By Natasha.Blair

A unique hideaway in Abu Dhabi

To the west of Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas, one of eight islands, was the private retreat of the late founder and president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Bordeaux: grand city, great wine

When I think of Bordeaux, wine comes to mind. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that the city itself is an 18th-century architectural gem.