Looking for the perfect place to stay as you ring in the New Year?  Whether you’re into relaxing staycations or beachside glamping, Ras Al Khaimah has it all. Picture yourself basking in the winter sun at one of our family-friendly resorts, indulging in a New Year’s Eve feast on the beach, or finding the perfect spot to watch the record-breaking fireworks display on Al Marjan Island.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Ras Al Khaimah is the ultimate destination to celebrate in style, spoiling you for choice with hotels, resorts and unique accommodation experiences. Most hotels offer special dining deals for kids too, so it won’t break the bank. Here’s a round-up of the options:


Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island

Celebrate the New Year with a festive bang at this five-star family resort, where the celebrations promise something for everyone. There’s an island-themed pool party with a set dinner at Boons Brasserie; an exclusive rooftop party at Neo Sky Bar with perfect fireworks views; a three-course dinner on the beach; and for younger guests, a special New Year’s Eve Kids’ Party where the really little ones (aged six and under) get to eat for free.

Need to know

Neo Sky Bar: an epic New Year’s Eve rooftop party with incredible views of the fireworks (10pm to 2am).

New Year’s Eve Island-Themed Party: for in-house guests only including dinner and drinks (7pm to 2am).

New Year’s Eve Kids Party: in the Jais Ballroom for kids aged up to 11 (7pm to 11pm).

Sparkle & Sands New Year Celebration: New Year’s Eve three-course dinner on the beach (7pm to 11pm).

For bookings: Call +971 7 246 0134 or email [email protected].


Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan Island

Step into a world of warm festive cheer at Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan Island, a family beachfront resort with a homely vibe and stunning views. New Year’s Eve festivities range from family seafood feasts with kids-eat-for-free options; a gala dinner on the beach; and a celebratory dinner for all at RBG Restaurant.

Need to know

Seafood Shack: family style sharing menu (7am to 2am). Kids under six eat for free.

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner: dinner on the beach (7am to 2am). Kids under six eat for free.

RBG Restaurant: New Year’s Eve Dinner and options to join the beach party after (7am to 2am). Kids under six eat for free.

For bookings: Email [email protected] or call +971 50 419 5692.


Rixos Bab al Bahr

The magic of the holiday season comes to life at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, an all-inclusive resort offering non-stop entertainment, activities and the popular Rixy Kids Club to ensure an unforgettable New Year’s Eve stay. With its beachfront location, it’s another hotspot to enjoy the fireworks display in luxury.

Need to know

New Year’s festivities are part of the hotel’s all-inclusive package.

Book athttps://www.rixos.com/en/hotel-resort/rixos-bab-al-bahr.


Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island

Finish 2023 with some ‘me time’, relaxing on this resort’s private sandy beach, taking a dip in its infinity pool, or indulging in a treatment at the wellness centre. There’s a kids club too, so the young ones are entertained as you unwind after a busy year. With seven restaurants, there are plenty of places to dine on December 31, and of course, the fireworks are on your doorsteps, so there is no need to move from the resort.

Need to know

For New Year’s Eve feasts, choose from all-day dining at Flavours, Claw American BBQ for a messy seafood extravaganza, and Karma Kafe by Buddha Bar, one of Ras Al Khaimah’s nightlife hotspots with a pan-Asian vibe.

More informationhttps://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/rktmahx-hampton-marjan-island.


InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa

Relax by the pool or on the long stretch of beach at this luxury resort located on Hayat Island where the Hajjar Mountains are the stunning backdrop. Spend a lazy day here before the festivities begin at this coastal haven, which not only features sea-facing rooms, suites and villas, but an exclusive hotel-within-a-hotel concept, Club InterContinental, with extra privileges. Step out of your secluded accommodation and into one of the resort’s restaurants for a New Year’s Eve feast, best enjoyed with friends and family, and start 2024 as you meant to go on the following day with a sumptuous New Year’s Day lunch.

Need to know

New Year’s Eve family-friendly buffet: at all-day dining restaurant Saffar (8pm to 11pm).

New Year’s Eve dinner: at New York inspired NoHo (8pm to 1am).

New Year’s Day lunch: a buffet-style affair at all-day dining restaurant Saffar (12.30pm to 3.30pm).

For bookings: Call +971 7 202 6666 or WhatsApp +971 50 6185779.


The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach

Discover a private and luxurious festive getaway at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach. The resort’s secluded beachfront villas offer an intimate atmosphere for a serene holiday celebration, where dining with your toes in the sand under the winter sky makes for an unforgettable experience.

Need to know
Shore House and Beach Deck: this beachside venue will host a cocktail reception followed by a gala buffet dinner from 7.30pm onwards.

For bookings: Call +971 7204 8888.


The Ritz Carlton Al Wadi Desert

Nestled in the serene Al Wadi Nature Reserve, The Ritz Carlton Al Wadi Desert is a sanctuary for luxurious, family-friendly festivities. Surrounded by nature’s beauty, celebrate under a starry desert sky with a range of festive activities and dining experiences, ensuring a magical and memorable holiday season for all. Diverse and experiential NYE dining options include desert dune dining under the stars at outdoor venue Kan Zaman, with Arabic seating and an authentic BBQ.

Need to know:

Farmhouse: the farm-to-table inspired eatery will host a family-style buffet (from 8pm).

Ken Zaman: a family friendly Arabic BBQ, al-fresco style (from 8pm).

Kaheela: start 2024 with a New Year’s Day buffet of local and international cuisine (from 12.30pm to 3.30pm).

For bookings: Call +971 7206 7777.


Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort & Spa

This family beachfront resort, nested between the mountains and the sea, is a destination for all-round festive fun. By day, rest or play on the 1.5km-long sandy beach where sunbeds and sports await, or take a dip in one of the seven pools, and by night, dine at one of nine venues, tasting fine Italian cuisine at Piaceri da Gustare, Lebanese-inspired dishes at Al Maeda, and much more. On New Year’s Eve, head to the Vida Lawn for a grand gala dinner; the Kitchen for a generous buffet; or Al Maeda for contemporary Arabian.

Need to know

Vida Lawn: New Year’s Eve gala dinner and party (1pm to 1am).

Al Maeda: another NYE dining extravaganza with sea views (8pm to 1am).

For bookings: Call +971 7228 8844.


The Cove Rotana Resort, Ras Al Khaimah

This expansive resort boasts an extraordinary hillside location and so the top spot to watch the sun sink into the Arabian Gulf on the final day of the year is Sunset Bar, located by the resort’s upper pool, where you can relax and sip on iced drinks, juices and cocktails and enjoy nature’s show. Then, head to one of four venues to join the New Year’s Eve festivities, which include a masquerade dinner and party at popular Mediterranean restaurant Basilico.

Need to know

Sky Gala dinner: Retro-themed buffet dinner with entertainment (7.30pm to 1am). Kids aged under 12 years old are not permitted.

Basilico: NYE Masquerade dinner and party (7.30pm to 1am). Kids aged under 12 years old are not permitted.

Breeze Bar: A la carte food and drinks (7.30pm to 2am). Entry price fully redeemable.

New Year’s Day at Basilico: a January 1 buffet experience (1pm to 4.30pm).

For bookings: Email [email protected] or call +971 7206 6000.


BM Beach Resort

Sprawling across a sandy 500-metre stretch of private beach with uninterrupted views of Marjan Island, BM Beach Resort offers a relaxing stay in Ras Al Khaimah on New Year’s Eve, plus the chance to snap Insta-worthy shots of the fireworks display. With 253 chalets and cabanas, including pet-friendly accommodation, you can join friends, family and you four-legged companions for a memorable night, whether you chill at the beach bar or join the beach party for a countdown to midnight.

Need to know

As the final hours of 2023 tick away, the beach will transform into a stage featuring heart-pounding acrobat performances, mesmerising fire shows, vibrant samba dances, and enchanting belly dance displays, all accompanied by the electrifying beats of a live DJ. There’s a delectable beachfront dinner buffet too, plus an open bar to keep the festivities flowing until Al Marjan Island’s fireworks display goes off with a bang.

More information: https://www.bmhotelsresorts.com/experiences/new-years-eve/


Longbeach Campground

This family glamping resort, located on a private beach, offers a blend of adventure and luxury, featuring elegant tents and all-inclusive packages so you can enjoy the pool, water sports, outdoor spa, floating theatre, and more. On New Year’s Eve, start with a drink at the infinity pool bar overlooking the Arabian Gulf, before heading to the New Year’s Eve gala dinner on the beach for family friendly fun and celebrations.

Need to know

Much more than a culinary experience, the New Year’s Eve Gala dinner features live performances from musicians, a magic show, fire display, duo band, and DJs.

More information: https://www.bmhotelsresorts.com/experiences/new-years-eve-glamping/

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