DUBAI- With the long Eid weekend around the corner, it is the ideal time to book tickets and jet off to a world of experiences. For those who love to travel, Eid presents the perfect opportunity to escape the summer heat with a trip to an exotic destinations, explore new locales and cultures whilst indulging in festivities with family and friends. Ritz-Carlton is inviting families and friends to create memories at these four iconic destinations – all within a five hour flight:
A short flight for much of the region, Muscat feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of near-by cities. Dotted with forts, souqs and majestic mosques, the city offers a luxurious sanctuary with a scenery unlike any other in the world.
Check Out: Dolphins and Diving
Muscat and Musandam are famous for dolphin watching as dolphin shoals visit the shores of Oman in large numbers. It is also a favorite amongst divers with more than 22 diving locations, each with its own charm and beauty.
The Ritz Factor: Enjoy three nights and pay for two while enjoying a complimentary breakfast in Al Bustan Palace starting from 1049 AED per night. Al Bustan Palace’s location enables guests to completely immerse themselves in Oman’s natural beauty while at the same time, discovering its rich history and Arabian traditions. A regional and historic landmark, the luxury resort has maintained its regal aura earning it the title the “Jewel of the Sultanate”.
Getting There Most of the GCC airlines fly to Oman such as Emirates Airlines, Oman Air and flydubai.
Average Flight Time: 1 hour
As the only city in the world where two continents—Asia and Europe—come together, Istanbul offers an experience and culture like no other. Steeped in history and tradition, but with a distinctly modern flavor, Istanbul offers endless opportunities for discovery, whether it be high-end shopping, fine dining or historic sightseeing.
Check Out: Art and Architecture
Istanbul abounds in architectural styles that reflect the vibrant history of the city. From the Ottaman-era Blue Mosque, which was built at the behest of the dying Sultan Ahmed and the Byzantine Basilica Hagia Sophia, which marked the true beginning of the golden age of Justinianus to Topkapi Palace, the imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans and the Grand Bazaar, the labyrinthine market with over 5,000 shops, the edifices of Istanbul weave a tale that takes visitors through the history of this ancient city.
The Ritz Factor: The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, offers the hotel guests an experience rooted in culture and history while remaining well-suited for modern times. Overlooking the Bosphorus, this beautiful property offers stunning views and is in walking distance from many of Istanbul’s finest and most iconic attractions. Book four nights and pay for three nights in deluxe room and enjoy open buffet starting from AED 1325 per night.
Getting There: Most of the GCC airlines fly to Istanbul such as flydubai, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways
Average flight time: 5 hours
Vienna, a cultural hub in Europe, is situated in the North-East of Austria and lies on the banks of the majestic Danube River.
With more than 27 castles and 150 palaces, Vienna is an architect’s dream, and many of the beautiful buildings are used to host concerts, operas and dance balls.
Surrounded by natural beauty, the city will enchant you with charming experience rich with art, music and beauty.
Checkout: The Music
Home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss, Vienna’s musical pedigree is unmatched.
Visitors can take a tour around Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart apartment in Domgasse 5, where he lived whilst composing “The Impesario” and “The Marriage of Figaro” and other major works. Mozart’s musical genius is etched throughout Vienna with the tales of his family life, his friends and opponents as well as his prodigious musical talent part and parcel of the city’s history.
The Ritz Factor: Ritz-Carlton, Vienna offers a luxury travel experience that is both indulgent and familiar. The hotel is ideally situated for exploration of city as it’s situated between four historic palaces. You can book for 4 nights in deluxe room and pay just for 3 nights starting from AED 1500 per night.
Getting There: Most of the GCC airlines fly to Vienna including Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways
Average flight time: 5.5 hours
One of the world’s most avant-garde cities, Moscow is not afraid of pushing the envelope and offering a memorable experience for travelers of all types. Whether you are staying for a few nights or a few weeks, visitors can steep themselves in the city’s past, from the Kremlin to the cathedrals, whilst soaking up the energetic vibe of its art, club and musical scene.
Check Out: the Art Galleries and Underground Clubs
For art and music lovers, Moscow is a treasure-trove of dance destinations. With superstar DJs visiting all year round, the city offers a range of dance and party experiences. For the more artsy traveler, creative hubs such as the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum are exploring new ground while theatres are showing old masters and debuting up-and-coming composers, choreographers and playwrights.
The Ritz Factor: From its ideal location adjacent to the Red Square and the Kremlin, The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow – one of the hotels closest to the Bolshoi Theater – is perfectly situated as a luxurious base for visitors looking to explore the city’s abundant architectural, historical and cultural wonders. Enjoy luxury accommodation for two in Superior, Deluxe or Executive room and breakfast for two starting from AED 1700 per night.
How to get there: Most of the GCC airlines fly to Moscow including Emirates Airlines, Air Arabia and Etihad Airways
Average flight time: 5 hours