Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi, Desert, Ras Al Khaimah
Amid stretches of desert sand in tranquil Wadi Khadeja, an oasis of peace awaits at Banyan Tree Al Wadi. A sanctuary surrounded by the evergreen ghaf tree, a luxury desert resort in the United Arab Emirates to offer all-pool villas. Experience magical Arabian nights and the romance of living like the nomads of yore, complete with Asian-inspired hydrotherapy spa facilities, a dedicated nature reserve, and private beach access at Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach.
An Arabian wildlife experience awaits within the nature reserve, home to local desert fauna such as Arabian gazelles, camels and oryxes, offering guests a unique opportunity to interact with and observe these gentle creatures up close.
Location and Transfers
Situated in Wadi Khadeja in the northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport.
The elegant fortress-like façade of the resort holds true to traditional Arabic architecture, blending harmoniously with the rolling desert dunes. Consisting of 101 pool-villas, the tented pool-villas emulate the nomadic tent style of Bedouin tribes, while the deluxe pool-villas depict the traditional mud brick architecture of Ras Al Khaimah.
Al Rimal Deluxe Pool Villa – with awe-inspiring views of the lush green oasis, tinged with the terracotta hues of the scorched desert sand, the 158 sqm Al Rimal Pool Villa features a private sundeck and swimming pool. The architecture resembles traditional mud brick Arabic homes presented in a modern, sophisticated way. King-sized bedroom with canopied ceilings, along with Arabic artwork and antiques, merging the best of tradition and modernity. Living area facing the pool with executive desk and sofa bed. Private sundeck and 26 sqm temperature controlled infinity swimming pool
Beachfront Pool Villa – escape to 170 sqm of pure indulgence with the sands and waters of the Arabian Gulf lapping right at your doorstep – emulating the nomadic tents of Bedouin tribes, creating a feeling of pure romance and relaxation. Each of these meticulously designed villas lets you enjoy the freedom of a personal pool, your very own day-bed to stretch out on, or simply bask on sun lounges in your own beach cabana.
King-sized canopy bedroom with romantic and island-inspired touches. Private sundeck and temperature regulated pool. Small living area with sofa. Windows surrounding the villa offer an awe-inspiring view of the Arabian Sea. Individual beach cabanas where guest can enjoy lounging in the sun or having a romantic dinner at sunset
Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa – this 253 sqm Bedouin-style desert dwelling is the elemental inner sanctum for world-weary nomads, an oasis of serenity.
Superior bedroom with windows surrounding it, sofa bed and executive desk. Spacious bathroom with space for private In-Villa spa treatments. Guests can enjoy their private In-Villa barbecue on the terrace with a personal butler. Private sundeck and 30sqm temperature controlled infinity swimming pool
Al Sahari Tented Pool Villa – resting dunes-apart, the Al Sahari Tented Pool Villa offers a romantic hideaway and a heightened sense of being. Flowing canopied ceilings create an intimate space where modern luxuries merge seamlessly alongside Arabic artwork and antiques. Designed to promote escapism, indulge in a selection of pampering spa treatments in the villa’s dedicated spa treatment room or unwind in the pool overlooking undulating desert sand.
Superior bedroom with windows surrounding it, sofa bed and executive desk. Spacious bathroom with space for private In-Villa spa treatments. Sand dunes apart provide privacy and intimacy for the guest. Private sundeck and 30sqm temperature controlled infinity swimming pool. Guests can enjoy a private In-Villa barbecue on the terrace with a personal butler
Al Waha – located off the resort’s main block, Al Waha, meaning Oasis in Arabic, serves popular international fare and local Arabic specialties
Saffron – Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant offering authentic Thai cuisine
Samar Lounge – a double-storey cove with atmospheric lighting and intimate cushioned corners, Samar Lounge features an exceptional wine selection from across the globe, as well as fine cigars and signature cocktails
Sands – located at the Beach Club House adjacent to the community pool, Sands provides a healthy selection of International and Caribbean cuisine prepared by the chefs at the beach grill
Zahara’s – with its ultra modern interior and large outside terrace offering scenic water views, Zahara’s provides the perfect atmosphere either for that important business lunch or for those special occasions
Moon Bar – located on the upper deck of Samar Lounge, is an exquisitely designed roof terrace lounge serving shisha
Saffron Tower – follow the alluring scent of romance for a dinner adventure in the wild heart of the Al Wadi desert
Arabian or Western Style BBQ – a personal chef and butler await you at your private dining platform, preparing your preferred choice of barbecue
Facilities and Activities
Activity Centre – guests can participate in a multitude of activities, including horseback-riding, camel safaris and bike trails
Falconry Mews – an indoor & outdoor facility, structured to integrate the highly specialised breeding of indigenous raptors
Falconry Deck – provides guests with a panoramic view of Al Wadi Nature Reserve to enjoy the region’s most exclusive & dynamic raptor show
Kid’s Club – welcomes children from the age of 4 years
Golf Academy – multi-purpose centre consists of two designated indoor and outdoor studios, giving coach and student the comfort of an indoors environment with the benefits of outdoor ball flights
Golf – at the Al Hamra Golf Club 20 minutes from the resort
Beach Club – offers snorkelling, water-skiing, wake-boarding, sailing, schooner-chartering, fishing and scuba-diving trips
The Stables – horseriding
Bird Watching Hide
Khan Zaman Tent – be taken back in time when you enter the resort’s traditional Bedouin tent on the fringe of the nature reserve and head out on a swaying camel to take in the beauty of an Arabian Sunset