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.

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Sep 19, 2019 sdhayes Mason, Ohio

Some problem with the booking (made the booking on a UK website)on arrival. Booking not honoured. They left us (family of 4 with young kids) sat in the lobby for over 2 hours while I tried to resolve the booking issue with the UK provider. Not once did they ask if we were comfortable, offer any assistance, a drink, the bathroom. Instead, left us… Read more
Some problem with the booking (made the booking on a UK website)on arrival. Booking not honoured. They left us (family of 4 with young kids) sat in the lobby for over 2 hours while I tried to resolve the booking issue with the UK provider. Not once did they ask if we were comfortable, offer any assistance, a drink, the bathroom. Instead, left us feeling like criminals in the lobby. Then tried to gouge me a horrendous rate to migrate to another booking class. Only seemed interested in exploiting the situation, trying to take double-paymeny. Zero service mentality, zero customer centricity. Took no ownership or attempted to find a solution. More like a 1* experience than the supposed 5*. Absolute shambles. Makes Fawlty Towers look professional. Read less
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Sep 18, 2019 polanvir Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Good: The place was good and relaxing. Food was abundant as well and served hot. Staff was courteous and polite. Additional tips: it will be good if you can provide mist fans in the bar or outside restaurant to combat humidity. Also limit the vehicles entering inside resort for safety purposes especially during night. It is also important to… Read more
Good: The place was good and relaxing. Food was abundant as well and served hot. Staff was courteous and polite. Additional tips: it will be good if you can provide mist fans in the bar or outside restaurant to combat humidity. Also limit the vehicles entering inside resort for safety purposes especially during night. It is also important to train your drivers to drive slowly especially the white toyota avanza driver. Read less
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Sep 18, 2019 AOsman87 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I had a fantastic stay with my family, unfortunately it was short stay but we will definitely be back for a long one. The pool and the beach are from the heaven. The staff is amazing, special thanks to Taha and Melody for their warm welcome and the hospitality 🙏.
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Sep 18, 2019 ajai_panicker Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Fully enjoyed the stay. Room service and the food was great. Enjoyed greatly the Beach, Swimming Pool, and the Breakfast was simply marvellous. Will come back later in the year when the weather is better.
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Sep 17, 2019 wallymartinez23 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

It was fantastic hotel to stay for holidays because of the amazing views, staffs are very accommodating and helpful. Rooms is clean, comfortable and very relaxing. We had a great dinner and and breakfast as well.