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5 reasons to visit The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert


“Head north of Dubai to this new resort in the the heart of the Al Wadi Nature Reserve”

The Ritz-Carlton brand has officially arrived in Ras Al Khaimah, taking the total number of properties it has in the UAE to four. This latest opening, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, is located within a 500-hectare wildlife nature reserve, making outdoor activities an integral part of your stay.

To find out more, ask the Experience Concierge, who can organise a personalised itinerary based on individual interests – making the most of the surrounds and Bedouin culture. Afterwards, relax in the spa or head to one of the restaurants, or retreat to your villa with its own private pool. There’s a lot to cover, so here’s a list of the top things to do when you get here:

Stay in a private villa
The resort has 101 renovated Bedouin-inspired luxury villas with private pools, designed by renowned architect and interior designer Kristina Zanic. There is a strong focus on local tradition, with the theme of Arabian hospitality matched by modern elegance.

Eat at fantastic restaurants
Dining options include the signature Farmhouse restaurant, using produce sourced locally; Kaheela, which hosts all-day dining, and features a buffet and à la carte options; and Lobby Lounge, offering a premium snack menu and the signature afternoon tea.

Entertain the kids
Children aged four and up will love the Ritz Kids programme, which offers a wealth of exploration and educational activities. Visits to the resort’s activity centre, mews and stable tours, and bedtime stories under the stars are just a few examples.

Indulge at the spa
Another facility sure to be popular with guests is The Ritz-Carlton Spa, with its exclusive ESPA product line. The treatments make use of locally-sourced herbs and spices, with expert therapists and a variety of royal and deluxe pavilions.

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