| Luxury Fit For a Green Sheikh | The towering skyscrapers of Dubai disappear behind me in a haze. The air smells and tastes of sand, even as the taxi whisks past a new cricket field whose emerald turf is in shocking contrast to the dun surroundings. We have far to go, and we’re flying [...]
| The City-State Story | I’m in Dubai, or at least that’s what my brain on red-eye time says. Even sleep starved, I can see that this airport where I now find myself—in the United Arab Emirates’ city-state version of Las Vegas—is swank beyond belief. Flashes of men in elegant white kandura robes, guthra headscarves [...]
Over the past year, hotel chains in the Middle East have gone from small steps toward sustainability to great strides. Jordan Valley Marriott Dead Sea, for example, saved 67 percent on diesel bills within just one week of switching to solar energy.