Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, launches the “Experience Concierge”, a ground-breaking new service introduced this month at the 500-hectare Al Wadi Nature Reserve, which will revolutionize the desert travel experience. Featuring recreation activities ranging from adventure to relaxation and an exciting Ritz Kids programme, along with destination dining, the programme ensures guests from all ages with different interests have a breathtaking, memorable stay at the property. The Experience Concierge engages with guests creating personalized itineraries based on their preferences and interests. The programme is designed around four key pillars highlighting the essence of desert life and Bedouin culture; the Art of Falconry, Equestrian and Camel rides, Nature and Environment activities, and the Ritz Rangers programme for the younglings.
Guests can explore the wildlife at the hotel’s nature reserve by joining the informative tours and walking trails to learn about the local fauna and flora, plant their own Ghaf tree – the national tree in the UAE – in the pilot Heritage Forest in the reserve, or attend an interactive falcon show performed daily at the resort’s falcon deck, to immerse in the Bedouins’ ancient lifestyle and learn about their fascinating relationships with the birds of prey.
Additional activities such as an introduction to the thrilling techniques of archery, a catch & release fishing activity at the waterhole and sunset camel hacks or trails in the desert are some of the many recreational activities guests can look forward to during their stay.
For the more adventurous, the extensive range of activities also includes desert adventure, dune bashing, mountain trekking at the nearby Jebel Jais mountain ending with a spectacular sunset over the dunes and valley of Wadi Khadeija.
Kids can also immerse explore the nature reserve and discover the Bedouin life with Ritz Rangers, the resort’s Kids programme that suggests a range of fun and creative activities at the resort’s own Kids Club. They can enjoy a mini-falconry class to interact with birds, learn the art of archery, or take a discovery walk with the activity officers to learn the mysteries of the desert. Little ones can also meet the resort’s resident owls and meet Ritz and Carlton, the two youngest baby owls hatched at the resort. The fluffy baby owls are just opening their eyes but will soon be added to the reserve’s group of birds.
“The connection to nature is omnipresent at Al Wadi Desert, where guests enjoy a slower pace, an ultimate tranquility in their villa as well as around the reserve. Whether on a bike or walking on the resort’s pathways, we want this resort to offer a perfect spot to enjoy quality time with family in an environment that combines exploration, discovery and relaxation”, stated Amit Arora, General Manager at the resort.
Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel, provides guests with the authentic Arabian hospitality in the heart of the nature reserve. With 101 private luxury pool villas, two restaurants and two bars, the resort offers families, couples, and single travelers alike the thrill of desert activities in the heart of a nature reserve. The Al Rimal Pool Villa are priced at AED 2,200++ per villa per night on a bed and breakfast basis while the Al Khaimah tented Pool Villa is priced at AED 2,750 ++ per villa per night on a bed and breakfast basis.
Guests have the option to pre-book their activities online based on a panel of choices available through the resort’s website, or book directly upon check-in when they are introduced to the Experience Concierge.