Very Good 387 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Complete privacy in the villas
  • The fascinating and fun falconry show
  • Invigorating Rainforest spa experience
  • Supersized bathtubs and private pools
  • Impeccable, friendly service and up-to-date amenities

What To Know

  • All the villas are one-bedroom, so it’s not ideal for families
  • Private tables atop the Saffron Tower needs to be booked weeks in advance
  • This is a traditional Arab country, so women should be dressed modestly in common areas and local women should not be photographed while in native dress
  • Shuttle service is available to the beach club, 20 minutes away
  • Transfers to/from Dubai are about $136 per car, each way


  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Banyan Tree Al Wadi in Ras Al Khaimah, you’ll be near the beach and within the region of Al Hamra Marina and Yacht Club and Iceland Water Park. This 5-star hotel is within the region of Dreamland and Umm Al Quwain Motor Racing Club.

Make yourself at home in one of the 101 air-conditioned rooms featuring private pools and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and bidets.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club and an indoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 25 km.

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, limo/town car service, and express check-in. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, A Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel
Al Mazraa
Ras Al Khaimah, 35288 United Arab Emirates


4.5 Very Good 387 Reviews
a paradise on earth
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautifully located in the heart of the desert sprawled over 550 acres natural reserve. There you can fine Oryx that is an extinct species. Beautifully arranged and decorated .Some really hot locations for photography . We took a tent villa that very spacious with a huge private infinity edge pool with a desert view. Very secure property. It gives you privacy as no one comes around your villa. They have a very organized system of pick and drop from your villa to your desired destination in the hotel by using buggies. Staff is very friendly and cooperative esp. Miss Meena Gautam .I wish her success and recommend her for any job promotion .She gave us so much attention and helped us in everything .Even presented us an enlarged and framed family photo of us with her on our check out. Food was scrumptious.They also gave us the complimentary breakfast to the family of four.
Only one sentence in the end,Excellent,excellent,excellent.

Amazing Desert Resort Experience
Reviewed 6 days ago

This property is huge and there is so many activities that one can do while staying here. From the falcon show to stargazing, horseback riding and nature walk/drive, mountain picnic etc.

As I had an early flight from Singapore, I arrived at the property really early in the morning, around 7.30AM. Kumari (Front Desk) helped me with the check-in process and she was really friendly. She took the time to explain about the activities offered and the restaurants.

The experience staying here is priceless. The villas are beautiful with a huge private pool that overlook the desert. Definitely a worth taking amazing photos. The weather was perfect.

The Rainforest treatment located beside the spa was really refreshing and relaxing.
The buffet breakfast at Kaheela restaurant had plenty to offer. You can also arrange half-board or full-board meals during your stay.

Al Wadi Desert also offers a shuttle to its sister property at Al Hamra Beach. It’s about 20 minutes and guests get to enjoy the beach over there.

There’s just too many great things to talk about. Ras Al Khaimah is one of the 7 emirates in UAE, and I strongly recommend you staying in this property and Al Hamra Beach for an unforgettable experience.

I would like to specially thank the General Manager, Mr. Amit Arora, and your team of wonderful ladies and gentlemen for making this stay an incredible one. Thank you to Arshad (Kaheela), Dickson (Concierge), Levy (Adventure Centre), Ibrahim (Guest Services) and Ayu (Spa) for all your kind help and outstanding service. First class to all of them!

Worn out
Reviewed 7 days ago

When they first opened this hotel some 7-8 years ago it was fabulous
It was run by the Banyan tree resorts
Now Ritz Cartlon
They have not renovated or improved anything
The furniture worn out , old and shabby
Worse is the customer service also went down
Extra bed used to be the sofa now they have made it worse and worse
It’s a shame this is a beautiful resort very serene and tranquil but IT NEEDS LOTS OF RENOVATION!

Visit at Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the contrast to Dubai. Seeing both areas gives a great perspective on how rapidly development has taken place.
Great hotel staff and very accommodating in every way. We had an excellent message from highly trained staff and received Excellent service from
Ganesh with our room and assistance we needed. He has a great attitude of serving others which is what we felt all over the resort.

Al Wadi Equestrian Club
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Al Wadi Equestrian Club is a beautiful stables situated in the Nature Reserve in Ras Al Khaimah at The Ritz.

All the staff are truly wonderful and make my weekly riding experience amazing.

My Guide Veer, is a great, experiences and wonderful with all the animals on the yard.

The manager of the stables Joanne is great, very helpful, and also an excellent qualified instructor.

All the animals are so well kept, and all the horses are very happy.

This is one of the best stables I’ve visited in the Middle East.