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Welcome to a world of travel, entertainment and culture, curated from a global collective of writers, photojournalists and artists. Each article of our award-winning magazine is sure to inspire, no matter which of our destinations you call home.

July 2014

Wasl Square, Dubai

Wasl Square, in Dubai’s Al Safa district, beside the beachside neighbourhood of Jumeirah, is both a highly sought after collection of modern apartments and a haven for shoppers and foodies. The small but diverse community, adjacent to the sprawling garden oasis of Safa Park, hosts an eclectic collection of independent shops, restaurants and cafés. Entire days can easily be lost strolling the grounds

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Cape Town - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Maryke Josling

Maryke Josling, chef and owner of The Little Pink Chef, reveals her favourite places to eat in Cape Town. She recommends Le Venue, The Wharfside Grill and Pierneef à la Motte


Dubai: The Making of a Culinary Capital

Following a decade that has seen Dubai’s restaurant scene make a name for itself on the world stage, its reputation is still growing. The star names that have nurtured it are being joined by a multitude of celebrated chefs keen to be associated with the city that has become the Middle East’s foremost dining destination. Prior to 2001, eating out in Dubai was an enjoyable experience

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Oslo, is perfect for strolling around on foot, to take in the varied architecture, superb museums and vibrant nightlife. And the residents’ love of outdoor activities means there are plenty of things to do within the city limits, such as kayaking, hiking and sailing. While Norway itself is a relatively young country, the history of the region is captured in the wonderfully preserved ninth century Viking ships


The Book Lounge, Cape Town

The Book Lounge’s founder Mervyn Sloman takes satisfaction in introducing customers to his favourite books. He supports Cape Town’s Open Book Festival, which aims to put on a truly international literary festival in Cape Town, to promote the best of South African writing to international audiences, to build a love of reading among the youth of Cape Town and to attract a diverse audience


Room 44, The Dude, Berlin

The Dude is as cool as its name suggests, but the boutique property eschews the hipster shabiness to be found in trendy neighbourhoods such as Kreutzberg, instead opting for classic style. Located in the central Mitte district, a short distance from landmarks such as Alexanderplatz and The Fernsehturm television tower, the hotel is housed in an attractive 30-room property built in 1822

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Auckland - Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and Galleries

New Zealand’s largest city is a hive of activity offering astonishing natural scenery. Thanks to its Pacific positioning, the city is host to a diverse populace and waves of spice-laden restaurants, which send plumes of delicious scents wafting into the streets. It’s got global pedigree, but Auckland is also the place to discover New Zealand’s own heritage: from art museums to locally made wines


Ghaf Kitchen, Dubai

Ghaf Kitchen, a mobile kitchen in a restored 1962 Citroën van, is the first high-end restaurant on wheels to appear in the UAE, popping up at large public events to serve quality street food, at beach-side villas to cater parties, and helping creatives host meals in surprising locations from construction sites to warehouses. Ghaf launched at Dubai Street Night Art, an outdoor festival featuring 50 local artists

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Last Look, Dubai

Bahal Abdul Rasheed, 28, owner of Bambah, Beach Road, Jumeirah, has lived in Dubai for 17 years. Her clothing store mixes comfort with elegance. She says: “Dubai is my home away from home, and I love being here. There is so much room for innovation, and I appreciate how Dubai becoming a melting pot of cultures has enabled me to interact with different people