The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert Resort
Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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Ritz-Carlton Glamour in the Arabian Desert

Experience the opulence and elegance of Ritz-Carlton in the Dubai desert at The Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a unique five-star oasis just 45 minutes from Dubai airport. Connect with nature spending two nights in your own lavish private pool villa and enjoy daily buffet breakfast, your choice of daily lunch or dinner at any of the resort's restaurants, two AED 250 spa credits to be used towards blissful treatments and complimentary activities such as falconry shows.

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You might be well and truly familiar with the incredible city of Dubai, a melting pot of glamour, tradition and excess – but this time, you will venture in the heart of the Arabian Desert like a modern Lawrence of Arabia, to experience this part of the world like you never have before. Located in the up-and-coming UAE Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, just a 45-minute drive from Dubai's international airport, The Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah is a secluded desert hideaway in a protected nature reserve, the perfect place to unwind beneath the glowing Arabian Sun and witness the picturesque desert landscape. No need to find your way to this exclusive location, with return airport transfers included in your package you will reach The Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah in the blink of an eye.

What You'll Love...

The Resort – Five-star luxury

As part of one of the world's most prestigious hotel groups, guests staying at Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah are guaranteed to experience impeccable service, excellent facilities and fantastic dining in the pure style and luxury that has become synonymous with the Ritz-Carlton brand.

This luxury resort, recently refurbished and now even more opulent, offers the opportunity to stay in a unique desert setting while enjoying an above and beyond level of five-star indulgence. From fine dining restaurants, to the heavenly spa, an equestrian centre and an incredible selection of remarkable activities, The Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah sets the stage for an unforgettable experience for couples or families alike, as up to two kids aged 11 and under stay for free.

Your Villa – Plunge in your private pool in the middle of the desert

You will never want to leave your elegant Al Rimal Pool Villa, a private sanctuary inspired by traditional Bedouin architecture. The villa boasts 158 sqm of modern space, crafted using cool mud brick, Arabian décor touches, a lush king bed, an oversized soaking bathtub and a large furnished terrace leading into a 23 sqm private pool - featuring panoramic views of the surrounding sand dunes.

Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa Upgrade: Want even more space and a bigger pool in an ultra-luxurious traditional Bedouin-inspired tent? The Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villas are reminiscent of traditional Arabian Bedouin tents and feature a grandiose 253 sqm of exquisitely designed space. Each villa also features a huge 33 sqm private pool overlooking the glistening desert dunes, as well as a sun lounger and sun bed on the furnished terrace, king bed and oversized soaking tub.

The Food – Daily buffet breakfast and a world of exotic cuisine to choose from

Start your day with daily buffet breakfast served in a traditional Middle Eastern setting at Kaheela Restaurant, with a selection of local and international delicacies.

Choose between a lavish lunch or dinner each day, to be enjoyed at any of the resort's restaurants: farm-to-table restaurant Farmhouse, Kaheela - showcasing Arabic & Indian cuisine, Lobby Lounge – perfect for an afternoon tea, and Moorish – an exotic mix of Moroccan and Spanish tapas. You can also hop on a free shuttle and reach Shore House at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach, the sister property of The Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, to enjoy a fabulous dinner by the beach.

See & Do – Pick your own adventure at the Experience Centre

Head to the Experience Centre to live the true emirates experience: begin your day spotting wildlife and observing the Arabian Oryx basking in the sun, watch one of the breathaking falconry shows, learn how to ride a horse or enjoy views of the dunes from atop a majestic Arabian camel – while taking in the unmatched desert's charm. (Additional charges apply to some of the activities.)

Beach lovers will have their share too, with a free shuttle to The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Beach Resort so you can spend the morning in the desert - and the afternoon at the beach.

When you are ready to relax and pamper yourself, make the most out of your two AED 250 spa credits and retreat to the resort's spa - an oasis of peace, combining European and Asian wellness philosophies with hydrothermal facilities.

Perfect for an escape like no other amid the desert

The beauty of the Arabian desert has been a secret of the Bedouins for thousands of years - now it's your turn to discover it, with the ultimate luxury stay right in the middle of it.

Travelling from Downtown Dubai or staying at the iconic The Palm? This desert escape is the perfect addition to your middle eastern trip.

Valid for travel until 30 September 2019 (bookings must be made before 30 June 2019).

Blackout dates: Not valid for travel on

21 - 25 August 2018

9 - 16 August 2019

Surcharge: A non-refundable surcharge per room, per night, applies and is payable at time of booking. Dates and prices are identified in the Booking Calendar.

5 October 2018 - 26 April 2019

Important: A Tourism Dirham fee of AED20 applies per room per day which will be required to be paid by guests directly to the hotel/resort at check-out.

*Private airport transfers information: *Your transfer will be provided by Arabian Adventures. In order to confirm your transfer you will need to contact Arabian Adventures via email to You will need to provide the following information at time of booking (no later than 72 hours prior to arrival): Redemption code, guest names, arrival date, arrival time, flight number, contact phone number and departure date. IMPORTANT: Transfers (Lexus, Toyota or similar) are for two adults and up to two children below the age of 12 only per voucher. Baby seats available on request at a supplement. Transfers are from Dubai International airport to Al Wadi Desert return. Any variations will be at the discretion of Arabian Adventures and a surcharge may apply. Luggage capacity is two large and two small pieces per booking. Surcharges may apply if these limits are exceeded.

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates.

7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

Can I change my check-in date post-purchase?: Once you have purchased your package and received confirmation your dates cannot be changed without contacting the hotel directly. This decision is strictly at the discretion of the hotel and subject to availability, so please ensure you have selected your intended travel dates.

Packages are valid for two adults.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is three adults or two adults and two children. See the ‘Extra Guest Policy’ and ‘Child Policy’ below for more details.

Extra Guest Policy: One additional adult (aged 12 years or older) can stay for a surcharge of AU$400 per night sleeping on a rollaway bed with accommodation, daily breakfasts and nightly dinners (or lunches) and transfers only, payable directly to the resort.

Child Policy: Two children (aged 11 years or younger) can stay free of charge sleeping on a sofa bed. Both children will receive accommodation, daily breakfasts, airport transfers, nightly dinners (or lunches) and access to Ritz Kidz Club.

Baby Policy: One baby (aged one year or under) can stay free of charge and will not count towards the maximum room capacity. A cot can be provided free of charge by the resort.

A limited number of connecting Al Rimal Pool Villas are available on request (strictly subject to availability). Connecting Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villas are not available.

All surcharges are payable directly to the resort.

Dining benefits do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Please note, the AED 250 spa credit is not combinable.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website for terms and conditions.

  • Concierge service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bars
  • Four restaurants
  • Swimming pool
  • Equestrian centre
  • Spa
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Moon Bar roof terrace
  • Ritz Kidz program
  • Daily shuttle bus between The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert and The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Getting to Dubai is easy. Flights depart daily from major cities with airlines like Emirates and Qantas and have an average duration of 15 hours. Al Wadi Desert is located 45 minutes via car from Dubai International Airport.

*Need Flights? *We have a dedicated team who are able to assist with all your flight requirements. If you need a stopover or are looking at travelling to more destinations, our team can help. Contact our flights concierge team using the phone number on our website.

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert Resort
Al Mazraa, Wadi Khadija - North Ras Al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates
I just got back from an amazing staycation at the hotel. It's one of my favourite places I've stayed at in the UAE. We stayed in a Tented Pool Villa for one night which was no where near long enough. It's such a beautiful and tranquil place to stay and you truly feel relaxed and on holiday the moment you step out of you car and into the hotel. It's a great place for people looking for privacy on holiday, the villas are completely private with their own little pool which is chilled for the summer heat. Can't wait to go back.
- TripAdvisor
My family and I had planned to stay for one night, but immediately after arriving decided that one night was not enough. We stayed in a Tented Villa with own pool and it can only be described as the ultimate family luxury. The Villa is generously and luxuriously laid out with the pool at the center of it all. We found it hard to leave the Villa the first day and so just lounged around and had Villa dining sent. The Ritz Carlton team goes to great length to make you feel welcome and comfortable and service is great. There are loads of activities- we only managed to do a few but can recommend the Owl and Falcon Show and the Spa - wow. This is a great vacation and relaxation place.
- TripAdvisor
Everything is perfect there. Its so relaxing. All the staff were so friendly and professional. The location its amazing, just in the middle of desert. Overall a wonderful experience. Highly recommended!
- TripAdvisor