Enjoy A Spectacular Summer Stay And Discover More Of The Middle East
Summer has traditionally been a time that brings Gulf families together. This year, with the festival of Eid Al Fir falling in summertime, there is even more reason to gather those close to you to enjoy the experience of creating shared, and lasting, summer memories.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts across the Middle East offer you the opportunity to explore city and beach, desert and mountains, while enjoying unparalleled luxury and unsurpassed service. Wherever you choose to stay, the Ladies and Gentleman of the hotel can assist in arranging visits, activities and entertainment.
Abu Dhabi – Capital of Culture
Renowned for is magnificent architecture, rich history, and vibrant center, Abu Dhabi promises a rewarding summer stay. Among its many attractions are the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an architectural wonder with a capacity for an astonishing 40,000 worshippers, and the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, where you can visit the luxurious wards where the birds are kept and learn about this aristocratic sport in the on-site falconry museum. Outside of the city, though within easy reach, the breathtaking desert landscape provides the perfect setting for adventure and excitement, including dune safaris, overnight camping trips, and mountain exploration.
An island pearl nestled in the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf, Bahrain combines thousands of years of history and culture with a scintillating sense of modernity. Compact enough to explore without difficulty, yet diverse enough to deliver surprise and delight, Bahrain’s bustling capital, Manama, offers visitors an inimitable shopping experience in its traditional souks. While the country’s unique geography – it spans some 33 islands – means that the beach is never far away, with a wide variety of water-sports and aquatic excursions available. Both on the coast and inland, Bahrain’s distinct flora and fauna provide rich rewards for nature lovers, while its incredible collection of cultural sites and experiences, including the National Museum, the Bait Al Qur’an, and the historic Barbar Temple, provide boundless wonder and enlightenment.
Cairo – Ancient City of Kings
One of the world’s most storied cities, Egypt’s thriving capital is also one of its most alluring, romantic and captivating travel destinations. From the iconic Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s quintessential marketplace, to the dramatic citadel perched high in the city’s ancient walls, from the beautiful mosques, churches and synagogues – amongst the oldest in the world – to its lively coffeehouses and street stalls, every inch of the city is redolent of its history. No visit would be complete without a tour of The Egyptian Museum, a glittering tribute to the age of the pharaohs and home to the mask of the most famous of all Egypt’s ancient rulers, the boy-king Tutankhamun.
Doha – Heart of Qatar
The dazzling capital city of Qatar, Doha effortlessly enthralls visitors with its effortless blending of the ancient and modern. From the contemporary display of its architectural artistry, best captured by its stunning seafront skyline, to the atmosphere and theater of its traditional quarters, the city never fails to delight. Highlights include the Museum of Islamic Art, designed by noted architect I M Pei and rising dramatically from the sea, which ranks among the world’s major cultural treasure-houses, and Souq Waqif, a sympathetically restored and renovated Bedouin marketplace which weaves through a maze of narrow alleyways lined by small shops offering souvenirs, spices, perfumes and traditional clothing.
Dubai – City of Gold
Once a sleepy pearl and fishing village, Dubai has grown phenomenally over the past three decades to take its place as one of the world’s most popular destinations. A city of superlatives, Dubai is famously home to the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa, which at over 826 meters is a must-visit – along with the world’s largest shopping mall (The Dubai Mall) and the world’s largest choreographed fountains, the truly impressive Dubai Fountain. Ever-growing, the city’s newest attractions include IMG World of Adventures, the world’s largest indoor themed entertainment park. and Dubai Parks & Resorts, which comprises three separate theme parks and an extensive water park.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s capital and largest city, Riyadh is an increasingly important regional destination for business travelers. But the city is home to more than commerce alone, and has much to those interested in the culture and history of the Arabian Peninsula. The National Museum of Riyadh, a landmark structure in the city skyline, traces the Saudi Arabia’s development since its birth. Similarly, Al Masmak Fort and Historical Museum bears witness to King Abdulaziz’s steps towards consolidating the kingdom’s nationhood. While the soaring Kingdom Centre, one of the world’s tallest towers, points to the country’s embrace of modernity and its confident path into the future.
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