Dubai Hotel Openings, New Ski Resorts, The Udon Taxi And More


New hotels in Dubai before 2023

More than 7 million tourists came to Dubai in the first half of 2022 – and next year it should grow even bigger with the arrival of several new luxury hotels. Known for its innovative architecture, including the world’s tallest building, Dubai has a number of highly anticipated hotel openings planned for 2023, including the Kempinski Floating Palace, the One & Only One Za’abeel (above) and what is the world’s tallest hotel, Ciel, is becoming.

In the Japanese capital of Udon, a taxi driver knows where to find the best noodles

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The Japanese prefecture of Kagawa is known as the udon capital of the country, with more than 700 restaurants specializing in noodle dishes. But how do you find the best? Hail the Udon taxi. The tour service takes visitors to the best udon spots in the region, including hole-in-the-wall small villages, family-run eateries with rows around the corner, and upscale restaurants that put a unique twist on traditional udon. Let the slurping begin.

New Club Med Ski Resorts Debut

Club Med is known for its groundbreaking all-inclusive beach vacations, but the 72-year-old hospitality group is also into the snow set. This year, Club Med is introducing three new ski areas, including two in the French Alps and one in Japan, for the 2022-2023 ski season.

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With airfares (finally) dropping this fall, perhaps now is the time to book a Round the World ticket, which is often cheaper than a long trip with multiple stops. Here’s what you need to know about planning an RTW trip.

Meet the 20-year-old who follows famous private jets

The world’s billionaires and other jet-set celebrities have a new scourge: 20-year-old college student Jack Sweeney, who watches the private jet activity of the ultra-rich and posts it on his Twitter account, @CelebJets. (Elon Musk offered Sweeney $5,000 to stop tracking him, but he declined.) Instead, he recently launched a new company, Ground Control, which will provide more detailed information about celebrities’ private plane activities. Sweeney spoke to Jim Dobson of ForbesLife about what fueled his obsession — and no, he’s never flown privately himself.

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