As the weather starts to cool down, plan a fun weekend with your family at Ras Al Khaimah. RAK has the perfect landscape that lets you rejuvenate, explore the outdoors as well as take part in numerous water activities. And the best part is- the emirate is flooded with a host of hotels where you can enjoy a luxurious stay!
Escape the city’s hustle and holiday amidst calm and tranquillity at these top 5 hotels in Ras Al Khaimah.
1. DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
If you are looking for the perfect family-friendly getaway, look no further than DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island. Soak in the gorgeous views from the spacious balcony, take a dip in one of the seven temperature-controlled pools, or head to the spa for a relaxing massage. Savour lip-smacking delicacies from across 13 restaurants and bars. End your day with a romantic rooftop dinner along with shisha.
Besides, the resort is located close to shopping and entertainment at Marjan Island. Guests enjoy easy access to sporting and leisure options, including golfing, sailing, aviation and desert camping.
Cost: From AED 512 per room per night
2. The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
If you are looking for 5 star secluded luxury in the desert, head to The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. The resort provides a perfect connect between nature and culture in a secluded 1,235-acre. As for the activities, you can ride on a camel’s back and explore the vast desert, sign up for archery lessons or spend the evening gazing the open sky.
Up for a little more indulgence? Stay at the luxury villas. Inspired by traditional Bedouin tents, each villa comes with its own pool, deck overlooking the desert, a spacious lounge area and a bathroom with floor-to-ceiling windows. As for the dining options, guests can savour the best international delicacies across six restaurants. Moon Bar is the perfect place to spend a relaxed evening. Sip on signature cocktails or indulge in the traditional flavored shisha, while sitting among the stars.
Cost: From AED 2,168 per room per night
3. Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa sits on a stretch or white sandy beach and offers access to 475 guest rooms including 151 villas with stunning views. Guests can enjoy nine dining and lounge choices from three specialty restaurants. For those seeking rest and rejuvenation, unwind at the spa offering a variety of treatments or indulge in a hammam, with whirlpool, sauna and steam rooms. This is in addition to outdoor pools, 24-hour fitness center and a water sports center.
Cost: From AED 635 per room per night
4. Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Voted the leading resort in Ras Al Khaimah at the World Travel Awards 2019, the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah doesn’t disappoint. The luxurious hotel offers stunning rooms with modern amenities as well as easy access to beaches, desert and mountains. Guests can unwind as they enjoy attentive service, ten stylish restaurants and lounges, and elegant rooms with breathtaking views of the Arabian shoreline.
Cost: From AED 1,409 per room per night
5. Rixos Bab Al Bahr
Rixos Bab Al Bahr is nestled on the pristine white sands of Marjan Island. Guests can enjoy ultimate luxury in elegant rooms, gorgeous views by the beach, and a variety of stylish restaurants to savour. The hotel provides all-inclusive deals, perfect for families or couples who prefer privacy.
Cost: From AED 1,444 per room per night
6. Bin Majid Beach Resort
Fancy camping in luxury under the stars and by the shoreline? Long Beach Campground at Ras Al Khaimah makes all those glamping (glamorous camping) fantasies come true. Bin Majid Hotels and Resorts offers four different camping options: deluxe tents, family tents, prism balcony tents, safari suite tents and panoramic dome suite tents. Each of the tents are made of material that will cater to Gulf’s extreme climate. The tents boast comfortable bedding, outdoor seating, private bath, along with stunning views of the beach.
As for the activities, there’s a lot you can pick from. Play beach games, hone your creative skills at the various art workshops, go kayaking, fly kites or challenge your friends at the floating aqua park. As the sun sets, head over to the swim-up bar or chill beside a bonfire, amidst the stunning backdrop. The bar serves quirky cocktails and also has an outdoor dining area where the chef cooks up a lip-smacking BBQ dinner with live cooking stations. The camp also has a Floating theatre, docked right in the middle of the sea.