Middle East
A first timer's guide to shopping in Dubai

A first timer’s guide to shopping in Dubai

Enjoy the shoppers’ paradise, Dubai, by checking out all the best malls and shopping spots. Here is a quick guide to where to shop and why. Dubai and shopping are synonymous, and for a good reason. There are so many options when it comes to spending a day or afternoon (or week for that matter)...
#EasierTravel - Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist

#EasierTravel – Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist

Welcome! At Park Inn by Radisson we like to make travel as easy as humanly possible and that is why with your help we have created a free and handy travel packing checklist. For some people, packing is fun and part of the whole travel experience. However, for many the very idea of packing for your...
#Easier Travel - Top 6 Travel Apps 2015

#Easier Travel – Top 6 Travel Apps 2015

There is really only one surefire way to avoid the stress, strain and worry so often associated with travelling, and that is to ensure that you do some proper planning well in advance of your holiday. Fortunately, for us 21st century travellers there are plenty of digital tools are at our disposal and fingertips. Along with...
Do a dive or two in Dammam

Do a dive or two in Dammam

Coral reefs, pearl oysters, and a wealth of marine life make diving in the Persian Gulf an unforgettably enchanting experience. Don’t just sit and admire the pristine blue waters on your next trip to Dammam: jump right in with this guide to the best diving sites and sights. Before and after Most of the dive...
A Foodie Guide to Duqm

A Foodie Guide to Duqm

Rich curries, delicious sweets, and enticing grilled meat: the cuisine of Oman is sure to impress any serious gastronome. Take a bite out of Duqm the next time you visit and put these must-try dishes on your itinerary. At our Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Duqm, you can feast on traditional favourites like...
Join Us to Help Support Relief Efforts in Nepal

Join Us to Help Support Relief Efforts in Nepal

As you have seen and heard on news accounts worldwide, on Saturday, April 25, a devastating 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, killing and injuring thousands of people.   Park Inn by Radisson, part of the Carlson Rezidor hotel family, has several hundred team members from Nepal and a Radisson hotel in the region. We are relieved...
Happy King's Day: 5 facts about orange

Happy King’s Day: 5 facts about orange

On April 27 the Netherlands gets a little crazy and extremely (more than usual!) orange: it’s King’s Day (formally Queen’s Day). It is the birthday of Willem-Alexander – the King of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. To celebrate the Netherlands gets bathed in the national colour – orange (oranje). People paint their faces, hair is...
Top 10 facts about St George

Top 10 facts about St George

TODAY is St George’s Day, the feast day of England’s patron saint, so here are 10 things you might not have known about the saint. St George is thought to have been a third-century Roman soldier, who was born in the Roman province of Syria Palaestina to a Greek Christian noble family around AD280. Today...
A guide to Al Khobar Corniche

A guide to Al Khobar Corniche

The Al Khobar corniche meanders along the Arabian Gulf, with expansive views across the glistening waters. Its wealth of family attractions, pristine parks and tranquil places of worship make this waterfront walkway an especially vibrant part of a bustling and diverse city. Landmarks The corniche district begins to the north of the King Fahd Causeway at the...
Exploring the arts in Muscat

Exploring the arts in Muscat

MuscArt is one of the Omani capital’s foremost art and photography spaces, focusing on exhibitions, education, supply and consultation. The venue’s gallery manager, Alexandra Hoepfner, shares her insights on the city’s burgeoning art scene. Artistic differences The MuscArt gallery was founded relatively recently in 2012, but it’s accomplished a huge amount in its young life....
Chocolate Rabbits and Crucifixion: Easter Uncovered

Chocolate Rabbits and Crucifixion: Easter Uncovered

For millions of Christians around the world, Easter is a deeply religious, and most important holiday, symbolising the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. It has also become a highly commercial event, with shops everywhere packed with chocolate rabbits, colourful eggs and decorated Easter baskets. Further departing from...
April Fools’ 2015: Our Top Picks

April Fools’ 2015: Our Top Picks

You may have heard that we branched out into digital travel yesterday, with our E-scapes promotion – offering you a complete digital ‘holiday’ package that would make you the envy of all your friends – all from the comfort of your own home. It was, of course, an April Fools’ Day joke, and whilst even we...
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