‘Where the Sand Meets the Sea’
Brilliant gold deserts, flawless white beaches and hot springs are typical of Ras al Khaimah (or 'RAK'), whilst lofty mountains create an impressive backdrop for the UAE's northernmost emirate. With a steady track record for rapid growth, Ras al Khaimah's skyline is growing ever more impressive, but it is its skill for creating stunning luxury resorts that have really drawn the eyes of the international community.
Year-round sunshine creates the ideal climate, and with a 40-mile coastline, there is no shortage of sand or sea! Experience first-class leisure facilities, desert experiences, and relaxing spa escapes at the Ritz-Carlton resorts of Ras al Khaimah. Then investigate all the latest restaurants, many of which specialise in gourmet international cuisine. Visitors of all ages can enjoy this family-friendly emirate, as there are mountain tours, desert camps, water sports and sailing cruises all available here.
Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Within the sanctuary of Wadi Khadeja, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert offers the chance to experience romance and relaxation, adventure, and natural beauty. Located in a 1,235-acre gated private Nature Reserve, the intimate resort offers private villas with terraces and pools amongst the natural desert landscape. The resort provides guests with the opportunity to enjoy the Equestrian centre, Adventure centre, Falconry school or alternatively the extensive Spa and Wellness offerings that include The Rainforest, a rejuvenating hydrothermal experience enhancing mind, body, and skin.
Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach
A private oasis along Ras Al Khaimah beach, this exclusive beach resort pairs relaxation and adventure with luxury amenities. Privacy is prioritised with pool villa accommodations and spa pavilions, while activities and dining take advantage of the resort beachfront location. You’re sure to find complete relaxation and more in one of the luxurious villas, each with its own pool and direct beach access.
There are plenty of dining options at the Al Wadi Desert Resort, including Moroccan & Spanish tapas at Moorish, or Arabic & Indian cuisine at Kaheela. Alternatively, organise destination dining at the Al Wadi Tower or with a desert barbecue, other experiences include the Farmhouse Night or riding in a vintage 1952 Land Rover into the desert to enjoy a specially prepared picnic basket.
Shorehouse is a poolside restaurant overlooking the Ras Al Khaimah coastline serving seafood and international dishes. Destination dining is popular here too, allowing guests to choose a private spot on the resort, beachfront or in the villa.
Board your Emirates overnight flight in London Heathrow on your direct service to Dubai International Airport
Arriving in the morning to allow you to make the most of your stay, a private transfer will meet you at the airport and take you to the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert which is around an hour away. You’ll be spending the next 2 nights here in an Al Rimal Pool Villa with breakfast and evening meals included.
There is a whole host of immersive experiences to enjoy at the resort, you can try your hand at falconry, enjoy the equestrian centre or head to the spa for some treatments.
A complimentary shuttle from one resort to the other is included today, getting you to the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach which is surprisingly only around 20 minutes away. You’ll stay at the beach resort for the next 4 nights in an Al Bahar Tented Beach Pool Villa with breakfast and evening meals included.
Days Five to Seven
Along this wonderful stretch of beach relaxation will easily be the primary accomplishment. While away the hours at the beach or at your private pool enjoying those magnificent views. Should you decide to head out, the Al Hamra mall is just a few minutes away by taxi or you could even reach glitzy Dubai in around an hour with its endless range of attractions.
A private transfer will pick you up from the resort to head back to Dubai International Airport for the Emirates direct flight back to London Heathrow.
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert (shown on the map) is located at Wadi Khadeja, approximately an hour north of Dubai International Airport.
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra, sister hotel, is just 20 minutes by complimentary shuttle and is located on the Ras Al Khaimah beachfront. The Al Hamra shopping mall is 1.5 miles away.