The Ritz Carlton Al Wadi

The most incredible romantic & luxury hideaway


A 45-minute scenic drive from Dubai International Airport. This Bedouin-style oasis is nestled within the 500-hectare protected Al Wadi Nature Reserve, where indigenous wildlife such as antelopes, Arabian oryx and gazelles stop by to greet guests.

By arrival you will dive into a thousand- and one-night experience, you will not forget.


Drawing on Arabian culture and tradition (think Bedouin-inspired tented suites and mud-brick villas, traditional watchtowers, intricate latticework and decorative lanterns), the renovated property offers a real sense of place.

The resort has 101 renovated Bedouin-inspired luxury villas with private pools, designed by renowned architect and interior designer Kristina Zanic. There is a strong focus on local tradition, with the theme of Arabian hospitality matched by modern elegance. The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, making outdoor activities an integral part of your stay.


The standard ‘room’ at Al Wadi Desert is the 1,700 square foot Al Rimal villa.  This is likely to be bigger than where you live!  All villas come with a private pool. Décor and interior is breathtaking and has a twist between modern elegant and Arabian culture.

Villas include private pools, desert views, and ornate Arabian furnishings. Select villas offer terraces, soaking bathtubs, and sun lounges.

The Al Rimal villas look like a mini housing estate from the outside but the interiors, fully renovated this summer, look very impressive.  There are two versions.  One has a walled-in pool and the other is open to the desert. You will wake up in the morning and see gazelles walking by. Simply breathtaking.

Service & facilities

Service is highly professional, discreet and genuinely warm. You will experience high end hospitality here. You could stay here for 1,001 nights and still not get bored, with activities ranging from horse riding and sunset camel treks into the desert to falcon shows and stargazing from a private platform-cum-helipad.

To find out more, ask the Experience Concierge, who can organize a personalized itinerary based on individual interests – making the most of the surrounds and Bedouin culture.

Kaheela Restaurant serves Middle Eastern and Indian flavors. Farmhouse offers a farm-to-fork concept, focusing on wild meats, homegrown vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Moorish provides a Moroccan ambiance and Spanish tapas paired with a glass of sangria. Experience outdoor barbecue overlooking the desert at Kan Zaman, or sip a cocktail under the stars at the Moon Bar. Enjoy afternoon tea in the ornate Lobby Lounge.

The sumptuous spa houses 10 royal and deluxe pavilions and runs with a circuit of 16 different hydrotherapies. The spa features an indoor hydrotherapy pool known as “The Rainforest” and a fitness center. Spa treatments draw inspiration from ancient healing traditions to combat the elements of the desert. Signature rituals feature locally sourced ingredients including turmeric and sesame seeds.

Function space

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert offers a large collection of meeting venues to host events luxurious and intimate.

There is endless opportunities and venues here to rent or privatize. Many of the outdoor spaces surround guests with nature, whether perched on a falconry deck or overlooking the sand dunes. They are perfect for dinner galas, wedding ceremonies or corporate events. Product placements or car launches will find most perfect requirements for a successful execution here.

To see all available meeting and event spaces please follow the link here


For more information or bookings, please visit

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

Al Mazraa, Wadi Khadija.
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 72067777

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