The St Regis Abu Dhabi will open this autumn at the Corniche, offering views of the Arabian Gulf. It will be part of Nation Towers, a two-tower mixed-use development. Located within the 33rd and 49th floors of one tower, it will offer 283 guest rooms, including the world's highest suspended Presidential Suite complete with private entrance, dedicated spa and movie theatre. The Abu Dhabi Suite, suspended 200 metres above the ground between the two towers, will include three bedrooms, grand double-height ceiling majlis, a kitchen, dining room and movie theatre, and a gym and private spa. There will be over ten culinary, lounge and bar venues, including Gary Rhodes Rhodes 44 and the iconic St Regis Bar. For details, visit

Pool of infinite beauty

The Chedi Muscat's Long Pool Cabanas offer a selection of beverages and Malaysian and Japanese cuisine as you take in the views of the hotel's new double Olympic-size infinity swimming pool which blends with the waters of the Gulf of Oman. At 103 metres in length, it is lined with graphite lava rock stone tiles that beautify the body of water, framed by fire bowls.

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More Etihad flights to Cairo

Etihad is boosting its flights to Egypt. Four additional services on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, are being added to the 18 weekly flights to Cairo from June. Flight EY651 will depart Abu Dhabi at 12.55am and arrive at 2.45am in Cairo. Return flight EY650 will leave Cairo at 3.30am and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 9.10am. Visit