The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

Al Wadi Desert

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  • Luxury five star desert resort in Ras Al Khaimah
  • Enticing desert activities and hydrotherapy spa
  • Delicious farm-to-table dining experiences

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert is a five star luxury resort right in the heart of the Al Wadi Nature Reserve, a protected area within a sprawling desert located north of Dubai. Wadi translates as oasis, and this resort is the perfect place to unwind in the middle of Ras Al Khaimah’s rippling red sands.

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert is inspired by the desert, as it has been built in the traditional style of the Bedouin, the native nomadic people who have made the Arabian desert their home for centuries.

There are 100 luxury villas spread out across the resort for seclusion. All the villas are comfortably equipped with a bathroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, a lounge, and a private outdoor plunge pool and deck where tranquility is enhanced by breathtaking views over the dunes.

Ideal for all the family, enticing desert safari experiences await you, from private archery lessons and biking to birdwatching and nature tours, or even a memorable night spent stargazing.

Head to the specialist Equestrian Centre where you can enjoy camelback, horse and pony treks through the desert, regardless of your experience.

The resort can pack a picnic and take you on a sunset vintage drive in a 1952 Land Rover. Or you could go on a fishing expedition or get an introduction to falconry with an interactive show.


Bars & Restaurants


The Moon Bar is perfect for signature cocktails and indulging in traditional shisha. Alternatively the Whiskey and Cigar Lounge specialises in handcrafted cocktails.


The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert is an epicurean’s haven too, as you have four dining options to choose from. All-day dining is served up at Kaheela, where you can experience Middle Eastern and Indian flavours, and there are live grill stations and meze at Kan Zaman.

You might like to dine in the farm-to-table experience at the seasonal Farmhouse restaurant, or perhaps you’ll prefer a more casual Arabic affair in the Moorish lounge. At night, head to Moon Bar on the roof terrace to gaze at the open sky and indulge in a traditional-flavoured shisha. The resort also has a whisky lounge where you can sip on a handcrafted cocktail.

For something a little special, embrace the resort’s Destination Dining concept, where you can choose a private spot and enjoy a bespoke dinner just for you.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

At the Oasis Pool & Bar, after enjoying a cooling swim in the temperature controlled swimming pool, feel refreshed with a drink at the swim up bar.

About the location

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert is located in Ras Al Khaimah, a hidden gem within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), just 45 minutes north of Dubai.

Your luxury holiday in Ras Al Khaimah provides a slower pace than other cities in the UAE, with authentic experiences that are steeped in over 7,000 years of history. Explore the local fish market and fascinating souks scented with spice.

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert is close to Ras Al Khaimah’s impressive Hajar Mountains. It’s here where you’ll find the UAE’s tallest mountain, Jebel Jais, and the world’s longest zipline, as well as the Jais Sky Maze, the UAE’s highest rope course.

Discover Arabian heritage through cultured pearls and pearl farming at the Suwaidi Pearl Farm, or kayak through salt flats to witness amazing pink flamingos.

Ras Al Khaimah also offers a championship golf course, as well as 40 miles of beaches and watersports at Al Hamra, which makes for a perfect extension to your indulgent desert stay at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert.

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Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa
Villas at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

3 Adults, 2 Adults & 2 Children

  • Al Rimal Pool Villa
  • Al Rimal Enclosed Pool Villa
  • Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa
  • Al Sahara Tented Pool Villa

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Mirzaev K,
Tripadvisor review May 26 2023
What a wonderful place hidden in middle for desert With great view having pool inside the villa In summer need to visit this place Nice bar in roof with a great view Nice sunset and open sky in...
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Holiday of a lifetime with first class service
aimeemarielaura, England, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review May 23 2023
Thanks for an amazing stay! Anup and charith were the best butlers ever! They couldn’t do enough for us, they were available when we needed them and made the trip truly unforgettable We can’t wait to...
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