Rana Dababneh, Founder & Chief Travel Designer
Born and raised in Jordan, Rana has lived across Europe and the Middle East. Her bespoke itineraries have put her at the forefront of luxury travel and gained her continued recognition in the industry with a sustained six-year award from Traveller Made as the ‘First Gold Grand Designer’. Rana’s fondness for different cultures and her passion for integrating into local communities have seen her uncovering secrets of the Masai tribe in Africa and spending time with the Sami’s in Scandinavia. With a penchant for barefoot luxury and dramatic sceneries, Rana loves a good trip entrenched in nature. Reminiscent of wild road trips she used to take with her father from Amman to Europe; she says, “Holidays for me have to be meaningful, add an element of achievement.”
Sonia Sultan, Experiential Travel Curator
A born and bred Londoner who now lives in Dubai, Sonia is a third-culture child who understands the nuances of intercultural and intergenerational travel. With a background in Economics, she is a respected travel journalist in the Middle East who writes for the likes of Condé Nast Traveller ME, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Destinations Of The World News and Business Traveller Middle East. Her love of eco-conscious luxury travel has her on a continuous quest to uncover the most exceptional sustainable travel offerings. Sonia is a true believer in the notion that responsible travel will define the future of travel. Crediting her hippy mother for instilling the love of the planet in her; she quotes John Muir exclaiming, “While enjoying the beauty of nature, we must remember to take only pictures, leave only footprints and kill only time.”
Helen Oksanen, Africa Travel Designer
Having lived across the continents of Europe and America, Helen’s heart belongs to Africa. While she appreciates the finer things in life, her happy place is exploring the African wilderness in her khakis. Embracing the spirit of Ubuntu, the African philosophy emphasizing our shared humanity and interconnectedness, Helen believes in the power of travel to bring people together and positively impact the world. Her love for Africa and conservation are the driving forces behind her carefully crafted itineraries. With her extensive experience gained from staying at over a hundred safari camps and exploring countless private and national parks, Helen can transform travel aspirations into remarkable experiences and feel-good holidays. Whether seeking an adventure, a cultural immersion, or a tranquil getaway, she can curate the perfect African journey.