From living like royalty in the depths of the desert to relaxing on your own private beach: Why it pays to explore the lesser known Emirate, Ras Al…

Ras Al Khaimah is situated in the UAE and just 40-minute drive from Dubai It offers visitors the chance to stay in both the desert or down by the beach Banyan Tree offers ultimate luxury with pool villas and romantic hideaways | View comments Does it get any better than waking up with a dip in your own private pool before leisurely cycling down a winding desert track to breakfast?

For me, that’s pretty idyllic

New hotel openings around the world

Our guide to the latest hotel and resort openings around the world Gallery by John O’Ceallaigh Set on the site of the former Loisaba Lodge, Kenya’s Loisaba Tented Camp sits on an escarpment that provides views of the Laikipia Plains and towards Mount Kenya.

Game-viewing drives might reveal reticulated giraffes and grevy zebras, as well as wild dogs.

Facilities on site include a bar, restaurant and infinity pool.

Supersize your holiday: From the 7,351-room Malaysian behemoth to the 62-acre Hawaiian resort that guests traverse by boat, these hotels make a VERY…

Properties in the likes of Las Vegas, Dubai and Thailand boast thousands of rooms and sprawling grounds The First World Hotel in Malaysia has 7,351 rooms and Thailand’s Ambassador City is situated on 40-acres of land The gigantic Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii offers an online map and tour prior to arrival to reduce confusion | 4 View comments The new Harmony of the Seas cruise ship is so big that guests need GPS-style wristbands to navigate it – but it’s not the only gargantuan place tourists can spend the night.

Batman and Bugs Bunny are heading to the Middle East: Abu Dhabi announces $1BILLION Warner Bros theme park and hotel

A new $1billion Warner Bros.

amusement park is planned for Yas Island It is expected to attract an extra five million tourists to Abu Dhabi annually The project developers also anticipate it will create an extra 1,000 jobs | 1 View comments The United Arab Emirates has announced plans for a $1billion ( 700 million) Warner Bros.

theme park in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture European roadshow gets underway

Big Bus Tours, Etihad Airways, Al Burj Travel, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Jannah Hotels and Resorts, and Al Mafraq Hotel will also participate in the roadshow. (File photo Abu Dhabi will highlight its credentials 1 as a tourist destination when a delegation led by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) embarks on a four-day roadshow to four European countries, starting March 14.

In a bid to build on impressive numbers of inbound tourists from the continent, the delegation will visit Milan, Italy on March 14 followed by Paris, France the next day and then Manchester, UK and finishing in Amsterdam, Holland