The Cove Rotana Resort

Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai Beaches and beyond

The hotel

Located on an idyllic water inlet of Ras Al Khaimah beachfront overlooking the Arabian Gulf, The Cove Rotana Resort more than lives up to all of your Arabian expectations with authentic low-rise architecture and lush green gardens helping to create a stunning oasis backdrop. A wide choice of Nubian-styled guest rooms and luxury villas let you kick back, relax and soak up the sunshine with modern in-room facilities enabling you to stay in touch with the outside world, if you so wish. Explore further and you'll discover the Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club offering a variety of massage treatments and two infinity swimming pools presenting just about everything that you need to keep fit, get pampered and indulge your senses whilst away from home. This truly is a remarkable setting and some of the views over the Arabian Gulf will quite rightly take your breath away. Refreshments by the pool, casual fine-dining and lunch on the terrace, give you a delicious taste of life in the Emirates and there's no better place to work up an appetite than down at the beach. Water sports and simple sunset strolls, make the pristine sands of The Cove Rotana Resort private beach the perfect place to play and supping tropical cocktails, this is where your Arabian dreams turn into reality.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located on an idyllic water inlet on the Ras Al Khaimah beachfront overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Transfer time from Dubai International Airport: approximately 1 hour.

Hotel information

204 rooms and 78 villas situated on the hills, like a small village built in clusters. All with balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, 32” satellite TV, high-speed Internet access*, tea/coffee-making facilities, fully-stocked mini-bar*, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer, walk in shower, iron and board. Classic Rooms have a village view, 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed and sofa, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets in the Cinnamon Restaurant, including tea/coffee. Selected brands of mineral water, chilled juices, soft drinks, beers, wine and spirits, served by the glass at Cinnamon restaurant, pool bar, beach bar and lounge bar daily from 11:00am–11:00pm.

Half Board option:includes breakfast and lunch or dinner buffets in the Cinnamon Restaurant.

Full Board option:includes breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets in the Cinnamon Restaurant.

Deluxe Rooms are the same size as the Classic Rooms, with partial pool or lagoon views, 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds and sofa, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premium Rooms are the same size as Deluxe Rooms and have ocean views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds and sofa, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Villas are set in the garden or lagoon area, have a mezzanine master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, elegant staircase, ground floor terrace, living room with sofa, dining area, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

2-Bedroom Villas are larger than 1-Bedroom Villas, have a master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, a bedroom with twin beds on separate level, a working desk, sitting area and balcony in both bedrooms, living room with sofas, large bar counter, dining area, outdoor terrace area, plunge pool with garden or lagoon views. Villas sleep maximum 4 adults.

Basilico Mediterranean Restaurant (fine casual dining, Mediterranean and traditional cuisine; open for lunch and dinner from Sat-Thurs, Friday open for tapas brunch), Cinnamon Restaurant (International cuisine; open for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner), Breeze (lounge terrace and afternoon shisha), Laguna Bar (poolside dining and drinks), Sunset Bar (drinks and afternoon shisha), Breakers (afternoon cocktails, beach snacks and sisha service in the afternoon). 2 infinity swimming pools. Bodylines Fitness and Wellness Club* with Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, fully-equipped gym with fitness classes*. Massage treatments*. Gift shop. Laundry/dry-cleaning service* and shoe shine. High-speed wireless Internet*. 2 golf courses* are situated nearby as well as a great choice of water sports* activities. 24-hour room service*.

3 nights between 1 Nov–23 Dec. 

5 nights between 24 Dec–31 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (3257)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice Resort, Poorly Managed

Jul 17, 2019 Msaada85 United States

We stayed at this resort for 3 days and 2 nights. The place is beautiful in terms of beach and facility. The rooms are average though compared to the exaggerated rates. The breakfast buffet wasn’t that great and barely had any options for an astronomical price. The breakfast is much more expensive and not as good as other 5 star hotels/resorts in… Read more
We stayed at this resort for 3 days and 2 nights. The place is beautiful in terms of beach and facility. The rooms are average though compared to the exaggerated rates. The breakfast buffet wasn’t that great and barely had any options for an astronomical price. The breakfast is much more expensive and not as good as other 5 star hotels/resorts in Ras Al Khaimah, which is unusual. Our hotel keys stopped working on several occasions which is also very weird. This is very unacceptable and doesn’t live up to the “5 star rating”. Transportation throughout the property is done by golf carts as well as small mini vans which was a nightmare. It takes about 30-45 minutes to get from the beach to your room and vice versa. Also, they pick up people at their leisure and not by the order in which they come. There is no coordination between drivers and reception or guests. It was a disaster and made me dislike this property greatly. We complained numerous times and were simply brushed off by management. Overall, change needs to happen in order to optimize the efficiency around this place. Highly disappointed at the careless management response to our issues. Will never spend a vacation here again. I tried giving them a chance, but it’s evident that no one cares. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location to spend with the family, but bad breakfast

Jul 16, 2019 sisterrrrr

that was a great experience but I don't think the breakfast even deserves to pay for, not sure if I came late but there is no variety of food. plus there was a real situation that made us feel mad over the Salon. which will be discussed in the future. rather than that, this was the best hotel by far.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful BUT

Jul 16, 2019 bnb2019 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

I booked this hotel for 2 nights for the sole purpose of relaxing. The property is nice and the room is spacious however getting to&from the beach is a huge hassle. The room is a distance from the beach and waiting 20+ minutes for a ride to go anywhere is a waste of time and really stressed me out. I'll explore other hotel options next time.
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Jul 15, 2019 shanewmoran

really nice set up, however unless you are in one of the villas you are not really taken care of. the rooms are average for the price you pay. no real quality restaurants on site. pool side service ok but not looked after well.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best place to stay to relax!

Jul 14, 2019 RoseHyn1272 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The scenery, beach and the pool is beautiful. Water Temperature in The pool is great even though it was so hot. Great place to relax. It’s more than an hour drive from Dubai. The breakfast buffet is good.