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 King (King Guest Rooms) offer a terrace or balcony with city/garden views and 1 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-3:00pm (Friday and Saturday) 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 (breakfast exclusively for villas) | 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–10:30pm (weather permitting)
  • Rooftop Lounge | 6:00pm–12:00am
  • Sunset bar | open 9:00am–7:00pm
  • X.O. Bar | open 5:00pm–2:00am 
  • RIO Beach Bar | open 9:00am–7:00pm
  • Dome Lounge | open 9:00am–1:00am weekdays and 9:00pm–2:00am on weekends (for all Inclusive drinks: 10:00am- 12:00am on Thursday, Friday and Public holidays) 

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-3:00pm (Friday and Saturday) 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 (breakfast exclusively for villas) | 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–10:30pm (weather permitting)
  • Rooftop Lounge | open 6:00pm–12:00am
  • Sunset bar | open 9:00am–7:00pm
  • X.O. Bar | open 5:00pm–2:00am 
  • RIO Beach Bar | open 9:00am–7:00pm
  • Deck Bar | 10:00–6:00pm (food 12:30pm-4:00pm)
  • Dome Lounge | open 9:00–1:00am on weekdays and 9:00pm–2:00am on weekends Thursday, Friday and Public holidays) 

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.

Guest Rooms Queen (Family Guest Rooms) have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. Ground floor rooms have garden views and rooms on the upper floor have city side views from a balcony.

Deluxe Rooms Sea View King (King Sea View Rooms) are located in the main building of the resort and have sea views, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. Deluxe Rooms Sea View Queen (Family Sea View Rooms) are also in the main building and have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Pool View Villas (Family Pool View Villas) are located in the villas with 2 queen-size beds. Ground floor rooms benefit from direct pool access via a private terrace and rooms on the upper floor enjoy pool views from a private balcony.

Deluxe Sea Front Villas Upper Floor (Family Sea Front Villas) are located in a newly refurbished sea front villa with 2 queen-size beds.

Deluxe Beach Access Villas Ground Floor (Family Beach Access Villas) with 2 queen-size beds.

Junior Suite Sea Front Villas Upper Floors (Deluxe Suites Sea Front Villas) offer a seperate living area and sea views from a balcony. 

Junior Suite Beach Access Villas Ground Floor (Deluxe Suites Villas with Beach Access) are located in a villa of the resort, with a spacious terrace and direct access to the beach. 

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not for adults, overrun with horrible families

Sep 15, 2019 Emzshea Welling, United Kingdom

Maarid restaurant buffet was the worst hotel buffet I’ve been to in my life. My issues were: • The buffet was poorly organised, people wandering round in circles often. • The food was not restocked quickly or adequately. • Requests were either ignored or take far too long to be actioned. Staff were generally slow and when you requested something… Read more
Maarid restaurant buffet was the worst hotel buffet I’ve been to in my life. My issues were: • The buffet was poorly organised, people wandering round in circles often. • The food was not restocked quickly or adequately. • Requests were either ignored or take far too long to be actioned. Staff were generally slow and when you requested something they passed the task on to another person, who in turn asked another person and you wait wondering if you’ll ever get what you asked for. • Every morning drinks were not offered so we had to request tea/coffee and it usually arrived at the end of our meal. • Tables and placemats were not clean. • Not enough people serving on the stations, one man trying to balance making omelettes and waffles with a long queue forming. • Children were allowed to run riot - at dinner time I nearly tripped over a child playing with a toy truck on the floor next to the actual buffet. • Lots of decoration around the buffet but limited food choices. • Buffet seems very unhygienic with dirty crusted spoons and lids you have to lift. • No effort is made to separate couples/adults from families so we were seated among loud families with screaming children. We asked to sit in the adult only section but it was either full or the person at the door seating couldn’t be bothered to get someone to check so they insisted we sat in the main restaurant. • The seating area is cramped and a maze to squeeze through. • The air con didn’t seem to be working in the seating areas of the restaurant making dining unpleasant. • There was no atmosphere, it sounds like a school canteen which you wouldn’t expect from a 5 star resort. We did complain to the hotel at the time about these issues and to their credit they did try “make it right”. We got a fruit and chocolate platter delivered to our room and we got treated very special at dinner that night in one of the restaurants. This was all ever nice and appreciated but didn’t make up for having to visit the awful buffet for breakfast every day. In regards to the actual hotel: • The pool areas are dirty and not well kept. • The adult only pool is noisy, right next to the children’s pool and often there are kids in the area who are not told to leave. • There is a distinct lack of parasols by the pool areas and the floors are filthy with ants and drinks spilt everywhere. • The salt water pool is very unkept especially around the Sunset bar area where I witnessed families feeding their children biscuits which have ended up floating in the water and covering the sides of the bar. (I understand it’s hard to prevent people from doing silly things but none of the staff ever tried to tell people not to do things, or to move out of the pool with food). • The bar is constantly surrounded by children sitting at it or playing near it which means we were unable to access the bar and it felt like every area of the hotel was the kids club. Compared to the Hilton DoubleTree in the same area- this hotel was a real let down, despite being more expensive. Read less
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Sep 15, 2019 VeraDubai

We stayed with my husband for the weekend and were very impressed with the service. It was our second stay in this hotel but they managed to make both of them amazing. Particularly would like to thank Ann and Ksenya at the Hilton Honours desk for making sure our villa was super comfortable and generally treating us with superb hospitality.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worse trip and stay ever

Sep 14, 2019 Hetal S

I’ve travelled to dubia for years and I find this is the worst hotel ever. In 3 days have had 3 rooms issues from damp, minibar not working to yellow running water or no hot water. I have spent more time trying to sort out the different issues then I have enjoying my holiday. Assistant manager was useless. All inclusive does not really mean… Read more
I’ve travelled to dubia for years and I find this is the worst hotel ever. In 3 days have had 3 rooms issues from damp, minibar not working to yellow running water or no hot water. I have spent more time trying to sort out the different issues then I have enjoying my holiday. Assistant manager was useless. All inclusive does not really mean anything as I have missed breakfast twice and dinner now twice due to room changes or maintenance people coming round. Last night I slept at 3am and even then was asked to move to yet another room to which I said no. Manager promised me all sorts and delivered nothing, Never will I be going to this Hotel or other like it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Couldn’t have asked for more!

Sep 14, 2019 KateH230 Derby, United Kingdom

We have just returned from a 2 week stay and didn’t want to come home! From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, our every need was catered for. Food was superb with a special mention to Kim & Munib, who looked after us so well in the main restaurant. Lots of variety of foods, and just delicious! Our children, aged 9,8&3 could find… Read more
We have just returned from a 2 week stay and didn’t want to come home! From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, our every need was catered for. Food was superb with a special mention to Kim & Munib, who looked after us so well in the main restaurant. Lots of variety of foods, and just delicious! Our children, aged 9,8&3 could find something they enjoyed every meal time too. The Sanchaya restaurant is simply amazing. You have to try here. Ahmed, from the Salon, helped look after us with treatments, lovely guy. Jobs kept our rooms spotless. We made our own arrangements through Eby at Bedouin Oasis for a desert safari - highly recommend this (photo of business card attached). He collected us from the hotel and took us to camp where we rode the camels, drove across the sand dunes, had delicious food and watched traditional shows. We also got a taxi to Dubai from Fariq just outside the hotel - he stayed with us the whole day and showed us the sights. The beach, and pools were kept lovely and clean and could always get a sunbed, regardless of time. So many life guards, on the ball - they do a great job. The resort gets extremely busy on a Friday and Saturday though. I believe this is the locals weekend. We can’t wait to return! Read less
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Sep 13, 2019 YasminI786 Walsall, United Kingdom

Stayed here for 10 nights. One thing about Hilton Hotels is they have some great locations. The private beach is clean and well serviced. The hotel rooms are large but as with many Hilton’s the dark brown furniture needs updating and modern lighting would be an improvement. The staff are excellent and really are a credit to the Hilton. Helpful,… Read more
Stayed here for 10 nights. One thing about Hilton Hotels is they have some great locations. The private beach is clean and well serviced. The hotel rooms are large but as with many Hilton’s the dark brown furniture needs updating and modern lighting would be an improvement. The staff are excellent and really are a credit to the Hilton. Helpful, cheery and willing rectify issues even if they are unsuccessful (I won’t mention the poor shower drainage). The front of house staff (yaqoub, oliur, kaje) so helpful and courteous. Kenny in the gym and all of the restaurant staff. Excellent food, great variety and yes the breakfast buffet is worth every penny). A special thank you to Ella (front of restaurant) so calm and welcoming. The amenities are all there, well kept and clean. This is a 5 star hotel but I will say I’d personally put it as a good 4 star. Well worth a visit. Read less