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How to See Tel Aviv Like a Local
Buzzing Tel Aviv is Israel’s arts and entertainment capital. Picture the city as a course-after-course mezze of things to do, see and eat. Here’s how to see Tel Aviv like a local.
Heavenly Islands That Are Hot All Year Round
From the Indian Ocean’s hottest hot spots to sizzling blobs of beauty in the Bahamas, any time is the right time to visit these heavenly islands which are hot all year round.
Cipriani Dubai
Cipriani Dubai, found in the DIFC in Dubai, represents the brand with aplomb offering a glamorous spot to enjoy Italian classics in style.
JBS Bar
A small bar in Shibuya-ku, JBS Bar has a collection of around 10,000 records on vinyl, which are played and displayed in this small, wood-panelled space.
Bar Benfiddich
A cocktail bar in Shinjuku, Bar Benfiddich offers up well-mixed, creatively-concocted drinks, often made with homegrown botanicals and rare spirits.
Gen Yamamoto
A minimalist bar space that seats eight cocktail drinkers, the eponymous bar of Gen Yamamoto serves omakase-style tasting menus of seasonal cocktails.
Mikawa Zezankyo
A tempura restaurant from Chef Saotome, Mikawa Zezankyo serves up well-crafted dishes in an intimate, jade-green space in Koto-ku.
Novikov
A restaurant and bar with a resident DJ, Novikov Dubai serves a huge range of Asian-inspired dishes, using ingredients sourced from around the globe.
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
A beach club with a restaurant, bar, and terrace in Dubai, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE offers great music, drinks, food and views.
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Nikki Beach Dubai
A lavish beach club, Nikki Beach Dubai offers a stunning place to soak up the sun, and generally eat, drink and be merry in style.
The AL Hotel
A boutique hotel near the beach and the bustle of Rothschild Boulevard, The AL Hotel offers chic, comfortable rooms and an atmospheric wine bar.
Alma Hotel and Lounge
The Alma Hotel and Lounge, found in the centre of Tel Aviv, has an air of bohemian theatricality in the decor, balanced with chic sophistication throughout.
The Rothschild 71
A chic boutique hotel in the White City area of Tel Aviv, The Rothschild 71 offers stylishly-decorated, light-flooded guestrooms with high-end amenities.
Hotel B Berdichevsky
A boutique hotel near the centre of Tel Aviv, the Hotel B Berdichevsky offers 23 contemporary guestrooms, a wellness area, and cocktail bar.
The Norman
A five star, luxurious boutique hotel near the beach in Tel Aviv, The Norman offers superlative service and surrounds, as well as a rooftop pool.
Brown Beach House
A chic, contemporary boutique hotel with oodles of amenities close to the beachfront in Tel Aviv, Brown Beach House mixes whimsy and luxury to great effect.
Aman Tokyo
An opulent hotel found in the top six floors of Tokyo’s Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo offers guests a world-class spa, Zen-like interiors and amazing views.
FOOD&COMPANY
An organic grocery shop in Tokyo’s Meguro district, FOOD&COMPANY is as stylish as it is virtuous, offering good-for-you food in rustic-industrial surrounds.
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Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar
Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar offers not only one of the best drinking experiences in Tel Aviv, but it’s currently one of the best bars in the world.
Jing-A Taproom
The Jing-A Taproom is the flagship bar and eatery of the Jing-A Brewery serving a rotating selection of beers and a great food menu.
Taj Dubai
Offering views of the Burj Khalifa, the Taj Dubai is a luxurious hotel overlooking Downtown Dubai with its own on-site spa and numerous restaurants.
Boulevard Hotel Baku
The leading conference hotel in the country, the Boulevard Hotel Baku is a stylish option for both business and leisure travellers.
Great Leap #6
One of the pioneers of Beijing’s craft beer scene, Great Leap #6 offers up tastebud-tantalizing brews from its original location in the Dongcheng District.
Hotel Townhouse Tel Aviv
Set in a landmark building from the 1930s, the Hotel Townhouse Tel Aviv is a beautiful 19-room boutique hotel in the UNESCO World Heritage Area, White City.
Slow Boat Brewery Taproom
The Slow Boat Brewery Taproom is one of the leading lights of Beijing’s craft beer scene, offering up an impressive selection of brews and great food.
Bindella Osteria & Bar
The first international outpost of Bindella, the Bindella Osteria & Bar offers Italian cuisine in its chic, contemporary space in Tel Aviv.
Rosewood Beijing
From the serene Spa & Wellness area to the 283 elegant guestrooms, the Rosewood Beijing strives to create a veritable oasis of calm in the Chinese capital.
Bayern
The first Bavarian brasserie in Israel, Bayern serves up sausages, schnitzel and beer in its sleek, two-level space in Tel Aviv.
Gokul Bar & Restaurant
Gokul Bar & Restaurant has achieved near-legendary status for its wallet-friendly drinks prices, a menu full of tasty eats, and its no-frills atmosphere.
The Local
The Local in Mumbai has all the well-worn trademarks of a rough and tumble neighbourhood bar, as loved for its cheap drinks as its vibe and live music.
Four Seasons Baku
Set on the Caspian Sea, the Four Seasons Baku offers stellar service, incredible amenities and an unparalleled stay in the capital of Azerbaijan.
S*uce Dubai Mall
S*uce Dubai Mall, one of nine S*uce branches in the UAE, is a tantalizing collection of designer must-have items, from clothes to accessories.
Symphony
Symphony is a high-end multi-brand fashion boutique based in Dubai Mall showcasing international and local designers like Jason Wu and Charlotte Olympia.
Janes and Hooch
Cocktail bar Janes and Hooch offers a menu of modern drinks with vintage sensibilities in its chic location in Sanlitun’s Factory District.
W Beijing Chang’an
The W Beijing Chang’an is a visually stunning hotel in the Diplomatic District, just steps from the Forbidden City.
McQ Alexander McQueen
Found in the trendy Sanlitun Village North shopping centre, this is McQ Alexander McQueen, the city's first outpost of legendary British fashion brand
February 30
February 30, a hip resto-pub in Beirut, offers creative cocktails and delicious food in a trendy, yet inviting setting.
Ferdinand
A warm and welcoming bar and restaurant, Ferdinand, named after the friendly bull, does great burgers and even better drinks...

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