Whether indulging in the art of smoking fat Cuban cigars and sipping fine cognac, taking a closer-than-usual look at Dubai's poshest toilets or putting his neck on the line for a dry shave complete with Old Spice, James Fryer fearlessly throws himself into each and every assignment.
He has even taken the plunge in the crystal clear waters of Sharm El-Sheikh, sampled home-grown delights in the four corners of Cyprus and spotted dolphins off the coast of Oman - all in the name of bringing home a great travel feature...
James Fryer takes a trip to Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh, enjoys an eerie silence, gets stalked by an army of sergeant majors and arrives a little too... Full article.
Budding aficionado James Fryer learns how to enjoy Havana’s finest, where to buy them and the best places to smoke them in the UAE. Cigar smoking isn’t... Full article.
James Fryer took a few days off in loo to blow the lid on the unsung – but very handy – heroes of hotels, bars and restaurants... Full article.
James Fryer dusts off his leathers in anticipation of the Dubai Desert Rock Festival. Which images spring into mind when you hear the words music and festival?... Full article.
James Fryer hides from lace-wielding grannies and takes a deep breath of fresh air on the island of Cyprus. The flight from Dubai is only three... Full article.
James Fryer puts a pipe and slippers on his Christmas list after some nouveau gentleman’s club style pampering. Dubai’s metrosexuals and modern men will already... Full article.
World-famous, self-proclaimed mentalist Marc Salem will be jetting into town this month for a series of Mind Games shows. James Fryer tries to hide his own deep... Full article.
Just 30 kilometres north of the UAE border lies a town that’s a world away from the bustling cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi... Full article.
Male grooming never had it so good. We went undercover to find the best a man can get. Men. Not what they used to be... Full article.
Bin Hendi Avenue’s latest menswear shop is a great place to spend someone else’s money, according to James Fryer. An afternoon shopping for a new outfit... Full article.
As the superstars of pool head to the UAE for the World 8-ball Championship, James Fryer racks up the essential details on a hustler’s paradise. Whether hearing... Full article.
James Fryer feels the Valentine romance coming with a pair or star-crossed lovers. The Russian Festival Ballet takes centre stage at the Madinat Theatre this month... Full article.
If men were meant to fly they would have been given wings. James Fryer doesn’t recommend telling that to the daredevil sky captains who’ll be performing at... Full article.
James Fryer gets swept along with the spirit of Rio in anticipation of the capital’s biggest –ever street party. Row after row of performers dance through the streets... Full article.
April 4 to 7 sees the giant International Exhibition Centre host the largest wedding extravaganza in the Middle East – the ninth annual Bride Show Dubai... Full article.
The city that continually brings wonders to the world (and new worlds to the world…) is aiming to provide the best the planet has to offer... Full article.
What could be more perfect than a dip in the pool on a hot summer’s day? For a dip with a difference, take the family to Wild Wadi... Full article.
James Fryer’s childhood flashes before him during a visit to a breathlessly anticipated new Boots store. Taking an interest in, even being obsessed, by what is essentially... Full article.
If it ain’t broke, don’t try and fix it, says a nonplussed James Fryer after a whirl through Dubai’s latest supersized shop. Crossing grocery shopping with the concept of a... Full article.
James Fryer is all hot under the collar in anticipation of Carmen – the opera, that is – strutting into Dubai this month. It’s rare that there is something... Full article.
James Fryer runs for his life as the ninth annual Bride Show Dubai walks down the aisle. If there’s one subject likely to strike fear into the... Full article.
As Dubai-based rockers Mannikind get ready to blast their guitar-driven nu-metal at this year’s Dubai Desert Rock crowd, What’s On finds out what’s lurking in their record collection... Full article.