Unparalleled experiences with Mandarin Oriental across the Middle East and Africa


Whether it’s extreme adventures in the desert or spending an afternoon creating a bespoke perfume, a personalized and memorable travel experience is never too far from the surroundings of a Mandarin Oriental hotel. The Group’s properties offer a breathtaking variety of experiences that enhance well-being, inspire new learning, ignite adrenaline and foster the spirit of curiosity that is at the heart of every guest. Here are four destination experiences curated across the Middle East and Africa that will help guests create an unforgettable local connection:

Hot air balloon ride in Marrakech

In Morocco’s elegant and most sought-after location, Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech offers the ultimate retreat with several bespoke and tailored experiences to suit all interests. The first of these is a spectacular hot air balloon flight over the breathtaking Djebillat desert on the outskirts of the city.

After a short drive from the hotel, guests arrive on the outskirts of Marrakech, just in time to enjoy the first golden rays of the morning. Guests can watch in amazement as the gigantic hot air balloons inflate, before climbing into the basket and taking off for an exhilarating morning like no other, floating above the pristine desert landscape: sunlight slowly washes over the villages and the fields below as a beautiful new day begins. This one-hour experience is available to all Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech guests and includes round-trip transfer.

Oo La Lab Perfumery Workshop in Dubai

In collaboration with Oo La Lab, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai presents a unique 60-minute perfumery workshop to create a signature fragrance or a bespoke candle. Customers are invited to design their own perfume or candle using the finest and purest ingredients, immersing themselves in the art of perfume making and understanding how to use the perfume table. This one-of-a-kind experience is available only to MO fans, plus up to three guests, with a range of prices.

Exclusive Al Faisaliah Spa Experience, Riyadh

The Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh is home to an exclusive ladies-only spa, providing an urban oasis in the heart of the Saudi capital.

From tranquil relaxation spaces, steam rooms and thermal experiences to private spa suites and massage rooms, guests are surrounded by an atmosphere of relaxing solace that promises to revitalize their mind, body and spirit. Amid the spa’s rich textures, sparkling crystals and soothing waterfalls, guests are taken on an unforgettable journey combining global expertise with a blend of Eastern philosophies and natural ingredients. Guests can also enjoy a leisurely swim in the sparkling 16-meter indoor pool, complete with soothing waterfalls, purifying steam baths and fragrant Finnish-style saunas – to elevate their holistic health and wellness experience at higher level.

An unforgettable romantic evening in Doha

For those who wish to celebrate that special someone in their life and enjoy inspiring moments of togetherness, Mandarin Oriental, Doha offers a charming evening aboard a luxury yacht along the city’s jewel-adorned coastline. Guests will enjoy afternoon tea on board prepared by Mandarin Oriental, Doha for an intimate and romantic sunset while enjoying the beauty of the serene surroundings.

Whether it’s checking off a bucket list item like flying in a hot air balloon or creating everyday memories like creating a personalized perfume with your loved one, guests can connect with the local culture of the property where no two immersive destination experiences are the same across these bespoke experiences.


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