Similar to that of an oyster, embedded right at the heart of Dubai’s splendour are natural pearls. There is more to Dubai than the soaring skyscrapers, the lavish brunches – this is a city that was built on the precious spheres.
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is welcoming all to go hunting for the pearls as part of a one-of-a-kind staycay experience in the UAE. People can sign up to visit the Al Suwaidi Pearl Farm, Ras Al Khaimah, to know more about the history and culture associated with pearls before going diving for oysters.
People get to keep any that they find. The entire experience can include pearl diving, kayaking, touring the mangrove and lunch provided by Emirati women in the village. This is a part of the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah’s guest experiences. The experience can also be booked by non-guests, however they’ll save Dhs50 on the two-hour tour if booked through the hotel. After heading back on land, visitors can take your staycay experience up a enjoy a supercar road trip. Guests can book a Porsche 911 S, Ferrari 488 Spider or Lamborghini Huracán to explore the spectacular mountain roads and breath-taking coastal highways in Ras Al Khaimah. This opportunity allows one to supercharge their stay with a high-powered, fuel-injected ride in the scenic terrain for an adrenaline-pumping experience. One can get the cars for two days and a mileage limit of 600km.
Abdulla Al Suwaidi’s Family, Al Suwaidi’s is linked to the history of pearling era in the Gulf, dating back to 12th and 13th centuries, and belonging to the Julfar dynasty, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. The reputed background of this family traces back to life in the Gulf region that has been linked with the jewel of the ocean for over 7000 years. His ancestors carried on with pearling for generations leading finally to the 20th century with his grandfather Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al-Suwaidi as being one of the last remaining pearl divers of the Al Suwaidi legacy.
Suwaidi Pearls introducea Gulf cultured pearls to the world and they plan is to establish five large farms, starting from the Red Seas and spreading into the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Their expansion process the company intends to maximize its inventory of cultured pearls. Using the finest oysters that originally came from the shores of Rams means that Suwaidi Pearls has an exceptional and special opportunity to give the world once again a taste of the famous Gulf pearls. To create a thriving Gulf pearl industry that will be enjoyed by future generations is Abdulla’s raison d’etre.
Pearl diving: from Dhs300.
Supercar tour: Dhs8,200 (for two days, 600km limit).
Times and dates may vary.
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