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24 hours in Shanghai

Shanghai, a gateway to China built around the Yangtze River Delta. A historical and cultural disorientation in the heart of China’s biggest city and economic epicentre. Thanks to its fascinating colonial past, neon-lit mismatched architecture, and neck-achingly high skyscrapers (it’s home to the second tallest in the world), Shanghai is a must-see destination.

Qatar Airways Holidays - November

Oryx presents its insider’s tips for places to visit in November.

Five city hotels your kids won’t want to leave

City breaks with kids can be lots of fun, with more and more locations offering entertaining experiences geared towards the youngest members of the family. There is also an increasing number of hotels that are so set up for a family visit that your kids simply won’t want to leave. Nichola West rounds up her top five city hotels for families.


Suvi Saloniemi, chief curator of the Finnish capital’s Design Museum, enthuses over the variety of style and ambience of Korkeavuorenkatu, one of Helsinki’s most characterful streets.

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Five minutes with Ghanim Al Sulaiti  

Ghanim Al Sulaiti’s decision to go vegan three years ago led him to open Qatar’s first vegan café with Qatari wellness entrepreneur Jawahir Al Fardan. But for the 24-year-old tunnel engineer and...

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Chef Julien Gatillon  

At just 30 years of age, and only two years after gaining his first star at Le 1920, the fine-dining restaurant of the five-star hotel Le Chalet du Mont d’Arbois (Megève, France), Chef Julien Gatillon...

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Underground restaurants  

Not to be confused with secret dining clubs or supper clubs, underground restaurants make the most of below-street spaces. As cities forge ever higher, there are those who instead choose to excite diners with ever...

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Bonding with greatness  

A replacement for the venerable DB9 was always going to have big shoes to fill, but Aston Martin’s latest sports car, like a leitmotif, continues the theme and introduces even more innovation.

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Zurich chocolate tasting tour  

Tasting locally made chocolate is an essential part of any visit to Zurich. A guided tour takes you to the city’s hidden sweet spots, teaching you how to order, taste, and discover your favourite Swiss...

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Few cities have wild beauty on their doorstep, but Auckland’s magnificent harbour, volcanic landscapes, black-sand beaches, and steep rainforest ranges provide the perfect urban escape.

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What’s in my travel bag: David Rockwell  

Few architects can claim that they have both an Emmy and a Tony. While most chase awards such as the Pritzker and the Aga Khan, David Rockwell is thrilled with his television and Broadway honours.

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