A once-in-a-lifetime adventure awaits in the heart of the Arabian Desert as the new Extraordinary Experience takes guests through Bedouin history and a breath-taking landscape.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Rising from the depths of the Arabian Desert, a unique adventure awaits guests at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre in the form of Journey to the Edge of the World Extraordinary Experience.
With unprecedented access to Saudi Arabia’s magnificent natural wonder, the Tuwaiq escarpment, the new Extraordinary Experience in the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts collection promises a trip of a lifetime.
In the company of a dedicated Four Seasons team – the excursion begins by making your way to the historic oasis of Ad’Diriyah, once the seat of the Saudi royal family and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After a captivating trip through the Kingdom’s historic past, narrated by the 15th-century architecture of palaces, forts and mosques across the old city, and a lively exploration through the colourful market centre of Al Bujairy, you will find yourself revelling in the beauty of your ultimate destination – the Edge of the World.
Once you have had the opportunity to drink in the epic scale of the 700km-long Tuwaiq escarpment from Jebel Fihrayn, the cliff that is known as the Edge of the World, you start to understand the apt nickname for this spectacular vista that is seemingly limitless.
What better way to continue basking in the panoramic views of this majestic location than with a freshly cooked picnic lunch including traditional Saudi dishes. And while you have been taking in the sights, the talented Four Seasons culinary team, led by the Hotel’s Executive Chef Ahmed Fawzy, has been preparing a gourmet spread of traditional cuisine and BBQ dishes – the perfect complement to your Arabian Desert experience.
Revitalised by the hearty spread, you can look forward to spending the afternoon trekking, photographing the dramatic views of the cliffs and the plains below, or taking a nap in the restful shade of your own Bedouin tent – complete with true Four Seasons hospitality. For the most adventurous, this is the ideal moment to take to the skies and enjoy a magnificent view of the expansive landscape from the cockpit of a microlight aircraft.
The day ends as beautifully as it began, amongst the acacia trees in the valley below, where you watch the setting sun as it paints the surrounding scenery with colours of twilight.
Rolf Lippuner, general manager, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre, said, “Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre is delighted to launch this Extraordinary Experience, our ‘Journey to the Edge of The World’, that provides guests a remarkable opportunity to explore the wonder of the Arabian Desert while gaining a richer insight into Saudi heritage.”
In an effort to preserve the beauty of the magnificent location, a dedicated Four Seasons team that is appointed to set up the experience before your arrival, also visits the place after you leave, to ensure the next group of guests find the place just as clean and spotless.
The Journey to the Edge of the World Extraordinary Experience includes transportation in a Cadillac Escalade, a traditional Bedouin tent with fully-equipped washrooms, and Four Seasons BBQ lunch and traditional Saudi cuisine priced at SR 2,200 per person for a minimum of five guests. The experience can be booked between October and April every year.
Optional extras include a microlight aircraft experience for a maximum of 10 people, priced on a full-day basis at SR 8,500, and a family entertainment package that includes archery, mini golf and Ludo Star and is priced at SR 4,500 for a full day.
“At Four Seasons we believe that true hospitality lies in offering our guests a genuine experience of the sights, sounds and scenes of the places where we welcome them; and so it is our privilege to introduce an unmissable journey into the heart of one of Saudi Arabia’s greatest natural treasures.”
Guests booking the Extraordinary Experience can also enjoy a stay at the Hotel in an executive suite with breakfast at a special rate of SR 2,000 per night for two guests. For reservations, please call +966112115888