Evening in the desert

Trip of a Lifetime to Abu Dhabi & Dubai to Mark 25 Years of Elegant Resorts

Posted on 24. May, 2013 by in Destinations

Relaxing in Club World seats on a British Airways flight is definitely one way of ensuring that any luxurious holiday gets off to a relaxing start – and that’s exactly how this trip of a lifetime started. As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations, Elegant Resorts recently took their top travel agents on an unforgettable trip to the Arabian Gulf – their way of saying thank you for their support over the years.

The luxury and comfort were not exclusive to the flight though; the luxury was there from start to finish. The stay in Abu Dhabi was based at the sumptuous – and newly opened – Ritz Carlton, Abu Dhabi. As with all Ritz Carlton hotels, the new Abu Dhabi resort is the absolute epitome of understated glamour and elegance – the perfect starting location for our celebration.Abu Dhabi Ritz Carlton

Beyond the hotel, some of our highlights in Abu Dhabi were a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and a day spent at Ferrari World marvelling at the incredible collection of cars as well as – for those who were brave enough – a ride on the world’s fastest rollercoaster, the Formula Rossa.

After an incredible few days in Abu Dhabi, they headed off to their second destination: Dubai. This incredible city is home to an astonishing array of hotels, but their base was to be an all-time Elegant Resorts favourite: the Ritz Carlton, Dubai. Staying in the brand new wing, they were treated to the stylish and spacious Deluxe Club Rooms. As anyone who has experienced a Ritz Carlton hotel will testify, their extra special touches and attention to detail really make your stay – Elegant Resorts embroidered dressing gowns and a personalised birthday cake for one of the party really helped to make the experience truly unforgettable.Ritz Carlton Dubai

Soaking up the hotel’s many facilities was the order of the day for some of the party, but others decided to venture further afield and find out what Dubai has to offer. Skiing (on real snow in the Mall of the Emirates, we might add) and shopping were amongst the most popular choices to put broad smiles on our guests faces. A few of the party also expressed an interest in visiting the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building; unfortunately it was fully booked, however our Dubai destination manager, Keshar Mokha, pulled out all the stops and made a visit possible – a real high point of our trip, in more ways than one.Evening in the desert

The final Dubai highlight was a glorious evening spent out in the desert. Sitting on beautiful rugs, the evening was spent eating traditional cuisine, having a belly dancing master class and completed with shisha pipes. This evening of unparalleled luxury and relaxation really encapsulated this whole trip – it was a lavish and luxurious experience that will live long in the memories of everyone that was there. Elegant Resorts was honoured to take some of the top agents on this luxury break, it definitely ranks as one of the best parts of their 25th anniversary celebrations so far – although they’re going to be hard-pressed to find something more luxurious to do after the next 25 years!

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