, as we arrived at exactly the time they were preparing a feast and…

May 31, 2014 | Restaurants | Jordan

Taybet Zaman: Stay in an Old Village Close to Petra

Hotels | Petra Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 31, 2014

Hotels

Taybet Zaman: Stay in an Old Village Close to Petra

I've been to Taybet Zamen before. We came in for some lunch back then... I still remember entering a place that looks like a haunted city. Too many stones, long alleys, closed shops... And nobody…

May 31, 2014 | Reviews | Petra

Cook and Eat at the Al Qantarah Restaurant, Petra

Spotted Stories | Petra Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 30, 2014

Spotted Stories

Cook and Eat at the Al Qantarah Restaurant, Petra

Al Qantarah restaurant, located a few minutes away from the Petra site, offers open kitchen gatherings on its first floor. It hosts big groups of 10 to 20 persons, who gather to cook and eat. We were…

May 30, 2014 | Petra

Breakfast at Evason, Ma'in Hot Springs - Jordan

Reviews | Jordan Middle East

Middle East

May 30, 2014

Reviews

Breakfast at Evason, Ma'in Hot Springs - Jordan

I was honestly worried about having breakfast here, especially after enduring a "not so pleasant" experience the night before, the restraint choice of food items among other things. But I was wrong…

May 30, 2014 | Restaurants | Jordan

Vis A Vis Cafe, Dead Sea - Jordan

International Cuisine | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 28, 2014

International Cuisine

Vis A Vis Cafe, Dead Sea - Jordan

On the way to the hot springs of Maiin, we stopped by Vis a Vis, located on the first floor of a building. We entered an empty space that was not lit, while Arabic music played in the background.…

May 28, 2014 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Dead Sea

Haret Jdoudna: A Culinary Landmark in Madaba, Jordan

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Jordan Middle East

Middle East

May 28, 2014

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Haret Jdoudna: A Culinary Landmark in Madaba, Jordan

I was so excited to taste some Lebanese/Middle Eastern food in Jordan... We entered an old house that was fully booked with a lively international crowd. Everything seemed to be good around here:…

May 28, 2014 | Recommended | Jordan

Buffet Dining at Evason Hotel, Ma'in Hot Springs - Jordan

International Cuisine | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 28, 2014

International Cuisine

Buffet Dining at Evason Hotel, Ma'in Hot Springs - Jordan

Evason Ma’In Hot Springs has the reputation for serving some of the best food in the region and I personally believe it’s true. Offering Jordanian specialties, Middle Eastern bites as…

May 28, 2014 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Dead Sea

The Evason, Six Senses, Ma'in Hot Springs Hotel

Hotels | Jordan Middle East

Middle East

May 28, 2014

Hotels

The Evason, Six Senses, Ma'in Hot Springs Hotel

It's 6am here in Ma'in, struggling to sleep after a long time fighting with my pillows and bed sheets, so why not grab the iPad and remember my first day at the resort.   Evason is the only…

May 28, 2014 | Reviews | Jordan

Mövenpick Dead Sea: An Enjoyable Stay and Good Food

Hotels | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 27, 2014

Hotels

Mövenpick Dead Sea: An Enjoyable Stay and Good Food

This is my third time here, and the second time in less than two months. The last time I was at the Movenpick it was during low season. The pools were empty and the ambiance was calm, but not this…

May 27, 2014 | Reviews | Dead Sea

Sufra Restaurant: Tasty Food from the Jordanian Table

Reviews | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 27, 2014

Reviews

Sufra Restaurant: Tasty Food from the Jordanian Table

As soon as I reached Sufra, my taste buds started tingling and my mouth started watering as I remembered the foukhara, the hummus and the fresh hot bread.. I've been here before in 2012 and the…

May 27, 2014 | Recommended | Amman

Breakfast at The Regency Palace Hotel, Amman

Reviews | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 27, 2014

Reviews

Breakfast at The Regency Palace Hotel, Amman

At first I was planning to write one review on the hotel, which will include everything, the rooms as well as the breakfast experience... But when I saw the nylon covers all over the breakfast…

May 27, 2014 | Restaurants | Amman

Spending a Night at The Regency Palace Hotel, Amman

Hotels | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

May 27, 2014

Hotels

Spending a Night at The Regency Palace Hotel, Amman

During a tour around Jordan this week, I spent my first night of the trip at The Regency Palace Hotel. As we reached the building I remembered that I have previously visited this hotel back in…

May 27, 2014 | Reviews | Amman

The 5 Star Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea

Hotels | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

April 25, 2014

Hotels

The 5 Star Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea

That was my second time at The Mövenpick dead sea with an improved experience on many levels. We reached the hotel at noon and were planned to stay for three consecutive nights. All passed…

April 25, 2014 | Reviews | Dead Sea

Buffet Lunch and Dinner at The Movenpick Dead Sea Resort

Reviews | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

April 08, 2014

Reviews

Buffet Lunch and Dinner at The Movenpick Dead Sea Resort

I had to eat here four consecutive times during my trip to latest Jordan: Two lunches and two dinners... and believe me, it was good. The food was correct, the choices were varied and the different…

April 08, 2014 | Restaurants | Dead Sea

Luigi's Dear Sea: Not My First But Definitely My Last

Italian | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

March 27, 2014

Italian

Luigi's Dear Sea: Not My First But Definitely My Last

During a four-day conference in Jordan I stayed at the Movenpick Dead Sea. Four full days where you find yourself eating the same food at the same restaurant over and over again. Passing by Luigi's…

March 27, 2014 | Restaurants | Dead Sea

The New Royal Jordanian Business Lounge is Breathtaking

Airports | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

March 24, 2014

Airports

The New Royal Jordanian Business Lounge is Breathtaking

You won't understand why I am describing the new Royal Jordanian Business lounge, Crown Lounge, as 'breathtaking' unless you've actually experienced the old Jordanian airport. What you'll see now is…

March 24, 2014 | Travel | Amman

Breakfast at The Mövenpick Hotel, Dead Sea

Reviews | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

March 21, 2014

Reviews

Breakfast at The Mövenpick Hotel, Dead Sea

This is the second time I visit the Dead Sea in Jordan, and every time I stay at the Movenpick. This hotel is well prepped, well maintained and boasts a professional and well-trained…

March 21, 2014 | Restaurants | Dead Sea

Lunch at Taybet Zaman Village: Petra, Jordan

Reviews | Petra Jordan Middle East

Jordan

March 18, 2014

Reviews

Lunch at Taybet Zaman Village: Petra, Jordan

During our visit to Petra, we took a short bus ride to a Taybet Zaman Village just a few minutes away from the tourist site. Beautifully decorated, the resort takes you back down memory lane with a…

March 18, 2014 | Restaurants | Petra

The Landmark Hotel, Amman

Hotels | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

November 24, 2012

Hotels

The Landmark Hotel, Amman

The Landmark Hotel is where I was invited to stay during my last visit to Amman. At first, and by checking the website, I thought that it might be better to stay at more renowned luxury hotel brands…

November 24, 2012 | Reviews | Amman

Al Saraya Restaurant: Movenpick Hotel, Dead Sea

International Cuisine | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

November 13, 2012

International Cuisine

Al Saraya Restaurant: Movenpick Hotel, Dead Sea

Al Saraya restaurant is the main dining area at the Movenpick resort, Dead Sea. Located in the main resort building, AL Saraya offers a Mediterranean country kitchen ambiance with garden…

November 13, 2012 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Dead Sea

Rajeen Armenian Restaurant, Amman

International Cuisine | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

November 13, 2012

International Cuisine

Rajeen Armenian Restaurant, Amman

Rajeen restaurant is located on Rainbow street, facing the huge Rotana Cafe. It's an Armenian restaurant serving a large choice of specialities combining  Middle Eastern food with an Armenian…

November 13, 2012 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Amman

Tawaheen El Hawa Restaurant, Amman

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

November 12, 2012

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Tawaheen El Hawa Restaurant, Amman

Tawaheen El Hawa is your typical Lebanese-Jordanian restaurant in Amman serving a large variety of mezze and *Mansaf. You enter through a castle like door where two big posters stuck on the door…

November 12, 2012 | Restaurants | Amman

Breakfast at Colours, Landmark Hotel, Amman

Breakfast & Coffee | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

November 12, 2012

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Colours, Landmark Hotel, Amman

Colours restaurant is all white. Despite its name, the whole place is bright white with a general clean and clear feel. Colorful touches add character to the space from the paintings over the buffet…

November 12, 2012 | International Cuisine | Amman

Kabab-ji : An Enjoyable Lebanese Diner in Amman

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

November 10, 2012

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Kabab-ji : An Enjoyable Lebanese Diner in Amman

Located on Mecca street, Kabab-ji Grill features authentic, healthy, and flavorful Lebanese cuisine in a casual environment. Decorated in rich traditional colors and regional…

November 10, 2012 | Restaurants | Amman

Royal Jordanian Business Lounge, Amman Airport ( Restaurant Closed)

Airports | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

October 22, 2012

Airports

Royal Jordanian Business Lounge, Amman Airport ( Restaurant Closed)

Passing through such a dirty and old airport, I didn't expect to find a lounge with such impressive  professionalism. Coming back from the Dead Sea on MEA Airlines, I decided to have a look at…

October 22, 2012 | Restaurant Closed | Amman

A Traditional Village on the Dead Sea Shores: The Movenpick Resort

Hotels | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

October 22, 2012

Hotels

A Traditional Village on the Dead Sea Shores: The Movenpick Resort

The 5-star Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea is found in a traditional village nestled amongst lush gardens. The resort is set on the northern shores of the Dead Sea, at the lowest point on…

October 22, 2012 | Reviews | Dead Sea

Luigi's: The Movenpick Dead Sea Italian Corner

Italian | Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Jordan

October 22, 2012

Italian

Luigi's: The Movenpick Dead Sea Italian Corner

Part of the Movenpick Dead Sea resort, Luigi's is the Italian eatery serving a wide variety of delicious Italian food. The restaurant is divided into four main sections: the external open area, the…

October 22, 2012 | Restaurants | Dead Sea

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