Haute Pursuits

Eid Escapes with the Oetker Collection

With the Holy Month of Ramadan just a few weeks away, UAE residents are busy making travel plans for the Eid-al-Fitr holidays. Taking place during the hottest months of the year, what we are all desiring is accessible, luxurious experiences in more moderate climates. The following hotels from the Oetker Collection promise just that and more. Read More

Chanel High Jewelry’s Cafe Society Collection

During the early 20th century, at the time of Picasso and Stravinsky, a group of creative visionaries formed the Cafe Society. This group of artists, writers, intellectuals, musicians and grande dames was shaped by a desire to confront reality while basking in bohemian, cutting-edge convictions, ways of life and extravagant art events. It was a group that cultivated talent and one in which Gabrielle Chanel partook. Read More

Anantara’s Adventure Challenge Comes to Abu Dhabi

Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas has revealed plans for a three night/four day fitness event branded the 'Anantara Adventure Challenge' to take place across three of its properties in Abu Dhabi from 10th – 13th December 2014 with an impressive prize pool of luxury getaways from Anantara in the Maldives, Thailand and UAE up for grabs. Read More

Micallef Re-Launches its Watch Fragrance and Art Collection

French artisan perfumer M.Micallef has re-launch its popular Watch fragrance with a bottle re-design. Now encapsulated within a delicate glass bottle, the perfume is now a timeless keepsake. The brand has also launched the limited edition Art Collection 2014 which is made up of complementary duo, Puzzle N°1 and Puzzle N°2. Read More

The Private Reserve at Six Senses Zighy Bay

Escape from the bustle of Dubai and head to the serene abode of the Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman. The resort has now offers its indigenous collection—The Private Reserve. Read More

Haute Hotel: The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

When I first heard that the Waldorf Astoria was opening in Ras Al Khaimah, I was in disbelief. Having grown up in Connecticut, the Waldorf Astoria name was so unmistakably linked to New York City that it was hard to imagine the hotel setting up a location in the midst of the UAE's desert landscape. It was especially hard to foresee its presence in Ras Al Khaimah, an emirate that has been evolving exponentially, but is still largely considered behind Abu Dhabi and Dubai in terms of high-end developments. The hotel has indeed arrived in Ras Al Khaimah and its new station has been the talk of many within the UAE. As my guest and I made our way through the barren desert to reach it, we continued to ponder just what was the lure of such a place for the Waldorf to add it to the list of its many prime international destinations. Read More