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Set amid stretches of desert sand in tranquil Wadi Khadeja, this luxury Ras Al Khaimah resort is an oasis of indulgence spanning over 100 hectares, of which 60 hectares are a dedicated nature reserve.

This is also the first desert resort in the United Arab Emirates to offer an all-pool villa concept, complete with 3,000 square metres of Asian-inspired hydrotherapy spa facilities, a private beach club and an 18-hole championship golf course.

With views of the Arabian Gulf and the magnificent Al Hajjar Mountains, each of the luxuriously appointed villas at Banyan Tree Al Wadi tells the story of a rich Bedouin heritage; they all have private pools and are adorned with the finest furnishings and amenities.

Evenings are spent in one of two fabulous restaurants, with the signature 'Safran' offering authentic Thai cuisine and Southeast Asian delicacies. Or you may wish to opt for the 'Destination Dining', where you will sample traditional dishes as you sit Bedouin-style at the camp-fire – a unique experience, set atop rolling sand dunes under a vast Arabian sky.

Decadent nights are followed by lazy days around your private pool, or a trip to the Banyan Tree Spa; with ten treatment pavilions and hydrotherapy facilities, you'll experience a delightful range of award-winning spa therapies.

Banyan Tree Al Wadi features 101 Pool Villas split between the desert and the coast.

  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • Banyan Tree Spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Beach Club (20 minutes drive from the resort) offering watersports, scuba diving, snorkelling, waterskiing, wakeboarding and sailing on the Arabian Gulf, as well as schooner-chartering and fishing
  • 18-hole championship Al Hamra golf course just 20 minutes away
  • Children's club

Wadi Khadeja, 45 minutes transfer from Dubai International Airport.

Entertainment & Activities

Savour the freshest produce sourced from the region in the restaurants at Banyan Tree Al Wadi. From popular international dishes and local Arabic specialities at Al Waha, to the authentic Thai cuisine found at the signature restaurant, Safran, there’s something to suit every taste. For something truly special, opt for the Western or Arabian Style BBQs, where a personal chef and butler serve you on a private dining platform. Perfect!

Spend your days taking part in a range of exciting activities. The Activity Centre runs bountiful educational experiences, such as classes in desert flora and fauna. Head to the world-class Falconry Mews, where you can learn all about the falcons and indigenous owls at the site, including how to hunt with them. Enjoy shows and spectacular panoramic views from the Falconry Deck, or try your hand at bird watching, archery, horse riding and camel trekking.

Al Wadi Nature Reserve is the first of its kinds in Ras Al Khaimah. You’ll see all sorts of indigenous animals roaming around, especially Sand gazelle and the endangered Arabian oryx.

The Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach is located just 20 minutes away by car, and is home to an array of recreational marine activities, such as snorkelling, waterskiing, wakeboarding and sailing. The waters of the Arabian Gulf are wonderfully turquoise – admire them from the casual beach bar if snorkelling is not your thing.

The children will have a brilliant time at the Kids’ Club, where they can enjoy educational and fun games, crafts and bedtime stories under the stars.