InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Virgin rating

The hotel

A brand new resort on Hayat Island in Ras Al Khaimah, the Intercontinental offers sea views from all rooms, giving that idyllic island feel that you’re craving from a beach holiday. Take time out on your spacious balcony with a morning coffee, overlooking the ocean, or with a sundowner from the minibar before the evening begins. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options, NoHo is great for an evening buzz and will transport you to trendy New York in an instant. Shasha is the hub of entertainment, be it pool parties, yoga or cinema under the stars, and make sure you grab a spot here in time for the sunset views over the ocean. This hotel is a great pick for families, with spacious suites and villas with private pools available for larger parties, and an extensive kids activity programme to keep them occupied, giving you time to visit the spa for a massage to unwind. If you don’t want to simply ‘fly and flop’, you’re only 45 minutes away from Dubai with it’s magnificent shopping centres, water parks and attractions galore. 

Amenities

  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Located on Hayat Island, surrounded by the Arabian Sea. Transfer time from Dubai International Airport: Approximately 1 hour. 

Hotel information

351 generously sized rooms, suites and villas, all with spacious balcony or terrace with day beds, air-conditioning, coffee/tea-making facilities, minibar*, and flat-screen TV.

Classic Sea View rooms with either 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 people. 


Breakfast option includes: International buffet breakfast will be served in Saffar All Day Dining Restaurant. Breakfast taken outside designated meal timings will be charged separately as per consumption. Breakfast ordered through room service will be charged as per consumption.

Half board option includes: Breakfast and dinner at Saffar All Day Dining Restaurant which includes food only, all drinks will be charged as per consumption. Complimentary one small bottle of water per person per meal.

Full board option includes: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Saffar All Day Dining Restaurant which includes food only, all drinks will be charged as per consumption. Complimentary one small bottle of water per person per meal.

All Inclusive option includes: breakfast, lunch and dinner at Saffar All Day Dining Restaurant, or 3 course dinner - set-menu at either Levant & Nar or NoHo Bar & Grilll. Selected soft & house beverages are available from 12:30pm – 10:00pm at Saffar. Soft & house beverages included from 11:00am – 07:00pm in ShaSha. Soft & house beverages included from 07:00pm - 10:00pm at Amarbar. 4 house beverages per person with set-menu meals at Levant & Nar and NoHo Bar & Grill. Other meals and drinks not included in the All Inclusive meal plan will be charged to the guest’s account. All Inclusive package ends at 12 noon on the day of check out, unless late check out extended and paid (does not apply on complimentary late check out extensions). 

Club Intercontinental Sea View rooms with access to the Executive lounge, and either 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 people. 

Junior One Bedroom Suite Sea View with separate living room, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 people. 

Club Intercontinental Junior Suites, with access to the Executive lounge, separate living room, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Resort One Bedroom Suite Sea View, with separate living room, and either 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

One Bedroom Family Villas are just steps from the beach, with spacious living and dining area, and bedroom with either 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

One Bedroom Private Pool Villas are just steps from the beach, with a private pool, spacious living and dining area, and bedroom with either 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Club Rooms include: Access to the Club InterContinental Lounge with a separate check-in area, private pool, deep soaking jacuzzi, as well as deluxe culinary offers throughout the day such as cocktail happy hour and afternoon tea.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Apr '24 to receive up to 47% off the accommodation cost between 05 Apr–31 Oct '24.  

    Terms and conditions apply. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. 

Saffar (International cuisinge, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Levant & Nar (Turkish and Lebanese cuisine, with sea views). Noho (stylish New York inspired bar and grill). Ramsa Lounge (lobby lounge serving hot drinks and pastries). Amarbar (library style bar serving drinks and light bites). Shasha Pool Bar (poolside bar serving food, cocktails and shisha). 

Kids activity programme. Cinema under the stars. 

Swimming pool and separate kids pool. Private beach. Fitness centre. Tennis courts. Yoga. Kids club*. Teen club*.  Spa*. Watersports*. 

Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Laundry service*. Babysitting service*. 

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: From time to time, the Hotel reserves the right to close or to alter operating hours of the food & beverage or other outlets and will have no liability in this regard. However, the Hotel will arrange an alternative appropriate venue. Meal timings during Ramadan may vary based on local UAE laws.

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Apr 11, 2024 Isabel S Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Excellent service, we were treated amazingly My congratulations goes out to Mahmoud Daigham, for going above and beyond to providing the best service. Thank you for making us feel very special, not only that but our room was ready and we arrived at 12 pm.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best kids experience. Well done planet trekkers.

Apr 11, 2024 Nairen P

This is our first visit in this hotel and I must say that all the staffs are really amazing.at this busy time you can see that they are working hard to please all the guest around.big thumbs up and huge shout out to the ladies working in planet trekkers who has their patience and a passion to make the kids enjoyed their stay in kids club.Melanie… Read more
This is our first visit in this hotel and I must say that all the staffs are really amazing.at this busy time you can see that they are working hard to please all the guest around.big thumbs up and huge shout out to the ladies working in planet trekkers who has their patience and a passion to make the kids enjoyed their stay in kids club.Melanie and Maria who welcomed us upon arrival was exceptional. The services and activities they are providing is realistic. Art and craft dancing activities are one of the top activities they have.with the help of bellah and nishadi this are the sung stars of the hotel.i will also include Paula rom front office whose really helpful..this hotel has a very clean beach and shaded kids pool whisky is good for the kids to swim.about the room housekeeping provided a clean room for us.thank you to the staff of Noho restaurant. They are very busy but they give us a nice service. We will surely be back again on our next holiday. Read less
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Apr 10, 2024 solidinka 6th of October City, Egypt

I had an amazing time with best service from Abdel the Butler assigned for our villa, promptness and attention to detail, always avaiable and ready to share any details to make our stay a great one, thanks Abdel for your great service. And the in room dinning chef for cooking the food as per instruction to not break our meal plan, thanks for the… Read more
I had an amazing time with best service from Abdel the Butler assigned for our villa, promptness and attention to detail, always avaiable and ready to share any details to make our stay a great one, thanks Abdel for your great service. And the in room dinning chef for cooking the food as per instruction to not break our meal plan, thanks for the great food and attention to detail. Looking forward to my next visit as a precious royal ambassador for IHG, this hotel is an amazing choice!! Thanks INTERcon team 👏 Read less
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Apr 8, 2024 Simone M

We have just had our last evening at this amazing hotel and we are incredibly sad to have said goodbye to so many fabulous members of staff. Yes, the hotel is stunning. The decor, facilities, food and restaurants are all superb, but the real stars of the show are the dedicated and friendly staff who have made this holiday so special. A massive… Read more
We have just had our last evening at this amazing hotel and we are incredibly sad to have said goodbye to so many fabulous members of staff. Yes, the hotel is stunning. The decor, facilities, food and restaurants are all superb, but the real stars of the show are the dedicated and friendly staff who have made this holiday so special. A massive thank you to Amisha Bibita, Juli, Kuljeet and Dora who looked after us so well in the Saffar restaurant. As a disabled person with a young child, they made sure all our needs were met and we had comfortable seats near the buffet so I didn’t need to walk too far! Amisha was particularly good with my young daughter, who adored her. The pool is stunning: warm water, comfortable sun beds, non stop cold water to drink. All our needs were catered for. We were well looked after especially by Moses, and a big shout out to Mr Hilton for checking on us each morning. I had to call for medical assistance at one point, and this was done with ease through reception who organised for an on call nurse to visit. She was lovely and came to see us in our room. A prescription was issued and received all within 20 mins of her diagnosis! The hotel staff were amazing in terms of making life easy. Our room, 587, had a great view, and was so clean and beautifully made up each day. We are so sad to leave and wish we had another 10 days here! Hopefully, we’ll get to visit next year again. Intercontinental, you should be proud of the Ras Al Khaimah hotel! Read less
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Apr 8, 2024 Mark467red Leeds, United Kingdom

Hotel About 1hr North of Dubai airport. We booked Club room and so had hotel transfers which were nice and efficient after long flights from UK. Really recommend upping stay to Club room, half board is enough as can have afternoon tea for ‘lunch’ 👍. Club private area feels 5 Star. To be honest the normal eating area is 4 star at best, not quite… Read more
Hotel About 1hr North of Dubai airport. We booked Club room and so had hotel transfers which were nice and efficient after long flights from UK. Really recommend upping stay to Club room, half board is enough as can have afternoon tea for ‘lunch’ 👍. Club private area feels 5 Star. To be honest the normal eating area is 4 star at best, not quite big enough and food doesn’t change each night, lots of choice but no changes or theme nights, same thing on the BBQ etc.. Club has afternoon tea 2.30 and also cocktails at 5.30, which is sooo relaxing away from the mayhem of main building. Our 5yr old girl wasn’t allowed in Club pool but beach was lovely and main pool, busy, but large enough pool to feel exclusive. Needs more sunbeds but good policy of moving reserved if no one turns up or have left more than 1hr. (Annoyed a few Russians but great entertainment). Planet Trekkers kids club was lovely our girl went an hour a day to reduce sun time & give us some quiet time in Club area. The ladies who looked after her were all lovely and place had plenty to do and was secure 👍 We went for a pool/beach holiday knowing Rak was miles from most places.. but of a trek to main sights of Dubai so choose wisely. Room was good sized and service was spot on throughout Club. But as said, glad we weren’t in main hotel, felt they had more work to do to truly be 5star. Read less