Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa

Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai Beaches and beyond

The hotel

The Hilton Ras Al Khaimah sits on private sandy beach just over an hour away from Dubai City centre, and prides itself on delivering the utmost in service, accommodation and amenities. Its location, in a spectacular private bay on the most Northern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, overlooking a stunning sandy beach which stretches over 1.5 kms, is also unrivalled, with calm, clear waters, ideal for splashing about in. Grab a towel and relax by the zero-entry pool. The kids have a pool to call their own, a water slide and complimentary access to their own club to hang out in with a great indoor/outdoor play area. There are a choice of restaurants to enjoy to ensure no evening meal needs to be the same as the last and All Inclusive drinks include well known brands. Choose from one of the hotel rooms in the main building or opt for one of the villas located around the bay or one of the pools.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Internet Access

Where is it

At the tip of the Arabian Peninsula in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, the resort is set on an 1.5 km stretch of white sandy beach, just over an hour from Dubai centre. The old town is 5 minutes away. Transfer time from Dubai International Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

475 rooms, suites and villa rooms. All with air-conditioning, LCD flat-screen TV, telephone, complimentary WiFI access, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe, alarm/clock radio, iron and board, and hairdryer. Guest Rooms offer a terrace or balcony with city/garden views and 1 queen or king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option: includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Maarid restaurant. For guests staying in the villas breakfast will be served in the Al Maeda Restaurant. A variety of drinks are available including hot beverages, still and sparkling water, soft drinks, cans of juice, Beck's beer, wine, spirits, cocktails and mocktails.

Receive a credit of AED 70 per person (children aged 6–12 years old will receive a credit of AED 35 per person) when you lunch or dine in any of the restaurants and bars below. A charge will apply for any amount above the credit value

  • Piaceri Da Gustare | open for lunch 12:30pm-2:30pm and dinner 7:00pm–10:30pm (closed on Sundays)
  • Pura Vida | open for lunch 12:30pm–3:00pm and dinner 7:00pm–11:00pm (Closed on Tuesdays. Churrasco is only available for dinner)
  • Al Maeda | open for breakfast 7:00am-10:30am, lunch 1:00pm-4:00pm (Fridays only) and dinner 7:00–11:00pm (closed on Mondays)
  • SOL Bar | open 11:00am–11:00pm (weather permitting)
  • Rooftop Lounge | 6:00pm–12:00am
  • Sunset bar | open 9:00am–7:00pm
  • X.O. Bar | open 5:00pm–2:00am (for All Inclusive drinks till midnight)
  • RIO Beach Bar | open 9:00am–7:00pm
  • Deck Bar | 10:00–6:00pm (food 12:30pm-5:00pm)
  • Dome Lounge | open 9:00–1:00am (for all Inclusive drinks till midnight)

All Inclusive Dine Around option: includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Maarid restaurant, guests staying in the villas the breakfast will be served in our Al Maeda Restaurant. Lunch - receive a credit of AED 70 per person (children aged 6–12 years old will receive a credit of AED 35 per person) when you lunch in any of the restaurants and bars below. A charge will apply for any amount above the credit value. OR a 3-course à la carte dinner in any of the hotel`s outlets that are operating for dinner.

  • Piaceri Da Gustare | open for lunch 12:30pm-2:30pm and dinner 7:00pm–10:30pm (closed on Sundays)
  • Pura Vida | open for lunch 12:30pm–3:00pm and dinner 7:00pm–11:00pm (Closed on Tuesdays. A Churrasco selection is included during dinner)
  • Al Maeda | open for breakfast 7:00am-10:30am, lunch 1:00pm-4:00pm (Fridays only) and dinner 7:00–11:00pm (closed on Mondays)
  • SOL Bar | open 11:00am–11:00pm (weather permitting)
  • Rooftop Lounge | open 6:00pm–12:00am
  • Sunset bar | open 9:00am–7:00pm
  • X.O. Bar | open 5:00pm–2:00am (for All Inclusive drinks till midnight)
  • RIO Beach Bar | open 9:00am–7:00pm
  • Deck Bar | 10:00–6:00pm (food 12:30pm-5:00pm)
  • Dome Lounge | open 9:00–1:00am (for all Inclusive drinks till midnight)

A variety of drinks are available including hot beverages, still and sparkling water, soft drinks, cans of juice, Beck's beer, wine, spirits, cocktails and mocktails.

Please note: mini-bar items, room service, items from BN Café, items from Mondo Café and items from Beach Butler are not included. All Inclusive and Dine Around is subject to change throughout the season.

Half Board option: includes buffet breakfast and dinner to be taken in the Maarid Restaurant. If guests would like to have an à la carte dinner in the evening they are entitled to a AED 70 discount at Pura Vida and Piaceri da Gustare.

Full Board option: available at a supplement.

Deluxe Sea View rooms have a balcony and a variety of bedding options, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Pool View Villas, face the resorts pool from a balcony or terrace.

Deluxe Sea Front (upper floors) and Deluxe beach access Villa (ground floor) are also available.

Junior Suite Sea Front Villa (upper floors) offer a seperate living area and balcony overlooking the sea.

Junior Suite beach access Villas (lower floors) are located in a villa of the resort, with a spacious terrace and direct access to the beach.

  • Virgin Holidays Bonus Offer:

    Book All Inclusive and receive a free upgrade to Dine Around All Inclusive. Valid for stays completed between 18 Apr - 31 Oct '19 for bookings made by 15 May '19. 

9 restaurants and bars; Maarid (International buffet; open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, kids' meals available), Pura Vida (South American Churascaria; open for dinner. Closed on Tuesdays), Al Maeda (Lebanese restaurant. Closed on Mondays), Piaceri da Gustare (Italian fine dining with a vast wine menu. Closed on Sundays). BN Café, Dome Lounge, Sol Bar, Rio Beach Bar, Sunset Bar and X.O. 7 swimming pools, including salt water pool and 2 kids' pools. Spa* with 9 treatment rooms, sauna, Jacuzzi, 2 Turkish Hammam bath and spacious steam. 24-hour fitness centre, aerobics and relaxation rooms. Water sports* including water-skiing, windsurfing and snorkeling. Beach volleyball. Tree House kids club (ages 4-9 years; children under 4 years with a parent or babysitter*), with indoor/outdoor playground over 2 floors and garden area. The Hide (ages 10-16 years). Babysitting* (on request). Shopping arcade. Laundry service*. 24-hour room service*. Evening shuttle service to Ras Al Khaimah malls. Shuttle service to Dubai Mall* (twice a week).

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: a smart casual dress code applies for dinner at Al Bahar and Piaceri da Gustare (gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and ladies knee-length skirts, dresses or trousers).

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Apr 22, 2019 Nickinips

This is not a family friendly hotel. The children’s club is not secure - the doors do not prevent the children exiting and stepping into the road right outside the entrance. The children’s club is basic and the ratio of children to supervisors is around 1:10. The children’s outdoor activity area is akin to a budget UK pub garden - a swing and a… Read more
This is not a family friendly hotel. The children’s club is not secure - the doors do not prevent the children exiting and stepping into the road right outside the entrance. The children’s club is basic and the ratio of children to supervisors is around 1:10. The children’s outdoor activity area is akin to a budget UK pub garden - a swing and a slide with a cargo net. There is no children’s pool but they tick the box with a “water slide”. Having lived in Dubai since 2012 we have stayed at a number of hotels in the Emirates. The quality of finish here is very tired and the place is in desperate need of refurbishment. With so many quality and great value family hotels to choose from in Dubai or RAK (Waldorf! Marjan Island!) please do not make the mistake of booking here Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ideal for families but be prepared to be flexible with food timings

Apr 21, 2019 Curiosity00133053305 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Accommodation was excellent - but it was a lot of money so wasn't anything that it shouldn't have been. Food for (inclusive) breakfast was very good. Having almost all restaurants closed for 1.5-2 hours from 5pm-7pm was an inconvenience though with two young children. Ordering from ala carte menu was also problematic and left us waiting almost 50… Read more
Accommodation was excellent - but it was a lot of money so wasn't anything that it shouldn't have been. Food for (inclusive) breakfast was very good. Having almost all restaurants closed for 1.5-2 hours from 5pm-7pm was an inconvenience though with two young children. Ordering from ala carte menu was also problematic and left us waiting almost 50 minutes for our dinner one night. As mentioned, with two young children this wasn't ideal - although the meal was given as complimentary and with apologies, it should never have happened. Read less
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Apr 21, 2019 briankG2317GT Essex, United Kingdom

This is the eighth time of staying at this resort, and we stay in a beach front villa, the room was cleaned to a excellent standard every day, and the house keeper was very helpful and friendly. We eat our breakfast in the (Al Madea) restaurant which was very good. We eat our lunch at the Sol Bar on the beach, again the food was to an excellent… Read more
This is the eighth time of staying at this resort, and we stay in a beach front villa, the room was cleaned to a excellent standard every day, and the house keeper was very helpful and friendly. We eat our breakfast in the (Al Madea) restaurant which was very good. We eat our lunch at the Sol Bar on the beach, again the food was to an excellent standard and all the staff were more than helpful and friendly. (This restaurant could do with a few more sun umbrellas for lunchtime dining) our evening meal was at one of the four speciality restaurants again the choice and standard of the food was excellent. On reading some of the reviews noted that pool towels was an issue, on the first time of asking for towels late in the day 16.00 we was told that it would de 30 minutes so we sat at the Sol bar and had drink 15 minuets later Michael a life guard brought us our two towels ask for our room number and towel cards and went. The next morning after waking up Michael had sorted out two sun beds with umbrellas and towels out side our villa (unbelievable Service) We had booked a holiday for October but coming home we have canceled this and booked to go back to this resort. Read less
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Apr 20, 2019 barbaragL8904ZN

Booking this hotel for an enjoyable staycation/weekend is just not a good idea unless you enjoy massive crowds, poor service and a very old property. Even our own home is much nicer and has better facilities than this hotel. We had to wait for 2 hours (!) to get towels when we arrived at the pool after we had to fight for a sun bed! Helpfully one… Read more
Booking this hotel for an enjoyable staycation/weekend is just not a good idea unless you enjoy massive crowds, poor service and a very old property. Even our own home is much nicer and has better facilities than this hotel. We had to wait for 2 hours (!) to get towels when we arrived at the pool after we had to fight for a sun bed! Helpfully one of the pool guys approached us after he saw us looking for a pool bed (with our 4-month old baby) and he arranged that we could be seated. We got a room upgrade, you’d think that is great but it is right next to the breakfast room (loud) and the room is VERY old. Can’t even imagine what the “standard room” looks like. The tub in the bathroom is damaged and not well maintained, the room generally looks like it’s built and furnished in the 80s and never paid attention to. When we booked we were in doubt not to go for Waldorf instead and I really wish we had. Because Hilton supposed to be more family friendly we booked this instead but really are ashamed that we didn’t go for the Waldorf. If you enjoy an overly crowded place with poor service (definitely not 5 star) chose Hilton Ras Al Khaimah, success guaranteed! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasant stay

Apr 20, 2019 dmilner1408 High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Stayed for 8 nights. Pros: lovely, clean beach, nice room, big salt water pool, good value all inclusive option, some friendly staff, good selection of salads for lunch and dinner, nice wines. Cons: not enough umbrellas, some staff indifferent and sometimes verging on rude, grounds need maintenance- especially the decking for the outdoor eating… Read more
Stayed for 8 nights. Pros: lovely, clean beach, nice room, big salt water pool, good value all inclusive option, some friendly staff, good selection of salads for lunch and dinner, nice wines. Cons: not enough umbrellas, some staff indifferent and sometimes verging on rude, grounds need maintenance- especially the decking for the outdoor eating area. Dangerous cracks. Overall a nice, relaxing stay. International clientele but predominantly Russians. Families with children. However be warned- does not compare to 5 star in Dubai and apart from relaxing, sunbathing, eating etc there is very little else to do especially in the evenings. Read less