Date 08 Feb 2021

Whether you’re traveling to Ras Al Khaimah for business or pleasure, the emirate is home to several beautiful luxury resorts and hotels. With amenities ranging from private cabanas on the beach to exquisite dining options, your stay in Ras Al Khaimah will be a vacation you’ll never forget. 

Ras Al Khaimah is the northernmost emirate in the UAE and was long known for its exquisite pearls and ancient ports. Nowadays, tourists flock to the region for its diverse topography, and a sulfur spring said to bring healing

Concerned about Covid? The UAE has resumed most transportation operations (including airports) and business operations (including daycares and school). Many hotels, restaurants and businesses have launched Covid safety precautions and are open for travellers. For the latest Covid information related to travel, please visit consult the official UAE government site or your local government agencies. In July 2020, Ras Al Khaimah was also declared as the first safe city in the world, receiving the Bureau Veritas Safeguard Assurance Label and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travel Stamp.

Here’s our list of the top four luxury resorts and hotels in Ras Al Khaimah, perfect for any vacation and sure to exceed your expectations. 

 

  1. Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is one of the most renowned and respected names among luxury hotels, so it’s no wonder it has a location on Ras Al Khaimah’s stunning beaches. With features such as on-site tennis courts, two 18-hole championship golf courses, temperature-controlled swimming pools, a business center, and a health club and spa, this resort is highly rated. 

The luxury resort has received over 100 awards across the hospitality industry since it opened in 2013, including the World Travel Awards in 2019, Business Traveller Middle East Awards in 2018, and Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards in 2017. 

Customers can choose among a selection of suites with balconies overlooking the beach or on-site golf course. 

For those wanting to relax in the sun or swim in the pristine blue gulf, over 1,000 feet of private beach are at your disposal. 

If you travel with kids, the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah has a Pearl Kids Club for children ages 4 to 12, where they can engage in a range of recreational, educational, and cultural activities. There’s also a babysitting service through the Waldorf Astoria so you and your significant other can relax knowing that your children are well taken care of at any time of the day. 

  1. The Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah

Overlooking the breathtaking Arabian Gulf, the Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah boasts over 200 rooms on the resort hillside and over 70 luxurious villas for those needing a bit more space. 

Ranging from rooms and suites with king and twin beds, each features Nubian-inspired design features and free WiFi, satellite TV, an in-room safe, and complimentary coffee and tea-making products. For those looking for a more spacious stay, premium villas are also available and the premium three-bedroom villa even has its own plunge pool. 

The resort is perfect for those looking to stay for business or pleasure as it boasts fully-equipped meeting rooms and a spa facility with seven massage rooms and a fully equipped gym. 

The Cove Rotana Resort also features a series of restaurants, bars, and lounges, so you don’t have to venture far to find some of the best eats. At Basilico, you can enjoy Mediterranean-inspired, Italian dishes. If you’re looking for more casual meals and delicious cocktails, then Breakers Beach Bar & Lounge is the place for you. If you get hungry throughout the day, then the resort’s in-room dining service is available 24/7. 

Take a dip in the clear, blue waters with almost 2,000 feet of private beach. Luxury sunbeds and cabanas are also available to those who want a place to relax in the shade. The resort also features two infinity pools if you want to stay cool while also remaining a little closer to the resort. 

Children can also find fun activities with the resort’s Flipper’s Kids Club, which offers indoor and outdoor facilities. 

 

  1. The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach

 

Another well-established name in high-end hotels, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach is situated on a stretch of private beach. Its 32 villas each have a private pool and access to the beach for the ultimate luxury getaway. 

The seafront spa is located in a series of waterside pavilions where you’ll receive the best treatments infused with flowers, native spices, and a wide array of other natural, high-end products. Those who book the Healthy Retreat experience will receive a 60-minute, full-body massage and enjoy a filling and healthy meal at the shore House and access to the beach and pool for the day. 

Dining and food is another area in which The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach excels. The Shore House offers island-inspired dishes with a focus on locally-sourced seafood and overlooks the pristine beach. 

For a more intimate dining experience, the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah offers the Destination Dining experience, which allows you to pick a private spot on the beach or cabana. Customers can also book a Private Sunset Cruise, complete with a picnic basket filled with a delicious lunch and soft beverages. 

The resort also offers a plethora of water and land-based activities such as snorkeling, paddle boarding, fishing, and kayaking. For those looking to explore other areas of Ras Al Khaimah, a complimentary shuttle will ferry guests to the hotel’s sister property in the Al Wadi Desert. There, guests can engage in archery, explore the nature trail, and see falcons and owls up close for an outdoor-experience. 

  1. The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

Experience the peaceful Arabian desert landscape and picturesque Bedouin surroundings ripe with cultural experiences at the Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert.  Located just north of Dubai, this Ritz-Carlton resort offers guests private villas and top of the line dining, spa services, and outdoor activities.

Whatever you are craving, this resort offers four dining venues, including the Farmhouse that offers farm-to-table dining, an open-sky Moon Bar, and all-day dining at Kaheela. Guests will find an eclectic international menu or locally inspired traditional dishes.

The resort also offers a wide range of outdoor activities for its guests. Enjoy a horseback riding lesson at the Equestrian Centre or schedule a camel ride. The hotel will conveniently organize bike riding, stargazing, nature drives, and archery for guests. Whether you are a solo traveler, couple, or family, various activities can be experienced.

Relax and revive your body and mind at the spa, which combines Asian and European health and wellness philosophies with private treatment facilities and hydrothermal experiences.

This Ritz-Carlton location is popular for their Bedouin-style villas with private pools and decks. There are luxurious bathrooms with breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the desert. Relax, recharge, and enjoy the scenery and culture at the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert.

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