The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach

Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai Beaches and beyond

The hotel

Every so often you find somewhere utterly special – like the unique beach house style villas at this luxury retreat, each with its own private pool and deck, fresh and light interior, ornate detailing, and direct access to a beautiful beach. Just 50 minutes from all the urban excitement of Dubai, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach couldn’t be further away in spirit – with its sense of total seclusion, the holistic treatments at its Ritz-Carlton Spa, the complimentary access to Al Wadi Nature Reserve, and the coast-inspired dining of The Shore House restaurant, a perfect spot for quiet beachfront sundowners each evening.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located on a private strech of beach in Al Jazirah Al Hamra. Transfer time from Dubai International Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

32 private sea-facing villas. All villas are open plan and have air-conditioning, floor-to-ceiling windows, entertainment system with 55” LED TV, radio, high-speed Internet access, safe, bathrobe, hairdryer, iron and board. Each exclusive villa has a terrace that features a bathtub, cabana, sun loungers and pool as well as a private stretch of beach. Al Bahar Tented Beach Pool Villas have a comfortable lounge area with sofa and 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board option: guests booked on Half Board can dine-around in participating restaurants and lounges for lunch or dinner (food only) at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach and The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert.

Al Naseem Tented Beach Pool Villas offer more privacy and have a lounge area with sofa, 1 king-size bed or double bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Shore House, seafood & grill. Daily beachfront sundowners* (4:30pm-6:30p.m). Barefoot Friday Brunch* (seasonal). Private dining experiences also available*. Infinity pool. The Ritz-Carlton Spa*. 24-hour fitness centre. Yoga*. Motorised watersports*. Ritz-Kids corner. Complimentary access to Al Wadi Nature Reserve. Complimentary shuttle is available to take resort guests to The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. 24-hour room service*.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: a tourism fee of AED 20 per bedroom per night is charged at check out.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Most amazing paradise island

Mar 15, 2020 J K Dubai, United Arab Emirates

You feel relaxed from the moment you arrive. Few minutes boat ride makes it feel like a world away from everything. Most amazing service throughout. Special thanks to the staff going out of their way to get us headache tablets in the middle of the night. You really don’t want to leave your villa. Perfect staycation place and only an hour drive… Read more
You feel relaxed from the moment you arrive. Few minutes boat ride makes it feel like a world away from everything. Most amazing service throughout. Special thanks to the staff going out of their way to get us headache tablets in the middle of the night. You really don’t want to leave your villa. Perfect staycation place and only an hour drive from Dubai. Definitely will be back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing weekend at the Ritz RAK

Mar 11, 2020 Clémence C Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The hotel location is beautiful and peaceful. Our villa gave us a great feeling of privacy. The interior design of the room is stunning. We really enjoy the outdoor area of the hotel. We were not so lucky to have a family with noisy kids near our villa, however Cristian the hotel manager was very professional and helpful. The hotel offers a huge… Read more
The hotel location is beautiful and peaceful. Our villa gave us a great feeling of privacy. The interior design of the room is stunning. We really enjoy the outdoor area of the hotel. We were not so lucky to have a family with noisy kids near our villa, however Cristian the hotel manager was very professional and helpful. The hotel offers a huge and quiet beach for the guests to relax and activities with levy who will take good care of you. My recommendation for the hotel would be to remove the colored lights garland at the pool/lounge area, gives a cheap look. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The most beautiful place

Mar 9, 2020 Agata K

We were absolutely stunned by the resort. We had our own private villa with a garden, pool and an outdoor tub and shower. The place was extremely peaceful, with the beach right behind the hedge. We loved watching the sunset over the sea from our garden. The breakfast was also wonderful and the whole experience felt very luxurious. The only… Read more
We were absolutely stunned by the resort. We had our own private villa with a garden, pool and an outdoor tub and shower. The place was extremely peaceful, with the beach right behind the hedge. We loved watching the sunset over the sea from our garden. The breakfast was also wonderful and the whole experience felt very luxurious. The only downside is the high price, but I think it was definitely worth the money. We felt pampered during our whole stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing

Mar 3, 2020 rogerw138 Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Individual and private, tent style, but luxurious chalets ensure a peaceful and secluded stay if that’s what you want. They come with their own private garden and plunge pool. Transport to and from the dining, bar and swimming pool area and the spa is by golf buggy. We had a room closer to the main dining area which enabled us to walk there, which… Read more
Individual and private, tent style, but luxurious chalets ensure a peaceful and secluded stay if that’s what you want. They come with their own private garden and plunge pool. Transport to and from the dining, bar and swimming pool area and the spa is by golf buggy. We had a room closer to the main dining area which enabled us to walk there, which is probably easier than arranging a buggy every time. Service was very good, everyone there was intent on ensuring that everything was done for us, if anything it was a little too effusive. There is little in the way of entertainment. Bizarrely there was a film shown on the beach most nights, but without sound. La La Land with no sound! Really? It’s a musical. Some of the films had subtitles (not all) but not always in a language we recognised. Very odd. The food in the restaurant was very good but be careful if you are on a half board package, there is little logic to the way you will be charged. Drinks are expensive although cocktails are well made and pretty good value. There are all kinds of treatments available at the spa, again, a bit on the pricey side but very well done by very pleasant staff. In all a good place to stay if you want to get away from it all, the rooms are well appointed and very clean and great places to spend time just reading or chilling out. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent service by great staff

Jan 24, 2020 LuxuryTravel9 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A must visit if you are looking for a relaxing break. Staff are very attentive and make sure they do what needs to be done to please you. Just ask! We had a minor issue which the team went above and beyond to solve and even called us next day to check if there is anything else they can do. Highly recommend and will come back. Special thank you to… Read more
A must visit if you are looking for a relaxing break. Staff are very attentive and make sure they do what needs to be done to please you. Just ask! We had a minor issue which the team went above and beyond to solve and even called us next day to check if there is anything else they can do. Highly recommend and will come back. Special thank you to the housekeeping staff for making sure everything is kept spotless and well organized. Read less