Middle East

Travel: Discover Salalah, Oman’s Desert Kingdom Paradise

Oman might not be the first place that springs to mind when planning a holiday, but according to the World Travel & Tourism Council, it’s the Middle East’s the fastest growing tourism destination. James Clark heads to the Persian Gulf to see if the hype holds up…

Wellness holiday destinations: Dubai offers watersports, moonlit yoga and aqua spin classes at The Palm

Travel: Is Dubai Your Next Wellness Destination?

It’s known for its towering skyscrapers, flash malls and year-round sun, but Dubai is reinventing itself as a spot for wellness. With moonlit yoga and vegan cuisine, could it be your next destination holiday?

Travel etiquette for Japan, Thailand, China, Australia, Dubai, Argentina

How to Avoid Making Rude Faux Pas in 2019’s Top Holiday Spots

From a thank you ‘burp’ in China to Japanese chopstick etiquette and tipping faux pas in Australia, a lack of research could lead to causing offence while on holiday. Avoid potentially embarrassing situations with these travel etiquette guide from Travelbag

DUKES Dubai: The British institutions setting up shop in Dubai

Travel: Where to Find a Slice of British Luxury in Dubai

Dubai wears many hats: gateway to Africa and the Indian Ocean, an adventurers dream, a shiny, shopping mecca and, now, a luxury little Britain with guaranteed sunshine. As Dukes Dubai opens its doors, The Resident luxuriates in the British institutions making their mark in Dubai

JA Manafuru, the Maldives


Our travel patterns are changing. It’s less about chilling on a beach (though oh, how we love it!), and more about experiences. With this in mind, combining a trip to the idyllic Maldives with a stay-over in high-voltage Dubai offers you the best of two very different worlds…

Waterfall on the red Cristales river, Colombia


Are your travels on trend? A recent survey of Virtuoso’s UK travel agency members revealed the top emerging destinations for spring 2017, as well as the international destinations for autumn 2016