The Six: Instagram-worthy Dubai hotels

FIVE Hotel, now located on the Palm, is opening a new premium tower this year at Jumeirah Village Dubai, and it will have 271 swimming pools – one for every apartment of the 800-foot tower. (Supplied)
Updated 25 February 2019
0

The Six: Instagram-worthy Dubai hotels

Proving to be a hot destination for tourists around the world, a handful of affordable and premium hotels are set to be unveiled in Dubai before Expo 2020. Here are six sure to satisfy your Instagram followers...

Mandarin Oriental

One of the world’s great luxury hotel brands, Mandarin Oriental is finally opening in Dubai with a location in Jumeirah. Set to open in April, the posh hotel will include a 2,000-square-meter spa.

Studio One

A contemporary mid-range hotel, Studio One Hotel, located at Dubai Studio City, boasts a “millennial aesthetic” perfect for overnighters. It will open in March and have 141 rooms.

St Regis

The St Regis hotel brand, previously in Dubai at Habtoor City, will soon open up again in the Palm Tower, taking up 18 floors. It will have a mesmerizing infinity pool on the 50th floor.

Cote D’Azur

Scheduled to open in 2020, the Cote D’Azur is one of the 13 hotels to be unveiled at the Heart of Europe island, in the iconic World Islands. It promises to be a prime spot for beach activities.

FIVE

FIVE Hotel, now located on the Palm, is opening a new premium tower this year at Jumeirah Village Dubai, and it will have 271 swimming pools – one for every apartment of the 800-foot tower. 

Movenpick

This new Movenpick hotel is coming to Dubai Media City early this year – and it will offer 235 rooms, as well as a much-awaited rooftop bar that promises the best views of the Marina skyline.

 


What We Are Reading Today: Jefferson’s Legal Commonplace Book by Thomas Jefferson

Updated 24 April 2019
0

What We Are Reading Today: Jefferson’s Legal Commonplace Book by Thomas Jefferson

  • This authoritative volume is the first to contain the complete text of Jefferson’s notebook

As a law student and young lawyer in the 1760s, Thomas Jefferson began writing abstracts of English common law reports. Even after abandoning his law practice, he continued to rely on his legal commonplace book to document the legal, historical, and philosophical reading that helped shape his new role as a statesman. Indeed, he made entries in the notebook in preparation for his mission to France, as president of the US, and near the end of his life. 

This authoritative volume is the first to contain the complete text of Jefferson’s notebook, says a review on the Princeton University Press review. With more than 900 entries on such thinkers as Beccaria, Montesquieu, and Lord Kames, Jefferson’s Legal Commonplace Book is a fascinating chronicle of the evolution of Jefferson’s searching mind.

Unlike the only previous edition of Jefferson’s notebook, published in 1926, this edition features a verified text of Jefferson’s entries and full annotation, including essential information on the authors and books he documents. 

In addition, the volume includes a substantial introduction that places Jefferson’s text in a legal, historical and biographical context.