Ras al Khaimah-: With temperatures rising and the summer months fast approaching,The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah resorts invites guests to escape the heat and take refuge at a private pool villa at the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, and sister resort, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach. The beautifully appointed properties are less than an hour away from Dubai and are ideal for those seeking to beat the heat, escape the rush of city life and sample the best of the region, from the comfort of their private pool villa.
Guests can spend endless days overlooking desert landscapes at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert and indulge in exclusive wildlife focused activities and curated wellness experiences, or simply enjoy an exquisite dining experience on their private deck. Alternatively, those seeking an island-inspired retreat can head to a serene Oceanside destination at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach. Guests can kick back and enjoy instagrammable floating breakfast trays, indulge in ocean-inspired treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, or simply witness the sun setting over the Arabian Gulf from their private deck.
GET BACK TO NATURE AT THE RITZ-CARLTON RAS AL KHAIMAH, AL WADI DESERT
A host of adventures, activities and experiences await at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. With temperatures typically cooler than the city, due to the region’s mountainous topography, there’s a plethora of reasons to choose the resort which is secreted away within the 500-hectare desert conservation area. A contemporary interpretation of traditional Bedouin architecture, the all-villa resort has so much to offer, from signature in-villa dining to transformative spa and wellness experiences, alongside an unparalleled choice of adventure activities, wildlife encounters and an onsite Equestrian centre.
Embark on a desert exploration by horseback
Rise early to make the most of the day, when temperatures are cooler, and connect with nature and encounter the wildlife situated within the Desert Conservation Reserve from atop your trusted steed. From the powerful Arabian Oryx to the bashful Arabian Gazelles, as well as the Blackbuck antelope, guests will pass a host of wildlife on horseback before heading to The Paddock Café for an indulgent breakfast with menu item names inspired by the 16 horses and ponies residing in the stables.
Fresh, seasonal cuisine at Farmhouse
During the summer, guests can sample a specially curated seasonal menu at the award-winning Farmhouse restaurant, specialising in wild meats, homegrown vegetables, and fresh ingredients directly from local farmers and organic produce directly from the hotel’s 450sqft organic chef’s garden and meats enhanced from the onsite smokehouse at the resort.
Gaze at the stars
There is nothing quite like looking up at the stars and enjoying a peaceful and serene moment of calm, away from the buzzing city lights. Guests can request a private session with a specialised astronomy expert who will guide them through learning about the solar system, stars, constellations, visible planets and galaxies.
Be pampered at the truly unique Rainforest Experience
Combining European hydrothermal culture with traditional Middle Eastern bathing rituals, guests can escape the city and retreat to this signature wellness destination. A one-of-a-kind concept with 16 different stations, each travelling one-step further in the journey to relaxation, the Rainforest Experience is a rejuvenating sanctuary in the heart of the desert. The Rainforest is also available for private hire by individuals and couples, offering the opportunity to escape and relax, and can be combined with an indulgent spa treatment at the Ritz-Carlton Spa.
Experience the resort in a whole new ‘light’
Led by a knowledgeable guide, a night walk is a great way to see the desert landscapes in a whole new light, whilst enjoying the beauty of the evening sky. You will have the opportunity to spot nocturnal animals in all their glory including foraging desert hedgehogs, wily desert foxes, and frog-eyed geckos.
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert:
One night in an Al Rimal Villa leads in at AED 1900++ (including a night stay in a villa with private pool, breakfast and complimentary bird and owl show).
Stay at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert for a minimum of three nights to enjoy additional benefits and to save 20%.
RETREAT TO THE SERENITY OF THE RITZ-CARLTON RAS AL KHAIMAH, AL HAMRA BEACH
Just an hour away from Dubai and two hours from Abu Dhabi, the island-inspired resort at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach is secluded enough to feel like a private island retreat. Home to just 32 villas, guests can enjoy the privacy of their own private swimming pool or visit the resort pool, which overlooks an expansive stretch of pure white sand. A host of activities are on offer, enabling guests to keep cool, from sunset dining, to floating culinary experiences, or simply cooling off in the sparkling Arabian Sea.
Luxury villa for the day
Live like a king or queen and experience a luxury villa for the day between Monday and Wednesday during the summer season. Spend your day relaxing in a luxurious villa that features a private pool, shaded cabanas, and access to the resort’s private sweeping beach. Daily villa rental is available Monday – Wednesday 09.00 – 18.00, is priced from AED 1,500, and includes AED 500 food and beverage credit to be used on the day.
Relax in the sun before sampling a refreshing summer menu at Shore House
Head to The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach for a beach day to remember. Reserve a private sunbed overlooking the Arabian Gulf and receive an AED 100 credit redeemable towards food and beverage at the resort’s signature restaurant Shore House. Offering island-inspired dining with a sophisticated touch, Shore House overlooks the mesmerizing Ras Al Khaimah coastline and features an array of local seafood, grilled meats and succulent salads carefully crafted by the resort’s renowned culinary team. During weekends throughout June, guests can sample seasonal specialties such as local seafood paella, or Moules Poulette, served of course, with fries. Priced at AED 200 per person, inclusive of AED 100 food and beverage credit, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rejuvenating spa day
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach is secluded enough to feel like a private island retreat, yet close enough to visit for just a day. A luxury spa day is ideal for those seeking rest and relaxation and visitors treating their loved ones to an indulgent spa day and dining experience at The Ritz-Carlton Spa. Spa visitors can reserve any 90 minute treatment for themselves and an accompanying friend or family member and receive a 50% reduction on the total dining bill following the treatments. The Ritz-Carlton Spa is open daily between 11.00 and 20.00.
DIY In-Villa barbeque experience
Indulge in unique dining experiences include a relaxed DIY in-villa barbeque concept where guests can let their creativity flow and “Be Their Own Chef”, whilst enjoying breath-taking views of the Arabian Gulf from their own private villa and terrace overlooking the ocean.
Island inspired picnics and sunset dining
In-house guests can enjoy a number of private island inspired activities such as lavish breakfast picnics overlooking the stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and exclusive barbeque experiences at a secluded spot. Guests seeking to share a special moment can arrange an indulgent sunset destination dining experience with their loved ones and witness the stunning sun setting over the Arabian Gulf.
An Instagrammable floating breakfast
As the temperature continues to rise, this unique experience awaits guests seeking to stay poolside and bask in the morning sun. Breakfast is served from an Insta-worthy floating tray filled with international dishes and specialities in the comfort of their own private pool, whilst guests lay back and enjoy the relaxing sounds of the waves gently lapping the shore.
Watersport s and activities
With a host of watersports and beach activities available to guests, the summer months are an ideal time to enjoy the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf. Led by expert guides, guests can glide along the water on a paddleboard or take out a single or couple’s kayak, or spend an afternoon fishing.
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach:
One night in an Al Bahar costs from AED 2300++ (including a night stay in a villa with private pool, cabana garden and breakfast).
Stay at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach for a minimum of three nights to enjoy additional benefits and to save 20%