DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island

Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai Beaches and beyond

The hotel

For travellers who aren’t satisfied with a simple ‘one pool, one bar, one restaurant’ kind of holiday, this island escape overflows with choice. Its private white sand beach accompanies seven fabulous swimming pools, including a pirate-themed aqua zone for children to cool off on sun-soaked Marjan Island. It has 12 places to drink and dine, from family-style Italian Vespa to the gastropub food and fun of The Anchor, and the Arabic snacks and shisha of ShoFee Rooftop Bar. And, while the beachfront setting, eforea spa, and contemporary styling of Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island attract couples and groups of friends, families get the bonus of the kids’ club’s climbing wall, Arcade Zone, and huge playground with its climbing structures, trampolines and shaded toddler area.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Marjan Island, linked by road to Ras Al Khaimah. Transfer time from Dubai International Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

All with balcony or terrace with direct beach access, sea, pool or garden views, 42” flat-screen TV, WiFi, clock radio with MP3 connection, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobes, and slippers. Guest Room Pool View are located in the Villa building and feature a furnished balcony and 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option: includes all meals listed below 

  • Breakfast at Al Marjan or Bay Club
  • Lunch at Al Marjan or Bay Club
  • Snacks and sandwiches at Brasserie Terrace or Bayview
  • Dinner at Al Marjan or Bay Club

Includes beer, local wine, spirits, cocktails, mocktails, juice, water, soft drinks (limited brands according to the Hotel’s All Inclusive formula). All Inclusive excludes room service and mini-bar. Clients receive a food credit if they wish to dine in one of the à la carte restaurants. All Inclusive meals starts with the lunch after guest’s check-in and ends with breakfast prior to guest’s check out.

Dine Around option: includes all meals listed below

  • Breakfast at Al Marjan or Bay Club
  • Lunch at Al Marjan or Bay Club
  • Snacks and sandwiches at Brasserie Terrace or Bayview
  • Dinner at Al Marjan or Bay Club
  • The choice of a set menu for dinner in one of the à la carte restaurants per day (Vespa, Brasserie, Sanchaya and Meze). 

Includes beer, local wine, spirits, cocktails, mocktails, juice, water, soft drinks (brands according to the Hotel's Dine Around formula). Dine Around excludes room service and mini-bar.

The hotel reserves the right to amend or change its All Inclusive formula.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and dinner in the Al Marjan restaurant.;

Full Board option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Al Marjan restaurant. 

Guest Room Sea View have Arabian Gulf views from the balcony, 1 king-size bed and a rollaway bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Rooms are 45 sq m, are in the Villa Building with views of the gardens. Each room has 2 queen-size beds and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Room Sea View are 45 sq m, are in the Villa Building, and have Arabian Gulf views. Each room has 2 queen-size beds and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Rooms with Balcony are 45 sq m, are in the Villa Building, and have a garden view from the balcony, mini fridge, seating area with sofa. Each room has 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Rooms with Sea View and Balcony are 45 sq m, are in the Villa Building, and have Arabian Gulf views from the balcony, seating area with sofa. Each room has 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Bay Club Beach Front Rooms with sea view are 45 sq m, are located on the higher floors with uninterrupted sea views from a spacious balcony, and have a chaise lounge and armchair with ottoman. Each room has 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Bay Club Sea Front Rooms with beach access are 45 sq m and are located on the ground floor offering direct beach access. Each room has 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Two Queen Bed Bay Club Beach Front Rooms with sea view are 45 sq m, and are on higher floors with uninterrupted views from the balcony. Each room has 2 queen-size beds and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Two Queen Bed Bay Club Sea Front Rooms are 45 sq m, and are on the ground floor with direct beach access. Each room has 2 queen-size beds and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

7 restaurants including; Vespa (family-style Italian, open daily for dinner and Fri-Sat for lunch), Al Marjan (all-day dining International buffet with themed dinners, dancers on Friday), Brasserie (classic European menu with home-style food, open daily for dinner and Fri-Sat for lunch), The Anchor (British and European classics, gastropub style, darts, pool and big screen games, DJ nights, open for dinner), BayClub Restaurant (all-day dining, International buffet), Sanchaya (progressive Chinese cuisine) and Meze (authentic Turkish cuisine). 5 bars including; The Lobby Lounge (light snacks, refreshments and tea/coffee, 24-hour), Boardwalk (pool bar, fresh juices, mocktails, and snacks), ShoFee Rooftop Bar (Arabic snacks and shisha), BayView (pool bar serving refreshing beverages by the infinity pool) and Islander’s Coffee House (light snacks). 7 pools including 2 kids' pools in addition to an indoor pool. Pirate Boat Aqua Zone (kids' aqua park with water slides, water buckets, and sprinklers). Private 650 metre beach. eforea Spa* (7 treatment rooms including a couples room, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room). 24-hour fitness centre. Tennis court access. Water sports*. New beach facilities with water trampoline and inflatable football game. Entertainment including DJ nights, belly dancing, and live band (nightly). XclusiV Night Club. Kids' club (for 4-12 year old). Outdoor playground. Babysitting*. Shopping arcade with gift shop, ice cream shop, hair salon and photography shop). Concierge. Currency exchange. Laundry* and valet services. Transport services (local area). Room service*. Signature chocolate chip cookie on arrival.

* Denotes local charge.

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Mar 23, 2020 anonymousK1016KU Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Pools ,restaurants all closed ,dont bother going ...no service, no internet, no tv, no hot water !! Seriously, dont bother going as everything is closed and if you want a la carte they treat you like you are abnormal for not wanting room service .... There is only a cafe open and one pool !! Maintenance took 2 hours to come and then only hot water… Read more
Pools ,restaurants all closed ,dont bother going ...no service, no internet, no tv, no hot water !! Seriously, dont bother going as everything is closed and if you want a la carte they treat you like you are abnormal for not wanting room service .... There is only a cafe open and one pool !! Maintenance took 2 hours to come and then only hot water in the morning...tv and internet constantly interrupted! They treat their customers like cattle ! Good luck .... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great experience in ras al khaimah

Mar 20, 2020 Hanifan131

We went there for a much-needed family break during these time. The hotel has a lot to offer to keep the kids entertained. Loved our room, the beach, and all three pools 👍 Salut for the staffs, Ms. Jarina and Ms. Suci whom we met at the restaurant who went beyond with their help and hospitality. Would definitely love to stay there again 👍👍
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Isolated, property with many amenities

Mar 19, 2020 ZoomLady El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

I stayed for two nights on a small tour, sharing a room with a friend. RAK City is relatively new and the resorts are impressive in their size and amenities. That said, without a car, you feel largely stuck at the resort, forced to pay high prices for food and far from any shopping areas (the resort's shops are crap) and other activities. If you… Read more
I stayed for two nights on a small tour, sharing a room with a friend. RAK City is relatively new and the resorts are impressive in their size and amenities. That said, without a car, you feel largely stuck at the resort, forced to pay high prices for food and far from any shopping areas (the resort's shops are crap) and other activities. If you know that going in, you'll be fine. There are plenty of pools to choose from, including adult-only, and the gulf is just past the pools, so plenty of swimming and sunbathing options. We never had trouble finding an open chaise lounge or chair (no charge for seats or pool towels), and we ate at the outdoor restaurant near the villa pool and the service was great; they even brought over an umbrella to shade our table. We ate at the Vespa Italian restaurant, Anchor Brew & Grill, and Meze--all excellent. And the food quality and amount is very good. Our room was in the main hotel and had a view of the beach and adults-only pool, which was lovely. Without a car, I felt trapped at the resort, but no doubt many people take vacations to simply relax and this is a great place to do that if you have the money. I didn't find the staff particularly helpful in the lobby. Nearly all of them seemed like every question they were asked was a bother. Be aware that their sales team members will come around at the pool pushing their spa treatments and hair salon. They are easily waved off, but I found it irritating, all the same. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paradise - great location, facilities & staff

Mar 18, 2020 mpol55 Doncaster, United Kingdom

Just returned from a week in paradise, this hotel and facilities offer everything you want and also the customer service to match. Extremely clean hotel - thank you Bela for making our room so lovely. Thank you also to Anil at the infinity pool bar, excellent service and always with a smile 😊.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Holiday

Mar 17, 2020 chriswG8903QS Lincoln, United Kingdom

Room 614 all inclusive package. Our room was well appointed with everything one would expect from this standard of hotel with a view of the beach. The staff in the hotel were all excellent giving a absolutely first class service with a special mention in the buffet restaurant to Suman & Grace . We visited all the restaurants and found the… Read more
Room 614 all inclusive package. Our room was well appointed with everything one would expect from this standard of hotel with a view of the beach. The staff in the hotel were all excellent giving a absolutely first class service with a special mention in the buffet restaurant to Suman & Grace . We visited all the restaurants and found the service and standard of food to be a very good standard our favorite was probably the Meze with excellent service from Mary Rose. Standard of drinks on offer were of a good standard and in all the restaurants your wine glass was always promptly replenished. My only criticism and that's not with the hotel that when booking through BA 's website it wasn't clear that there were different levels of all inclusive, within our package you were only limited a choice of three items from each course which was quite limiting and during check in no one explained this or offered the chance to up grade, having said that all the meals were excellent. Would I visit this hotel again, most definitely. Read less