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 delivers copious choice. Its private white sand beach accompanies seven fabulous swimming pools, including a pirate themed aqua park for children, with buckets, slides and sprinklers for cooling off on sun-soaked Marjan Island. It has 12 places to dine and drink, 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 (breakfast, lunch, dinner) at the main restaurant Al Marjan or lunch snacks, open bar at the main hotel and the beach club from 12:00pm-12:00am which includes beer, wine, whisky (regular brands) vodka and gin (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 three buffet meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) at the main restaurant Al Marjan, and the choice of a set menu for dinner in one of the à la carte restaurants per day (Vespa, Brasserie, Sanchaya and Meze). Lunch snacks are available by the pool and an open bar is offered at the main hotel and pool bar from 12:00pm-3:00am which includes beer, wine, whisky (regular brands) vodka and gin (limited 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 dinner in the Al Marjan restaurant. 

Full Board option: includes 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.

Customers who book Bay Club rooms benefit from an exclusive infinity pool and complimentary access to the ladies only spa.

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 exclusive to Bay Club guests only), 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 exclusive to Bay Club guests) and Islander’s Coffee House (light snacks). 7 swimming pools including 2 kids' pools. Pirate Boat Aqua Zone (kids' aqua park with water slides, water buckets, and sprinklers). Private beach. eforea Spa* (7 treatment rooms including a couples rooms, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, in addition to Ladies only spa* with 2 treatment rooms, indoor pool, wet spa area, cafe and relaxation lounge). 24-hour fitness centre. Tennis court access. Water sports*. 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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May 21, 2019 andrewmcguirk Dubai, United Arab Emirates

It’s a lovely hotel and great for families, but here are a few suggestions to improve upon. Firstly, check-in takes way too long. I appreciate it was busy but some of the clerks take much longer than their colleagues resulting in some queues moving faster than others and the inevitable resentment this brings. After a long drive up from Dubai,… Read more
It’s a lovely hotel and great for families, but here are a few suggestions to improve upon. Firstly, check-in takes way too long. I appreciate it was busy but some of the clerks take much longer than their colleagues resulting in some queues moving faster than others and the inevitable resentment this brings. After a long drive up from Dubai, no-one should have to stand in a queue for 20 minutes before getting to check-in. Secondly, there was no hot water in the shower, it was warm but not hot. A small grievance I know, but still, one should expect hot water. Thirdly and most importantly. There is an issue with your TV receiver resulting in movies playing at the wrong speed. I watched MBC2 and MBC Max and the movies appear to be playing at 1 ¼ speed?!? “Why are they talking so fast” asked my kids. I can’t believe no-one has flagged this before. I checked on the TV in another room and it is the same there. Please have someone investigate. Other than that, we had a lovely stay. The staff are great. Read less
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May 20, 2019 Claire B Sydney

We stayed for 6 nights in a deluxe sea view room with the Be Exclusive package. I’m not one to visit the same place twice, but seriously tempted after our fantastic stay and would highly recommend. The hotel is definitely more 4* than 5, but the service and facilities were fantastic and hard to fault. Whilst definitely family friendly, the… Read more
We stayed for 6 nights in a deluxe sea view room with the Be Exclusive package. I’m not one to visit the same place twice, but seriously tempted after our fantastic stay and would highly recommend. The hotel is definitely more 4* than 5, but the service and facilities were fantastic and hard to fault. Whilst definitely family friendly, the layout meant that adults could have peace and quiet in selected areas and a wide selection of pools. Being able to eat at the a la carte restaurants with anything from the menu was an absolute treat. Our favorite by far was Meze, the food was amazing and the service from Satyajit absolutely made the evening. His recommendations were spot on, and the dessert cocktails to die for. He’s an absolute asset to the hotel ! Being gluten free there were plenty of options and the hotel was more than happy to accommodate. Even in the buffet area we were told that they could cook anything to order. The only slight let down was the Asian restaurant which seemed a bit chaotic that evening, but the hotel did make us feel special the evening after and took on board the feedback. Will definitely recommend and hopefully return soon. Read less
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May 19, 2019 Trip37209860566

A huge thanks to Lady Lee from Mezze restaurant. She helped to create a great experience and memories for my whole family ! We came twice and she was always welcoming and hospitable. Apart from that our room was on the floor where were happening maintanance, so the smell was not pleasant. For 4 days HSK did not refill towels, tea and coffee… Read more
A huge thanks to Lady Lee from Mezze restaurant. She helped to create a great experience and memories for my whole family ! We came twice and she was always welcoming and hospitable. Apart from that our room was on the floor where were happening maintanance, so the smell was not pleasant. For 4 days HSK did not refill towels, tea and coffee etc. and also they took away our fruits from the table. Despite that, everything has been great ! Read less
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May 19, 2019 Cenk O Cologne, Germany

This hotel is really a oasis of relaxation. The staff is attentive and very friendly. It is always trying the guests wishes or special requests to meet. We had booked in this hotel the category Bay Club. The Bay Club has a separate room for dining, but the dishes are identical. There is an infinity pool which is also reserved for BayClub guests,… Read more
This hotel is really a oasis of relaxation. The staff is attentive and very friendly. It is always trying the guests wishes or special requests to meet. We had booked in this hotel the category Bay Club. The Bay Club has a separate room for dining, but the dishes are identical. There is an infinity pool which is also reserved for BayClub guests, but no one controls it. We had a great 14 days with our two little kids 1/4 years. We had not booked the holiday package, we almost never, because the flight times for most package bookings are not optimal, for example, arrive late and leave early. At the check-in we were very positive staff of the concierge service. Anisur of each guest very helpful and courteous welcomed and during the entire holiday stay daily asked if he could help. Furthermore, Bilal our Caddy Driver in the area was always on time and friendly. The rooms are well maintained. Thanks to our cleaning service our family room was always TOP clean and reliably cleaned. We had the room # 4505. Thanks again to these employees. The restaurants are good quality, especially the a la carte restaurants. Special thanks to the Head of Waiter named Munib, who had us organized a table every day without any problems. All Waiter deserve our highest recognition, as daily under this heat a great work performance is done. For our baby we have daily a pack of milk in the room received. Very generous one is thanks to the management in this hotel. We can not leave the ladies of the kids club unmentioned. We have rarely experienced such attentive and friendly carers. You can give the children into the hands of the caregivers with a clear conscience. Many thanks to the ladies and gentlemen in the Kids Club. On the beach, a staff member called Akil from the Rescue Service helped us to find suitable chairs and places every day. You had no stress beach chairs or umbrellas to get. A big thank you to the F & B Manager Mr. Subhash, who really every day to the needs and wishes of the guests very attentive and makes every effort. My family says thank you to the entire hotel team. We will be back. Greetings from Cologne Cenk Oezoeztuerk Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel, if you don’t mind kids and rude guests.

May 19, 2019 BigTel28 Maldon, United Kingdom

Great clean hotel with excellent staff. We had very nice time here for a triple celebration holiday and were looked after brilliantly. Unfortunately we would probably not go back due to the amount of children in hotel, making it hard for child free couples to get any peace and quiet. Nothing against Russians but after a while of seeing how rude… Read more
Great clean hotel with excellent staff. We had very nice time here for a triple celebration holiday and were looked after brilliantly. Unfortunately we would probably not go back due to the amount of children in hotel, making it hard for child free couples to get any peace and quiet. Nothing against Russians but after a while of seeing how rude they are to everyone, (a few please and thank you’s wouldn’t hurt) and trying to stop them constantly pushing in, you soon tire of them! Special thanks to our brilliant cleaner (Rooms 41** ground floor) and David @ the bar pool in the evening for his excellent and friendly service. Read less