Oceanographer behind ‘Ritz Kids’ lands in Dubai
Jean-Michel Cousteau unveils his life-long expeditions and explorations at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
The "visionary" behind Ambassadors of the Environment educational program, Jean-Michel Cousteau featured an interactive Community Footprints event at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai in JBR on 17-18 April, 2019.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company welcomed “world-renowned” oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau, who took young guests and adults on a ‘Land to Sea’ journey. Reportedly, it was Cousteau’s first-ever visit to the region.
The event at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai in Jumeirah Beach Residence unveiled his life-long expeditions and explorations of “unique” ocean environments and the natural wonders of the world.
According to a statement, the partnership between the hotel and Cousteau is part of The Ritz-Carlton’s Community Footprints program, which aligns the brand around the issues that are important to the communities in which hotels operate. “By mobilizing the resources and skill-based volunteer efforts, it strives to make a difference through environmental responsibility,” the statement said.
As part of his regional visit, Jean-Michel Cousteau held two interactive sessions with more than 150 children at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain and The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai.
The sessions later led to an array of activities which included a falcon show, cake and cookie cutting, a sandcastle building competition judged by Jean-Michel Cousteau, and a special rebuilding the reef project where children were encouraged to craft and design their own reef pieces to help rebuild a reef structure signifying the degrading condition of oceans and reefs worldwide.
Complementing Jean-Michel Cousteau’s visit, selected Ritz-Carlton properties in the region launched ‘Land to Sea’ family explorer packages part of their Ritz Kids programming. Reportedly, the aim of Ritz Kids is an engaging and immersive experience that builds upon the adventures of travel children “will always treasure when staying at a Ritz-Carlton property.”