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Al Sahel Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi

Al Sahel Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi

A hotel complex in a nature reserve seems like it could be one of those novelty UAE ideas, but the Anantara resort, on Sir Bani Yas Island, is very much in the midst of a working wildlife preserve. The island – 9km offshore from Jebel Dhanna (around two hours’ drive from Abu Dhabi) – was developed as wildlife preserve in 1977 by HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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La Mamounia, Marrakech

La Mamounia, Marrakech

Found in the shade of the Koutoubia mosque, Morocco’s La Mamounia hotel has hosted the world’s most famous figures since opening in1923. But even icons occasionally lose their lustre and in 2009 Parisian designer Jacques Garcia was entrusted to return it to its former stately glory via a US$65 million makeover.

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Lunch with Dynamo, Hutong, London

Lunch with Dynamo, Hutong, London

Urban illusionist Dynamo makes people laugh, scream and cry. Sometimes he even makes them faint too. Just what would he do at lunch? "He has the same sweet, guileless manner that has made his TV show a hit in 180 territories around the world."

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Manila Rising

Manila Rising

Manila is abuzz. A new creative culture is transforming this Asian megacity, driven by a young, forward-thinking generation. The burgeoning contemporary art scene has spawned a slew of galleries and there are intimate music gigs, street fairs and sleek museums to discover.

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Walking with Giants: Trekking in India

Walking with Giants: Trekking in India

The Singalila Ridge in west Bengal is known for its stunning views, wandering bears, and the occasional burly border guard. Naturally, we sent a writer there to go trekking

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D.Tales, Dubai

D.Tales, Dubai

In what is seemingly an unlikely path for a design aficionado, Swedish native Lars Narfeldt was a UN peacekeeper in war zones across Africa and Afghanistan before settling in Dubai to pursue his dream of bringing Scandinavian design to the Middle East. His concept store, D:tales, Precinct Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, is now a magnet for admirers of minimalism and beautiful design.

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La Serre, Dubai

La Serre, Dubai

Having garnered critical acclaim as the chef behind La Petite Maison in Dubai, Izu Ani’s magic touch is now bringing fresh, homemade food to the city’s Downtown district at his own La Serre Bistro And Boulangerie. His passion for creating good quality food from scratch, with the freshest of ingredients, has now seen the chef awarded the region’s first ‘Snail Of Approval’ by Slow Food, the global grassroots organisation founded to counter the rise of fast food.

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Mabu Vinyl, Cape Town

Mabu Vinyl, Cape Town

A nickname, some banter on a beach, and passion for the music of Rodriguez, a gifted singer-songwriter long thought dead, all led to a mind-boggling journey for Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman, the co-owner of Mabu Vinyl.

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Quartier des Bains, Geneva

Quartier des Bains, Geneva

Although often better known for its diplomats and bankers, Geneva’s art district, Quartier des Bains, is putting the city on the map as an essential destination for international artists and collectors. A local secret for some time, the rest of the world is starting to pay attention to Europe’s very own SoHo.

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