We discover Ras Al Khaimah’s luxury resort that will take you away from the city and into relaxation mode.
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect out-of-city getaway for all the family. Just a short drive from Dubai, the luxury resort is ideal for those looking for an escape but don’t want to travel for hours. The beachfront resort is surrounded by desert, sea and mountains so you can experience the best of what the UAE has to offer while secluded in a private haven on the Arabian coastline. Needing a well-earned break from the city I decided to take my family for a short trip to paradise and we made the one hour journey from Dubai.
Rooms & Suites
The resort features an impressive 346 rooms and suites that offer ultimate luxury. Waldorf Astoria’s impeccable standards can be seen throughout from the spacious rooms to the personal concierge services and the state-of-the-art technology systems.
For families, deluxe family rooms or two-bedroom suites are perfect for you and the kids. We stayed in the two-bedroom family suite which offers sea views and two bedrooms. The suite was spacious and featured a separate dressing room, large bathroom and plenty of space for the kids to play while I unwind and enjoy some “me time”. For the ultimate in luxury, spoil yourself with a stay in this King Royal Suite and enjoy views of either the golf course or the sea. This spacious suite stands exclusively on its own floor with a VIP elevator and direct private spa access. Each of the 2 bedrooms comes equipped with a king or 2 double beds, and an ensuite bathroom.
A separate living area features a 62-inch HDTV and stays connected to WiFi access. Suitable for 4 adults and 2 children with existing beds.
Food & Dining
The resort has a number of dining destination for a range of tastes. The resort’s steakhouse Lexington Grill is known throughout the area for its showcase dishes. Inspired by New York’s steak houses the restaurant offers perfectly cooked grills and fresh seafood. Led by Chef Lendl Pereira don’t visit without trying his special air-dried beef cuts that can’t be found anywhere else in the region. The Art Deco design takes you all the way back to the 1920s, while the private dining rooms are perfect for groups looking for a more private dining experience.
If Asian food tickles your tastebuds UMI is a trend Japanese restaurant with bold and captivating interiors. The restaurant’s centrepiece is a Teppanyaki grill where master chefs show off their skills. The sushi corner invites guests to see live creations by the resident Sushi and Sashimi chef. Perfect for families who can’t decide what to eat, Qasr al Bahar offers dishes prepared in open kitchens, featuring Arabic classics, Indian tandoori, European-Mediterranean and Asian cuisine.
Spa & Leisure
Whether you want some relaxing “me time” or you’re more of a thrill-seeker the resort has something for everyone. The large spa has 12 treatment rooms, as well as one VIP couples’ suite, a floatation bed for females and a hydrobath. The spa facilities also include male and female steam rooms and Waldorf Astoria’s signature herbal sauna. Designed with an under the sea theme, Waldorf Astoria Spa features calming blue silk walls, floor to ceiling one-way windows and artful light pieces throughout. An interior design to fall in love with, the spa’s central details take guests to a serene place of peace beneath the sea, accompanied by True Waldorf Service. The spa offers a selection of signature and bespoke treatments designed for restoration, relaxation and harmony.
For those looking to get outside. The nearby Al Hamra Golf Club is a great experience to guests who get exclusive access to the 18-hold course. Guests of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the facilities and services of the club. There are also a number of leisure activities both on and off-site. From a desert safari to a waterpark visit to a mountain experience. The hotel staff are on hand and happy to meet the needs of each of the guests.
Fun For All the Family
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect destination for kids. The Pearl Kids Club will keep the little ones busy all day so you have more time for yourself. The Club offers which is open to kids aged between 4 and 12 offers recreational, educational, cultural and focused activities including cookie and pizza making, sand art, falcon show, Archery, shell collecting, shell photo frame-making and Petanque. And for those with young children, babysitting services are also available. So make sure you enjoy and indulge a little too on this luxury escape.
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