InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa

A luxurious island getaway in Ras Al Khaimah

Located in Ras Al Khaimah, an emirate that is blessed with a gorgeous coastline and some of the UAE’s most spectacular natural attractions, InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa is a destination in its own right.

Set on the man-made Hayat Island and surrounded by the Jebel Jais mountains and the impossibly blue waters of the gulf, this 351-room beach resort offers contemporary rooms, suites and villas (some with private pools but all with fantastic ocean views), a private beach, swimming pools, a spa, health club and six world-class restaurants and bars. Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is a 45-minute drive from the resort another 45 minutes takes you to Dubai.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Ample sunlight fills the spacious rooms and suites, each of which comes with private balconies or terraces and oversized daybeds from which to enjoy the brilliant sea views. Beige and blue carpet invites the sand and sea into the modern rooms, while plush beds and other top features promise the utmost comfort. Bathrooms come with separate rain showers and bathtubs.
  • A splurge on one of the 70 Club InterContinental rooms and suites, located in a separate building, is worth it for privileges such as a separate check-in area, exclusive access to an adults-only pool and deep-soaking hot tubs, and the Club InterContinental Lounge, where you’ll find breakfast, afternoon tea, evening canapés and a cocktail hour.
  • With indulgent body treatments, reinvigorating massages and rejuvenating facials in pearl-inspired, oval-shaped treatment rooms (including two couples suites) and a Turkish hammam experience, the spa offers plenty of excuses to book yourself in for a couple of hours of sheer relaxation. All treatments use quality products by renowned brands such as Aromatherapy Associates and Proverb that are enriched with luxe ingredients such as argan oil, Himalayan rock crystal salts and green tea.
  • Make the most of Ras Al Khaimah’s sunny mornings and cerulean waters by parking yourself in a day bed on the luxury hotel’s private sandy beach or swim in the infinity pool while gazing at the ocean.
  • At Levant & Nar, feast on delicious mezze and elevated Levantine and Turkish dishes such as seafood kibbeh, manti and Urfa kebab, alongside striking panoramic ocean views. At the all-day Saffar, the menu features international favorites catering to a wide range of preferences. Fuel your pool time with cocktails and light meals at beachside lounge Shasha. For juicy burgers, steaks and grilled seafood, washed down by barrel-aged cocktails, craft beer and premium wines, head to New York-inspired gastropub NoHo Bar & Grill, where live entertainment continues late into the evening. Whiskey lovers will be delighted with the vast collection of international pours at sophisticated lounge Amarbar.

Things to Know

  • Well-equipped with strength training, cardio machines and free weights, and home to a private fitness studio and saunas, the bright health club is a great spot to get your daily workout in. During the cooler months, take advantage of the space’s outdoor tennis courts.
  • Other than a schedule of daily activities, you’ll find kayaks, jet-skis, banana boats and stand-up paddleboats at the resort’s private beach. All are excellent ways to appreciate the gorgeous location surrounded by the azure gulf waters.
  • Children and teens can expect to enjoy their time at this family-friendly resort. At Planet Trekkers Kids Club (for children from four to 12 years), young visitors can participate in face painting, kids’ yoga, games, beach relays and other beach-related activities. They can also let loose at the outdoor jungle gym, while arcade games and foosball tables are available at the Teens Club. Tykes can also enjoy a smaller pool next to the resort’s main one.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Mina Al Arab, PO Box 3001, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
NeighborhoodHayat Island
RKT  (30-45 min)   DXB  (55 min-1 hr 20 min)   SHJ  (45 min-1 hr 10 min)  
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