The Finer Things: Traveling

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Top Travel Destinations

Looking to book an unforgettable getaway? Here are Pomalo Travel & Tourism’s top holiday picks for 2016:


Clinique la Prairie, Clarens-Montreux, Switzerland

Clinique la Prairie, Clarens-Montreux, Switzerland
Nestled on the shores of Lake Léman, this clinic is easily one of the most luxurious in Europe. It offers a complete range of medical and paramedical services, from weight management to orthopedic and cosmetic surgery, to expert help on cardiology, dermatology, and gynecology, as well as a renowned dental clinic.


Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island, Maldives

Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island, Maldives

This is the ultimate private island retreat. The luxury is found in the detail of the architecture and the interiors, as well as the facilities, like indoor and outdoor showers, private Jacuzzi, cocktail bar, and exclusive wine cellar, in addition to a library.


Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland

Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland

Belmond Grand Hibernian is a luxury train that cuts through the Irish countryside, tracking dramatic coasts and visiting the fascinating cities and towns that dot this entrancing land. The luxurious sleeper train has accommodation for 40 guests, travelling in 20 elegant, en-suite cabins. Featuring four interconnecting suites, this luxurious voyage is ideal for families and multi-generational holidays.


Sky Safari, Tanzania

Sky Safari, Tanzania

Here’s your chance to travel in your own private aircraft and have the ultimate African adventure. From the foothills of Kilimanjaro’s sister mountain Mount Meru, to the magical tree houses in Tarangire, and from the drama and beauty of the Ngorongoro Carter and Serengeti plains to the island paradise of Zanzibar, Sky Safari is a bespoke blend of incomparable game-viewing opportunities, luxuriant accommodations, intimate dining choices, and tailor-made experiences all combining to create a series of unsurpassable and lifelong memories.


Tea trails, Sri Lanka

Tea trails, Sri Lanka

Enjoy luxurious colonial era tea planters’ bungalows, connected by walking trails through stunningly beautiful Ceylon tea gardens. This is the ideal setting for trekking and biking against the breathtaking backdrop of mountains, lakes, winding roads, and waterfalls. If you prefer to unwind, observe life on a working tea estate while being pampered by your butler, enjoy a spa treatment, croquet on the lawn, or sunbathe alongside the pool. Or explore the lush tea fields and visit a century old factory for a gentle education in the art of Ceylon tea.



The Jet Set

Nothing says luxury quite like traveling in a private jet. Manal Obeid, Arab Wings’ sales and marketing chief, says her airline can whisk you away at a moment’s notice to pretty much any destination in the world in the utmost luxury.

Arab Wings

What aircraft do you have available for chartering?

Our diverse fleet includes a Legacy 650, Gulfstream G450, Hawker 800 XP, and several Challengers. These range from light jets with seven seats up to heavy jets with 50 seats.

What services do you provide onboard?

There are different entertainment systems on each aircraft. Some have unlimited WiFi, a private bedroom, and shower. Passengers can also create their own food menus.

How does flying with you differ from traveling first class on a commercial airline?

You plan your own schedule. You can board the aircraft at your own convenience and have ultimate privacy and luxury onboard. You can also depart and arrive at your own VIP terminal and we can access smaller airports that other commercial planes can’t.

What destinations do you get asked to travel to?

We fly to destinations in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and even the United States. We also cover high risk areas such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen. In addition to VIP charter services, we also provide air ambulance services as well as aircraft management.

How much does it cost to hire one of your jets?

We charge by the hour. The hourly rate varies from one aircraft to another. It can start from $3,500 per hour and go up to $12,000  per hour.

A flight from Amman to Beirut with a layover can cost up to $16,000 on our Hawker 800 XP, which can accommodate up to eight passengers.


This is part one of a five-piece story. Articles in the series of The Finer Things also include: