Pearls of wisdom
What could make a luxurious beach holiday even better? Well, you could always throw in two complimentary pearls and a bespoke jewellery service.
Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach has launched The Arabian Pearl Retreat experience for two, which flies couples by seaplane from Dubai to Ras al-Khaimah, where they can enjoy a relaxing stay at the resort's 170-square-metre tented beachfront pool villas.
The highlight of this experience is a visit to the local pearl farm - the only one in the United Arab Emirates - where guests can learn about pearl farming and harvesting techniques, enjoy a picnic lunch on a floating majlis, then afterwards choose their own oysters and create a unique jewellery piece with the two pearls and 10mg of white gold, supervised by a local jewellery designer.