- Discover an oasis of tranquility and adventure at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. “Where luxury and nature unite.” Experience the breath-taking Arabian desert scenery in a secluded 500 hectares of nature reserve.
- Where families and friends connect with nature and adventure on exceptional experiences, discovering the magnificent wildlife, flora, and fauna with the utmost luxury. Only 1 hour’s drive from Dubai.
- 101 luxury pool villas, inspired by Bedouin architecture, feature private outdoor pools and breathtaking desert views. Select villas offer terraces, soaking bathtubs, and sun lounges.
- Kaheela Restaurant serves Middle Eastern and Indian flavors. Farmhouse offers a farm-to-fork concept, focusing on wild meats, homegrown vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Moorish provides a Moroccan ambiance and Spanish tapas paired with a glass of sangria. Experience outdoor barbecue overlooking the desert at Kan Zaman, or sip a cocktail under the stars at the Moon Bar. Enjoy afternoon tea in the ornate Lobby Lounge.
- The spa features an indoor hydrotherapy pool known as “The Rainforest” and a fitness center. Spa treatments draw inspiration from ancient healing traditions to combat the elements of the desert. Signature rituals feature locally sourced ingredients including turmeric and sesame seeds.
- The resort’s Experience Concierge can arrange a desert trek on camel or horseback, a private archery lesson or an evening of stargazing. Wildlife activities on offer, including falconry and nature walks in the 500 hectare desert reserve.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
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 officers 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.
Al Wadi Equestrian Center offers unrivalled riding experiences within the 500-hectare landscape in the heart of Wadi Khadeja. Horses and camels have a long-standing role in Middle Eastern culture, from caravans through the desert to elegant Arabian horses. Our resort offers opportunities to experience the region’s rich tradition with lessons and horse, pony and camel rides for experienced and new riders of all ages.
This interactive lesson allows children to connect and learn more about this beautiful little creature. For those curious to learn more about horses, this is a perfect gateway to introduce children to the more majestic animals. From grooming and washing to walking, guides will help the children learn how to take care of the pony in addition to taking them on an introductory riding experience.
This avian adventure takes you on a journey around the resort by bicycle, spotting migratory and resident birds as well as visiting their habitats. Activity officers will explain the habits of these beautiful creatures including sand bathing, aerodynamics, preening, singing and plumage. Using spotter scopes, binoculars, check lists and bird books, you can collate an impressive birding gallery. This is a wonderful way to introduce children to the wonders of nature, while seeing the birds in their own natural habitat.
The Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi is a luxurious desert resort with individual, private pool villas dotted around the desert landscape, offering utter seclusion and relaxation. Located in Ras Al Khaimah, close to Dubai, the hotel offers 101 private pool villas, with a secluded feel and a world-class spa. The luxury resort brings together pampering services with opportunities to discover the land and the people, creating an unforgettable experience for the entire family. The resort also has a number of wildlife activities on offer thanks to its position within a 500-hectare, protected nature reserve, giving the property a unique feel. The individual one bedroom villas are either outwardly designed to look like traditional Arabian mud-brick buildings, or are tented to reflect the Bedouin nomadic feel of the location. Elegantly decorated, interiors combine the plush and ornate with modern clean lines and a fresh feel. Each villa offers its own pool, deck overlooking the desert, a spacious lounge area and a bathroom with floor-to-ceiling windows.
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. Indulge in a spa day out, by heading to a rejuvenating sanctuary inclusive of the one-of-a-kind hydrothermal Rainforest experience. Set within the 1,235-acre Al Wadi Nature Reserve, this luxury resort offers seamless access to the breathtaking desert and its long-standing traditions. Visit the equestrian center for riding lessons, or take a camel caravan ride into the desert dunes. Learn archery and falconry or spend the day bird watching. Go for a guided nature walk under the stars.
Al Wadi Desert Ras Al Khaimah is home to 101 individual pool villas, stylishly designed to reflect the Arabian heritage of the Emirates with a modern interpretation of traditional Bedouin architecture. All villas have just one bedroom. There are 70 Al Rimal Pool Villas, 16 Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villas, and 15 Al Sahari Tented Pool Villas.All villas have modern comforts including a plasma TV, DVD player, mini audio system, wireless internet connection, IDD telephone, air conditioning and an in-villa safe. They also have a mini bar, a hairdryer, bathrobes and a turndown service in the evenings.
Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa
Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villas measure 253m² and have a large private deck out at the front, making them perfect for sunbathing in peace. The private pools measure 30m².
Al Rimal Deluxe Pool Villa
Al Rimal Deluxe Pool Villas are built in the style of traditional Arabian mud-brick houses and measure 158m² in size, with a separate sitting room in front of the bedroom, and a sliding door that can close between the two giving privacy if the sofa bed is used. Al Rimal Villas can be either twin- or king-bedded. The private pools measure 23m².
Al Sahari Tented Pool Villa
Al Sahari Tented Pool Villas are similar to Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villas, also measuring 253m², but have higher levels of privacy as each one is separated by a sand dune. They also have a villa host, evening drinks included as well as complimentary laundry. The private pools measure 30m².
Al Rimal Enclosed Pool Villa
Private covered pool for maximum privacy.Cozy seating areas.King or double bed
The Al Wadi Desert Ras Al Khaimah has two restaurants on site: Safran offering an exclusive fine-dining Indian menu in a distinctly Arabian setting, and Al Waha which offers international and Arabic cuisine in a beautiful setting honouring traditional Middle Eastern architecture. There are two bars: Samar Lounge which has a selection of wines and cocktails as well as cigars, and the Moon Bar which is on the roof terrace of Samar Lounge, offering shisha and presenting the perfect location for sunset and for star gazing. There are plenty of romantic places for destination dining including the The Tower, built as a traditional Arabian watchtower with stunning views over the desert, or even an Arabian or Western-style barbecue under the stars on the sand dunes with your own personal chef and butler.
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.Our all-day dining restaurant Kaheela serves a range of international and regional cuisines, using some of the most succulent spices, herbs and flavorings from around the Middle East and India. Kaheela offers both buffet and a la carte options for lunch and dinner, along with a superb daily breakfast buffet.
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.
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.
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.
Just as Bedouins have dined within the desert for centuries, “Destination Dining” is a culinary experience that allows you to enhance your stay, by choosing a private spot around the resort to enjoy a bespoke dining experience.
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, and packages offer the perfect day trip from Dubai.
Bringing together local herbs and healing traditions, The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers a spa sanctuary in the Dubai desert. Signature treatments aim to relieve and restore with post-tan soothers, refreshing body scrubs and relaxing massages. 10 Spa Treatment Pavilions include 4 Royal Pavilions with Rainmist room, bathtub, outdoor shower, shower and steam room, WC, meditation and relaxation area; 6 Deluxe Pavilions with bathtub, shower and steam, WC and relaxation area. The Rainforest is a complete hydrothermal experience combining the best of European spa and hydrothermal therapy with time-honoured wellness philosophy to create a calming haven dedicated for holistic rejuvenation. With a trail of 16 state-of-the-art hydrothermal therapies and facilities, each designed to soothe and revitalise fifferent parts of your body.
Whether you want to relax on top of a dune basking in the sunset gentle rays or in the privacy of your villa, on the pool deck or in the aerobic studio, Yoga will have an amazing impact on your physique and spiritual wellbeing. You can join a group class or have a private session alone or with your partner.