Surrounded by the desert and sea, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is an ideal destination for an unforgettable daycation in a stunning setting. Located just over an hour from its neighbouring city Dubai and about two hours from Abu Dhabi, this five-star resort is the perfect place to kick back and relax, or to bring the family for a fun day out - with plenty of kid-friendly activities to keep little ones entertained.
Two gorgeous pools
The resort has both a family and adults pool, providing the best of both worlds for those who like to Privilee with or without the family. The adults pool, known as 'Sunset Beach' doubles up as a trendy beach and pool lounge, offering cabanas and music from a resident DJ for a perfect chilled afternoon.
Please note, the adults pool, Sunset Beach, is open daily from 9am - 11pm.
The family pool is huge with lots of shallow and shaded areas, plus two slides that older kids' will absolutely love. On the other hand, we think that parents will be big fans of the temperature-controlled swim-up bar! An added benefit at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is the complimentary water provided around the pool - there's no reason to not stay hydrated!
A shaded kids' splash area!
Perfect for the hotter months in the UAE, this splash pad area is every kid (and parents!) dream. The entire area is super interactive with lots of water features to splash and play with - best of all, the area is shaded, so there is one less thing to worry about during the intense summer weather. There are also plenty of sunbeds and cabanas surrounding this area, so you can set up for the day here with the kids and let them run whilst you (try to) relax.
A HUGE pristine white beach
Soak up sunshine on the white sands of a 350m private beach, set against the Arabian Sea. The private beach at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah boasts plenty of comfortable sun loungers that have been strategically placed far apart, so that guests feel like they have their own private space on the beach. This really is the perfect beach to catch some rays in peace.
Incredible dining options to suit everyone
With 10 restaurants and bars, there is plenty to choose from and to suit whatever you are craving at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah. From gourmet Japanese dishes at UMI and premium steaks at Lexington Grill to poolside snacks and refreshing drinks - you will find an array exciting cuisines to tuck into throughout your day here. Privilee's Top Tip: Pop into Camelia before you leave the resort, they offer a great selection tea's, coffees and pastries - perfect for the journey home!
Privilee Members + 3 guests save 20% on food and drinks at 17Squared, Azure, Camelia, Le Diwan, Lexington Grill, Marjan, Peacock Alley, Qasr Al Bahar, Al Fayrouz and UMI.
Engaging kids' activities
Let the kids' escape to their own world at Splash Kids' Club, which features indoor slides, a climbing frame and an outside play area, alongside a nursery. Kids' Club access for Privilee Members children is free for children aged 4- 12, with an array of exciting games and activities on offer - including arts and crafts, cooking and shows.
Please note, Splash Kids' Club is open on weekends only, from 9am - 6pm.
Workouts with a view
If scenic views of the sea aren't motivating for a workout, the bright, airy and fantastic range of equipment will be! Enjoy complimentary towels, water and fruit alongside your workout - plus its super easy to access from the pool if you're heading straight there after your workout.
Gorgeous spa facilities
Designed with an ‘under the sea’ theme, you will fall in love with the tranquil vibe at Waldorf Astoria Spa. The award-winning spa offers 12 large treatment rooms (Privilee Members get 20% off treatments), as well as one VIP couples' suite, a floatation bed for females and a hydrobath. Male and female steam rooms are available, plus Waldorf Astoria's signature herbal sauna! We can’t get enough of Voya, an organic and sustainable seaweed product that is used in their signature treatments.
Mix up your pool day with a game on the tennis courts! Balls and rackets are provided, plus the courts are floodlit if you are keen to avoid the heat and play during sunset.
Privilee Member benefits:
- Complimentary access to the family pool & private beach for Privilee Members + up to 3 children aged 5 - 16.
- Access to Sunset Beach adults pool is for Privilee Members only.
- Complimentary access to the gym for Privilee Members.
- Complimentary access to Splash kids' club for children aged 4-12.
- Complimentary access for 1 nanny per family.
- 20% off spa treatments at Waldorf Astoria Spa, Ras Al Khaimah.
- 20% off food and drinks for Privilee Members + 3 guests at 17Squared, Azure, Camelia, Le Diwan, Lexington Grill, Marjan, Peacock Alley, Qasr Al Bahar, Al Fayrouz and UMI.
- 20% off hotel room rates.
- Complimentary valet parking available.