Getting the royal treatment in Ras Al Khaimah
A hidden haven in the peaceful mountainous Emirate, the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is a true hidden gem. Offering the attentive service that one has come to expect from the prestigious Waldorf name, the nine stylish restaurants, lounges, and altogether opulent accommodation of the Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah guarantee that there’s no better way for you to experience the pristine views of the Arabian shoreline.
Located a mere 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, this charming beachfront resort is ideal as a quick escape for those who don’t tend to stray too far from home. With an award-winning spa on its premises and an 18-hole championship golf course at its doorstep, the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah promises a relaxing getaway and unforgettable experiences for just about everyone.
Masterfully designed by The Gallery HBA London, the resort’s interior is reminiscent to that of its New York sister without sacrificing on its own unique and distinctly Middle Eastern flavour. Subtle touches such as the lobby’s iconic “pearl” clock, which takes inspiration from the ancient astrolabe used to discern the exact prayer times in the Islamic faith, remind us of the resort’s traditional Arabic roots.
In contrast, restaurants like the esteemed Lexington Grill more accurately reflect the atmosphere of a classic New York Steakhouse, emphasising just how masterfully the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah has managed to fuse the two cultures. Laying claim to 350 metres of private beach, two temperature-controlled pools, as well as a range of meeting rooms and facilities, it is not hard to see why this resort has been granted over 100 awards and accolades since its grand opening back in 2013.
Host to countless palatial rooms and suites with sea or golf views, there’s no better location to watch the world go by. That is, until you make a visit to the resort’s glamorous 17Squared evening venue: a fabulous location on the 17th floor that offers designer drinks and views of the Ras Al Khaimah shoreline. The only thing we can’t guarantee is whether you’ll ever want to go home again.