Set against the waters of the Arabian Gulf and the magnificent Al Hajjar Mountains, this oasis of indulgence is the first luxury desert and beach resort in the Emirates to offer all-pool villas, complete with Asian-inspired hydrotherapy spa facilities.

Located in Wadi Khadeja, Ras Al Khiaimah, this hotel rests amidst 500 hectares of private nature reserve. There is a falconry mews and an equestrian centre with horse and camel stables.

The elegant fortress-like facade of the resort holds true to traditional Arabic architecture, blending harmoniously with rolling desert dunes. Consisting of 101 pool-villas, the Al Rimal Pool Villa emulate the nomadic tent style of Bedouin tribes. Other facilities include 'The Rainforest' hydrotherapy spa circuit with hammam and vitality pool, 10 treatment rooms, activity centre and kids’ club.

Accommodation details


Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00


39.3 mi / 63.5 km from city centre

Room types and facilities

Al Rimal Pool Villa

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: King(s), single(s) and sofa bed  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, In Room Movies, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Minibar, Refrigerator, Television

Al Rimal Covered Pool Villa

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: Double(s) and single(s)  Private bathroom, Satellite television, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Minibar, Refrigerator

Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: King(s), single(s) and sofa bed  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, In Room Movies, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Minibar, Refrigerator, Television

Al Sahari Tented Pool Villa

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: Double(s)  Private bathroom, Satellite television, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Minibar, Refrigerator, Television

General facilities

  • Health club
  • Massage services
  • Spa
  • Game room
  • Exercise gym
  • Internet services
  • Kids Club
  • Steam bath
  • Playground
  • Outdoor pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Children's nursery
  • Concierge desk
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Room service
  • Currency exchange
  • Onsite laundry
  • Driving range
  • Shop

Other facilities

A cool escape in the middle of the desert, the Oasis Pool offers a Jacuzzi and children’s area, as well as refreshments and food from the bar. The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers signature treatments in desert pavilions, as well as a fitness centre and relaxation area. Compliment your spa treatments at ‘The Rainforest,’ a hydrotherapy circuit with European and Middle Eastern influences – 16 different stations include ice igloos and finish with a relaxing heated lounger. There are also a host of Al Wadi experiences that can be arranged and paid for locally with the Al Wadi Experience Concierge team,  such as nature tours, wellness and adventure activities or a personalised itinerary can be prepared.

Children aged four and over can explore the natural landscape and culture of Ras Al Khaimah at the Ritz Kids Club. Guests aged between 7 and 15 can also join Ritz Kids Rangers, where they can participate in desert navigation, shelter making and bird identification.

Dining information

Experience flavours from the Middle East and India at Kaheela, with a la carte dining options for breakfast and lunch. Farmhouse offers meats, homegrown vegetables and fresh ingredients in a rustic-style venue with floor-to-ceiling windows. Moorish provides Moroccan-inspired décor and cuisine with Mediterranean twists, and Moon Bar is a romantic Arabian roof terrace, overlooking the vast desert scape and endless sand dunes. If you've chosen to stay on Half Board or Full Board you can dine around in participating restaurants and lounges for lunch or dinner.

For something extra special, look out for unique destination dining options payable locally, such as an Arabic barbeque under the stars, live belly dance performances or a Farmhouse Night Brunch, where you’ll also find live jazz performances.

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