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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Aug 22, 2019 idris787 United Kingdom

Fortunate to stay this Hotel again. this trip was even better than the last. Started from Check-in with good Welcome from Mr El Driny who accommodated our room request, thanks again. Rooms are most spacious in UAE. All staff ready to assist with any needs. Breakfast was fantastic, thanks to Erahim Kazi for that special masala chai he made for us… Read more
Fortunate to stay this Hotel again. this trip was even better than the last. Started from Check-in with good Welcome from Mr El Driny who accommodated our room request, thanks again. Rooms are most spacious in UAE. All staff ready to assist with any needs. Breakfast was fantastic, thanks to Erahim Kazi for that special masala chai he made for us every day. Buffet dinner was had a different theme each day with vast variety of desserts to indulge in. yummmy..!! Looking forward to next trip back, hopefully soon. Thanks again to all staff at Waldorf for making us have a fantastic holiday and making us feel very special. Idris Mussa Read less
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Aug 21, 2019 EmiliaC365

Amazing property, with excellent staff. Especially Ahmed in the Siddharta lounge really made our stay just perfect. He did all his best to accommodate and exceed our needs. We will definetly be back for a staycation.Thank you Ahmed for everything!
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Aug 20, 2019 aliabukashef Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Luxury stay from the check in till check out. Big, huge and clean room. Comfortable bed. friendly stuff. Nice food and beverages. Warm and wide swimming pool. Outdoor activities such as volleyball and football.
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Aug 20, 2019 buttercup94 Gotham

As Dubai residents, we take advantage of a UAE staycation a few times a year and get to stay in some amazing hotels but the Waldorf Astoria in RAK is definitely the new favourite. We did stay here when it first opened a few years ago- but things are much more established now and it’s been an absolute pleasure. The rooms are amazing, the pool and… Read more
As Dubai residents, we take advantage of a UAE staycation a few times a year and get to stay in some amazing hotels but the Waldorf Astoria in RAK is definitely the new favourite. We did stay here when it first opened a few years ago- but things are much more established now and it’s been an absolute pleasure. The rooms are amazing, the pool and beach are lovely, great restaurants (the Lexington Grill is so good I gave it a separate review of its own) and superb housekeeping (thanks Christian)- the service is just exceptional. Every staff member I encountered seems to have a high level of training and understanding of what impeccable service means- very responsive, no request was ignored or unanswered. We are already planning our next visit and I think we will find it difficult to go anywhere else within the UAE now. Highly recommended. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating THE BEST HOTEL EXPERIENCE EVER....special thank you to Mr Taimour Khan & Mr Ahmad Hassan by the pool

Aug 20, 2019 Lailabh123 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

My friend and I visited the hotel this Saturday and checked out on Sunday. Our experience was just so amazing I don’t have words to describe how awesome it was. Never before have we experienced great service from EACH & EVERY staff in a hotel as we did here... Starting with the reception where Mr. Taimour Khan checked us in. He was just so so… Read more
My friend and I visited the hotel this Saturday and checked out on Sunday. Our experience was just so amazing I don’t have words to describe how awesome it was. Never before have we experienced great service from EACH & EVERY staff in a hotel as we did here... Starting with the reception where Mr. Taimour Khan checked us in. He was just so so accommodating and gave us an amazing room with a beautiful view. He went out of his way to give us the best with clear information of what we needed and more. He answered and provided us with everything we needed. Then the lady who escorted us to our room explained each and everything in our room in full details that you will have nothing to ask before she leaves you! Room was amazingly spacious with a dressing room ♥️ which we totally fell in love with! We then decided to go to the pool where they had one for the adults and one for families. While walking to the pool each staff that passed us showed such genuine concern whether we were doing fine and had what we needed. We then reached the adult pool 😍 the seating cabanas were just perfect 👌 Shaded and spacious enough to relax and unwind! Then our next awesome experience at the pool started with Mr. Ahmad Hassan who was from Egypt! He welcomed us with fresh fruit popsicles that was just so refreshing in the heat! He was at his toes the entire time in the heat walking back and forth and attending each client that came to the pool so passionately. You cannot ignore his presence as he was so attentive to detail with what clients needed and went out of his to get clients everything they needed and more! We truly have not seen any outdoor staff so dedicated as him and truly he was a star and deserves ultimate credit for his outstanding work. As evening came near we got ready and decided to have dinner at Umi the Japanese restaurant Honestly the ambience, menu, service, attention from the chef......... what more can we say except that only experiencing the restaurant will be an ideal way to understand what we would like to try and explain!. Breakfast was delicious with just the right options & choices with delicately decorated seating areas. It was quite unfortunate that we didn’t have time to stay longer or surely we would love to! Truly the stars for us were • Mr Taimour Khan at the check in • Mr Ahmed Hassan by the pool Highly recommended with no doubt that EVERYTHING about this hotel was 👌♥️ Read less