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Food trucks, avocado and grilled cheese: The best places to eat in Dubai

Hipsters, hold onto your beard trimmers, because Dubai is the new stopover destination for foodies! Knowing and loving Dubai’s fine dining and streetside shawarma reputation as we do, we were similarly surprised (delighted) by rumours of cereal killers, shipping containers and bottomless brunches. So we investigated, and discovered that Dubai has some of the best breakfasts, baristas and beards this side of Brick Lane, Brooklyn, Berlin and Brunswick Street (the four official coordinates of global hipsterdom, look it up).


image: www.facebook.com/DubaiFoodFest

Don’t believe us, read on. And grab a napkin for the drool.

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A South African Safari in Kruger National Park!

When you’re looking right ahead at a pride of 12 lions resting after a kill, it’s easy to forget there’s no television screen separating you.. This weeks blog comes from Gwen Jones a lucky STA employee who got to head to South Africa on a once in a lifetime Safari.

Kruger National Park

Zebra Kruger National Park
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South Africa’s Best Music Festivals!

In honour of this month’s STA Travel Sounds artist @Jeremyloops hailing all the way from Cape Town, here are some of the best music festivals South Africa has to offer:

1.Rocking the Daisies

Image: www.facebook.com/rockingthedaisiesfestival

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Why stop in Dubai?

Far too many of us touch down in Dubai and never leave the glistening white walls of the modern terminal building. If you are planning a trip (whoop!), or even have one booked (double whoop!) here’s 7 reasons why you should make your stay in Dubai 48 hours, rather than 4:

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Top 10 destinations for travellers in 2016

It’s that time of year again, we look closely at booking trends, chat with our travel experts, brochure writers, customers and anyone else who will listen to us, and try to predict where the in-the-know traveller will be jetting off to in 2016.

This year’s list is a mix of the exotic, the adventurous, old favourites and “see before they’re gone” locations from all over the world. Wanderlust at the ready? Here we go…

top 10 destinations for 2016

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