There are many international destinations to visit, but when it comes to traveling to the Persian Gulf, most jetsetters will travel to Dubai. Dubai is a beautiful place to visit in the Arab Emirates. It contains a great deal of culture, landmarks, and general beauty, and it should certainly be a destination on any travelers list. However, Dubai is not the only area to visit along the Persian Gulf.
Ras Al Khaimah is another emirate along the Persian Gulf that contains the same, if not more, beauty, wonder, and culture as Dubai. Thanks to the economic and organizational reforms of Ras Al Khaimah ruler Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi, the city is now an attractive destination for foreign investment, which has helped bring about unprecedented development and growth across the emirate.
Ras Al Khaimah sees hot summers and mild winters, making it a great year-round destination. It also contains a variety of landmarks, including the Bu Shaqq tower, Sheba’s Palace, Dhayah Fort, and The Old City, to name a few.
According to rasalkhaimahtourism.com, “…this rising emirate boasts of beautiful mountains, red sandy desert and lush green plains along with a series of creeks and lagoons. It has a rich heritage dating back 5,000 years, which manifests in numerous historical sites, forts and abandoned villages. The Emirati culture is omnipresent in Ras Al Khaimah and you will be welcomed with the warm Arab hospitality wherever you go.”
If you are going to travel to Ras Al Khaimah and take in all its beauty and wonder, you’ll likely want to stay in a luxurious resort that complements the culture of the city. The following are the top six resorts in Ras Al Khaimah.
- DoubleTree by Hilton Resort and Spa Marjan Island
The Hilton brand is known for its dedication to providing world-class service and impeccable ambiance, which you’ll see at its new Doubletree by Hilton Resort and Spa Marjan Island location. This resort is close to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, and guests can enjoy easy access to golfing, sailing, and desert camping. All accommodations contain golf course or sea views, and each one contains a balcony or patio with direct access to the beach.
- Rixos Bab al Bahr
Rixos Bab al Bahr provides luxury for the whole family. With your all-inclusive stay, you’ll not only enjoy unlimited food and beverages, but you’ll also enjoy customized entertainment, special kids clubs and teen clubs, spa and wellness facilities, and sports and activities. Take your pick from seven restaurants, six bars, and one nightclub, or enjoy your suite with your pool, sea, or garden view.
- Banyan Tree Al Wadi
If a stay in the Arabian Desert sounds like the perfect vacation for you, the Banyan Tree Al Wadi is the luxury retreat you’ll need to complete your travel. This is the first all-pool villa concept that also includes hydrotherapy spa facilities, natural wildlife including camels, private beach, golf course, and a dedicated nature reserve. And if you’re solely looking to relax, your room will astound you with mountain or gulf views.
- The Cove Rotana Resort
The Cove Rotana Resort is the place; ”where the traditional charm embraces the uniqueness of the Arab culture.” This resort overlooks the Gulf and contains 600 meters of pristine beach. Each villa is handcrafted and perfect for families or groups of friends looking to have a good time in Ras Al Khaimah. Each villa contains a private terrace, spacious living room, and breathtaking views and amenities.
- Golden Tulip Khatt Springs Resort and Spa
Beauty doesn’t always have to include beachfront. The Golden Tulip Khatt Springs Resort and Spa contains the same luxurious culture and amenities as other Ras Al Khaimah resorts, but instead of beachfront, you’ll enjoy staying at the foot of the Majestic Hajar Mountains, overlooking farmland and beautiful green scenery. Plus, the mountain spa retreat will certainly allow you to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul while still enjoying all that Ras Al Khaimah has to offer.
- Marjan Island Resort and Spa
If you’re looking for true luxury, look no further than the Marjan Island Resort and Spa. The exterior will entice you with its beautiful gold and copper décor. Inside you’ll find a variety of stylish rooms, fine dining restaurants, sports and leisure activities, and many spa and wellness amenities.