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Vogue Reviews: Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

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Ritz Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

The lowdown

Ritz Carlton, Ras al Khaimah at Al Wadi Desert is the perfect outdoors getaway spot, centered around ecotourism with the standard opulent signature of Ritz-Carlton. Being one with nature is a statement that the Ritz Carlton makes sure to live up to, while still making sure to be as luxurious as possible.

Stylish eats

Taking farm-to-table dining to a new level, the resort’s 450 sqft Chef’s Garden brims with unpreserved, organic vegetables, fruits and herbs for the restaurants to use, and also provides guests with the chance to learn about the culinary teams using these harvested ingredients in their scrumptious dishes, such as the piquant Moroccan cuisine at Moorish, signature steakhouse Farmhouse, and finally, international, and Indian cuisine at Kaheela, all of which can be enjoyed during private meals within the sand dunes of Ras al Khaimah, or inside the lavish interiors of each restaurant.

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Suite talk

The 100 spacious and private villas of the Ritz Carlton in Ras Al Khaimah come with a private infinity pool and deck terrace directly overlooking the picturesque desert, flocked with Arabian oryxes and gazelles. The soothing spaces also come with sun loungers and of course, to match, luxurious rooms with state-of-the-art amenities.

Insider’s tip

The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert prides itself in pleasing its guests. Amenities and activities for couples and families, along with rejuvenating sessions of seclusion are all available to visitors. Be sure to explore the abundance of traditional activities the space offers, such as horse riding and trips to the native habitats of the Arabian oryx, and enjoy a peek into the Bedouin life while taking a night stroll on a camel’s back.

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Vogue verdict

Blending the rustic beauty of Ras al Khaimah’s deserts with all things luxe, this Ritz Carlton property is an enchanting resort is an absolute winner for those who have a soft spot for ecotourism.

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