Catch and keep your own pearls on this staycay

Dive into history with Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

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Just like an oyster, sitting right at the heart of Dubai’s splendour are pearls.

Sweep aside the soaring skyscrapers, the revolving door of A-listers and the belly-busting brunches and this is a city that was built on the precious spheres.

Now, you can go hunting for them yourself as part of a one-of-a-kind staycay experience in the UAE.

You can sign up to visit the Al Suwaidi Pearl Farm, Ras Al Khaimah, to about the history and culture associated with pearls before going diving for oysters yourself.

The best bit? You get to keep any that you find.

The experience can include pearl diving, kayaking, touring the mangrove and lunch provided by Emirati women in the village.

It is part of the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah’s guest experiences.

It can also be booked by non-guests, however you’ll save Dhs50 on the two-hour tour if booked through the hotel.

Once back on land, you can take your staycay experience up a gear with a supercar road trip.

You 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.

Supercharge your stay with a high-powered, fuel-injected ride in the scenic terrain for an adrenaline-pumping experience.

You’ll get the cars for two days and a mileage limit of 600km.
Pearl diving: from Dhs300. Supercar tour: Dhs8,200 (for two days, 600km limit). Times and dates vary. Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah, www.waldorfastoria.com, rasalkhaimah.info@waldorfastoria.com (07 203 5533).

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