Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments joined hands with Heritage Express, a cultural tour operator, to provide its guests with authentic Emirati experiences in Old Dubai.
Two Seasons guests will gain exclusive access to book Heritage Express tours directly from the hotel with the intention of improving public awareness and understanding of the Emirati culture and history. The tours are cultural experiences that range from a ride around Old Dubai in the vintage Heritage Express trolley, to a full-course Emirati buffet.
“We believe that our partnership with Heritage Express as a cultural tour provider is a mutually rewarding one. It will provide an immersive experience to our guests, from visits to historical places, open conversations, to a taste of the authentic local cuisines,” said Freddy Farid, Managing Director of Two Seasons. “Through this partnership, we are able to contribute to Heritage Express’ mission to create awareness and understanding of the local Emirati culture.”
“Our partnership with Two Seasons provides our guests with an experience that feels like they are traveling back in time,” said Mohammed Tayyoun, General Manager of Heritage Express. “Facilitating a tour that takes guests from the new side of Dubai to its old side is an experience on its own. We believe in enabling cultural education and entertainment as part of our core values. Every cultural tour is designed to ensure the highest level of authenticity in accordance with our local culture.”
Rising above the bustling Sheikh Zayed highway in Dubai, 4-star Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments is one of the largest among the “all suite” hotels in the Middle East. This 41-story property features 1010 elegantly appointed suites and apartments that offer comfortable accommodation in Dubai for traveling executives, families, holidaymakers as well as long staying guests.
“Moreover, this will become an integral part of our hotel’s sustainability initiatives under socio-cultural activities that include experiential tourism where we promote the local culture and heritage to our guests, employees, and the community,” said Farid.
Heritage Express is the only tour provider in the UAE with exclusive, fully trained Emirati cultural ambassadors. It conducts unique tours that allow guests to experience the fascinating aspects of the Emirati culture by retelling stories, recalling historical milestones, providing the space for an open conversation, and gathering delicious dishes from the local cuisine.