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Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel spreads the warmth of Eid Al Adha with a special festive package designed for families to spend quality time together, before the busy winter months kick in.
Just an hour away from Dubai, the scenic desert landscape of Ras Al Khaimah welcomes all for a weekend of immersion and adventure. The luxury desert resort beckons families to escape the urban hustle and head to a picturesque desert oasis for an unforgettable weekend. The resort operates as a Ritz-Carlton partner hotel, offering multi-generational residents the chance to enjoy the holiday in a beautiful setting, bringing together luxuriously-appointed pool villas, culinary experiences, cultural activities, nature explorations as well as adventure sports in a unique setting.
Set within the sanctuary of Wadi Khadeja, the resort is a plush sanctuary with private Bedouin-inspired pool villas, a spa with state-of-the-art hydrotherapy and a unique signature Rainforest Experience, an activity center and an Equestrian Centre to enjoy horse rides in addition to an array of other activities.
For a completely seamless experience, The Eid family package includes dinner for the entire family, along with a continental buffet breakfast to enjoy in the all-day-dining Al Waha restaurant. A holistic Bedouin-experience, Al Wadi Desert also offers families the opportunity to upgrade their stay with a one-of-a-kind dining experience*. The resort takes destination dining to the next level and sets the perfect table offering by creating private BBQ menus featuring Arab, Western or Asian cuisine according to guest preference. Couples and families can also elect to dine on their private 100 sqm villa deck, with a personalized menu created by one the expert chefs at the resort.
A stay at the resort is also a great opportunity to develop new interests and hobbies as guests. Young and young-at-heart can discover spectacular views and natural beauty at their doorstep and explore the multiple-facets of the landscape through interactive activities. Families can learn about a celebrated Arabian custom and discover more about the fastest flying bird through Falconry shows. The activity demonstrates the importance of the hunting bird in the Bedouin culture and its training. Parents and children can also partake in a fun competition with an Archery tournament or observe the local birdlife on a bird-watching walk to identify local and migratory birds while spotting animal tracks. Budding astronomers can also sign up for Stargazing and Moongazing, learning how to identify the constellations and stars as well as catch seasonal meteor showers.
Channeling the innate curiosity of young travelers, the resort’s Ritz Kids program offers a complete immersion in adventure, exploration and education in the natural wonders and cultural traditions of Ras Al Khaimah. The roster of activities features camel rides, bedtime stories under the stars as well as activities to learn about nature and new skills.
The resort’s very own equestrian centre, located at the heart of the reserve, features stables and paddocks and offers professional horse-riding sessions in the dunes or in the closed grounds of the centre. Children and adults alike can visit the stables at any time of the day to learn from the equestrian experts on caring for the horses. The younger guests can also enjoy a pony-ride and get to know the horses before they take longer excursions.
Ras Al Khaimah is bustling with fun activities during the holidays, with a number of cultural and natural attractions, ideal for families to discover together. Whether it is tracing a path through the historic Old Ras Al Khaimah Souk for an old-world shopping experience or braving the wee-hour chill to catch a 6 am camel race at the Camel Race Digdaga or a wander through Ras Al Khaimah’s Fish Market or Date Farms to get a feel of the emirate’s culinary culture, the city has it all For a fun day out with the younglings, a renowned water-themed park and camping sites are in close proximity to the resort, allowing visitors to create beautiful memories of shared experiences without venturing too far away from the resort’s cosy confines. The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Ritz-Carlton are also always on hand to develop bespoke itineraries for guests that takes into account interests ranging from cuisine through to hobbies.