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November 16, 2020

Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah – star gazing and camel rides

Escape the city and head to the enchanting desert resort at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert and experience a moonlight camel ride in the heart of the Al Wadi Nature Reserve. Starting from 30 November 2020 and taking place at the end of every month during the full moon, guests at the resort can enjoy a magical camel ride under the full moon in the beautiful Arabian Desert, followed by a stargazing experience and the opportunity to relish the seclusion and tranquillity that the resort has to offer.

Nestled in a scenic nature reserve, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert is a secluded oasis set amongst 500 hectares of the desert conservation area. Guests can connect with nature in the moonlight and then discover the galaxy via the stargazing platform and observe the mesmerizing landscape offset by a spectacular canopy of stars.

This secluded oasis is focused on offering exceptional experiences alongside unparalleled service for guests, whilst being committed to providing traditional Arabian hospitality. This 100 private villa resort has so much to offer with each villa offering private entrances, temperature-controlled pools and uninhibited views. The luxury resort also boasts a variety of dining options including the farm-to-table Farmhouse, as well as the intimacy of in-villa dining. There are a host of activities available for the adventurous, such as; archery, desert biking, bird watching, horse riding and additional camel treks or enjoy a secluded ride around the resort on bicycles provided with your villa.

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert offers an idyllic city escape, where unforgettable memories are waiting to be made with both friends and family. Guests can enjoy a camel ride with a choice of the stargazing activity or a stay and experience package to include a bottle of sparkling and chocolate-dipped strawberries. All offers will only accommodate one person per camel to adhere to social distancing rules at the resort.

Camel ride with star gazing activity

Date: During the full moon every month
Offer: In-house guests can enjoy a 20-minute camel ride under the full moon. The tour will start from the Equestrian Centre towards the stargazing platform for 45 minutes stargazing activity before being dropped to Farmhouse just in time for dinner or return to the villa on a buggy.
When: The activity will commence depending on the moon forecast that month*
Price: AED 350 per person or AED 700 per couple.

Stay and experience

Date: During the full moon every month until March 2021
Offer: The offer for in-house guests includes pick-up from the villa in a buggy at 7:15 pm* and is inclusive of a 30 minutes Camel Ride in the desert under the moonlight, a bottle of sparkling and chocolate-dipped strawberries at Farmhouse, breakfast at Kaheela and a complimentary Falcon show.
When: The activity will commence depending on the moon forecast that month*
Price: From AED 2500++ for Al Rimal villa and AED 3,100++ for Al Khaimah villa
For bookings please www.ritzcarlton.com/alwadidesert

*The forecast for the full moon for the coming months are

Moon rise takes place at 17.34 on 30 November 2020
Moon rise take place at 17.54 on 30 December 2020
Moon rise takes place at 17.39 on 28 January 2021
Moon rise takes place at 18.30 on 27 February 2021
Moon rise takes place at 18.18 on 28 March 2021

For more information on the exclusive offers, please visit Ritz-Carlton Desert offers. For reservations or more information, please contact: +971 7 206 7777, e-mail the reservation desk

The resort is following the guidelines outlined by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority and the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, as well as advisories from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These ensure both resorts are aligned to the Stay Safe RAK campaign and follow the Marriott Global Cleanliness Council to ensure that the safety and security of our guests remain our highest mission.

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