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Ritz Carlton Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah

Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah

Set in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven Emirates that form the United Arab Emirates, Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert, looks out onto a desert landscape as idyllic and remote as was ever experienced by Lawrence of Arabia! Conjuring up visions of nomadic travellers and a shimmering desert oasis, this is about as romantic as it gets.


Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert


All the villas, whether stone structures or inspired by the billowing Bedouin tents, offer private pools and a beautiful Middle East design. Delicate, filigree lamps, sumptuous silks and cloud-soft lounges form the bespoke interiors, whilst outside indulge in the sheer luxury of your own desert pool. Each villa comes with its own bicycles to go exploring.

We love the Al Rimal Pool Villas for their huge bathrooms and egg baths, large bedrooms with walk-in closets and gorgeous private pool looking out to the desert. For the ultimate in luxury the tented pool villas offer a more authentic Bedouin feel with elegant Arabic inspired décor, huge living areas and lots of privacy. Although slightly more costly, these villas include all your meals and some activities.


Eclectic dining includes lavish Arabian barbeques, authentic Asian inspired cuisine and international favourites at a variety of locations around the resort. Their new ‘Farm to Fork’ Farmhouse Restaurant inspired by a rustic farmhouse focuses on wild meats, home grown vegetables from their herb garden and fresh ingredients. Head to Whiskey Bar after dinner whilst watching out over the beautiful landscape and natural waterhole. Kaheela is their all day dining option offering a mixture of modern and Arabian dishes. Moorish is their new Tapas bar and for the most romantic experience dine up high in the Al Wadi Tower for private candlelit dinners with 360 degree views over the desert. Couples will also love the 6 dining platforms that overlook the waterhole for a more private and romantic dining experience. Drinks in the whimsically named open-air Moon Bar are a must!

Pamper & Play

This is a fabulous experience that seamlessly blends luxury with true desert adventure. There is a veritable host of desert activities that can be enjoyed and an award-winning spa that has to be experienced. Enjoy the complimentary daily sunset Falconry show before heading to dinner. Horse or Camel ride through the desert, have a go at archery or yoga and take part in the educational nature walks.

After a day in the desert we highly recommend you try the Rainforest Spa, from ice buckets to hot waterfalls you could spend hours enjoying the facilities on offer. Kids will love the activities included for them and will want to head to the kids club to experience a fun programme of games and arts & crafts. Enjoy a luxurious temperature controlled swimming pool along with a Jacuzzi and even the children get their own kids pool with a Ritz-Kids splash area! The shimmering waters of the Arabian Gulf are located just a short drive away.


The Ritz Carlton Al Wadi Desert is a Turquoise family favourite in the Middle East. Located in the desert it makes a unique holiday experience. Offering a huge choice of activities for the whole family, a kids club and luxury accommodation and dining – it is perfect for the whole family.

Kids Facilities

  • Kids Club – Young explorers from the age of 4 years old can check in to the Kids Club and participate in educational and entertaining activities.
  • Complimentary Adventure pursuits include: A 45 minute Falcon show, interaction with owls, nature walks, archery, Feathered Friends kids activity and Trail Tales
  • Nature Reserve – With over 60 Hectares within the resort it is home to indigenous desert wildlife like the Arabian Gazelle and Oryx, perfect for families to go out exploring
  • Payable activities include: Horseback riding, camel trekking, guided bike and stable tours, Dune driving and sand boarding to name a few

There is so much to do in and around the Ritz Carlton Al Wadi Desert that you may not want to leave. However if you would like to venture out of the hotel then we recommend a Dubai City Tour exploring the city highlights, or head out on a Dhow and cruise the Musandam exploring the spectacular mountains and crystal water.

Best Rooms for Families

Al Rimal Deluxe Pool Villas are perfect for families. They are 158 SQM and feature a garden and personal sundeck as well as your very own plunge pool. The Rimal Deluxe Pool Villas allow 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years to stay together. If you prefer more space you can opt for two of their inter-connecting villas.

Dining for Families

Ritz Carlton Al Wadi Desert has a great choice of dining options. Kaheela, their main restaurant offers International cuisines and authentic Arabian dishes. One night dine under the stars and have an Arabian BBQ Feast. Adventurous kids may enjoy Farmhouse their Farm to Fork restaurant.

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