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: 1 hour.

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 Hajar 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 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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Aug 14, 2020 Vanessa Y

We had lunch in azure with my friends. We really enjoyed the food (burrata and pizza), it was very delicious 😋 and many thanks to the restaurant manager who was very supportive during our meal and helpful with us around the pool.. His name was Andrea from Italy. We will visit next time.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay, highly recommended!

Aug 14, 2020 amalhotra78 Dubai

We just returned from our 3 night stay at Waldorf Astoria RAK and it was an excellent staycation!! Just like everyone currently, we were also apprehensive about going away but Waldorf RAK is equipped really well with sanitisers provided everywhere, you can see staff cleaning and sanitising all surfaces. We went full board and had all 3 meals at… Read more
We just returned from our 3 night stay at Waldorf Astoria RAK and it was an excellent staycation!! Just like everyone currently, we were also apprehensive about going away but Waldorf RAK is equipped really well with sanitisers provided everywhere, you can see staff cleaning and sanitising all surfaces. We went full board and had all 3 meals at the hotel. Breakfast was a-la-carte which is an excellent idea as it minimises food wastage too. Lunch was at Azure, Italian restaurant where we had a set menu to choose from. Though the food was delicious, it was the service we got there from Gabriel, Cheli and Vivek that made our visits extra special! Thanks guys for going above and beyond each time for us. We enjoyed dinner at Azure and Marjan, Middle Eastern restaurant. The pool was great as well, though it was busy with families, we felt safe with social distancing followed. We had an issue with the room but housekeeping team handled it well for us. Service we got at each step was excellent, housekeeping staff such as Daniel, breakfast team- Jishnu, Raju, all made our stay special. All in all, it was a great stay and we are already planning our return! Read less
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Aug 13, 2020 Shane C

Generally I am relaxed with hotels but we had a disaster with Waldorf Astoria to the stage it was comical and we just laughed. Stay in a nice Dubai hotel instead and save yourself the hassle. For context we are a European family with two young kids. Issues upon arrival (1) impossible to get food in restaurant between 3 and 6.30 so not good for… Read more
Generally I am relaxed with hotels but we had a disaster with Waldorf Astoria to the stage it was comical and we just laughed. Stay in a nice Dubai hotel instead and save yourself the hassle. For context we are a European family with two young kids. Issues upon arrival (1) impossible to get food in restaurant between 3 and 6.30 so not good for kids. Kids kick off at 6 as we flounder around the hotel looking for somewhere to eat (2) bags never got delivered to room (3) eventually we make it to 6.30 but I .got refused from restaurants as dress code but couldn't change clothes as no bags (4) hour after checking in I had to march myself to front door and just grab my bags and push that tray thing myself to roo. (5) tried to call room service for kids but couldn't as phone broke. At this stage its comical (6) only way I could talk to someone was call the public number. Managed to order chips eventually 1 hour past kids bedtime. Food was appalling but that's fine at least it came. (7) thought I'd order a soda. To my great relief they arrived within 20 min. Coudnt wait for a break. Only realised I couldn't open as they forgot bottle opener. At this stage I'm.laughing whilst internally crying at the money spent on this room (8) got a call from relationship manager who talked over me for 20 minutes and then hung up. I suspect it was being recorded and they didn't want feedback. (9) I only checked in 3 hours ago. Lets see how the weekend progresses. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing as always!

Aug 12, 2020 karenoE7194TJ

Staying at The Waldorf Astoria in RAK is like stepping into a holiday like no other, even though we live in the UAE I always feel like I have traveled to an exotic island paradise. The beautiful white beaches and the gorgeous palm trees you would be forgiven thinking you are in Aruba. The staff have always gone out of their way to accommodate… Read more
Staying at The Waldorf Astoria in RAK is like stepping into a holiday like no other, even though we live in the UAE I always feel like I have traveled to an exotic island paradise. The beautiful white beaches and the gorgeous palm trees you would be forgiven thinking you are in Aruba. The staff have always gone out of their way to accommodate us and notably the recreation team leader Michelle, never too much trouble to go the extra mile. Arjay from the restaurants and the wonderful staff at the poolside. I highly recommend this property and I can say that when you stay here you will feel like you have escaped the chaos of life. *COVID standards are very high* Read less
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Aug 11, 2020 Odyssey435084

This hotel is one of the best we’ve stayed in the UAE. The grounds are beautiful, stunning beach and views. The pool is very large and as we stayed mid-week it was very quiet and we had lots of space around us. The staff here are excellent. Very attentive, great standard of hygiene and so friendly. We ate both nights at the Azure restaurant and… Read more
This hotel is one of the best we’ve stayed in the UAE. The grounds are beautiful, stunning beach and views. The pool is very large and as we stayed mid-week it was very quiet and we had lots of space around us. The staff here are excellent. Very attentive, great standard of hygiene and so friendly. We ate both nights at the Azure restaurant and the food was excellent and again with wonderful staff. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and we’ll stay again! Read less