Experience the beauty of the United Arab Emirates desert at The Ritz-Carlton in Ras Al Khaimah set within the Al Wadi Nature Reserve.
Offering a serene environment, The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, is marked by its natural and pristine setting, and by the gorgeous private villas that make up our phenomenal accommodations.
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates has long been home to Bedouins and desert explorers. The area is an idyllic sanctuary surrounded by sand that glows underneath the Arabian sun by day and under a blanket of stars in the evening. Here, you can interact with stunning landscapes while enjoying the comforts of a private villa, which includes a private pool.
Ras Al Khaimah desert resort that is set on a 1,235-acre protected preserve, and is north of Dubai features a Ritz-Carlton Spa, 4 restaurants, and 3 bars, along with 500 acres of nature reserve to enjoy outdoor activities and adventure. Whether you want to enjoy the daily owl interaction and falcon show overlooking the glowing sunset or enjoy other options to immerse in nature and reconnect with yourself, your choices are limitless.
At the resort, you can experience a desert trek on a camel- or horseback, a private archery lesson, or an evening of stargazing. And luxury villas, inspired by Bedouin architecture, feature private outdoor pools and breathtaking desert views.
A 5-STAR LUXURY RESORT AMID THE RAS AL KHAIMAH DESERT
The beauty of the Arabian desert has been a secret of the Bedouins for thousands of years. Now, you can experience its tranquility, picturesque scenery, and rich culture at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. The luxury resort brings together pampering services with opportunities to discover the land and the people, creating an unforgettable experience for the entire family.
- Four dining venues including the farm-to-table Farmhouse, all-day dining at Kaheela, the open-sky Moon Bar and the relaxed Moorish lounge
- Spa combining European and Asian wellness philosophies with hydrothermal facilities and private treatment pavilions
- Equestrian Centre offers riding lessons for all levels; horse, pony, and camel rides; group outings, and livery memberships
- Archery, biking, stargazing, bird-watching, nature drives, and other outdoor activities for adults, children, and families
- Indoor and outdoor event spaces for weddings, meetings, executive retreats, family celebrations, car launches, and other gatherings
- Bedouin-style villas with private pools and decks, lounge areas, luxurious bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and desert views
There are 2 different types of villas at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert (101 villas in total)
The Al Sahari Tented Pool Villa & Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa featuring 2723 sq ft (253 sq m) with a private pool, opulent bathroom with a soaking tub, open desert views, and elegant Arabic-inspired decor. These villas are the most expensive at the resort.
Al Rimal Enclosed Pool Villa featuring 1700 sq ft (158 sq m) with desert views, a private covered pool. While this villa is the least expensive option and has a private pool that is 1/3 the size of the Al Sahari & Al Khaimah villas, you still won’t be disappointed.
Inside the room of The Al Sahari Tented Pool Villa & Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa the at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
The outside villa of The Al Sahari Tented Pool Villa & Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa the at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Things to do at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
YOUR ARABIAN ADVENTURE AWAITS IN AL WADI NATURE RESERVE
Using spotter scopes, binoculars, and identification books, you can spot migratory and resident birds throughout the resort. The guided adventure, done via bicycle.
HERITAGE FOREST TREE PLANTING
Located within a nature reserve, the resort believes in the importance of preserving the environment. With its Heritage Forest and the help of guests, the resort aims to have 4,000 native Ghaf trees planted by 2020.
INTERACTIVE FALCON & OWL SHOW
Witness the majestic beauty of the falcon in this interactive show. Suitable for all ages, the experience explains the importance of falconry in Bedouin culture and history. The show also features the desert eagle owl, barn owl, and Harris hawk.
A guided hike amid the desert sand dunes is the perfect way to spot its inhabitants including the runner ant, Ghaf trees, and the beautiful Arabian Oryx.
While the desert may appear quiet after nightfall, the evening is when many of its inhabitants emerge. Led by a knowledgeable guide, this walk beneath the starry sky offers the chance to spot foraging reptiles, rodents, and herbivores.
The vast desert sky is a beautiful opportunity to experience serenity and learn about the solar system. Astronomy experts will help you spot stars, constellations, visible planets, and galaxies.
WILDLIFE FEEDING EXPERIENCE
This early morning experience invites guests to feed the resident Oryx and gazelles in the Al Wadi Desert Nature Reserve. Also, get a chance to learn about Nature Reserve wildlife from the expert guides and take photographs in this unique setting.
Archery has long been a part of Bedouin life, and guests are invited to try their hand at the sport.
DESERT BIKE CARAVAN
Specially designed off-road bikes using fat bikes you can climb the rolling sand dunes and experience a downhill thrill. Desert bike riding offers a great way to tour the desert and provide a workout.
CAMEL RIDE & EVENING CARAVAN
The quintessential desert experience, a camel ride is an opportunity to explore the landscape from above and learn the animal’s importance in Bedouin culture.
Group and private lessons are available for experienced and beginner riders, including children. Spacious paddocks and a horse-walking arena are among the facilities.
There is perhaps no better way to see the rolling red and golden sands than from atop an elegant Arabian horse. Rides, available for beginner and experienced riders, explore the reserve and the flora and fauna that call it home.
A SECLUDED RAS AL KHAIMAH RESORT NEAR MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS
At this Ras Al Khaimah resort, guests can experience the World’s longest zip line at the Jebel Jais Mountains and visit the heritage of Arabian cultured pearls at Pearl Farm on the same day. The hotel places guests near the architectural wonders and luxury shopping of Dubai as well as the less explored Emirati culture and history in Ras Al Khaimah.
AL JAZIRAH AL HAMRA
Al Jazirah Al Hamra is a town to the south of the city of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. It is known for its collection of abandoned houses and other buildings. Al Jazeera Al Hamra fishing village and the camel race track are both a 30-minute drive, whilst Ras Al Khaimah center is 40 minutes away.
With a backdrop of steep mountains, the bay of Dhayah has always been a very fertile area and has been settled in at least since the third millennium BC.
RAS AL KHAIMAH NATIONAL MUSEUM
The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah is located In the western part of Ras Al Khaimah city in a fort that was the residence of the ruling family until the early 1960s.
A 4000 sq.m. farm where a large pearling facility is anchored next to the oyster breeding grounds to culture and collect ‘Tbasheer'(in Arabic) or simply early samples of good fortune which sustain the heritage of Arabian cultured pearls.
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.
Kaheela Restaurant (Middle Eastern) $$
Flavors and dishes from the Middle East and India are offered buffet-style and a la carte at this all-day dining restaurant. The space mixes modern and Arabian design styles.
Farmhouse (Steakhouse) $$$
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.
Moon Bar (Bar) $$$
From sipping on signature cocktails to indulging in the traditional flavored shisha, Moon Bar is the perfect place to enjoy the evening hours whilst perched above the treetops, with the immaculate feeling of sitting among the stars.
Moorish (Moroccan) $$$
Moroccan inspired atmosphere with Arabic touches, offering a variety of Moroccan favorites with a Mediterranean twist and traditional influences.