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

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#12 of 42 in Ras Al Khaimah
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4.7
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4.6
Service
4.4
Value
4.1
Travelers' Choice
Offering a serene environment, The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, is marked by its natural and pristine setting, and by the gorgeous private villas that make up our phenomenal accommodations. Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates has long been home to Bedouins and desert explorers. The area is an idyllic sanctuary surrounded by sand that glows underneath the Arabian sun by day and under a blanket of stars in the evening. Here, you can interact with stunning landscapes while enjoying the comforts of a private villa, which includes a private pool. Our Ras Al Khaimah desert resort just north of Dubai features a Ritz-Carlton Spa, 4 restaurants and 3 bars, along with 500 hectare of nature reserve to enjoy outdoor activities and adventure with family or friends. Whether you want to enjoy the daily owl interaction and falcon show overlooking the glowing sunset or enjoy other options to immerse in nature and reconnect with yourself, your choices are limitless.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Archery
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Archery offsite
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Hasher U wrote a review May 17
Dubai, United Arab Emirates110 contributions85 helpful votes
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Had an amazing stay at this property last weekend. Just an hour's drive from Dubai, Ritz al wadi is easily one of the finest desert resorts in the region we have stayed so far. The 1000+ acre resort is a desert conserve with a wide range of activities and sights. The Rimal pool villa we stayed was massive and the 1.4 myr deep pool is really great and well maintained. The complimentary cycles along with the villla are a great offering to explore the property. Right from the checkin (Subin) to checkout (Pablo) the staff were brilliant. For dinner we were at Moorish and had experienced a great set menu meal and great service from the team. The breakfast was amazing as well; the food quality and the resort is great and upto Ritz standards. Due to high volume of guests our check in was a bit slow, else it was a great experience at an amazing property.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Markus wrote a review May 15
Zurich, Switzerland1 contribution
Villa: top cleaned very luxury staff: very friendly, great service, if something needed, staff is there with in 2-3 minutes especially our private buttler (Kumar) did a very good job. There are only some extra charges, which we didn't like; if we pay almost 14'000 USD for a week with fullpension, why the water at lunch is charged separately. And also the minibar which is included could be filled up more generously. If you don't mind to pay on top and only count on luxury and best service, then I really can recommend it!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Best view on dessert, most luxury villa we've ever stayed in
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear MarkusVirginiaTravel, I am delighted to learn you had a great overall staycation experience at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. Thank you for recognizing our Ladies and Gentlemen especially Kumar for their hospitality. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future and in the meantime wish you safe onward travels. Best Regards Tracey Oliver (Ms.) General Manager
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V. A .D. D wrote a review May 13
Dubai, United Arab Emirates43 contributions52 helpful votes
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75 min drive from Dubai, awesome location for staycation. All villas are equipped with temperature controlled outdoor pool. Every villa is provided with bicycles. we were happy to tour the resort on bicycles, very environment friendly. Hotel has good selection of outlets. we dined at Farm house, food and service was awesome, view is simply amazing . Villa was spacious, comfortably accommodate 2 adults and 2 teens. Housekeeping team was awesome. Special mention of venkat (one who escorted us to our villa and showed us around the beautiful property), Shubham at breakfast restaurant and Prateek- Housekeeping Manager. Truly a memorable experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Tracey Oliver, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Responded 4 days ago
Dear IaVADD, Yes, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert is ideal for a getaway amidst the desert. I am happy to learn you had a great dining experience at Farmhouse, our signature steakhouse restaurant. Thank you for recognizing our Ladies and Gentlemen for their hospitality and they will be delighted to hear they were able to create a memorable staycation experience for you and your family. Thank you once again and the team and I look forward to welcoming you back. Best Regards Tracey Oliver (Ms.) General Manager
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Edward A wrote a review May 12
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Omar is a great guy, super helpful hospitality. All the staff were very supportive. Great location, loved the pool! Archery is interesting and quad was a great adrenaline rush! Don’t miss the explanatory tour to learn about the Ghaf tree and Arabian Oryx
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Tracey Oliver, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Responded 4 days ago
Dear 749edwarda, Thank you for a wonderful feedback of your most recent stay at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. Our Ladies and Gentlemen will be delighted to learn their efforts have been recognized and appreciated. Yes, since the resort is located amidst the Al Wadi Nature Reserve our experiences surrounding desert flora and fauna are certainly a guest favorite and not to be missed. The Ladies & Gentlemen and I look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Best Regards Tracey Oliver (Ms.) General Manager
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adoubleg wrote a review May 11
Veracruz, Mexico77 contributions71 helpful votes
This hotel was really expensive comparing to the rest of our honeymoon and our expectations were high but they totally disapoint us, the hotel feels like a ghost town, there only two options of restaurants and none of them good, the room service was awful, the room view was nothing special and not a desert view with not that much privacy, the pool was super boring and with no good design, the paddock cafe only serves deserts, the oryx are like regular deers, and the camel tour feels like you are a kid on a farm. The frontdesk was not friendly and the reception took to long with any activities to do meanwhile, i paid about 900 dollars a night and they made me feel like i needed to pay even more to get the full experience. This was the only hotel i didnt enjoy on my whole honeymoon and it was by far the most expensive. The last day the maintenance wake me up at 8 am cutting some branches of the tree nearby.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Thorsten_E_74 wrote a review May 8
Moscow, Russia9 contributions
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We had a great stay and the hotel staff was very friendly and attentive. Especially Anup and Revan made our stay very pleasant. We stayed at Villa 406 which has a beautiful view and privacy. The wildlife feeding was also a great experience. We enjoyed our time at the RC and want to come back.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Thorsten_E_74, I am delighted to learn you had a wonderful experience at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. Thank you for recognizing our Ladies and Gentlemen especially Anup and Revan for their hospitality. Thank you once again and the team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Best Regards Tracey Oliver (Ms.) General Manager
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KEI K wrote a review May 6
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
A hotel resort in harmony with the desert is perfect for a special holiday. The contrast between the endless blue sky and the desert seen from the room's pool is breathtaking. Camels and gazelles will come right up to your room and make you feel like you are in nature. All of the restaurants and activites were unforgettable. The staff are all courteous and helpful. Revan and Anup, the butlers assigned exclusively to my room, arranged a surprise for my birthday and made my vacation a memorable one. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Tracey Oliver, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Hurst66jp, Yes, since the resort is located amidst the Al Wadi Nature Reserve it is common to spot desert wildlife in and around the property grounds, which makes for a magical stay experience. Thank you for choosing to spend such an important occasion with us and our Ladies and Gentlemen will be delighted to learn their efforts have been appreciated. Thank you once again for a wonderful feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards Tracey Oliver (Ms.) General Manager
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hisamya wrote a review May 2
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
The location was splendid with Excellent facilities and cleanliness maintained. The overall staff was very friendly polite and helpful. Mr Anup assisted us through out our stay and would say thank you to him. Liked the different kind of activities they are having. Loved the breakfast spread. The breakfast team was very nice and taking care. Would like to say thank you Mr Shubham as well. Had nice time and enjoyed the property. Would like to visit again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Hisamya, I am delighted to learn you had a wonderful experience at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. Thank you for recognizing our Ladies and Gentlemen especially Anup and Shubham for their hospitality. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards Tracey Oliver (Ms.) General Manager
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Bandana Jain wrote a review Apr 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates19 contributions
beautifull property highly recommended for nature lovers, huge villas with private pools, complete nature experience with falcon show, birds of prey show, hydrotherapy experience, gazelles roaming around freely, buggies for transportation within the property, cycling, great service, relaxed vibes, total privacy, stunning property.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: complete privacy, peaceful surroundings, buggies and cycles for transportation within the...
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Response from Tracey Oliver, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Travelz2016, Yes, since the resort is located amidst the Al Wadi Nature Reserve it is common to spot desert flora and fauna around the resort grounds. Thank you for an amazing review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards Tracey Oliver (Ms.) General Manager
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ari wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
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We enjoy our family vacation in this wonderful place. The ambience is very nice, the food is very good and above all the people are very friendly and kind. Hossam kindly made us a crocodile out of cloths, the kids were very happy, thank you very much! Thanks to the RC team for the hospitality and excellent service.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Tracey Oliver, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
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Dear Ariano71, I am delighted to learn you and your family had a wonderful time at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. Thank you for recognizing our Ladies and Gentlemen especially Hossam for their hospitality. Thank you once again for a wonderful feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Tracey Oliver (Ms.) General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$589 - $1,469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
banyan tree al wadi hotel ras al khaimah
LOCATION
United Arab EmiratesEmirate of Ras Al KhaimahRas Al Khaimah
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Which popular attractions are close to The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert?
Nearby attractions include Dhayah Fort (1.4 miles) and Marks and Spencer (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert?
Conveniently located restaurants include Farmhouse, The Kitchen, and Lakrasa Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert have airport transportation?
Yes, The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.