Catering to the needs of experiential travellers, Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton partner hotel, has introduced the ‘Experience Concierge’, a new service which is expected to reshape the desert travel experience.
Guaranteeing a memorable stay at the property, the newly launched service presents guests with numerous recreational activities ranging from adventure to relaxation as well as an exciting Ritz Kids programme and destination dining.
The ‘Experience Concierge’ curates personalised itineraries based on the preferences and interests of guests. The programme is designed around four key pillars: 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 younger guests.
Visitors to the high-end property 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; can plant their own Ghaf tree – the national tree in the UAE – in the pilot Heritage Forest in the reserve; or can attend an interactive falcon show at the resort’s falcon deck.
Additional activities include archery, catch and release fishing at the waterhole, sunset camel rides or trails in the desert, dune bashing, mountain trekking, plus much more.
Meanwhile, children can also explore the nature reserve and discover Bedouin life with Ritz Rangers, the resort’s kids’ programme, which offers a wide range of creative activities. These include: a mini-falconry class, archery and walks with the activity officers to uncover the mysteries of the desert. Children can also meet the hotel’s resident owls and meet Ritz and Carlton, the two youngest baby owls hatched at the resort.
General manager, Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, Amit Arora commented: “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.”