Since the gardens of The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai were extended and replanted in 2002, the total area of 35,000 square metres has become popular with fauna of several varieties, according to the hotel.
"During the day, the feathered variety mingle and hop with those wielding the suntan lotion and book; at nightfall however, with birds and bikinis tucked away, the gardens become the haunt of the dinner jacket and cocktail dress as residents and visitors alike discover the delights of the gardens by candle light," says a hotel spokesman.
During the daylight hours too the gardens are attracting interest. The sounds of gentle waves on the shore and the rustle of leaves in the cooling breeze lend the lawns an air of shady tropical elegance.
"There are a variety of venues to choose from: the extensive Osprey Arena covers 150 square metres and is suitable for larger gatherings and concerts; the pretty Sandpiper lawns are located closer to the sea, while the elegant Palm Court is a natural extension to the area comprising the poolside Gulf Pavilion.
"The secluded Dove Gardens are rather more intimate; each has its own special qualities and atmosphere.
"And in the best Ritz-Carlton tradition, you will find your special event is in the finest hands," he says.
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