Surrounded by a serene desert, majestic blue waters, fertile plains, and the Al Hajjar mountains, Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah is a luxury desert and spa resort rich in history and culture. Expect the unexpected with desert wildlife excursions and private swimming pools in this true desert oasis, a Ritz-Carlton partner hotel.

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Echoing traditional Arabic architecture, each accommodation at the Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah is styled with polished wood furniture, high ceilings, and intricate arabesque carvings. Accommodation choices are designed in a contemporary fashion, and each stunning suite features its own private plunge pool. Light the incense provided and luxuriate in a completely private space, taking advantage of the desert views from the plush daybed or private veiled cabana. Inspired by Bedouin-style homes, the Al Khaimah villas have canvas ceilings and expanded living spaces, and guests seeking the ultimate in privacy and seclusion should consider the Al Sahari villa.

Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah has five different dining options that use fresh, locally-sourced food to create sophisticated Asian and European-inspired cuisine. Safran, the resort’s signature restaurant, offers contemporary Mughlai dishes accompanied by stunning views overlooking the nature reserve’s watering hole, often busy with wildlife. Dine at the Safran Tower, designed in the style of an Arabic watchtower, for a private experience and a perfect meal under the stars. Plan a private barbecue in the desert, sample fine cigars and wines in Samar Lounge, or visit the rooftop Moon Bar for cocktails and Arabic shisha.

There is much to be explored and experienced at Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah. At the Experience Centre, plan excursions including cycling, camel and horseback riding, nature walks, and wadi safaris, or embark with guides to learn the Bedouin arts of falconry and archery. Guests can also observe and interact with desert creatures at the resort’s very own nature reserve. Spend the day in the Al Wadi Spa for peace and relaxation, or indulge in yoga practice at sunrise and sunset. The youngest guests are kept engaged and entertained through the Ritz Kids program, designed for ages four and older, with activities like birdwatching and archery.

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