Published on : Thursday, June 1, 2017
Families and their young voyagers can now discover a new part of the region this summer by traveling to any of the 10 Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts across the Middle East and Africa. Each property will offer a variety of exciting and memorable activities and specially curated packages that blend immersive Ritz Kids activities unique to the destination, created with the family traveler at its core.
Away from the bustling life of its cities, the United Arab Emirates has so much to offer and each of The Ritz Carlton Hotels in the region is comfortably poised for travelers to unravel the mystery and the magic of these unique destinations and the experiences they have to offer. Try the picturesque desert oasis home to Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, located within a 500-hectare nature reserve, which provides parents and kids with a variety of educational activities where they can learn about the celebrated Arabian custom of falcons through its Falconry shows, take part in a competition with an Archery tournament either by day or by night, or go on a bird-watching trail to identify local and migratory birds while spotting animal tracks. Or choose The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal which encourages Ritz Kids to participate in an “Arts & Craft” activity, where kids can learn how to create new toys out of recycled items, highlighting the importance of taking care of the environment and the planet.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf and the city’s revered promenade, ‘The Walk’, Jumeirah Beach Residence offers children the opportunity to experience the life of a desert dweller, with activities centered around the themes of ‘land’ and ‘water’ including ‘Living Desert’, a fun yet educational activity about desert life. For an urban vacation experience in Downtown Dubai, head to the The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC which encourages the discovery of art and craftsmanship. Situated in the perfect location just minutes away from some of Dubai’s landmark attractions, including Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa; this property offers the most spectacular view of the entire city. The hotel neighbors a variety of bespoke boutiques and high-street stores, state-of-the-art cafes and restaurants, including two of the world’s top 100 restaurants. Within reach are several art galleries such as Opera Gallery and Art Sawa which highlight both local and international artists. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC encourages guests to explore the hotel’s artworks in a unique way through a curated private tour of this property’s own flourishing art collection, on loan from Opera Gallery, DIFC, guided by the gallery’s General Manager, Sylvain Gaillard.
Take a historical sojourn to Cairo, this summer, home to The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo. Set in a prime location in a city that offers a storied past and timeless charm, the hotel allows travelers to travel between the iconic Nile River and Tahrir Square, and explore the Great Pyramids or cruise along the Nile in a traditional Felucca.
Perched along the Arabian Gulf, the cities of Doha and Bahrain are fantastic avenues to the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf. The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain gives families the chance to embrace their inner Robinson Crusoe, with a refreshing swim or kayak across a picturesque bay to visit a private island. Their spacious three-bedroom villas come complete with individual pools and access to an exclusive beach, providing the perfect option for larger families. Located minutes from Doha’s commercial hub, Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel is the ideal blend between contemporary and traditional, bringing to the Arabian heritage and the finest luxurious hospitality in the Persian Gulf. Beautifully inspired by the ancient Qatari villages, the resort features a unique spa and world-class dining, along with two outdoor pools, a private beach and romantic courtyards where travelers, honeymooners, families, and diners are warmly welcomed. For a more cosmopolitan city experience, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is well positioned for guests to both explore the sites or sail the seas, whilst Ritz Kids can embark on an adventure within the luxury of their room or suite, by sleeping in a fun desert safari-style teepee tent.
For families looking to be immersed in local customs and traditions through activities from Arabian calligraphy and henna, to storytelling, poetry, and craft making taught by local artisans are on offer from the majestic grounds of The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh. Guests can uncover the mystique of the palace with a private guided tour, and at the weekends, the Concierge can organize a bespoke Arabian souk tour, providing a peek behind the curtain at life in the ancient city. Situated minutes from the hotel are unique shopping destinations for the best shopping experiences including Al Faisaliah Center, a commercial skyscraper mall comprising most of the major global retail brands. Home to some of the globe’s most renowned attractions, Jeddah hosts the world’s tallest fountain, King Fahad Fountain, the picturesque floating ‘Rahma’ Mosque, beautiful vast open-air Corniche Museum, Al-balad historic area in old Jeddah and numerous chic and modern malls and shopping destinations. Jeddah is a city that offers its visitors memorable experiences at every corner. Resurrecting bespoke and personalized services, The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah is an icon in the Kingdom encouraging its visitors to enjoy the view and immerse themselves in its distinct vibe.
Named ‘More Travels More Experiences’, the summer package offers 20% savings on room rate and 30% savings on food & beverage at participating restaurants. Loyalty Program members are eligible for the additional benefits of 30% savings on the best available rate and a voucher for a 30% savings on their next stay, valid for stay between 10th September – 31st December 2017.
‘More Travels More Experiences’ is available for stays at The Ritz-Carlton Hotels across Middle East & Africa, between 21st May and 9thSeptember 2017 for bookings made prior to 31st August 2017.
Source:- Ritz Carlton Hotels & Resort