A part of the world-renowned hospitality chain, Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect location for a picturesque getaway with pristine beaches, a wealth of thrilling adventure sports and other fun things to do. Being secluded luxury haven with numerous amenities in every room makes this stunning beach resort in RAK worth a visit. Known for their friendly staff, elegant suites and rooms, WA in RAK is inarguably one of the most popular places to visit in the Instagram-friendly emirate of Ras al Khaimah. MyBayut brings you a complete guide to the iconic Waldorf Astoria beach resort in Ras Al Khaimah to help you make the most of your stay!
PRIVATE BEACH AT WALDORF ASTORIA RAK
The resort has a breathtaking, 350 metre stretch of private beach access, offering hotel guests the ultimate way to relax under the blue skies. Whether you want to walk along the white beach or watch the sun go down over the Arabian Gulf, this is the perfect sanctuary away from the bustle of bigger cities such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
While guests staying in the hotel get free access to the private beach at Waldorf Astoria, you can also get a day pass to enjoy the facilities here. There are also some interesting water sports activities on offer here.
POOLS AND CABANAS AT WALDORF ASTORIA RAK
The luxury beach resort in Ras Al Khaimah is home to a massive 400 square metre family pool.
The biggest attractions at this pool are the 24 opulent cabanas with relaxing sunbeds. These cabanas are the ultimate epitome of beachside luxury where guests can relax after taking a dip in the pool to cool off. The swimming pool also has a separate section for toddlers.
Food and beverage services are also available at the Al Fayrouz pool bar, adjacent to the pool. Another option is to order beverages and snacks of your choice from the Azure pool bar by pressing the “At your service” beach buzzer placed next to the sunbeds.
- Pool timings: 08:00 am – 08:00 pm
WALDORF ASTORIA RAK SPA
For relaxation and personal wellbeing, the resort’s own signature spa offers an extensive array of holistic treatments to rejuvenate your mind and body. This is where the guests can experience the best spa treatments in RAK.
The underwater-themed spa offers 12 fully equipped treatment rooms, a VIP couples suite, hydro bath and a floatation bed for female guests.
Apart from these facilities, the spa also has a separate steam room for men and women.
The signature herbal sauna is one of the most well-reviewed relaxing treatments offered at the spa. Guests can also receive a soothing foot massage and neck and shoulder massage at the cabanas by the pool.
- Prices: The treatment prices start from AED 315 onwards
SPORTS ACTIVITIES AT WALDORF ASTORIA RAK
The resort has plenty of sports venues to keep guests entertained during their Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah holidays. Read on to find out more about the different sports that you can be a part of at this fantastic beachside resort.
CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE
Waldorf Astoria resort in Ras Al Khaimah has two 18-hole champions gold courses; The Al Hamra Golf Club and Tower Links Golf Club.
Each of these golf courses has top-notch facilities including lessons for first-timers.
The golf courses are also known for hosting regional golf championships. Al Hamra Gold Club has a night golfing facility where guests can continue their game well into the night.
Horses are an integral part of the local UAE culture.
Experience the thrill of horseback riding at this resort. Horse riding lessons are also available for both children and adults at the resort. Make sure to enquire from the reception about lessons and the other equestrian adventures.
The resort has a range of both motorised and non-motorised watersports. Parasailing, flyboarding, jet skiing, wakeboarding, donut ride and boat cruises are some of the most popular motorised watersports at Waldorf Astoria.
There is also a good variety of non-motorised watersports for guests to enjoy at this stunning RAK resort. Kayaking, sailing, snorkelling and pedal boats are popular among guests. Additional charges of AED 300 are applicable for a professional photoshoot or video recording.
- Watersports rates: AED 110 onwards
- Opening hours: 09:00 am to sunset
RESTAURANTS AT WALDORF ASTORIA RAK
The resort is home to many restaurants and bars where guests can indulge themselves in a fine culinary experience with dishes from various parts of the world. Here is a list of the Waldorf Astoria restaurants.
Le Diwan is an opulent lounge inspired by traditional Arabian Culture. The lounge serves mezzeh platters, fresh juices, Arabic coffee and snacks. Le Diwan is also a popular shisha lounge at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.
- Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 03:00 pm – 12:00 am
Marjan is a Middle Eastern restaurant with a fantastic menu created by top chef Sasan Nasernia. The restaurant has a chic interior with elegant decorations, intimate seating areas and private dining rooms.
- Opening hours: 12:30 pm – 03:30 pm and 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
QASR AL BAHAR
Qasr Al Bahar is a majestic restaurant in Waldorf Astoria with unparalleled views of the Arabian Gulf. The eatery is open for breakfast and dinner and features a selection of Middle Eastern dishes and continental fare.
- Opening hours: Breakfast 06:30 am -11:00 pm | Weekends 06:30 am – 11:30 pm | Dinner 06:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Lexington Drill is a steak house named after the popular Lexington Street in New York City. It is one of the top restaurants in RAK. The restaurant serves decadent steaks and fresh seafood. The air-dried beef cuts are one of the signature dishes guests can try here.
- Opening hours: 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
UMI is a bespoke Japanese restaurant at Waldorf Astoria RAK known for its metal-studded interiors. The Sushi Corner is perfect for an intimate dining experience. The restaurant has a full bar and a dedicated lounge area.
- Opening hours: 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Peacock Alley is a relaxed lounge which has an impressive decor and an equally mesmerising menu with a range of snacks and drinks.
- Opening hours: 08:00 am – 11:00 pm
AZURE POOLSIDE BAR
Azure Poolside Bar at the resort is popular among guests as they can enjoy a variety of foods and drinks with gorgeous views of the hotel’s pool. Some of the poolside favourites are cocktails, alcoholic beverages, fresh juices, smoothies, sandwiches and fresh salads.
- Opening hours: 09:00 am to Sunset | Food Service 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Apart from the aforementioned lounges and restaurants, here are some of the other eateries that guests can enjoy:
- SIDDHARTA LOUNGE RAS AL KHAIMAH
The Pearl Kids Club at Waldorf Astoria is where kids can have a ton of fun. There is plenty to learn here with interesting activities and storytime.
Pearl Kids Club offers recreational, educational, cultural and focused activities including (but not limited to) cookies and pizza making, sand art, falcon show, archery, shell collecting, shell photo frame-making and Petanque.
The Pearl Kids Club is open for kids aged between 4 and 12 years. However, if you have a child younger than 4 years old, they can have plenty of fun at the toddler’s room accompanied by an adult. Baby-sitting services are also available for AED 70 per hour.
- Opening hours: 08:00 am – 07:00 pm
- Contact: +971-7-203-5431
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
Apart from memorable holidays, this luxurious location is the perfect spot for a corporate conference with several facilities for team-building activities, product launches, seminars and executive meetings. Each venue is equipped with the latest audiovisual equipment for any corporate or social event.
Besides corporate events, the resort is also ideal for weddings, cocktails parties and other social occasions such as anniversaries or religious celebrations. If you plan to hold a wedding, the resort is an excellent choice with picturesque views, limousines and an excellent selection of dishes to choose from.
WALDORF ASTORIA RAS AL KHAIMAH LOCATION
The Waldorf Astoria is ideally located on Vienna Street in Ras Al Khaimah. The resort is approximately 50 to 60 minutes away from Dubai International Airport making the commute to and from the resort convenient.
WALDORF ASTORIA RAS AL KHAIMAH CONTACT
If you any question you wish to ask the administration. Feel free to get in touch with the resort help desk at +971-7-203-5555
That’s all for our complete guide to Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah. The hotel and resort offers a limousine and helicopter service for the guests as well. It’s the perfect place to stay if you’re visiting various attractions in Ras Al Khaimah. It lies one half and 18 minutes from the tallest mountain in the UAE, Jebel Jais.
In addition to Waldorf Astoria, there are several hotels with a private pool in RAK if you’re looking for something secluded and private without compromising on the luxury.
NOTE: Cover image is courtesy of Waldorf Astoria official website