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7645 06 Sep 2021

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Resorts' Arabian Desert and Island Inspired Experiences

Create unforgettable memories with an array of activities and signature experiences at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach and The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 6 September 2021 Home to pure luxury, paired with unique desert adventures and boutique island-inspired experiences, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach and The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert invite guests to create unforgettable memories whilst partaking in an array of unforgettable activities and signature experiences from one of its 100 private pool villas.

Desert experiences await at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. Situated within the secluded Al Wadi Nature Reserve, the property is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Bedouin architecture, seamlessly blending into the surrounding desert landscapes. This tranquil resort has so much to offer, from intimate dining to transformative spa and wellness experiences alongside an unparalleled choice of al-fresco activities and wildlife encounters, an ideal destination for creating #RCMemories with loved ones.

Alternatively, escape to an island-inspired resort at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach. With just 32 private villas, guests can enjoy the privacy of their own swimming pool and an expansive private garden with Cabana, with some opening directly onto the secluded stretch of pure white sandy beach. A host of water based activities are on offer, from boating, paddle boarding, fishing and kayaking to exploring coral reefs, or simply floating in the sparkling Arabian Sea, all rounded off by a variety of signature wellness and culinary experiences.

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A Archery

Available at both The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach and The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, adults and children can master the art of archery with the resorts recurve target archery sessions. Daytime and evening sessions are held along the white sandy beach of The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach with a stunning backdrop of the pristine Arabian Gulf, or against the golden sandscapes of The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert.

Duration: 45 minutes

Price: AED 125 per child, AED 190 per adult, AED 310 per couple (Al Wadi Desert)

Price: AED 100 per child, AED 150 per adult, AED 260 per couple (Al Hamra Beach)

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B Bird Watching

If you are an avid bird watcher, seeking to lose yourself in nature or immerse your little ones in a unique discovery experience, the desert bird-watching experience is an ideal way to explore. The guided adventure takes you on two wheels or four wheels, using spotter scopes, binoculars and identification books, as you spot migratory and resident birds throughout the resort.

Duration: 90 minutes

Price: AED 125 per child, AED 250 per adult, AED 375 per couple

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C Culinary Specials

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beachs signature restaurant, Shore House, invites guests to sample an array of curated dishes uniquely crafted by the resorts renowned culinary team. Specialising in grilled seafood and BBQ delicacies, the poolside restaurant overlooks the mesmerising coastline of Ras Al Khaimah.

Price: Ala Carte

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D Desert Exploration (guided)

Connect with Mother Nature and discover the secrets of the Arabian dunes, whilst encountering the rich flora and fauna surrounding the resort. From the powerful Arabian Oryx to the bashful Arabian Gazelles, and recently introduced Blackbuck antelope, the team of knowledgeable interpretive nature guides will explain the ways of the desert. This fun activity is perfect for the whole family and is allowed for guests over 16 years old.

Duration: 120 minutes

Price: AED 270 per adult

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E E-fat Bike

Hop on a specially designed electronic fat bike and explore the desert as you climb the rolling sand dunes and experience a downhill thrill, with greater ease. This new exhilarating activity offer guests a unique way to tour the desert and provide a workout for beginner and experienced bike riders alike. The guided ride can be scheduled with experienced rangers and will offer the opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna of the Al Wadi Nature Reserve along the route.

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: AED 270 per adult, AED 430 per couple

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F Full Moon Camel Ride

Experience an exclusive full moon camel ride in the heart of the stunning Al Wadi Nature Reserve. Taking place during the full moon nights of each month (including a night before and a night after) guests at the Al Wadi Desert resort can enjoy a magical camel ride under the open sky followed by a stargazing experience.

Duration: 30 minutes experience (only available during the full moon)

Price: AED 535 per couple

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G Guided Desert Trail

Connect with nature whilst riding through the desert on two wheels. Take part of a guided desert tour via desert fat bikes through the golden sand dunes with the chance to view desert wildlife such as the Arabian Oryx and Arabian Gazelle.

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: AED 160 per adult

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H Horse Lead Ride

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert offers an interactive Horse Lead Ride activity to guests of ages above 4 years. Riders can set off to explore the reserve and may encounter wildlife and an abundance of birdlife. The resorts Equestrian Center boasts spacious facilities, including paddocks and an arena.

Duration: 30 minutes

Price: AED 205 per person

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I Interactive Falcon Owl Show

Witness the majestic beauty of the Al Wadi resorts resident falcons, owls and eagles in an interactive show with your family and loved-ones. Guests can get an opportunity to learn more about the importance of falconry in the Bedouin culture during an educational display that features the desert eagle owl, barn owl and Harris hawk.

Duration: 45 minutes

During sunset

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J Jebel Jais Inspired Barbecue

Guests at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert can enjoy a variety of destination dining experiences in the middle of the resorts desert during cooler months. The resorts talented Ladies and Gentlemen create a unique Arabic-inspired BBQ set up for guests who would like to indulge in a secluded dining experience at the resort with their loved-ones.

Price: Starting at AED 800

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K Kayaking

Indulge in an adventurous kayaking activity over the calming blue water of The Arabian Gulf at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach. Choose from a solo or couples kayak and explore the pristine coastline.

Duration: 45 minutes

Price: AED 160 double kayak, AED 80 single kayak

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L Lion of the Sea Cruise

A one of a kind romantic journey awaits. Step aboard the Al Hamra Beachs magnificent Lion of the Sea and cruise along the coasts of the Arabian Gulf. Guests can enjoy a specially arranged picnic while sailing away with their loved one.

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: AED 375 per couple, including picnic basket and beverages

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M Morning Run

With so much to see at both the Al Wadi Desert and Al Hamra Beach resorts, guests can embrace the most beautiful part of the day with a sunrise run along the beach or along the desert dunes. This is a great way to encounter native wildlife and admire the migratory and resident birds as they engage in morning song.

Duration: at leisure

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N Night Walk

Led by a knowledgeable guide, the night walk at the Al Wadi Desert resort is a great way to connect with nature and see the resorts in a whole new light underneath the stars. Youll have the opportunity to spot nocturnal animals in all their glory including foraging desert hedgehogs, wily desert fox, and frog-eyed geckos.

Duration: 45 minutes

Price: AED 125 per child, AED 190 per adult, AED 310 per couple

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O Outstanding Fitness Facilities

For guests looking to stay fit during their stay, both resorts offer 24-hour modern fitness centres, with a wide range of weights and cardio equipment that support individual fitness goals.

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P Paddle Boarding

Quickly becoming the most popular water-sport across the globe, guests can take part in Stand-Up Paddle boarding and embark on a morning experience and explore coral reefs and the tranquil waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Duration: 45 minutes

Price: AED 160 per board

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Q Quiet Reading Time

Nestled in the midst of a scenic nature reserve, The Al Wadi Desert secluded oasis is set amongst 500 hectares of desert conservation allowing visitors to experience quietness and enjoy pure tranquillity. Grab your favourite book and find a quite reading spot under a Ghaf tree or at the comfort of your own private pool and enjoy a quite reading time while being surrounded by the resorts dazzling flora and fauna.

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R Rainforest

Combining European hydrothermal culture with traditional Middle Eastern bathing rituals, The Rainforest Experience found at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert offers a one of a kind experience with 16 different stations, each travelling one step further in the journey to relaxation, creating a rejuvenating sanctuary in the heart of the desert.

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: From AED 159 per person (Guests must be above 16 years old)

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S Stargazing

There is nothing quite like looking up at the stars and enjoying the peaceful and serene experience away from the buzzing city lights. A breathtaking view awaits as guests can request a specialised astronomy expert that will guide them through learning about the solar system, spot stars, constellations, visible planets and galaxies.

Duration: 45 minutes

Price: AED 190 per child, AED 251 per adult, AED 375 per couple

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T Tree Planting

Emphasising the importance of sustaining and preserving the environment, Al Wadi Desert offers tree planning in the Heritage Forest. The hotel has planted 600 native Ghaf trees so far and aims to plant 200 more by 2023 . It is an ideal activity to become one with nature and engage little ones in learning about Mother Nature.

Price: AED 160 per tree

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U Ultimate Desert Experience Package

For an immersive adventure, this ultimate package allows you to choose among the myriad of Al Wadi experiences including archery, horse lead ride or stargazing to name a few, at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. After a full day of activities, you can relax in your private pool villa with a luxury stay in one of the resorts premium Tented villa or choose to enjoy delicious dining opportunities at one of the four restaurants.

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V Vintage Drive

Embark on a sunset vintage drive in a 1952 Land Rover across 500 hectares of Al Wadi Nature Reserve nestled in the Arabian Desert. Inclusive of a picnic basket filled with all your favourite savoury and sweet snacks as well as a bottle of bubbles, be captivated by the golden sunset, watching it set over the sandy dunes.

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: AED 125 per child, AED 2,000 per couple

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W Wildlife Feeding Experience

This early morning wildlife feeding experience offered in the Al Wadi Desert Nature Reserve allows guest the opportunity to get up close and personal while feeding the resident Arabian Oryx and Gazelles from an open vehicle. Led by a knowledgeable guide, this unique opportunity is perfect for both kids and adults to enjoy.

Duration: 30 minutes

Price: AED 125 per child, AED 160 per adult

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X Xfoliating Treatments

Main your glow with the smoothest, softest skin ever by indulging in a nourishing and indulgent Nourished Glow body treatment followed by a relaxing and personalized back massage.

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: AED 650 per person

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Y Yoga

End your day right with a sunset yoga session on the beach. Watch the sun set as its golden reflection appears on the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf as you practice a series of yoga to enhance your well-being and grant peace to your soul.

Duration: 90 minutes (private class)

Price: AED 270 per adult, AED 430 per couple

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Z Zzzz A Good Night Sleep

Luxury knows no bounds at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah resorts. With secluded private villas and spacious beds that guarantee an uninterrupted relaxing nights sleep.

Booking: For reservations or more information, please contact: +971 7 206 7777, or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/alhamrabeach or www.ritzcarlton.com/alwadidesert

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