The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach

Ras Al Khaimah's beachfront hideaway

Located in the quiet coastal Al Hamra area in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah an hour north of Dubai, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach is an idyllic beachfront getaway for when you want to swap hectic urban exploration for laidback afternoons on sun-kissed shores by the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Each of the luxury resort’s 32 villas comes with a private swimming pool, a spacious patio and direct access to the sandy beach. The interiors, a blend of Arabian and Mediterranean influences, invite the sea in with a color palette of white and blues, ornate mirrors and romantic wispy drapes under tented roofs.

When you want to unwind, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Al Hamra Beach offers rejuvenating treatments that make use of natural ingredients, flowers and spices, and a restaurant serves up local seafood specialties, alongside spectacular sunset views.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • At The Ritz-Carlton Spa, treat yourself to a massage at one of four beachfront pavilions, and doze off to the sound of lapping waves. Choose from one of the ocean-inspired treatments such as the warm lava shell massage, opt for a traditional Balinese massage, or go for one of the reviving facials from renowned brands ESPA and Natura Bissé.
  • The seaside restaurant Shore House offers a variety of dishes prepared from locally sourced seafood, such as grilled Omani jumbo prawns and salt-baked sea bass, best enjoyed at a table on the terrace, right by the beach. At the poolside lounge, smoke shisha and sip on rosé while you watch the sun disappear into the horizon.
  • For a romantic date, ask for dinner set up in a cabana on the beach illuminated by lanterns, enjoy a picnic with a generous breakfast basket or indulge in a floating dinner in your pool in the comfort of your own villa.
  • If you’re feeling active, join a sunset yoga session, rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard, try your hand at archery or venture into the Arabian Gulf on a fishing trip.
  • The intimate Al Hamra hotel stands out with its lavish tented villas whose interiors find inspiration from Bedouin architecture. And there’s no need to leave the standalone villas, since they all come with private swimming pools and cabanas.

Things to Know

  • The fitness center, open 24 hours, is stocked with strength and cardio training equipment such as treadmills, cross-trainers, dumbbells and weight machines.
  • Other than lazing on the resort’s private beach, there’s plenty to see and do in the area, such as playing a round of golf at the par-72 championship course at the nearby Al Hamra Golf Club, learning how to sail at the Al Hamra Marina and Yacht Club, and wandering around traditional coral-stone houses, mosques and a fortress in the abandoned old town of Al Jazirah Al Hamra, a few minutes’ drive away.
  • You can visit the resort’s sister property, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, for thrilling desert experiences such as a fat bike tour over dunes, an interactive falconry demonstration, horse-riding, stargazing and nature walks in its protected reserve.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Outdoor pool
Getting There
PO Box 4558, Vienna Street, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
DXB (50 min-1 hr 10 min)   DWC (1 hr 25 min-1 hr 50 min)  
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