Send your kids to work at Waldorf Astoria

Sort of – there's a new summer programme for children

Send your kids to work at Waldorf Astoria

One of the most luxurious hotel chains in the UAE has launched two brand-new summer programmes where you can make the kids valuable and send them off to work, or just keep them busy during the hotter season.

The “Little Hotelier” programme at Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah is offering up youngsters the change to see how a luxury hotel works. Children are put in the “centre of the action” – according to Waldorf Astoria – and will work a half-day shift with all the roles, responsibilities and duties that come with working at a hotel. Whether they want to be a concierge, sous chef or a waiter – they can explore it all and find out what they enjoy the most.

They’ll get their own uniform and name tag, and eight-to-13-year olds can be signed up to the programme (which is being run alongside GEMS Westminster School in RAK) as part of a hotel stay – if you’re after a bit of a staycation, and we’ve got loads of them to check out here.

While you’re in RAK, why not check out this brand-new summer rate at Al Hamra Golf Club?

Meanwhile in Dubai, there’s a scavenger hunt going on at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah over the summer months, with the Coco Scavenger Hunt giving kids a chance to explore the resort and figure out clues in the quest for some treasure and prizes.

The Coco Kids Club is offering kids aged three to 12 the chance to get involved over the summer months, where they’ll explore the gardens, beachfront and hotel itself. It’s all designed to keep the kids busy and give parents the chance to kick back, unwind and have a bit of a rest – well deserved, no doubt.

Alternatively, you can send your little ones to this fitness and maths camp.
For more information on both kids offerings, visit

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