The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah is a luxury all-pool villa desert resort situated in a stunning location around Wadi Khadeja, against the backdrop of the Al Hajjar Mountains.

Why you'll love it here

  • Visit 'The Rainforest', a complete hydrothermal sanctuary with 16 hydrothermal therapies and world-class facilities
  • Complimentary beach and pool access at Al Hamra Beach, just 15 minutes’ shuttle ride away
  • Fascinating daily experiences include falconry shows and owl interaction
  • Experience a private dinner amongst the desert dunes or at the top of Safran Tower


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Set amid stretches of desert sand in tranquil Wadi Khadeja, this luxury Ras Al Khaimah resort is an oasis of indulgence spanning over 100 hectares, of which 60 hectares is a dedicated nature reserve.

This is also the first desert resort in the United Arab Emirates to offer an all-pool villa concept, complete with 3,000 square metres of Asian-inspired hydrotherapy spa facilities, a private beach club and an 18-hole championship golf course.

With views of the Arabian Gulf and the magnificent Al Hajjar Mountains, each of the luxuriously appointed villas at The Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah tells the story of a rich Bedouin heritage; they all have private pools and are adorned with the finest furnishings and amenities.

Evenings are spent in one of two fabulous restaurants, with the signature 'Safran' offering authentic Thai cuisine and Southeast Asian delicacies. Or you may wish to opt for the 'Destination Dining', where you will sample traditional dishes as you sit Bedouin-style at the camp-fire – a unique experience, set atop rolling sand dunes under a vast Arabian sky.

Decadent nights are followed by lazy days around your private pool or a trip to the Ritz-Carlton Spa; with ten treatment pavilions and hydrotherapy facilities, you'll experience a delightful range of award-winning spa therapies.

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert features 101 Pool Villas split between the desert and the coast.

Al Rimal Pool Villa

Al Rimal Pool Villa

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children

- View Floor Plan Al Rimal Deluxe Pool Villas - are grouped in small single storey blocks and furnished along an Arabic theme with spacious bedroom and bathroom and a shaded terrace with plunge pool. The rooms offer a sliding door to separate the kids sleeping area.
Al Sahari Tented Pool Villa

Al Sahari Tented Pool Villa

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children

- View Floor Plan Al Sahari Tented Pool Villas - are as spacious as Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villas but set apart for more privacy, divided from others by sand dunes and are extremely romantic.
Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa

Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children

- View Floor Plan Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villas are much larger with spacious tented bedroom/living area with desk and sitting area, separate lobby entrance and extremely large bathroom with feature bathtub, shower, dressing areas and doors leading from bathroom and bedroom to a large deck with a swimming pool and views towards the dunes.

Savour the freshest produce sourced from the region in the restaurants at Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah. From popular international dishes and local Arabic specialities at Al Wadi to the authentic Thai cuisine found at the signature restaurant, Safran, there’s something to suit every taste. For something truly special, opt for the Western or Arabian Style BBQs, where a personal chef and butler serve you on a private dining platform. Perfect!

Spend your days taking part in a range of exciting activities. The Activity Centre runs bountiful educational experiences, such as classes in desert flora and fauna. Head to the world-class Falconry Mews, where you can learn all about the Falcons and indigenous owls at the site, including how to hunt with them. Enjoy shows and spectacular panoramic views from the Falconry Deck, or try your hand at bird watching, archery, horse riding and camel trekking.

Al Wadi Nature Reserve is the first of its kinds in Ras Al Khaimah. You’ll see all sorts of indigenous animals roaming around, especially Sand gazelle and the endangered Arabian oryx.

The children will have a brilliant time at the Kids’ Club, where they can enjoy educational and fun games, crafts and bedtime stories under the stars.

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Monday - Friday: 9am - 7:30pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm



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