Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

14-16 April 2020 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

Experiences

SUPERCAR DRIVE  |  GOLF  |  YOGA  |  5K RUN  |  THE ROYA TENNIS CUP|  AHIC RECEPTIONS

Drive A Supercar
VIP Pass holders only

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 9, 10, 11 April: 09:30 - 18:00

Get behind the wheel of a luxury supercar provided by our Supercar Rental and Tour Partner, Edel & Stark.

Delegates who have purchased an AHIC VIP Pass will be able to book a supercar self-drive experience during the three-day conference from the AHIC Village to Al Marjan Island and back.

Spaces are limited and booking will be made available to VIP Pass delegates on a first come first serve basis shortly.

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Al Hamra Golf  

THURSDAY, 11 APRIL: 14:00 PM FIRST TEE TIME

Join your AHIC peers for a 9 hole fun golf competition! Located a few minutes' walk from the AHIC Village in Ras Al Khaimah, the Al Hamra Golf Club’s Par 72 Championship course lends itself perfectly to all levels of golfers, providing the fledgling novice or the most accomplished of players with an enjoyable and interesting golfing challenge. Designed by Peter Harradine, the golf course meanders around four inter-connected open water lagoons merging seamlessly with the water of the Arabian Gulf. As many traditional courses do, the front nine measuring 3,578 yards makes its way out and away from the Clubhouse, whilst the back nine measuring 3,747 yards returns home around the lagoon to the Clubhouse. The result is a stunning Par 72 Championship Golf course measuring 7,325 yards at full length designed with five varying tee options on each hole.

Originally planned to be built on the salt flats bordering the water edge, some five million cubic meters of sand combined with expert shaping have come together to create gentle elevation changes as the terrain moves around the lagoons rising and falling from plus one to plus eight meters.

Limited availability: 20 placesclick here to register

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Yoga

Thursday 11 April: 07:00 - 07:45 AM

A perfect opportunity for attendees to refresh and recharge. A beginner friendly 45-minute yoga and meditation session in the lush gardens of Waldorf Astoria. This Hatha Yoga session is slow, steady paced and will focus on calming the breath, creating space in the body and maintaining optimal alignment. 

The class will help stretch, unwind and energize delegates for another productive day ahead. A short meditation will bring the session to an end, leaving participants in a fresh, positive state of mind. 

The session will take place on the Function Lawn at the Waldorf Astoria. Mats and towels will be provided.

Limited availability: 30 places - click here to register.

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Al Marjan 5k Run

Thursday 11 April: 07:00 - 07:45

Join us for a 5k run around Al Marjan Island led by Abdullah Al Abdooli, CEO of Marjan. The gorgeous Al Marjan island is just a five-minute drive from the AHIC Village - shuttle service will be provided. 

The 4 coral-shaped islands create a man-made archipelago in Ras al-Khaimah. Several resorts, beaches and other tourist destinations are located on Al Marjan, one of the UAE's top tourism spots.

Limited availability: 30 placesclick here to register now.

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The Roya Tennis Cup

Tuesday 9 April: 08:00 - 13:00

This year, Roya will be hosting the Roya Tennis Cup on Tuesday April 9th, 8am-1pm.

16 players (8 doubles teams) will battle it out for a chance to win extraordinary prizes, including weekend stays at luxury resorts.

Players including representatives from ownership groups, operators, consultants, architects as well as bench events have already signed up.


The Teams:

Marc Dardenne+ Stephen Cheesebrough (Team D)
Jonathan Worsley + Oliver Worsley (Team C)
Jay Rosen + Rabih Feghali (Team W)
Devret Pattani+ Murat Varol (Team A)
Noelle Homsy + Siegfried Nierhaus (Team Y)
John Flood + Shady Hassan (Team X)
John Williams + Omar Eltahry (Team B)
Jaidev Menezes + Benjamin Parkins (Team Z)

The tournament will be umpired by: Neil George, Cristina Zegrea, Gerald Byrne and Amit Nayak.

For Rules of Play and other details, please click here.

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Opening reception at the Siddharta Lounge by Buddha Bar, Waldorf Astoria

Tuesday 9 April: 19:00 - 21:00

The iconic restaurant, lounge, and bar at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah boasts a fresh urban ambience with breathtaking 360-degree views of The Arabian Gulf. The entertainment concept of the night will follow the four elements idea of western culture: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The neon lit venue will feature a wide selection of live stations offering everything from fresh oysters to sushi and grilled meat, the dessert station will feature Siddharta lounges signature churros. The cocktails and mocktails; specially created by Mattias Giroud the Buddha bars Executive worldwide bar Chef; are prepared with fresh and natural ingredients making it a truly one of a kind experience. Dj Mario from Buddha-Bar Dubai will take you on a journey with a mix of soulful relaxing music and high energy  beats

We invite you to dance the night away at Siddharta lounge by Buddha bar Ras LA Khimah 

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AHIC Evening Reception at the Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

Wednesday 10 April: 18:30 - 20:00

The Event

In line with environmental responsibility and sustainability pillars as well as respecting the natural surroundings and location, this year's event theme is the "MILUX FARM." The décor will be elevated with bright yellows and seasonal fresh flowers, showcasing the Spring colors.

Fresh local produce and organic materials combined with the rustic farm landscape will enhance the atmosphere. The experience will be completed with bespoke dining galore including signature dishes from the iconic Farmhouse, live BBQ stations.

 

About The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

Nestled in a scenic nature reserve, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert is an enchanting desert resort amongst 500 hectares of a desert conservation area, inspired by the Bedouin culture. An oasis of tranquility, Al Wadi Desert is home to indigenous wildlife, offering well-being, adventure, curated dining and unique experiences such as Archery, Nature Drive, Desert Fat Bike Ride, Nature Walk, Hydrothermal Experience at the Rainforest, Interactive Falcon & Owl show, and more.

Guests will discover the perfect getaway at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert; the UAE’s unique family escape that combines tranquility and privacy with the ultimate desert experiences. 

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