Monthly Archives: December 2016

Trip Advisor Certificate

The Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa is happy to announce that it has received the 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award.

First of all, from the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa we want to thank you our guests for their support and recognition. Hence we promise that our team will continue with the efforts and the hard work to please our customers.

About the certificate:

→ Which hotels receive this certification?

Those hotels which regularly receive travellers reviews on Trip Advisor site. This is a recognition by customers.

→ How do hotels receive this award?

To obtain this certificate, hotels must keep a rating of four or higher, they may be included on Trip Advisor list for at least 12 months and travellers have to vote for them. The amount of travellers reviews received within the latest year is also a point to take into account.

→ Why do hotels obtain the certificate?

Hotels rewarded usually focus on delivering great services to customers.

Hospitality, resorts’ facilities and services are the keys to be awarded with the certification.

→ What can we do now?

In our aim to improve, the hotel’s professional team will hardly work to outdo ourselves and to stick out from competitors.

The Certificate of Excellence award will help us to increase friendliness and to develop new ways to surprise and take care of our guests.


About the hotel:

The Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa is placed in the heart of Dubai. It is a 4-stars city hotel designed to provide services to both tourists and business travellers.

A combination of old Dubai’s tradition and new facilities are the essence of this resort close to the cultural district, the diplomatic enclosure and only 6 kilometres away from Dubai International Airport.

173 rooms, non-smoking areas, different dining options, business facilities and a health club are some examples of the hotel’s services.

Further information and bookings on on the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa website.


Discovering the secrets of the island of Fuerteventura

When traveling it is normal to take advice, so we recommend travel guides, agencies or acquaintances who have been to the destination before us. Although it is a good idea to sum up a place, there is nothing better than to leave everything “typically well-known” for others and choose the destination’s unknown corners that are hardly touched on in the guides and that make the place unique.

One of those places that hide secrets that are well worth discovering is Fuerteventura, an island that is a biosphere that hides natural treasures that are highly recommended for curious travelers who do not conform to the norm. What does the island hide beyond its beaches and its purely volcanic areas? Let’s do a review.

Playa de Jandía

The Jandía Peninsula

Few areas are as beautiful as the whole of the Jandía peninsula. Although it is known by the great majority of tourists who visit the island, it is worthwhile to stop in every nook and take in every detail on each beach in order to feel the magic of its deserted beaches, its dunes with an African feel and the color of its truly spectacular emerald toned Atlantic waters…

Beyond the hotels and the most frequented points of Jandia, do not forget to enjoy those routes with limited access that can only be reached by foot or with the help of an off-road vehicle.

Some of the best and most highly recommended hotels on the island are in the Jandía Peninsula are like the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas, the Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace or the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park.

 The Betancuria Pinar

A pine grove in the middle of an island that tends to be arid! The locals also questioned this idea when a few hundred years ago the authorities at that time tried to create a lush pine forest on this arid island.

Although the project failed, the good result was that at this point on the island we can find a truly beautiful native Canarian pine forest; an ideal picnic area to spend a day with the family or to rest after a hiking session.

El Puertito de los Lobos

One of the most beautiful areas of Fuerteventura is, by far, the little port of los Lobos. This place that was formerly the refuge of the sea lions that visited the island is today a place you must visit and an authentic treasure for the inhabitants of Fuerteventura. In order to visit this charming little port you need to arrive by boat to the little island of Lobos (from the North of the main island).

Fuerteventura, Tunisia and Mallorca, three ideal destinations for Winter travel Iberostar

Escape from the cold and enjoy the most gentle and beautiful sun of the year. Without saying any more, this is one of the most enchanting presents that we would like to give ourselves for Christmas especially at the end of the year when temperatures start to plummet and we think of planning getaways away from home. Above all it is known that December is an ideal month to travel because of the Christmas offers and the numerous days off which the month gives us. So, how do we get our destination right without emptying our wallets?

Although what most of us have in mind is travelling miles with a trip to the Caribbean, we can’t forget that there are destinations very close by, many of them in our country, where you can enjoy a few days of good weather and relatively warm temperatures. Our selection for this Christmas month is Fuerteventura, Mallorca and Tunisia.

playas de fuerteventura

Fuerteventura and the Sun

With a unique setting and providing an exclusive holiday, Fuerteventura is an island that gives us days of real summer in the winter months. A place bathed in crystal clear waters of extreme beauty and unique natural landscapes in which you can also enjoy first class gourmet food and great sport.

Where to stay in Fuerteventura? For its location and its services we recommend you choose the Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace

The ever lovely Mallorca

In Mallorca you won’t always find temperatures of twenty degrees but a pure, lasting sun that shines almost always and in every part of its geography. Although most tourists prefer to visit the island in summer, there is nothing like choosing this destination in the winter months to bring you all the very best of its land and its people. Its landscape and its exquisite gourmet food stand out especially.

Where to stay in Mallorca? Although you have a lot of very good choices, you can’t fail if you book your room at the Iberostar Suites Hotel Jardin del Sol; a hotel with stunning sea views located in one of the most beautiful areas of Mallorca.

The Sleeping Lady of Africa

With her calm and her many riches, Tunisia is the true sleeping lady of Africa; a destination full of Mediterranean magic where you can ideally enjoy a few days relaxing with friends, as a couple or as a family. It has the best of everything, its people, its beaches, its gourmet food and its spectacular landscape.

Where to stay in Tunisia? Our recommendation is that you choose the exclusive Iberostar Averroes Hotel, especially ideal if you are traveling with your family.