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LPS Magazine April 2018

DESTINATIONS FOR THE DISCERNING DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TOP Dine under the stars in luxurious style with a bespoke dinner and desert experience in Dubai. The seven-hour adventure begins in a private Range Rover through the desert to spot the native wildlife. From there a trip through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to a private tent, where spotting a rare Arabian oryx is considered good luck. Witness the majestic sport of falconry, a part of the cultural heritage of Dubai. Although a very modern city, Dubai is considered the epicentre of falconry. The art dates back to the 13th century BC and today it is a sophisticated sport serving as a vital link to desert life. Once you’ve witnessed the ‘flow in flight’ and the sun begins to set, take a camel ride to your private tent, set aglow with the warm light of lanterns. The table will be set for a sumptuous banquet of six courses created by a private chef. As the expansive sky fills with stars, you’ll be treated to the traditional ‘heritage course’, a dish that symbolises hospitality in the region. Spiced lamb is gently simmered in an underground pit overnight to ensure it is tender enough to fall off the bone. And if you find yourself looking to linger longer, consider an immersive desert stay, at the Al Maha, an eco-luxury resort. Nestled deep within the reserve, the heritage resort plays a vital role in its conservation. Check into the Presidential Suite, the ultimate in personalised service, with a private pool. CALIFORNIA, USA BOTTOM There is something about driving a luxury exotic car at top speed – with excessive horsepower, car hugging the road’s curves and a legendary machine your dreams are made of. To seriously experience the thrill of being behind the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Huracan, or the Porsche 991 GT3, book into Exotics Racing in Los Angeles where you can learn to drive the best under the tutelage of an expert coach. And when the day is done, take home an HD video from on board your driving experience that captures you in the driver’s seat and displays your track position, speed and fastest lap time. For the total luxury VIP treatment, the top-of-the-line ‘VIP Diamond Membership’ includes complete concierge service, from a chauffeured car to the track or an optional upgrade to arrive by helicopter. Bespoke day-long schedules can be created between the Los Angeles facility and the location in Las Vegas. Combine both for the ultimate day of driving. Discover the EXR Racing Series workshop where the race cars get ready before a race and train your skills on the professional racing simulator, complete with a mock-up of the high-performance race tracks based on world-famous tracks. For the ultimate programme, the High Performance Driving Experience takes your driving skills to new levels in a Porsche 911 GT3 in an intense curriculum developed by professional racing driver covering braking, finding the best line and cornering techniques. D E S T I N A T I O N S 1 4 | 1 5


LPS Magazine April 2018
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