A selection of the best luxury hotels in Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. A selection by Laura Becker
Opening in May 2022, Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island is located in Ras al Khaimah, 2 km from Turtle Beach. This 5-star resort offers guests spectacular sea views, an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre, a garden, a terrace, a bar, a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a kids’ club, free WiFi, air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a TV, a balcony, a private bathroom with a shower, bed linen, towels, breakfast options, a restaurant serving American and French cuisine, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, a children’s playground, and Santorini Beach and Al Hamra Mall nearby. The nearest airport is Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, 30 km away.
Rooms: 421 Stars: 5
Situated in Ras al Khaimah, 700 metres from Jebel Jais Mountain, Bear Grylls Explorers Camp is a 5-star luxury hotel opening in October 2021. It offers accommodation with barbecue facilities and free private parking. The hotel has family rooms, each featuring a patio, private bathroom with shower and free toiletries, and a seating area with mountain views. Breakfast options include à la carte, continental and American dishes with vegetarian, vegan and halal options available. Guests can also enjoy a restaurant serving American, international and European cuisine, a shared kitchen, and a sun terrace. Activities such as cycling can be enjoyed in the surrounding area. The nearest airport is Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, 72 km away.
Rooms: 16 Stars: 5
For a luxury stay in Ras al Khaimah, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach is the perfect choice. Located on a private stretch of white sandy beach, the resort offers 32 private villas with their own pool, and an infinity pool with a seafood restaurant overlooking the Arabian Gulf. The modern interiors with a Mediterranean touch, the floor-to-ceiling windows, the flat-screen TVs and complimentary WiFi access, and the private patios with infinity pools that open directly on the beachfront make the resort a one-of-a-kind experience. The Shore House Bar serves refreshing beverages by the pool, and in-villa dining is available 24 hours. The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers a world-class wellbeing experience with four private pavilions, and a dual-space gym for an energizing workout. Guests can also enjoy a variety of activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, stand-###FINA.
Rooms: 32 Stars: 5
Experience the luxury of Hampton By Hilton Marjan Island, a 4-star resort located in Ras al Khaimah. Enjoy stunning sea views from your private balcony, a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a fitness centre, free private parking, a terrace, a restaurant, a kids’ club and free WiFi. Rooms are air-conditioned with a flat-screen TV, desk, wardrobe and a private bathroom. Start your day with a delicious breakfast, and explore the area with car hire from the resort. Take a leisurely stroll down to Turtle Beach or Al Hamra Mall, or go cycling – the perfect way to take in the beautiful scenery. Open since February 2021, Hampton By Hilton Marjan Island is the ideal spot for a getaway.
Rooms: 515 Stars: 4
Experience Arabian hospitality at its finest at the Cove Rotana Resort, Ras Al Khaimah. Located on an idyllic water inlet of the beachfront, with 2 restaurants, 4 bars, 600 metres of private beach, free WiFi, and luxury villas with garden or lagoon views, some with private pools. Enjoy a range of international cuisines, light snacks and drinks at the beach and pool-side bar. Get fit at the state-of-the-art gym and fitness classes, and enjoy a range of water sports, fishing and golf trips. The resort is only a few minutes’ drive from Ras Al Khaimah Airport and 45 minutes from Dubai. Relax, unwind and enjoy the traditional charm of the Arabian culture at the Cove Rotana Resort.
Rooms: 204 Stars: 5
This luxurious 5-star resort is situated on the northern tip of the Arabian Peninsula and provides guests with 1.5 km of private white sandy beach. The resort offers villas with furnished balconies, views of the Arabian Sea, and all the comforts for a perfect stay. Guests can enjoy a wide range of international cuisine from International, Lebanese, Mediterranean and Carribean. There are also 6 swimming pools, a 24-hour fitness centre with cardio vascular equipment, and a spa centre with various treatments. Free WiFi and private on-site parking are available, and the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is only 22 km away. Dubai International Airport is also just 75 minutes away by car, and an airport transfer service can be arranged.
Rooms: 533 Stars: 5
Situated close to Al Hamra area of Ras Al Khaimah, the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island is a luxurious hotel with 650 meters of private white sandy beach and villas with furnished balconies and views of the Arabian Sea. It offers an array of amenities including 13 restaurants & bars, a kids club, fitness centre, 7 temperature-controlled swimming pools, a spa and a Jasmine Ballroom that can accommodate up to 350 guests. Free WiFi is available in public areas. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a minibar, an electric kettle and a seating area. Some rooms offer a sofa bed and the bathrooms are fitted with a shower and bath and offer free toiletries. The Pirate Boat Aqua Zone is the ultimate water playground, with water slides, sprinklers and buckets, and the Padel tennis court is a great spot for the whole family.
Rooms: 723 Stars: 5
Marjan Island Resort & Spa is the perfect retreat for anyone looking for a luxurious and serene getaway. Located 45 minutes from Dubai, this alcohol-free resort offers spacious rooms and suites with breath-taking views, a private beach, a one-of-a-kind spa, and various leisure activities. Enjoy international cuisine, traditional Lebanese dishes, or al-fresco dining with stunning sea views. There are plenty of activities for children, including the Pirates Club and a playground. Lamar Spa provides a health club with steams, saunas, hot tubs, gyms, and indoor pools, plus a private health club for ladies. Shopping can be enjoyed at Al Hamra Mall, and the popular Ice Land Water Park is just 10 minutes away. Free private parking is available on site.
Rooms: 299 Stars: 5
Experience luxury and relaxation at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, an all-inclusive resort in Ras Al Khaimah. Enjoy the pristine beach of man-made Al Marjan Island, with unlimited food and beverage offerings from 14 dining options and daily entertainment. All rooms and suites boast a flat-screen TV, minibar and electric kettle. Some suites have a balcony with a panoramic sea view. Unwind at the outdoor pool, spa, fitness centre, kids’ club and teens’ club. Enjoy the convenience of room service, 6 a la carte restaurants, 6 bars and lounges, and a night club. The resort is 25-minutes from Ras Al Khaimah City Centre and 60-minutes from Dubai International Airport. Free private parking is available.
Rooms: 114 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates is a beautiful and vibrant city located in the northern emirates of the country. It is known for its stunning beaches, majestic mountains, and amazing cultural attractions. The city also has a number of luxury hotels that offer amazing hospitality and services to visitors.
If you are looking for a hotel in Ras Al Khaimah, here are some of the best areas to search:
1. Al Hamra: Al Hamra is one of the most popular areas in Ras Al Khaimah. It is an upscale beachfront community and is home to some of the city’s most luxurious resorts and hotels. Some of the best hotels in this area include the Ritz-Carlton Al Hamra Beach Resort, the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, and the Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort.
2. Al Marjan Island: Al Marjan Island is a stunning artificial archipelago of four islands located off the coast of Ras Al Khaimah. It is home to some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts in the city, including the Marjan Island Resort & Spa, the DoubleTree by Hilton Marjan Island, and the Marjan Island Rotana Resort & Spa.
3. Mina Al Arab: Mina Al Arab is a stunning waterfront development located on the Arabian Gulf coast of Ras Al Khaimah. It offers a variety of hotels, resorts, and apartments, including the Rixos Bab Al Bahr, the Mina Al Arab Rotana, and the Jumeirah Mina Al Arab.
4. Al Jazirah Al Hamra: Al Jazirah Al Hamra is a historic fishing village located on the Arabian Gulf coast. It is home to some of the city’s most unique and traditional hotels, including the Al Murjan Beach Resort, the Al Jazirah Al Hamra Resort & Spa, and the Al Hamra Village Resort.
5. Al Marjan: Al Marjan is a stunning coastal area located in the northern part of Ras Al Khaimah. It is home to some of the city’s most luxurious hotels, including the DoubleTree by Hilton Al Marjan Island, the Marjan Island Resort & Spa, and the Marjan Island Rotana Resort & Spa.
These are just some of the best areas to search for a hotel in Ras Al Khaimah. No matter what type of accommodation you are looking for, the city has a variety of options to meet your needs. From luxury resorts to traditional hotels, you are sure to find the perfect place to stay during your trip to this vibrant city.