The Ritz-Carlton ~ Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

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Spectacular Desert Experience ~ 1 hour from Dubai
Airport & 25 mins from the Beach

VERY Special Rates for Travel Industry Staff

Read and learn about The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert and then sample first hand at special industry employee rates. You can then help the hotel and promote and spread the word when you return home.
 ** FREE HALF BOARD SPECIAL OFFER 14MAY-2JUNE and 7JUNE-30SEP

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SPECTACULAR 5 STAR RESORT & EXPERIENCE

Only 1 hour from Dubai, The Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert invites guests to connect with nature and culture amid the beauty of a protected reserve/desert. Luxury Private Pool Villas  inspired by Bedouin architecture, feature private outdoor pools and breathtaking desert views. Experience Owl & Falcon interraction, desert treks on camel or horseback, private archery lessons and stargazing evenings! Great for couples, friends and families with many Free children activties and kids club. FREE Shuttle and Beach Access at Ritz-Carlton, Al Hamra Beach Resort (25mins away)

LUXURY POOL VILLAS

Luxury in the UAE knows no bounds, and the villa suites at this Ras Al Khaimah resort are no exception. Inspired by traditional Bedouin tents, each villa offers its own pool, deck overlooking the desert, a spacious lounge area and a bathroom with floor-to-ceiling windows.

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AL RIMAL POOL VILLA
SIZE 1700 SQ FT | 158 SQ M
VIEW: POOL & DESERT!
OCCUPANCY: Up to 3 Adults and 1 child or 2 Adults & up to 2 children

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AL RIMAL POOL VILLA FACILITIES
Private pool with open view of the desert
Cozy seating areas
King or double bed
Sofa bed
Elegant Arabic décor
Intricate lattice woodwork
Cooling mud-brick structure
Large furnished terrace
Bathtub and separate shower
Oversized soaking tubs

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OASIS POOL & BAR

Oasis Pool & Bar is a refreshing getaway amidst the Arabian desert. With a relaxing jacuzzi and spacious temperature controlled pool, it is the ideal location for alfresco lounging and relaxing. Whether you are seeking rest and relaxation, or wish to savour quality time with family and friends, the Oasis Pool & Bar will enhance your visit to The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert.

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A LUXURY SPA ESCAPE IN THE RAS AL KHAIMAH DESERT

The spa welcomes resort guests and day visitors to its globally inspired retreat in Ras Al Khaimah. Drawing from ancient healing traditions, spa services focus on combating the elements of the desert and travel with treatments that relax, rejuvenate and restore.

Begin your experience with a visit to the hydrothermal facilities, inspired by spas in Europe and Asia, followed by a therapeutic massage or body scrub featuring locally sourced ingredients including turmeric and sesame seeds. Signature rituals borrow from Javanese, Egyptian and Thai traditions.

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DESERT DINING AT THE HEART OF RAS AL KHAIMAH

With the picturesque Ras Al Khaimah desert as a backdrop, resort bars and restaurants offer both a literal and visual feast. Local influences are found in the cuisine and the settings, from homegrown vegetables to dining among the sand dunes.

FARMHOUSE
Inspired by a rustic farmhouse, this light-filled restaurant focuses on wild meats, homegrown vegetables and other fresh ingredients. A Whiskey Lounge specializes in handcrafted cocktails.

KAHEELA RESTAURANT
Flavors and dishes from the Middle East and India are offered buffet-style and a la carte at this all-day dining restaurant. The space mixes modern and Arabian design styles.

AL WADI TOWER
Enjoy a private dining experience in this Arabian-style watchtower overlooking the desert. Menus are customized for each guest and are served by a personal waiter.  

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MOON BAR
From sipping on signature cocktails to indulging in the traditional flavored shisha, Moon Bar is the perfect place to enjoy the evening hours whilst perched above the tree tops, with the immaculate feeling of sitting among the stars.

LOBBY LOUNGE
Exuding Arabian elegance, this airy lounge offers light snacks, sandwiches and hot and cold beverages throughout the day. It also hosts a locally inspired daily Afternoon Tea.

MOORISH
Authentic Spanish tapas and light meals complement rustic Moroccan charm. Moorish offers an ample selection of beverages including all-time favorites alongside some of the bar’s signature cocktails and traditional sangria.

KAN ZAMAN
Live grill stations, a selection of mezze, salads and desserts are offered each Friday evening at this outdoor barbecue experience. Enjoy freshly prepared food overlooking the desert.

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DINING EXPERIENCES
Discover hotel dining beyond breakfast, lunch and dinner with chef-led experiences, wine tastings, private dining, brunches and other special events and offers.

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AT OUR RESORT’S EXPERIENCE CENTRE, GUESTS CAN CHOOSE THEIR OWN ADVENTURE

A protected area spanning 500 hectares (1,235 acres), the Al Wadi Nature Reserve is home to our luxury resort. Taking care to blend with and preserve our surroundings, we welcome the opportunity to help guests learn about and connect with the land and the traditions that have long upheld it.

Here, you can begin the day with bird-watching, observe an Arabian Oryx basking in the sun, watch as a baby gazelle takes its unsteady steps and follow the tracks of geckos, beetles, hares and foxes with a guided nature walk. Whether it’s an introduction to falconry or archery, a fishing expedition or a seat within a camel caravan, our resort can create an itinerary that speaks to your interests and curiosities.

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GETTING HERE

Why stay anywhere else in Dubai? 
From Dubai Airport it is only an approximate 1 hour drive to the hotel and hence very easily accessible - experience something very different and exciting and still be in easy reach of Dubai City, and the beach closeby at the Ritz Carlton's sister beach resort of Ras Al Kaimah, Al Hamra Beach (Free shuttle service and access to the beach and resort for Ras Al Kaimah, Al Wadi Desert guests).
For options of how to get to the hotel from the airport CLICK HERE
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Location

Extra Staff Bonuses!

Extra Bonuses For stays during

* FREE Half Board (Adults & Kids)

07 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019

* KIDS STAY FREE!

20 Mar 2019 - 10 Oct 2019

* FREE Falcon Show & Owl Interaction/Bike rental package

20 Mar 2019 - 10 Oct 2019

* FREE Shuttle and Beach Access at Ritz-Carlton, Al Hamra Beach Resort (25mins away)

20 Mar 2019 - 10 Oct 2019

* FREE access to Ritz-Kids club and Feathered Friends & Trail Tails Experience for Kids!

20 Mar 2019 - 10 Oct 2019

* Space Available Late Check Outs


Room upgrades and late check-outs are on a space available basis and if granted will be at the time of check-in/check-out and at the sole discretion of the hotel

Staff Travel Discounted Rates

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FREE SHUTTLE TO THE BEACH (25 minutes)

Edging the Arabian Gulf, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach offers sumptuous seclusion along shimmering azure waters and pristine white sands. Guests of the Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah,Al Wadi Desert receive free shuttle service betwen the hotels and free access to the beach.

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Ras Al Khaimah offers an array of outdoor activities for the entire family. The resort’s Experience Concierge can assist with creating the perfect itinerary for your stay.

Interactive Falcon Show
With a variety of birds of prey, including the falcon, desert eagle owl, barn owl and the Harris hawk, the reserve’s team of experienced falconers will guide you through an interactive show and flying display. This is the chance to witness the majesty of the falcons as they soar through the sky, a true relic of the bedouin culture and history, in addition to a national treasure.

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Al Wadi Equestrian Center
Enjoy the views of the stunning dunes from atop the majestic Arabian camel. A chance to step back in time, you can learn more about the animal which has been a key part of bedouin life and culture, vital for travel and a source of milk and meat, for centuries. The experience - suitable for all the family - allows you to spot some of the native desert creatures from up high, and observe the beautiful surrounds as expert guides handle this fascinating creature, leading you through the desert terrain.

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For experienced riders, this is the chance to enjoy a thrilling ride across the dunes on horseback. Feeling the thrill of the ascents and descents of the rolling dunes, this is an experience not to be missed. Riding with the wind, experienced riders will take you across the magnificent reserve where views of the red and golden sands are a sight to behold, riders encountering some of the many local inhabitants of this richly populated area along the way, and enjoying the plentiful array of flora and fauna. For beginners try our LED Horse Ride: Tailored for first timers or less experienced riders, you can enjoy views of the rolling red and golden dunes from the back of the majestic Arabian horse.

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Archery
This ancient hunting skill and Olympic sport, are a popular way to connect to the origins of the bedouin way of life. A great chance to learn this style of shooting during recurve target archery sessions where skilled activity ocers will demonstrate how to shoot and help you learn safe shooting techniques. Archery sessions take place among the desert surrounds in a traditional bedouin style tent. Mini archery is also available for kids aged seven and over, to allow them the chance to experience this enduring relic of the past.

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Night archery
An ideal way to enjoy the cooler desert evenings, night archery offers new challenges to the Olympic style of recurve target archery. 

Star Gazing
For astronomy enthusiasts and the uninitiated alike, the desert sky by night is a wonder to behold, the magic of the infinite darkness an experience not to be missed. Take the chance to learn something about the Cosmos and soak up the spectacular serenity of the desert at night time when a team of experts will give an introduction to astronomy whilst observing the mesmerizing night sky including, stars, constellations, galaxies, the moon and visible planets. This activity is suitable for the whole family, a perfect way to introduce the little ones to the wonders of the Universe and Solar System.

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RITZ KIDS

Young travelers carry an innate curiosity and excitement wherever they go. With our 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.

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In addition, our family-friendly activities also include camel rides and the Feathered Friends bird-watching tour. So much to do to keep the kids busy while the parents relax!

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