Relaxing and recharging are made easy at this property situated on a 500-hectare wildlife nature reserve. With 101 renovated luxury villas, the hotel strikes that important exquisite balance between luxurious Arabian hospitality and modern elegance.
Getting away from it all can be a learning experience too, and what better way to get acquainted with your surroundings than to become immersed in a local tradition. The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert offers guests a window into one of the most enduring traditions of the Bedouins, including insight into how they used to train these magnificent birds of prey. A live daily falcon show showcases falconry’s various disciplines and closes with a spectacular flying display. The show takes place at the magic hour of sunset with the 500-hectare desert nature reserve as a backdrop, and if you are lucky you will spot a majestic desert gazelle. After the show wraps, head on over to Farmhouse, the resort’s stylish new restaurant with rustic interiors, a vintage flair, and spectacular desert views. Meals are served up with a farm-to-table twist, helmed by executive chef Steven Peter offering authentic, local produce. Try the new, exclusive Thursday night brunch served family style. The menu features Farmhouse specialities including crab sliders with mango chili salsa, garlic aioli and coriander and the Farmhouse wedge salad, served to the soothing sounds of a jazz saxophonist.
The Ritz-Carleton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. For room reservations please e-mail [email protected], call +971 7206 7777, or go to Ritzcarlton.com/alwadidesert. For restaurant reservations, please e-mail [email protected] or call +971 7206 7777.