A year’s worth of fantastic tours and camps led by chefs, cookbook authors and other experts. Unless otherwise noted, prices are for one person, including accommodations but not airfare.
The Gulf Beyond Dubai
Dubai has come to define luxury travel in the Persian Gulf, thanks to the outrageous opulence of its latest resorts, shops and restaurants. Now the rest of the Gulf is vying for the jet set, with posh hotels opening in Bahrain and Qatar. At the new Shangri-La Abu Dhabi, try regional sweets like basma and Arabic coffee at the hotel’s restaurant Sofra bld (shangri-la.com).
Learn butchery and other culinary skills at Tom Douglas’s Culinary Summer Camp in Seattle (July 6–10; $2,500, lodging not included; 206-448-2001).