Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai Beaches and beyond

The hotel

Inspired by the palaces of the Arabian Peninsula, you’ll feel like royalty at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah! In a prime beachside location, 1 hour from Dubai International Airport, there’s an 18-hole championship golf course at your disposal and a world-class spa for banishing any lingering cares. All of this, combined with the legendary True Waldorf Service ensures a memorable stay. When you can tear yourself away from the grandeur of your spacious room or suite, not one but two enormous swimming pools await you – grab a cocktail, a good book and stake your claim on the sundeck. For more active moments, there are water sports in abundance down at the beach. If you prefer dry land, a few rounds of golf are a must, if only to admire the stunning fairways! Whilst parents are at play, the kids can escape to their very own children’s club offers a variety of activities. There are also plenty of family excursions to enjoy – desert safari anyone? When it comes to dining, the Waldorf boasts an eclectic selection. Feast on food from around the world, including Europe, Middle East and Japan. There are also more casual options with pizza, pasta and salads served by the poolside or on the beach. After dinner, head to 17Squared on the 17th floor, a sophisticated bar and lounge, it also boasts stunning 360 degree views of Ras Al Khaimah.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf

Where is it

In Ras Al Khaimah, overlooking a pristine stretch of private beach. Transfer time from Dubai International Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

346 spacious rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, HD plasma TV, telephone, high-speed Internet access*, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe, iPod docking station, opulent spacious bathrooms, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, iron and board. All rooms with panoramic views of the coastline, golf course and the impressive Al Hajjar Mountains on the horizon. Classic Room with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and dinner in Qasr Al Bahar Restaurant (food only).

Full Board option: includes breakfast, three-course set menu in Azure restaurant and dinner in Qasr Al Bahar Restaurant (food only).

If guests wish to eat in other restaurants then they will receive dine around food credit, which they can use in any of the à la carte restaurants.

Terms and conditions apply.

Deluxe Room Golf View with balcony and either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Sea View with balcony and either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suite Sea View, featuring a lavish lounge area and stunning sea views, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Junior Suite Sea View with Balcony, as the Junior Suite Sea View and with a balcony, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Tower Suite, these spacious suites offer a separate bedroom, foyer and freestanding bath, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Suite with sea views, balcony, living room and separate dressing room with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

6 restaurants (including 4 signature fine dining restaurants): Marjan (on the 16th floor; Middle Eastern cuisine), Qasr Al Bahar (indoor and outdoor seating; global cuisine), Lexington Grill (US steakhouse), UMI (sushi and Teppanyaki), Al Fayrouz (beach restaurant and bar) and Azure Pool Bar & Restaurant (light snacks and cocktails). 3 bars and lounges: Camelia (tea room with outdoor terrace), Peacock Alley (live piano entertainment). 17Squared Bar. Le Diwan (in-door shisha lounge). 350m of private beach. 2 outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pools. Spa* and fitness centre* (whirlpool and sauna). Water sports* including snorkelling, water-skiing, wake-boarding and deep-sea fishing. Peter Harradine 18-hole championship golf course*. Floodlit tennis courts*. Kids' club*. Babysitting* (on request). Boutique shops. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*.

7 nights between 24 Dec–3 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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Jun 22, 2019 Johnnymuir2323

What really makes a 5* hotel is the staff that work there. From the moment we walked into the hotel we were greeted by friendly welcoming staff. In particular Alexandra at the reception desk, she could not have done more for us, excellent people skills & customer service. Many thanks for the great stay.
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Jun 21, 2019 charlottel492 Oesterbro, Denmark

Very beautiful hotel with direct access to huge private beach - the sand being almost white as snow. Large hotel pool - divided by islands and bridges - with a separate children's pool area with sun shade, so the children can play without the risk of getting too much sun. There is a poolside bar with access from both the pool and a furnitured… Read more
Very beautiful hotel with direct access to huge private beach - the sand being almost white as snow. Large hotel pool - divided by islands and bridges - with a separate children's pool area with sun shade, so the children can play without the risk of getting too much sun. There is a poolside bar with access from both the pool and a furnitured sitting area. Upon arrival to the pool or the beach, you immediately get a cooler with water and ice that will be refilled throughout the day. At the beach you also get a gadget so you can call for more water or order drinks. The hotel also has an exercise pool (with lanes) reserved for adults. This training pool is cooler than the main pool, which is approx. 32 degrees C during summer. We had a room with half board (breakfast and dinner), which was enjoyed in the hotel's beautiful dining room, which is divided into levels and sections with beautiful furniture. Both the breakfast buffet and the evening buffet are extremely delicious with varied options. Also plenty of opportunity to eat healthy - and with freshly squeezed orange juice for the breakfast buffet. Our room was very spaceous and beautiful with a very large bathroom with both shower and tub, separate walk-in closet and a large balcony with stunning ocean view and evening sun. The huge bed was amazing and of course bedded with luxury bed linen. Both bedroom and sitting area have a large flat screen. By downloading an app, you can stream from your cell phone. However, there are a number of series, etc. that cannot be displayed on the screen (probably due to UAE restrictions - but we could easily watch these on the computer. Next time, we'll bring our Apple TV and see if it works better. And YES - we will definitely return to the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khamaih! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the best experience in my life!

Jun 21, 2019 888mariyas Dubai, United Arab Emirates

You know , when you travel often, you pay attention for any small detail. It was my first time in Waldorf Astoria Rak. You see beauty of hotel from far , while you still in a car. From the first second you step out of car you feel high level of service. On reception us met nice lady with refreshing drinks. Nitika was helping us to check in. She… Read more
You know , when you travel often, you pay attention for any small detail. It was my first time in Waldorf Astoria Rak. You see beauty of hotel from far , while you still in a car. From the first second you step out of car you feel high level of service. On reception us met nice lady with refreshing drinks. Nitika was helping us to check in. She was extremely kind , helpful, professional! In few minutes she finished and said that we can rest a bit in lobby and we’ll get a call when our room is ready. All territory of hotel , each meter is like in a ‘1001 night’ fairytale. You get such cosy and bright vibes. Once we reached room I became speechless. Gorgeous stylish design! Huge balcony ! Bathroom huge... the view was like a dream. You see white sand and blue water.. Pool has area for kids and more deep part. Once you come to pool area you would have cold water with ice basket , Ice cream and refreshments would be few times during day - which was so tasty and cute. This hotel is perfect to watch sunset. From your balcony , from beach , lobby. Good choice of restaurants. You can call it real resort . Which would be good for family , couples .. even if you like to travel alone . Trust me, you would enjoy this paradise! Definitely I’ll be back to have one more story with this dream place ! Read less
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Jun 20, 2019 Lindalang-505

Me and my partner lives in Dubai and from time to time we come to RAK for a getaway, we stayed in all the hotel this one is the Best so far. -Cleanliness: immaculate -Check in : very fast and friendly ( thank you miss Ekaterina), we got excorted to our room too and have been given directions. -Room: big, modern, both shower and bath, the… Read more
Me and my partner lives in Dubai and from time to time we come to RAK for a getaway, we stayed in all the hotel this one is the Best so far. -Cleanliness: immaculate -Check in : very fast and friendly ( thank you miss Ekaterina), we got excorted to our room too and have been given directions. -Room: big, modern, both shower and bath, the amenities from Salvatore Ferragamo what a nice touch - POOLS: the best part of the hotel, lots of trees around so they make the environment cool and fresh even in the summer. The main pool is very big and family / children friendly. I recommended for them. There's one "adult pool" where you can relax if you're a couple without childrens playing around. - FOOD : i loved the siddartha lounge - GYM : so clean and very equipped - STAFF: So professional and caring. We've book another stay at the end of July 25-26. Look forward to come back! Read less
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Jun 19, 2019 callum h

Just like to say we have stayed in jumierah Beach Hotel on many occasions in dubai and this hotel beats it hands down for luxery. This is our 8th visit here and it never fails to live up to expectations. Just like to say a special thank you to Fleur (personnel concierge) who went the extra mile to help on an issue we had, absolute credit to the… Read more
Just like to say we have stayed in jumierah Beach Hotel on many occasions in dubai and this hotel beats it hands down for luxery. This is our 8th visit here and it never fails to live up to expectations. Just like to say a special thank you to Fleur (personnel concierge) who went the extra mile to help on an issue we had, absolute credit to the hotel and is another reason we will be returning with all our family in September, please pass on our thanks to Fleur. Paul&Jo Hagan Read less