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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Falafel Index: A Way To Assess Purchasing Power In The Middle East

News

May 07, 2014

News

The Falafel Index: A Way To Assess Purchasing Power In The Middle East

The Arab Spring brought into focus the economic underpinnings of instability in the Middle East.  In a region where over one in four youth is unemployed, how well people can afford a basic meal is a…

May 07, 2014

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

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

Hot Sandwiches at Paul Bakery, Val D'Europe

French | Paris France Europe

France

December 11, 2013

French

Hot Sandwiches at Paul Bakery, Val D'Europe

The third day in Paris, was a visit to Val d'Europe, the big mall and its outlet village situated 40 minutes from Paris. It was already in the afternoon and lunch choices were limited. Kitchens in…

December 11, 2013 | Restaurants | Paris

Batchig: Sealed with a Kiss of Flavours and Colours

Armenian | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 10, 2013

Armenian

Batchig: Sealed with a Kiss of Flavours and Colours

Batchig means a kiss in the Armenian language – a kiss which at this new restaurant comes with a thousand colors, flavors and aromas. Batchig by Mayrig is a new concept serving regional…

July 10, 2013 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Antelias

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

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

Whispers Diner, Amman

American | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

March 01, 2012

American

Whispers Diner, Amman

I really don't understand this place.  After trying it out myself  I still don't understand how people love this restaurant. I was in Jordan on a business trip and thought, why not try…

March 01, 2012 | Burgers | Amman

The Regency Palace Hotel, Amman

Hotels | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

February 20, 2012

Hotels

The Regency Palace Hotel, Amman

The Regency Palace in Amman Jordan is one of the oldest five stars hotels in town. It’s surely not a five star service. Previously the Sheraton and part of WorldHotels, the regency is still…

February 20, 2012 | Reviews | Amman

Trader Vic's Restaurant, Amman

International Cuisine | Amman Jordan Middle East

Jordan

February 20, 2012

International Cuisine

Trader Vic's Restaurant, Amman

The Trader Vic's located on the underground level of the Regency Palace Hotel of Amman, Jordan is a very nice place to dine and enjoy a musical night out. It all started when Victor Jules…

February 20, 2012 | Restaurants | Amman

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