Where are you August 2014: Win a holiday to Abu Dhabi worth £2,000 and an entry into the Grand Prize draw @ Conde Nast Traveller

Where are you August 2014: Win a holiday to Abu Dhabi worth £2,000 and an entry into the Grand Prize draw
For a sun-and-sea break with glorious weather guaranteed, it's hard to beat Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace. Set on its own stretch of sandy beach looking out over the sparkling waters of the Gulf, the hotel is brilliantly located for the city's best shopping and sights; although with 14 restaurants, cafés and bars on the premises - including Sayad for just-caught seafood and Mezlai for traditional Emirati cooking - you may not feel inclined to go anywhere else. There are daily yoga classes, camel rides on the sand, two swimming pools in which to cool off, and an Anantara spa offering treatments including hammam rituals, detox scrubs and Arabian or Thai massage.
Enter this month's Where Are You? competition and you could win a five-night stay for two, with accommodation in a Pearl room on a bed-and-breakfast basis, plus a dinner at BBQ Al Qasr restaurant and airport transfers; FLIGHTS ARE NOT INCLUDED.
The holiday, which is subject to availability, must be taken by 30 June 2015, excluding the Christmas and New Year period.

Identify the location on page 138 of Condé Nast Traveller August 2014 and send in your entry to arrive by 31 August 2014. All correct entries will also be included in the Grand Prize draw at the end of the current competition period (1 October 2013-30 September 2014).

Please see comment #1 for my answer, good luck!

Completion message:
Thank you for entering this competition, and good luck!


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The Magazine picture:

Clue: In high season this stretch of coast is pretty lively. The beach and its vermilion sun-loungers disappear beneath a throng of horizontal holidaymakers, and rather than a lone swimmer gliding quietly by, there are masses of frolickers churning up the water. Even getting here can be a challenge at that time of year, when the corkscrew roads are clogged with cars and buses on their way to and from a fantastically popular archaeological site 20 miles away. So the hush of an off-peak evening can come as a blessed relief. Above the shore, the town rises in semicircular tiers like a ramshackle, multicoloured amphitheatre. Hiking up and down the stepped streets gives your calf muscles a workout as you go from beach to bar to restaurant. With its salty air and insouciant style, this place has often been a hub for movie stars and models looking for something more low-key than South Beach or St Tropez. The jet set first heard of it when a big-name American author gave a glowing account of its charms in a 1950s magazine article - which stopped people in their tracks because he was better known for writing about grinding poverty. Where are you?

Identify the location of the beach on page 138 of the August 2014 issue

MY ANSWER: Positano, Italy



Popular Archeological site = Pompeii

As you leave Sorrento south on SP47 in the direction of Positano and Amalfi, you will first go up for some 10 - 15 minutes. Then, once you have reached the summit, you will begin your trip down the southern slope where the Costiera Amalfitana will begin to come into view.

A few words of caution: Drive s-l-o-w-l-y. The road is extremely narrow and characterized by one tight turn after another with a perilous drop into the sea to your right. Take your time. Enjoy the scenery.

Positano was a relatively poor fishing village during the first half of the twentieth century. It began to attract large numbers of tourists in the 1950s, especially after John Steinbeck published his essay about Positano in Harper's Bazaar in May, 1953: "Positano bites deep", Steinbeck wrote. "It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone."

Edited by: "marba01" 7th Jul 2014

No flights? Condé Nast main competition?? How poor!


No flights? Condé Nast main competition?? How poor!

I agree! Since when did winning a holiday from a major publication involve buying your own flights? How stingy!


Terrible!!! oO

Thanks for the hard work Marba, much appreciated

BIG THANKS!!!...Strange?

No thanks

Thank you


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