The palatial Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah spa and golf resort brings the legendary Waldorf experience to one of the most scenic parts of the Emirates. Inspired by palaces of the Arabian Peninsula, you can look forward to a fabulous spa, a choice of ten restaurants, championship golf course and desert dune buggy rides, to name just a few of the activities on offer. The hotel style is traditional Arabian with horseshoe-shaped archway entrances and balcony frames, calligraphy artwork featuring Arabic script along the walls together with grand pillars and gold-coloured marble floors. Rooms are light, spacious and airy with either views of the sea or the golf course. Black marble bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries from Italian fashion design house Salvatore Ferragamo.
Located in a quiet position on the beachfront of the Al Hamra estate, the Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah offers a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of Dubai with incredible views overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Classic rooms have a king-sized bed (or two queen-sized) and a seating area plus a desk. Marble bathrooms have a soaking tub and a separate rain shower. Deluxe rooms are larger and have views of either the golf course or the Arabian Sea whilst the suites are larger still with expansive balconies and magnificent views.
Dining options are plentiful and there is an option for every mood and budget. Marjan serves colourful Middle Eastern dishes as well as belly dancing performances, whilst pool-side Azure is perfect for light salads and bites. It’s reputed that The Lexington serves the very best steaks in the region including rare air-dried cuts. The Waldorf Astoria’s signature Peacock Alley lounge has small round tables placed around a tiered fountain and a chandelier centrepiece adorned with peacock feather-shaped glass pieces. Its intimate circular bar is nestled between two dramatic, curved staircases which lead up to an atmospheric cigar bar on the mezzanine level. For those who like things a little livelier, head to the top floor of the hotel to 17 Squared Bar for high-energy clubbing.
The hotel’s spa offers an excellent range of signature treatments combined with exceptional levels of care. Featuring an underwater-themed design, the spa is a place to relax and truly unwind.
Map and travel information
Direct flights from the UK in 7 hours. Alternatively it is possible to fly to Dubai and transfer onwards by car in 45 minutes.