THE RITZ-CARLTON, DUBAI CELEBRATES THE 47th UAE NATIONAL DAY WITH A HOST OF ACTIVITIES
Explore Emirati Delicacies at Amaseena or indulge in a UAE inspired spa ritual at the signature spa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28 November 2018 – Nestled on an expansive private beach, just steps from the city’s most famous promenade, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is a secluded oasis at the heart of new Dubai. With breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf, and the legendary luxury and service for which The Ritz-Carlton is renowned, the resort offers guests a respite from the everyday, in a place where traditional Arabian hospitality is enlivened with velvet jasmine flavors and the alluring aroma of qahwah coffee mingles with traditional bakhoor scents.
Paying homage to the identity and heritage of the United Arab Emirates, and in celebration of the 47th UAE National Day on Sunday December 2, 2018, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai offers several cultural experiences for all guests, designed to encourage exploration and further understanding of the city and country in which the resort resides.
To mark the special occasion and in keeping with the Year of Zayed, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai have partnered with Goumbook and their ‘Give a Ghaf Tree’ campaign. Whereby the Ladies and Gentlemen of the hotel will be planting a native Ghaf Tree in the resorts gardens and may it prosper for years to come and connect to the roots of the country.
FEAST ON EMIRATI CUISINE AT AMASEENA
With its Bedouin-inspired tents scattered beneath twinkling desert skies, Amaseena is an al fresco restaurant that captures the romance of Arabia. Enchant the imagination and palate with an Arabic buffet created by Chef Rami and his team that features traditional favorites alongside gourmet delights such as grilled lobster and lamb chops, complemented by cold mezzeh and a selection of 20 salads.
In celebration of the UAE National Day, on 2 December 2018, Amaseena will also be showcasing traditional Emirati cuisine. Be welcomed with a customary saffron custard drink, and savour Emirati dishes including the much-loved Lamb Ouzi, Harees or choose from chicken, fish or lamb Salona and camel kofta or camel shawarma. Those with a sweet tooth can sample the sweet Logamat dumplings and Chibab pancakes from live stations.
Immerse yourself into the culture as Amaseena provides an array of complementary Arabic sentiments for the special occasion, with live music, an enchanting performance by the resident Belly Dancer and mesmerizing Tanourah performer.
Date: Sunday 2 December, 2018
Time: Restaurant open from 5pm to midnight daily, with buffet and live music from 7pm to 11pm
Price: AED 295 per person. Beverages sold separately
ARABIA FELIX RITUAL AT THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA, DUBAI
Blending the old with the new, the UAE has a rich history of beauty traditions and rituals. Capturing the traditional raw elements and essences of the region, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Dubai has curated a uniquely tranquil Middle Eastern journey called Arabia Felix – meaning prosperous Arabia.
The Arabia Felix is a feast for the senses holding true to its Arabian roots, it encompasses seven natural ingredients that are renowned both for their invigorating properties. The ritual begins with donning light Arabian inspired attire, to allow for comfort and movement, while in the delicately lit room, surrounded by the calming incense of bakhoor. Commencing with the gentle exfoliation of the feet and legs in a mixture of sea salt and sands derived from the Emirates, the feet and legs are then gently soaked and cleaned in warm relieving camel milk. Followed by a calming complete back massage with alluring heated essential oils including Argan Oil, to ease away tension and moisturize the skin. Whilst breathing in the healing vapors of Frankincense to completely immerse the body and mind into a deep state of rest. This indulgence for the body and feet concludes with nourishing dates and hibiscus tea, to gently refresh the senses and revitalize the body after your journey through the Southern Arabian Peninsula.
Time: The spa is open daily from 9am to 10pm
Price: Arabia Felix is AED 710 per person for a 60 minute ritual and AED 910 for a 90 minute ritual encompassing footbath, foot scrub and full body massage.
ARABIAN AFTERNOON TEA AT THE LOBBY LOUNGE
Relax under the sparkling chandeliers in The Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai with an Arabian twist on a traditional afternoon tea spread. Indulge in Middle Eastern classics including hot and cold mezzeh, as well as a selection of dates, mixed baklava and Umm Ali, complemented by a vast array of tea infusions and coffee.
Date: Valid only until Monday December 3, 2018
Time: Daily, 2pm to 6pm,
Price: AED 179 per person, including afternoon tea and unlimited infusions