The most far northern emirate of the United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah (meaning ‘Top of the Tent’), nestles at the foot of the majestic Al Hajar Mountains and borders the Sultanate of Oman. The emirate’s landscape is filled with vast swathes of sandy desert, sweeping sand dunes and a long coastline dotted with tranquil lagoons and golden beaches, making it the perfect luxury Elegant Resorts' holiday destination.
Famous for its natural attractions, visitors can enjoy sailing along the rivers in the traditional dhows as well as camel-riding, falconry and wadi safaris. Like the other emirates, Ras Al Khaimah boasts many excellent shopping malls and restaurants and, as it is still relatively undiscovered, you’ll find it less crowded than its more popular counterparts.
Spend three nights in the luxurious The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach for the first half of your journey. While here, there is plenty to do, whether you want to snorkel along the protected coral reef, glide across the sparkling waters in a paddleboard or while an afternoon away with a fishing trip. You will also receive complimentary access to Al Wadi Nature Reserve, where you can see daily falconry shows, meet the owls that inhabit the region or go on a hike.
Of course, you can always simply relax on the secluded golden sands, too. For ultimate relaxation, visit the Ritz-Carlton Spa. Here, treatment pavilions are set along the coast with uninterrupted views of the glittering gulf, allowing you to soak in the beauty of your surroundings.
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach
Perched along a private beach, just an hour away from the bright city lights of Dubai, you’ll find the tranquil oasis of The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach. Seamlessly combining natural beauty with timeless luxury, the resort features only 32 private villas, each with its own private pool. The Shore House restaurant serves delectable international cuisine, whilst some may prefer to savour the awe-inspiring surroundings by dining along the soft white sands with an incredible Indian Ocean view. Indulge in activities galore on your luxury Ras Al Khaimah holiday with everything from boat tours and beach volleyball, to falconry shows and fishing to enjoy, whilst young guests are immersed in adventure and education with the Ritz Kids® programme.
- Type:Luxury Hotel
- Summary:Exclusive beachfront retreat with Bedouin style
- Feature:Located just one hour from the energetic centre of Dubai
- Rooms:32 villas
- Location:Ras Al Khaimah
- Nearest airport:Dubai International Airport