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 set menu dinner in Azure (food only).

Full Board option: includes breakfast, set menu lunch in Azure and a 3-course set menu dinner in Azure (food only).

Guests on the Half/Full Board meal plan will have the optional dine around credit (amount to be confirmed at check in). Guests can choose to dine from the à la carte menu and not the 3-course set menu option as above.

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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing stay

Jul 22, 2021 Pravin C

The property is ideally located in RAK, with easy access to supermarkets and the city, yet secluded enough not to be disturbed by random people. The beach and pool facilities are excellent, especially with a separate families only pool. Would recommend it as a nice getaway, especially when the weather is cooler.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel, lovely staff but management needs to improve

Jul 22, 2021 Louise101010 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This is undoubtedly a beautiful hotel and the staff are friendly and helpful. However, the poor management spoils the experience. We advised the hotel that we would be arriving at 5pm, we were delayed and arrived at 6pm. Despite check in being from 3pm our room was not ready. We were given a voucher for a complimentary drink and told it would be… Read more
This is undoubtedly a beautiful hotel and the staff are friendly and helpful. However, the poor management spoils the experience. We advised the hotel that we would be arriving at 5pm, we were delayed and arrived at 6pm. Despite check in being from 3pm our room was not ready. We were given a voucher for a complimentary drink and told it would be 10 minutes and a member of staff would bring the room key to us. 45 minutes later we went back to reception and were finally given the key to the room. We spent the next day at the adults-only pool which was not the relaxing experience it could have been. The very loud music played all day seemed to cater to the clubbing crowd, and not the three middle aged couples sitting at the pool. When we asked for the music to be turned down we were told rudely by one of the managers (white T shirted staff) that it could be turned down but 'it will be turned back up again at 1pm'. We returned to our suite at 3pm to find the room had not been cleaned. Three telephone calls and 1.5 hours later we finally managed to get a member of staff to come to the room. The member of reception staff we spoke to said he would arrange for the Manager to call back later. He didn't. Overall, positives here are the lovely staff and well appointed rooms but the negatives are that the entire experience is spoiled by poor management and lack of customer care and understanding. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worse experience ever … I don’t recommend at all

Jul 21, 2021 Travel218875 Algiers, Algeria

Worse experience ever … the hotel became like a BIG mess … they can’t manage the breakfast ( you need to wait like 30mn ) not a Waldorf Astoria standard … in room dining ( I called to get some flavored yogurt ) they said they don’t have even if they serve them during breakfast … NOT a five stars hotel …
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A superb break!

Jul 21, 2021 SShaikh Willesden, United Kingdom

The hotel, service, location, food, rooms, views, pools, beach all were much more than what we were hoping for. We had a fantastic break away from Dubai. Service was outstanding. Everyone had a smile on their face and made us feel very special. Thank you for giving us a great time!
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Jul 18, 2021 Ahmed N

Just the right place to be away at for the weekend , from the time of check in till check out I just witnessed professional team and willing to help and support , smile is everywhere and rooms are perfect we'll cleaned and we'll maintained. Adults pool great place to relax at and the grill have an amazing vibes and service Just pools were quite… Read more
Just the right place to be away at for the weekend , from the time of check in till check out I just witnessed professional team and willing to help and support , smile is everywhere and rooms are perfect we'll cleaned and we'll maintained. Adults pool great place to relax at and the grill have an amazing vibes and service Just pools were quite dirty due to the sand storm and dust everywhere but no one can't be blamed for that The sanitize of the rooms was great to have such precautions in place to keep us safe Thank you everyone we will come again Read less