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Luxury travel destinations you should visit - Top 5 Luxury Travel Destinations for 2017

Luxury travel construes some of the most fantastic, unimaginable experiences the world has to offer. Here are five places for you to tick off your bucket list!


Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, at first glance, is the embodiment of what it means to be epic. This city is a combination of urban fun, frolic, traditional lifestyles and cultural heritage. It is enriched by a plethora of world-renowned, fascinating places and sights to see; such as the Pyramids of Giza, ancient tombs, religious monuments, the Cairo Opera House and the famous Egyptian Antiquities Museum. Tourists wanting to experience Cairo's nightlife will find themselves spoilt for choice. Many major hotel chains have established their presence in Cairo with international chains such as Minor Hotels, for instance, being one of many preferred options for accommodation amongst tourists. Fine-dining restaurants in and around the city serve authentic Egyptian cuisine, fusion dishes, and Western cuisine while some clubs feature entertainment at night such as jazz music or belly dancing. Cairo offers visitors the best of both worlds, making it a city that should not be missed.


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

For many, Dubai is synonymous with luxury travel. This dazzling city showcases some of the UAE's most over-the-top skyscrapers, human-made islands, expansive shopping destinations and internationally acclaimed restaurants. Luxurious accommodation options include underwater resorts, Bedouin-inspired villas, and international luxury hotel franchises. Beyond the glitz and glamour of the spectacular city, Dubai features a stunning desert oasis that guests to the city will enjoy touring.


The Maldives

The Maldives are a group of islands located south of the Indian subcontinent in the Indian Ocean-Arabian Sea area. The country is a stalwart of honeymoons, engagements, weddings and luxurious tropical getaways and is a world-class diving destination, with its azure waters brimming with diverse marine life. The islands also boast plenty of ultra-luxurious private bungalows, resorts, and apartments that lie close to the islands' iconic, glistening white-sand beaches. The islands' capital, Malé, bubbles with life and is the epicentre of Maldivian culture. From various colourful buildings to local restaurants serving fantastic food and the vibrancy of local life and international hotel franchises that have set up shop here, tourists seeking a vacation will find that it strikes the perfect balance between culture and luxury.


Sydney, Australia

Sydney is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Apart from the glittering city being a melting pot of various cultures, Sydney's white sand beaches, shopping malls and luxurious amenities make it the perfect destination for those with an affinity for the finer things in life. International and local five-star and seven-star hotels are of abundance in Sydney. Travellers can take in a show at the Sydney Opera House, shop till they drop at the city's many upscale malls and designer clothing stores and partake in its fine dining scene for the best gastronomical experience in Australia.


Bali, Indonesia

The island of Bali is a tropical paradise that has it all. Be it picturesque beaches that provide the backdrop for some of Indonesia's most upscale resorts, verdant rainforests or magnificent temples perched atop towering cliffs; Bali is a diverse island with so much to offer. Luxury tour packages are commonplace with many travellers having the opportunity to stay at five-star resorts and enjoy an intimate, curated tour of Bali, from its beach towns of Seminyak and Legian to popular bars such as Potato Head and Cocoon Beach Club and a trek through the famed Ubud Monkey Forest. Whatever you're looking for in a luxurious tropical holiday, Bali has got it all.