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

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Within the sanctuary of Wadi Khadeja, an opportunity to be captivated by adventure and natural beauty awaits. At The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, luxurious pool villas, a hydrotherapy spa, destination dining and an array of family-friendly and outdoor activities are set against a tranquil desert oasis. Here the sand glows beneath the Arabian sun, while at night it's lit by a blanket of stars.

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Ras Al Khaimah Desert Escape

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

Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah

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Ras Al Khaimah Desert Escape

  • Saving up to 40% on accommodation
  • Complimentary upgrade to half board
  • Desert resort set against the Hajar Mountains 
  • Private pool with open view of the desert

5 night stay

From £2,189 per person

At a glance

  • Villa Resort
  • 5 Star
  • 101 Villas With Private Pools



A modern interpretation of traditional Bedouin architecture, the opulent villas marry classic Arabian decorative touches with modern amenities and each feature a private pool overlooking the desert. Al Rimal Pool Villas feature a large furnished terrace and a bathroom with an oversized soaking tub, while Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villas offer a luxurious, glamping-style stay in a traditional, spacious tented villa.

An exclusive desert retreat, Al Sahari Pool Villas boast spectacular desert views and generous living space in addition to a large private swimming pool and a unique 'tent' experience.



Secluded in a peaceful nature reserve, experience local, traditional cuisine within a Bedouin tent or under the stars, or dine on international cuisine in stylish, modern spaces for a complementary contrast. True to its name, meaning 'oasis' in Arabic, Al Waha offers international and Arabic fare in a beautiful setting honouring traditional Middle Eastern architecture, while Safran overlooks a watering hole popular with the desert's animal residents and offers an exclusive fine-dining Indian menu.

Located on the upper deck of Samar Lounge, Moon Bar roof terrace has a spectacular views of the endless sand dunes, excellent drinks and shisha and comfortable daybeds for enjoying the sunset. Celebrating a special occasion? Indulge in a mouth-watering spread of Arabian or western-style barbecue dishes while dining on the dunes under a star-lit desert sky, as a personal chef and butler attend to every detail.



The rolling sand dunes, free-roaming wildlife and clear sky await. Begin the day with bird watching, observe an Arabian oryx basking in the sun, watch as a baby gazelle takes its first steps and follow the tracks of geckos and hares with a guided nature walk. Whether it's an introduction to falconry or archery, a fishing expedition or a seat within a camel caravan, the resort creates activity itineraries that will delight every guest.



The ultimate destination spa experience, Al Wadi Spa features holistic signature treatments for complete physical, mental and spiritual renewal. Locally sourced herbs and spices, expert therapists and rejuvenating hydrotherapy facilities come together to create a luxurious spa experience, set within a breathtaking desert environment.



The Ritz Kids programme immerses guests over 4 years old in adventure, exploration and education with activities that expose them to the natural wonders and cultural traditions of Ras Al Khaimah. In addition to family-friendly activities, including camel rides and bird watching, the resort's wildlife rehabilitation centre provides a unique opportunity for young guests to care for injured wildlife before these animals and birds are released back into nature.


Getting There

Approximate flight times

Approximately 7 hours from the UK to Dubai

Time difference

GMT +4


Approximately 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport


Daytime temperatures from May to September rarely fall below 40°C, while between October and April the temperature averages around 30°C with little humidity. Although rainfall is minimal this normally occurs during the cooler months from January and March.



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