Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah

| Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
 

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  • Highlights
  • Amenities
  • World's Best Awards

Overview

Amid stretches of desert sand in tranquil Wadi Khadeja, the protected enclave of the evergreen ghaf tree, lies the exclusive resort of Al Wadi Desert, Ras al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton partner hotel.

Al Wadi Desert, Ras al Khaimah is the first desert resort in the United Arab Emirates to offer an all-pool villa concept, complete with 3,960 sqm of Asian-inspired hydrotherapy spa facilities, a dedicated nature reserve, a private beach club and an 18-hole championship golf course.

This oasis of indulgence spans over 100 hectares, of which 60 hectares are dedicated as a nature reserve – home to local desert wildlife such as Arabian gazelles, camels and oryxes, offering guests a unique opportunity to interact with and observe these gentle creatures up close.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah
  • 35288 Al Mazraa
  • Ras Al Khaimah,
  • UAE

Location Summary
Ras Al Khaimah, literally meaning “Top of the Tent”, is the northern most emirate of the United Arab Emirates. Nestled at the foot of the majestic Al Hajjar Mountains and bordering the Sultanate of Oman, Ras Al Khaimah is renowned for its pristine natural attractions, dramatic red mountains and lush agriculture. Here, eco-explorers can seek adventure in activities such as falconry, camel riding, hiking and trekking, wadi (desert) safaris, or simply meander along rivers on a traditional Arabic sail boat. One of the most physically-demanding and spectacular hikes in the UAE, Wadi Ghalilah, also known as Stairway to Heaven can be found in Ras Al Khaimah.

With a heritage rich with historical sites dating back to 5,000 BC, Ras Al Khaimah is a archaeologist’s playground with its numerous forts and abandoned villages. The former residence of the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, the fort is today home to the National Museum. Housing numerous collections of ancient pottery, fossils, shells and old coins, the museum is a must-visit for history buffs.

Directions to Hotel
The resort is a 45-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and a 20-minute drive from the vibrant Ras Al Khaimah city centre.

Highlights

Note Bene
The adventure starts at the Activity Centre! From educational classes in desert flora and fauna to interactions with traditional falcons and indigenous owls at the world-class falconry centre - The Mews, guests can participate in a multitude of activities, including horseback-riding, camel safaris and bike trails. An archery range is also on site for guests wishing to perfect their aim.
Banquets & Meetings
2,800 square feet of meeting space can host up to 330 people.
Fine Dining On Site
Located off the resort’s main block, Al Waha, meaning Oasis in Arabic, serves popular international fare and local Arabic specialties. A spectacular display of modern yet Arabseque interior design, diners can choose to dine indoors where floor-to-ceiling windows sets the stage for metres-high sand dunes, or on the outdoor terrace where an Arabic grill and spit-roast holds court.
Fitness Center
A fully-equipped gymnasium boasting the latest in cardiovascular technology, as well as an aerobics studio and yoga room.
Child Programs
With the resort’s Ritz Kids® program, guests ages 4 and older are immersed in adventure, exploration and education with activities that expose them to the natural wonders and cultural traditions of Ras Al Khaimah. In addition to family-friendly activities, including camel rides and the Feathered Friends bird-watching tour, the resort’s wildlife rehabilitation center provides a unique opportunity for kids to care for injured wildlife before their released back into nature.
Pool Outdoor
Each villa has its own pool.
Spa Facility
The spa features 10 treatment pavilions, complemented by a state-of-the-art hydrothermal circuit with a hammam and vitality pool. Guests can experience a range of award-winning spa therapies delivered by the intuitive touch of skillful therapists to rejuvenate the senses.
Beach
Located within a 20-minute drive from the resort, the Beach Club offers a selection of recreational activities like snorkeling, water-skiing, wake-boarding and sailing for enjoyment in the shimmering turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. Schooner-chartering, fishing and scuba-diving trips can also be organised. Guests who prefer to lounge by the private beach may do so in comfort the Beach Club’s bar.
Skeet Shooting
Archery Range.
Recommended Rooms
The Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa is a Bedouin inspired traditional tented villa with a private pool, terrace and spectacular desert view.

Amenities

Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Touring
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism

World's Best Awards


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