Luxury Al Wadi Desert Holidays

A Nature Reserve with indigenous wildlife

Al Wadi Desert

The 500-hectre protected Al Wadi Nature Reserve, where antelopes, Arabian oryx and gazelles roam, is also home to Ras Al Khaimah's luxury desert resort, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. This Bedouin-style oasis represents Arabian culture and traditions, whilst providing high-end comfort for guests staying in this all-pool-villa resort. 

This idyllic retreat will suit romantic couples seeking privacy and exclusivity, but also the adventure families, looking to go horse riding in the desert, to join a camel trek at sunset, attend a falcon show, or observe the stars above, and much more.

Whether you're staying in Dubai, or at the beach in Ras Al Khaimah, a visit to the Al Wadi Desert is a unique experience for all. 

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Your plans, our expertise

Start planning your Sovereign holiday by getting in touch with one of our Personal Travel Planners.

Lines open: Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:30 (Wednesdays from 9:30), Bank Holidays 10:00 to 16:00.

Our pick of the top hotels in Al Wadi Desert

Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Flight Information

Ras Al Khaimah is around 45 minutes’ drive from Dubai Airport. Flights from the UK take around 6 hours 30 minutes.

When to go

Ras Al Khaimah has a hot, dry desert climate, with temperatures climbing towards 30°C in April and peaking around 40°C in July. Humidity is high, with zero chance of rain. The winter months from October to March see more comfortable averages in the 20s, although night time temperatures will be cooler.

Visa Information

British citizens will be granted a free 30-day visa upon arrival in Ras Al Khaimah.


A tip for good service will be appreciated in Ras Al Khaimah, although it’s not essential. Although 10% service charges may be added to your restaurant bill, this often doesn’t go to wait staff, so leave an extra 10% in cash for good service. Taxi fares can be rounded up to the nearest note, and between five and 20 UAE dirhams are customary for having your petrol pumped or bags brought to your room.

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What our guests think

We've been finding people their own slice of paradise for 50 years, and like to think we're pretty good at it. 
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