Luxury Wilderness Escape: The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert Review

Counting down the days until lock-down is over? If you’re like us, the first thing you’ll be looking to do is embark on your next staycation. For those who enjoy commuting outside of Dubai and exploring the Emirates, we’ve got just the right plan for you. 

Nested amongst the dunes in Ras Al Khaimah, the Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert resort offers a dream-worthy experience. Not only is the private villa a luxurious paradise, the resort is itself is also surrounded by wildlife that is so pleasing to the senses. While fine luxury is a key characteristic of the villa, the complex also offers experiences suitable for the more adventurous of us – with activities like falcony and archery only a buggy ride away.

1. Arrival | Check In

Your adventure at The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert starts with a 15 minute buggy ride to your hotel room. From the lavish reception, a member of the staff will escort you to your private buggy ride to your private villa. En route to the room, you’ll get to enjoy the beauty of a 1,235-acre protected preserve and see all the wildlife.

2. The Private Villa

The private villa at The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert perfectly combines wilderness feels with luxury. A proper rainforest rejuvenation experience – the room boasts a temperature-controlled private pool overlooking the beauty of the wilderness, an Instagram-worthy terrace equipped with sun-loungers, a spacious bedroom and cozy seating area as well as a lavish bathroom. By the time you’re done with your room tour, you’ll be left in awe of this gorgeous complex.

3. Dining: Farm House

To complement your experience with a suitable dining experience, you’ll want to visit the Farm House for dinner. Offering guests a farm-like experience while maintaining luxury standards, this restaurant stands out with a beautiful desert ambiance and delicious food. Boasting gorgeous earthy tones, wood-based interiors and more, this natural open space will definitely make it to your list if you choose to dine out during your stay.

4. Bathroom Goals

Even Instagram hashtags #BathroomGoals #BathroomsofInstagram don’t do this bathroom justice. Shall we leave it at that? This bathroom was legit made for fame. Equipped with a huge tub overlooking a view, a shower and all the space – you’ll be inclined to spend the whole stay in the bathtub.

5. Outdoor Activities

Looking to try some new outdoorsy activities while the weather permits?

The resort’s Experience Concierge at The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert will ensure you’re well taken care of. Ask to have a desert trek on Camel, horseback riding experience or even a private archery lesson and they’ll have that sorted for you. Alternatively, you can arrange for a simple evening of stargazing from the comfort of your room.

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