For the latest information on COVID-19 travel restrictions please see our Coronavirus FAQs page

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Wadi Desert

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 658 reviews

Read more about this Hotel


A private pool in each villa. Views of the surrounding desert dunes. Located an hour and a half away from Dubai, the Al Wadi Desert provides Arabian hospitality in the stunning desert landscape of Ras Al Khaimah. A perfect pick to infuse a holiday to the United Arab Emirates with luxury, this hotel is family-friendly as well as being worthy of a truly romantic getaway for two.

How far is the nearest beach?

The hotel is approximately 25km from the beach.

Distance from airport

It is 124km from Al Maktoum Airport to the hotel. Dubai Airport is 90km away and Abu Dhabi Airport is 205km away.


There are 101 Bedouin-inspired luxury Villas at the hotel, each featuring private pools, a sun lounger, FREE Wi-Fi, LCD TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can choose from Al Rimal Pool Villas, Al Rimal Enclosed Pool Villas (covered for maximum privacy), Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villas and Al Sahari Pool Villas, for the next level in spaciousness and exclusivity.

Food & drink

The main restaurant, Kaheela, is named after the Arabic word for oasis. It truly lives up to its title, providing sumptuous buffet meals against the dramatic backdrop of the surrounding desert. Additionally, guests can visit the Al Wadi Tower for lunch and dinner or the Moorish Restaurant for evening Indian cuisine. In winter the Moon Bar serves tapas, drinks and shisha with views of the dunes and you can even eat under the stars with a private butler with the Dining on the Dunes experience.

Sports & entertainment

The five-star facilities at this hotel include a spa with an array of indulgent treatments, as well as outdoor activities in the Al Wadi Nature Reserve such as archery, biking, nature and bird-watching walks, stable tours and stargazing. Ritz Kids, the hotel’s kids club (ages 4 and up), offers activities including pony rides, archery, video games and bedtime stories under the stars.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Archery
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Gym
  • Horse Riding
  • Internet Access
  • Kids Club
  • Library
  • Romantic
  • Room Service (Extra Fee)
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Spa
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi