Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah offers the ultimate desert, sea and mountain escape.
If you feel like you are stuck in a rut then it may just be time to jump into the car and head out for a short escape. We were recently invited to Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah to experience the hotel and all that it has to offer.
A drive that is just under 2 hours (if you don’t get lost), it is also scenic, with rolling sand dunes on both sides of the highway. The grand hotel has a unique location-cradled by the crimson Hajar Mountains and vast expanses of desert, the vibrant grassy plains of the Al Hamra championship golf course and the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea.
The design and style is inspired by the palaces of the Arabian Peninsula and boasts he 346 deluxe rooms and suites that offer the luxuries of space and tranquillity. Each room is luxurious and offers a range of panoramic views of the Arabian Sea, championship golf course, the majestic Hajjar Mountains and long stretches of white sandy beaches.
Since Ras Al Khaimah is situated on the west coast of the UAE, its warm blue water offers the perfect year round temperature for deep sea fishing, fly fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, SCUBA diving, banana and donut rides, wake boarding, snorkelling, sailing and water skiing. There is also the option to go kayaking in the mangroves.
For those who want to switch off, a treatment at the spa is a must-try to restore personal wellbeing and simply relax. But if you would rather spend time by the beach, then do make sure you book the Bath Master, a true Waldorf Astoria exclusive sensory experience, that allows guests to draw their bath and choose from a scent menu to suit their needs. A deluxe menu of bath infusions and fragrances allows you to unwind in the comfort of your room. The bath master choices range from milk and honey, floral, green tea fusion, citrus to anti-stress.
The hotel has a variety of bespoke restaurants and bars, offering an exclusive range of dining and entertainment experiences to suit every mood and taste. For casual dining Azure offers a culinary selection of healthy, light meals that you can enjoy by the poolside. For dinner we recommend UMI, a trendy Japanese restaurant that offers a live Teppenyaki station and the freshest sushi and sashimi. Lexington Grill is the award-winning, refined eatery offering a delicious, unassuming menu of celestial steaks and the freshest seafood, flown in from around the world. It also features air-dried beef cuts which cannot be found elsewhere in the Middle East.
The Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah offers that perfect weekend getaway that is worth booking anytime you are craving a quick break.
Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah
Vienna Street, Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E
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