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Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

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Inspired by the Palaces of the Arabian Peninsula, the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, will bring the legendary true Waldorf service to one of the most alluring beachfront locations in the Middle East.

5 night stay from £795 per person

Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel, Wadi Khadeja

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Amid stretches of desert sand in tranquil Wadi Khadeja, the protected enclave of the evergreen ghaf tree, lies the exclusive resort of Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel.

5 night stay from £1,019 per person

Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah is one of the 7 Persian Gulf Arab sheikdoms that form the United Arab Emirates. Its name means "Top of the Tent" due to its location is in the northern part of the UAE.

With a variety of landscapes, Ras Al Khaimah is an interesting and attractive area to visit. The waters of the Persian Gulf and 64 km of sandy coastline form a natural border in the west, while a spectacular mountain range, Ru’us Al Jibal – part of the Hajar Mountains, can be found to the east.

The Emirate been the site of human habitation for several millennia and has a number of historical monuments including Dhayah Fort, built in the 16th century on a mountain overlooking the Gulf. The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah, home to the Royal Family until 1964, is considered to be the wealthiest monumental museum in the UAE.

Enjoy the ultimate desert experience at Bassata Desert Village, where visitors can participate in a wide range of traditional and modern Arabic activities including dune bashing, belly dancing, and camel riding.

Alternatively those wishing to cool down can splash around in Iceland Water Park. With games, water slides and an extensive food court, Iceland is all about having fun. Guests can even immerse themselves in the midst of the world’s tallest man-made waterfall. Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect destination for water sports. From scuba diving, sailing, and water skiing to parasailing, fishing and kayak excursions, there is a water based activity to suit all ages and levels of experience.

Useful Information

Location:

Arabian Peninsula

Vaccinations:

None compulsory, contact your doctor

Size:

1,684 square kilometres

Flying time:

UK and Ireland to Dubai: 7 hours

Population:

250,000

Telephone Code:

+ 971 4

Local time:

4 hours ahead of GMT

Electricity:

220/240 volts

Visa:

None required for UK/Ireland citizens

Tourist Office:

http://www.rasalkhaimahtourism.com

Currency:

UAE Dirham

Language:

Arabic, English is widely spoken

Tipping:

Some bar and restaurant bills will contain a pre-added
service charge;
if you wish to tip 10% is generous.
Tipping hotel staff such as chambermaids, porters etc.
is at your discretion
.

Smoking: Please note that electronic cigarettes
are illegal in the
UAE and are likely to
be confiscated at the border.

 Weather

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