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Top five hotels and resorts in RAK for an unforgettable experience this summer

Looking for the perfect place to enjoy the sweltering summer days? Check out some of the most beautiful hotel destinations in Ras Al Khaimah. Here are our picks for the top five hotels and resorts that will leave you mesmerised, even after your stay.

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Waldorf Astoria is a very alluring, beachfront property that offers a fantastic atmosphere, warm and welcoming staff, an 18-hole golf course, opulent rooms and amazing views. These assets will satisfy even the toughest critic.

This award-winning hotel is a proud recipient of the 2015 Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Award, as well as the 2014 World Travel Award for Best Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah, and the 2013 MENA Silver Travel Award for Best New 5 Star Hotel.

Here’s a word of advice: book the Junior Suite. It is budget-friendly and comes with a balcony that has a breathtaking view of the azure waters of the Arabian Sea.


+971 7 2035555


Rixos Bab Al Bahr Hotel

Just by looking at the hotel’s exterior, you can tell it is going to be extraordinary. Situated in the luxurious Al Marjan Island, Rixos Bab Al Bahr comprises three attention-grabbing, pyramid-shaped structures that are complemented by a superb resort facility and first-class service.

Stay at this 632-key hotel and you will get to enjoy not only an impressive view of the Arabian Gulf, but also a range of relaxing amenities: 14 dining options along with daily entertainment, a luxurious spa, a temperature-controlled swimming pool, fun water activities, well-appointed rooms, and a tennis court, among other features. 

You will definitely treasure the legendary Rixos experience.


+971 7 2444400


Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach

If a magical, private retreat is what you are looking for, Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach should be at the top of your list. Tagged as one of the country’s most exclusive beach resorts, the property provides its guests with more than just stunning views of golden sands and desert greenery. It lets you experience the world of Bedouin living.

The hotel accommodates guests in its beautifully designed, modern Arabian-themed villas. It pampers them with a holistic spa service and healthy international cuisine. Guests can also enjoy myriad activities such as fishing expeditions, snorkelling, and scuba diving.

Banyan Tree will surely leave you wanting to stay longer when it is time to check out of this tranquil place.


+971 7 2067777


Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa

This five-star resort and spa has one of the longest beachfronts, with a 1.5-kilometre crescent-shaped shoreline. The beach resort oasis has 475 deluxe rooms with LCD TV, floor-to-ceiling windows, large beds and soft pillows that offer guests extreme comfort and an easy-going pace. You can book any room that suits your budget, and still get the same picturesque sunset view as the more expensive rooms.

Moreover, the beach resort offers a wide selection of dining choices, including four speciality restaurants, making it a great place for foodies. In case you long to experience the Arabian adventure, the concierge can arrange a trip on your behalf to go on a mountain expedition, ride on the sand dunes or cruise in a traditional dhow. The hospitable staff will help make your stay a truly memorable one.


+971 7 2288844


The Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah

Considered Ras Al Khaimah’s “hidden” treasure, The Cove is literally hidden behind a high wall. It is very private and just right for anyone who wants to escape the stressful city life.

The property flaunts a glorious architecture that is influenced by contemporary Arabian design, projecting the country’s rich culture and unique charm. The Cove has 201 relaxing rooms and several luxury villas that are very spacious and thoughtfully designed. The elegance of the property is matched by superb service from the staff – just what you would expect from a five-star hotel.

The Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah has been nominated for this year’s World Luxury Hotel Awards. In 2013 and 2014, it was named as the Best Luxury Coastal Resort by the same organisation.


+971 7 2066000



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