Ras al Khaimah

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert


‘Desert Oasis - All-Pool Villas’

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert is a secluded retreat housing a collection of all-pool villa accommodations, designed in a Bedouin nomadic style with views of the surrounding desert. Indigenous antelope species roam the grounds freely and can be viewed from the comfort of your terrace. The Al Wadi Nature Reserve spans 500 hectares across the Ghaf Tree wooded valley within Wadi Khadeeja and can be explored through a range of activities offered by the hotel. After a day of discovery, indulge in a holistic therapy within one of the spa’s pavilions. A range of restaurants offer the finest examples of Middle-Eastern and Indian cooking.

In Our Opinion

‘The variety of experiences you can have here are fantastic, from horse riding to dune driving to archery, there is something for everyone. Do not miss star gazing it is magical.’


Farm to fork, steakhouse & grill. Open for dinner. 

Moon Bar

Bar with traditional, flavoured shisha - open evening.

Kaheela Restaurant

Arabic and Indian buffet style and a la carte all day dining.


Moroccan and Spanish tapas.Open evening.

Dining Experiences
  • Arabic BBQ under The Stars at Kan Zaman

Friday at Kan Zaman is an outdoor, desert tradition. Live grill stations, salads, desserts and dancing. (Do not take place during the Summer months)

  • Farmhouse Night

Culinary experience in the Farmhouse on Thursday evening, expect magic and music. (Do not take place during the Summer months)

  • Sunset Vintage Dine

Ride in a vintage 1952 Land Rover into the desert and enjoy a picnic basket packed just for you.

Oasis Pool Bar

Refreshing drinks at the swim up bar.

Destination Dining
  • Al Wadi Tower

Private dining experience with customised menus.

  • Desert Barbecues

Bespoke menu, private dining experience. Dine in the dunes, on Farmhouse podium or overlooking the waterhole.


  • Resort swimming pool
  • Beach access at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach including shuttle service
  • Bicycles to use in resort
  • Kids’ Club and program
  • Daily Bedouin Ritual
  • Library


  • 10 treatment rooms – 6 deluxe & 4 Royal pavilions
  • Fitness Centre
  • The rainforest hydrotherapy experience
  • Signature treatments
  • Retail shop


  • Archery
  • Rainforest Hydrothermal experience
  • Nature & bird watching walks
  • Heritage forest tree planting
  • Fat biking
  • Catch & release fishing
  • Outdoor yoga
  • Stargazing
  • Equestrian centre


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Experience concierge
  • Beach Day Shuttle Bus to Al Hamra Beach
  • Meeting facilities

This hotel welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following to ensure they have an enjoyable stay:

• Units can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children

Kids’ Club
Ages allowed: 4 years and above

Activities include:
• Educational activities
• Nature lessons and new skills
• Arts and crafts
• Owl interaction - hand reared owls

Couples celebrating their Honeymoon will benefit from the following subject to the proof of authenticity provided to the reception at the time of check-in (within 3 months of wedding date):

  • Complimentary celebratory cake
  • Romantic turndown service once per stay
  • 60 Minutes hydrothermal experience for two, once per stay

Book a minimum 4 nights stay and receive the following additional benefit as part of the Honeymoon Package:

  • A complimentary bottle of Champagne


  • Subject to the proof of authenticity provided to the reception at the time of check-in
  • Booking must be within 3 months of wedding date



Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, A Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel is located at Wadi Khadeja, a 20-minute drive away from Ras Al Khaimah Beach. Dubai International Airport is approximately 1 hr and 55 miles. The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra, sister hotel, is 11 miles 20 mins by car.

Nearby Attractions

  • Ice Land Water Park – 14 miles, 22 mins by car
  • Ras Al Khaimah – 39 miles, 35 mins by car
  • Downtown Dubai – 58 miles, 1 hourr
  • Jebel Jais Flight – 55 miles, 1 hour 20 mins