Features - North America

USA - Dallas Fort Worth

Thirty minutes on the Tom Landry Freeway separates Dallas and Fort Worth, two cities steeped in Texas tradition. DFW rolls off the tongue as if it were one, but the two cities couldn’t be more different in terms of reputation.

24 Hours in Philadelphia

Qatar Airways introduction of Philadelphia to its destination list on April 2 has opened up access to one of the United States great cities, rich in history as the centre of the US fight for independence while undergoing a seemingly perpetual modernisation through ambitious boutiques, top-class restaurants, and an energy buoyed by an influx of transplants priced out of nearby New York City and Washington DC.

Articles - North America

Miami - Florida’s Art and Soul

This vibrant multicultural city, with its glistening bays and beaches, sophisticated dining and shopping, rich architectural heritage, and booming arts scene is both laid-back and exhilarating, the perfect holiday destination.

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luxe - SLS Hotel South Beach

Creativity and design innovation lap on Miami’s shores more often than a Caribbean wave.

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24 Hours in Miami

Often referred to as ‘The Capital of Latin America’, Miami boasts the largest Spanish-speaking population in the USA, with its every corner emanating a Latin buzz. Couple that with year-round temperate weather (thanks to the Gulf Stream ocean current), and you have the ideal place for a US vacation.

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weekend away - Chicago

Spring is often Chicago’s shortest season. It’s also one of the most pleasant times to visit the city, with its verdant parks, clement weather, and residents happy with the long-awaited warmth.

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luxe - The Capella Washington DC

Every hotel in Washington DC hopes to offer the ideal formula of discretion and luxury to attract that ever-important dignitary, but few have perfected this fine art as well as the Capella Georgetown.

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Custom sneakers

Interview with Revive Customs, New York – The sneaker revolution has been unstoppable since Michael Jordan lent his name and legend to Nike. Crazed fans of MJ lined up for blocks to be first in line when a new sneaker dropped. Things haven’t changed much, but Nike has diversified and has signed a small army of elite athletes to fill in the gaps and keep Nike ahead of the competition.

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USA - Philadelphia

From 12 Monkeys to Witness to After Earth, the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ has been the setting for a slew of successful films – though rarely the carefree romantic comedy. The city, like the films it appears in, can be rough around the edges, but getting to know it is ultimately rewarding.

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Culture - Mastering the Art of Arabic Calligraphy

Arabic calligraphy is an artistic practice originally developed as a method to preserve the Qu’ran. Over the centuries the styles and methods have been continued by every generation, not with the intent to alter the form but to continue its legacy.

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