IN PARTNERSHIP: As the UAE enjoys the best weather of the year, it’s the ideal time to get out and explore and we’ve found the perfect place to do just that.

Hidden amidst the dunes of the Arabian desert lies the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Wadi Desert, a resort embodying the epitome of pure luxury.

For those looking to truly escape this winter, here’s why this luxe getaway will tick every box.

The Privacy

Ritz Carlton Al Wadi Desert

With 100 Bedouin-inspired villas taking guests back to the country’s archives, each stay at this property is beyond the norm. The all-villa resort provides guests with complete privacy as each has its own private entrance and private pool, with the option for in-villa dining also.

The Adventure

To ensure visitors are entertained round the clock, there’s a plethora of adventurous activities to ensure a stay at the hotel is an exhilarating one. From equestrian activities, bird-spotting, biking, archery and camel riding lessons, the list is endless. One-a-kind activities include the Full Moon Camel Ride, where guests can enjoy a magical journey under the open sky with the full moon followed by a stargazing experience, and the Interactive Falcon & Owl Show, where guests can learn about the significance of falconry in Bedouin culture and see the display which features the desert eagle owl, barn owl and Harris hawk.

Equestrian Al Wadi

For horse lovers, there’s an endless list of equestrian activities, be it simple lessons, an equestrian adventure, a moonlit horse ride with your significant other and more, all available at the Al Wadi Equestrian Center. In keeping with the equestrian theme is the newly opened dining experience The Paddock Café provides the perfect gourmet meeting place for hotel guests and local visitors. Items on the menu are inspired by the 16 horses at the stables.

The Food

Moon Bar

As well as the newly opened Paddock Cafe, there’s a plethora of dining options for guests to experience at the resort. This includes the niche farm-to-table concept available at the Farmhouse, a Moroccan inspired dining experience at Moorish, a buffet-style concept with flavours the Middle East and India at all-day dining restaurant Kaheela and a more casual setting for sundowners and shisha at Moon Bar. The resort also hosts intimate dining options including chef-led experiences and private dining experiences.

The Relaxation

Brimming with nomadic heritage, this stunning destination ensures tranquillity in every corner. To truly relax and revitalise, escape to the Al Wadi Desert spa and immerse yourself in its signature Rainforest experience which combines European hydrothermal culture with Middle Eastern bathing rituals. Featuring 16 stations, featuring a series of steam showers, hammam, Ice Igloo and more, the entire experience will help to cleanse and detox the whole body.

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