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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place, away from the hustle bustle.

Jan 19, 2021 Munirahmazlan

Memorable 6 nights. Picked up from airport by very lovely driver. Check was easy breezy. We arrived early, they kindly let us check in early for the day. We chose Bayclub room upgrade- worth it as room was sea and sunrise facing, away from the large family pool. Adult only pool was a nice treat as the family pool can get really busy. Staff… Read more
Memorable 6 nights. Picked up from airport by very lovely driver. Check was easy breezy. We arrived early, they kindly let us check in early for the day. We chose Bayclub room upgrade- worth it as room was sea and sunrise facing, away from the large family pool. Adult only pool was a nice treat as the family pool can get really busy. Staff are strict about adult only policy. If coming with kids, the family pool is huge and near play area too, so not an issue. Special thanks to Saroj, staff at the adult pool and Srikanth, lifeguard. They were both really attentive, helped us with lounge chairs, umbrella, both very very pleasant. Booked 2 massages. Both were great, a nice compliment to the beach holiday. Nice promenade area opposite the hotel. Has a good stretch for running/walking and watching the sunset. Has pop up food joints in the evening. Overall we loved it, a nice break from the usual Dubai resort atmosphere..much more relaxing pace in RAK. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great all round family resort

Jan 19, 2021 Laura G London, United Kingdom

We managed a 5 night break before Christmas 2020 when the UK travel corridor included Dubai. From the second we arrived until when we left we received nothing but warm friendly service. The staff worked hard in the bars restaurants and poolside, always with a smile. Myself, 9yr and 6yr stayed in a bay suite with two huge beds and very generous… Read more
We managed a 5 night break before Christmas 2020 when the UK travel corridor included Dubai. From the second we arrived until when we left we received nothing but warm friendly service. The staff worked hard in the bars restaurants and poolside, always with a smile. Myself, 9yr and 6yr stayed in a bay suite with two huge beds and very generous sofa bed, table and chairs large flat screen TV (BBC news was only English channel but we don't really watch TV when were away so didn't bother us). Generous balcony overlooking the sea which was very relaxing, we also caught the sunrise on our last day. The bathroom was huge with separate bath and shower, couple of sinks and bidet. The resort was spotless with the gardeners subtly busily working to maintain the plants and flowers. Great restaurants on resort, buffet had great variety of foods suiting everyone with fresh fruit and salad every day, waffles, pancakes omelettes etc at breakfast along with every pastry on the planet! Freshly made pizza and pasta daily along with slow pulled beef, king prawn kebabs calamari etc. In the evenings there was a good selection of sweet treats and ice cream. The water park was great for the under 10's, a trampoline out to sea which my son loved along with a little water park on the beach which had a rope swing you could swing and drop into the water. There was an infinity pool, adult only pool, baby pool and main pool where aqua aerobics was an entertaining daily occurrence! There was a kids club with a varied programme but we didn't use it because my kids made so many friends around the pool they were really happy. Water sports were also available (extra charge) but we didn't use them. The beach was clean, lots of sunbeds, sun huts and umbrellas and was a nice walk when the sun was going down. The pool bars, beach bars etc had good selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. We truly had a great time, they are very hot on hand sanitizing, cleanliness and made sure adults and children wore masks in communal areas. We honestly were able to feel 'normal' and have a break from a very busy life at home. This area is a good 45 minutes from the airport and all the big Dubai attractions so factor that in if you want to make visits to some of the iconic tourist sights. The weather was 27 most days, so lovely for December and definitely a welcome break from the miserable wet weather in the UK! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Stay at the Hilton on Marjan Island

Jan 19, 2021 S9442VHianr Dorridge, United Kingdom

This is an easy review. We went to the Hilton on New Year’s Day 2020, originally for a week. From the moment we set foot in the hotel until the moment we left we absolutely loved it. The room was excellent, the hotel facilities amazing and the food and drink were outstanding, however the real standout at the hotel was the staff. From the front… Read more
This is an easy review. We went to the Hilton on New Year’s Day 2020, originally for a week. From the moment we set foot in the hotel until the moment we left we absolutely loved it. The room was excellent, the hotel facilities amazing and the food and drink were outstanding, however the real standout at the hotel was the staff. From the front desk to the bellboys, the restaurant and bar staff to the lifeguards, they were all incredible, nothing was too much trouble. Particular mentions were Ram and Mark at the infinity pool who looked after our constant food and drink requirements with good humour and efficiency! We loved it so much we extended our stay, twice! If you want an amazing beach holiday, don’t hesitate, just go. You’ll love it Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great staycation

Jan 19, 2021 416madushap Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Booked a 1 night stay in one of the King Bay Club - Sea front room. I had a comfortable stay and cannot complain much about the rooms except I felt that the lighting in the rooms can be more better to give a lively feeling as it seemed a little dark for me. Great customer service provided by the staff in Al Marjan Restaurant Specially Shibin and… Read more
Booked a 1 night stay in one of the King Bay Club - Sea front room. I had a comfortable stay and cannot complain much about the rooms except I felt that the lighting in the rooms can be more better to give a lively feeling as it seemed a little dark for me. Great customer service provided by the staff in Al Marjan Restaurant Specially Shibin and Rajnish who were outstanding. Shibin was full of life and full of energy , it was so visible how much he seemed to love what he does . Only negative comment was the staff Elaine who did the check-in for us seemed to lack good customer service qualities. No smile on her face , no proper welcome and when I tried to start any conversation with her just to break the ice while she didn't the check-in process, her one word responses with a straight face made me feel she was in no mood for any conversation so apart from this negative experience, I had a great time staying at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Resort for families

Jan 18, 2021 Vikki A Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We stayed here for 2 nights because we did a sporting event for 2 days. We only booked the hotel because it’s where the event was. We didn’t have much expectations because the rate was quite low. However, we absolutely loved it. It’s amazing for kids (you will see all the pictures on here) and the rooms were very nice. The restaurants have lovely… Read more
We stayed here for 2 nights because we did a sporting event for 2 days. We only booked the hotel because it’s where the event was. We didn’t have much expectations because the rate was quite low. However, we absolutely loved it. It’s amazing for kids (you will see all the pictures on here) and the rooms were very nice. The restaurants have lovely outdoor areas and have a nice vibe. We would definitely go back again. Read less