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Journey to the Edge of the World Saudi Arabia

Rising from the depths of the Arabian Desert, a unique adventure awaits guests to Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre in the form of a ‘Journey to the Edge of the World’. With unprecedented access to Saudi Arabia’s magnificent natural wonder, the Tuwaiq escarpment, the new Extraordinary Experience promises a trip of a lifetime. In the company of a dedicated Four Seasons team – the excursion begins by way of 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, described by the 15th-century architecture of palaces, forts and mosques across the old city, and the colourful market centre of Al Bujairy, you will have the opportunity to drink in the epic scale of the 700km-long Tuwaiq escarpment from Jebel Fihrayn.

What better way to bask in the panoramic views of this majestic location than with a freshly cooked picnic lunch including traditional Saudi dishes. While you have been taking in the sights, the 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.

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 is priced at $590pp for a minimum of five guests. The experience can be booked between October and April every year. Those boooking the Extraordinary Experience can also enjoy a stay at the Hotel in an executive suite with breakfast at a special rate of $535 per night for two guests. For more information visit www.fourseasons.com/riyadh or call +966 11211 5888

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