Prime areas in Dubai continue their upward trajectory as demand rises

Prominent areas in Dubai for affordable and luxury properties have reported significant growth during H1, 2022. Dubai property prices continue to increase across various affordable and luxury segments as key areas record high numbers. Sales trends in the first half of the year indicate that average prices of affordable properties have increased up to 8 per cent while rates in upscale areas surged up to 19 per cent, according to the Zoom Property Insights. Arabian Ranches, Dubai Hills Estate, Downtown Dubai, and Dubai Marina have remained the preferred choices among high-net-worth investors, while small-ticket investors focused on suburban areas, such … Continue reading Prime areas in Dubai continue their upward trajectory as demand rises

Sanctuary for the Senses: Rosselli – AX Privilege

By Eric Dury As we enter Rosselli AX Privilege, a 5-star boutique luxury accommodation in a historic palazzo at the heart of Malta’s baroque capital city, Valletta, history greets us in the form of a 400-year-old fountain that was being admired by a group of locals and guests. A couple of local craftsmen had successfully restored the fountain, which is the centre piece of the palatial residence, making guests experience a bit of living history. A haven of style, sophistication and serenity in an exquisitely restored heritage building, Rosselli AX Privilege was once the residence of a well-established goldsmith and … Continue reading Sanctuary for the Senses: Rosselli – AX Privilege

Cultural Blueprints: Design with Birgu Blue

Birgu Blue, located in Malta’s maritime capital of Birgu (Vittoriosa) within the Grand Harbour, is a one-of-a-kind, independent boutique, combining a workshop and an atelier. The vibe is artisanal, slightly rebellious, and retro all at once and characterised by an in-house leather artisan and master craftsman. The store location has an intriguing history. It is located in the Collacchio quarter, the area exclusively reserved as living quarters to the members of the prestigious religious Order of the Knights, where the original  Knights’ Auberges, opulent palazzos of notable architectural importance still stand today in the medieval plant-lined cobbled streets. The street was … Continue reading Cultural Blueprints: Design with Birgu Blue

The Perfect Escape: Destination Malta

Located in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta is known for its beautiful beaches, dramatic cliffs and stunning landscapes. During my last few visits to Malta, I found it to be a land rich in culture, nature, history and gastronomy, offering visitors a wide selection of tourist attractions. The Maltese islands has something for every type of traveller. It suits romantic couples looking for a getaway, families seeking a fun vacation, history enthusiasts, or adventurers. We started our trip with a visit to the beautiful St John’s Cathedral in Valletta in the afternoon and dinner by the harbour in the … Continue reading The Perfect Escape: Destination Malta