The world is well and truly on your doorstep in the UAE. With world-class airlines and close proximity to an incredible range of destinations, we’re spoilt for choice – but there’s so much to enjoy at home. We have two incredible UAE hotels in our features section this month, starting with our cover story, a sumptuous stay at Address Downtown (page 48), one of Dubai’s best known luxury hotels and the brand’s flagship property, which recently reopened in triumphant style. Just a little over an hour down the super highway, we also arrived at one of the UAE capital’s most immaculate five-star stays. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal (page 56) turned out to be our shot of espresso, where we soothed our souls in the same neighbourhood as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. There’s also a range of other options in the UAE and Oman within our regular Arabian Journeys section (page 78), which spans three pages in this edition, but we do venture further afield with two “featurettes” in Prague and Bogota Safe travels, and when in doubt, book the ticket.