World's Biggest Hotel in KSA: 10,000 Bedrooms and 70 Restaurants

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May 25, 2015

News

World's Biggest Hotel in KSA: 10,000 Bedrooms and 70 Restaurants

The world’s biggest hotel is set to open in Mecca in 2017, offering an unprecedented level of luxury to travelers and royalty alike in Saudi Arabia. The Abraj Kudai will cost about $3.6…

May 25, 2015

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

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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

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

Ladies Only Floor at Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh

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July 05, 2013

News

Ladies Only Floor at Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh Launches the Pearl Floor, an exclusive new floor only for women. Exclusive floor to feature 20 Premium Rooms, two Four Seasons Executive Suites, women-only staff and special…

July 05, 2013

Saudi Arabia's Good Restaurants on the Rise: I Have Witnessed It!

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March 31, 2012

News

Saudi Arabia's Good Restaurants on the Rise: I Have Witnessed It!

A couple of weeks ago I was I Saudi Arabia. I have reviewed and shared by experiences with you here on some of their restaurants and hotels. Yes, Saudi Arabia is advancing big time when it comes to…

March 31, 2012 | Travel

The Four Seasons Riyadh at Kingdom Center

Hotels | Riyadh KSA GCC Middle East

KSA

March 28, 2012

Hotels

The Four Seasons Riyadh at Kingdom Center

"Finest Technological Luxury" The Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh is considered the center, the reference and a meeting point for all major businessmen around the city. Riyadh has only two very long…

March 28, 2012 | Reviews | Riyadh

The Steak House, Riyadh

American | Riyadh KSA GCC Middle East

KSA

March 23, 2012

American

The Steak House, Riyadh

On my first visit to Riyadh, on my first lunch in Riyadh I was invited to the Steak House and there my journey started in 2010 during the World Cup period. During that lunch I learned a lot about…

March 23, 2012 | Grill&BBQ | Riyadh

Al-Najdiyah Village Restaurant, Riyadh

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Riyadh KSA GCC Middle East

KSA

March 22, 2012

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Al-Najdiyah Village Restaurant, Riyadh

On my last day in Riyadh, my friends proposed to take me to a very special place; an authentic one. To be honest, I refused at first and asked to go back to the hotel to relax since I was moving to…

March 22, 2012 | Restaurants | Riyadh

Le Meridien Hotel, Jeddah

Hotels | Jeddah KSA GCC Middle East

KSA

March 21, 2012

Hotels

Le Meridien Hotel, Jeddah

Le Meridien Hotel of Jeddah was my next stop after the Holiday Inn Riyadh. I didn't know what to expect. I was asking myself many questions like, are all international chains in the Arab world…

March 21, 2012 | Reviews | Jeddah

Holiday Inn Olaya Hotel, Riyadh. My Third Stay

Hotels | Riyadh KSA GCC Middle East

KSA

March 18, 2012

Hotels

Holiday Inn Olaya Hotel, Riyadh. My Third Stay

This is my third review on the Holiday Inn, Riyadh and every time I come, I come with an open mind, hoping to experience a change, but unfortunately nothing. Third time was not a charm for me... But…

March 18, 2012 | Reviews | Riyadh

The Burger Boutique, Riyadh

American | Riyadh KSA GCC Middle East

KSA

March 17, 2012

American

The Burger Boutique, Riyadh

b+f Burger Boutique is a new diner and I must say my latest 'happy discovery' in Riyadh, KSA. Just in case I have not mentioned this before, I simply love burgers...   On every trip to…

March 17, 2012 | Burgers | Riyadh

Holiday Inn Riyadh - Olaya. My First Stay

Hotels | Riyadh KSA GCC Middle East

KSA

February 25, 2012

Hotels

Holiday Inn Riyadh - Olaya. My First Stay

  "If you’re in the area for a quick business trip, then the Holiday Inn is a good choice". A hotel close to everything, the Holiday Inn has fair service, nice food, good welcoming but…

February 25, 2012 | Reviews | Riyadh

Sands Hotel, Jeddah

Hotels | Jeddah KSA GCC Middle East

KSA

February 25, 2012

Hotels

Sands Hotel, Jeddah

"This hotel is bizarrely old, and it’s really unacceptable" The Sands Hotel or Rimal is situated in the fashionable al-Hamra consulate area, within walking distance from the must see Tahlia…

February 25, 2012 | Reviews | Jeddah

Spazio 77 Restaurant, Riyadh

French | Riyadh KSA GCC Middle East

KSA

February 20, 2012

French

Spazio 77 Restaurant, Riyadh

Spazio 77 is the highest located restaurant in Riyadh on the 77th floor of the Kingdom Tower. After visiting the building's mall, hotel and highest point with a nice view of the capital continue your…

February 20, 2012 | Italian | Riyadh

Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya: My Second Stay

Hotels | Riyadh KSA GCC Middle East

KSA

February 20, 2012

Hotels

Holiday Inn Riyadh-Olaya: My Second Stay

For what its offering, for its location, for its price, The Holiday inn Olaya Riyadh is a decent place to stay at. I won't be very rude or negative about it since its my chosen place to stay whenever…

February 20, 2012 | Reviews | Riyadh

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