The calming qualities of Ras Al Khaimah’s landscapes makes it an ideal option for health and wellbeing holidays.
The Hajar Mountains are a great place to start to feel at one with nature, where you can take a hike and practice your best sun salutation on its epic peaks. Head to Khatt Springs, an oasis famous for its hot springs of sulphuric water, known for its relaxing and therapeutic properties. Or simply transport yourself to total relaxation and find serenity in the sensational spas of Ras Al Khaimah with our Top 5 Spas for the Senses.
Best for: Remote relaxation
From the moment you step foot in the soothing sands of the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, you will be transported to a place of total Zen. This peaceful nature reserve offers a place for guests to connect with Mother Earth through its serene surroundings, wondrous wildlife and immersive accommodation.
The spa at Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert offers total tranquillity to guests with a range of indulgent treatments and sensory experiences. Finding inspiration from its surroundings, the Spa Menu boasts everything from a Desert Stone Massage to an Arabian-inspired ritual ‘Oasis Al Wadi’, that includes use of invigorating cloves and cardamom. For those looking for a more intimate experience, guests can enjoy a treatment from the comfort of their own accommodation.
Indulge in the calming qualities of The Rainforest, where European hydrothermal culture and Middle Eastern bath rituals blend to make for a relaxing experience. With a choice of 16 stations, you are guaranteed some private space to relax and unwind. Why not soak away your cares with an Aroma Steam, which helps detoxify the body and boosts the immune system? For those looking for a little invigoration, try the Ice Igloo where you can stimulate circulation with a cold shower or by rubbing ice on the body.
Best for: VIP Experiences
The 5 Star Deluxe Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is a truly opulent accommodation in the United Arab Emirates, which dazzles with some outstanding accolades and awards. Surrounded by nature, guests can enjoy its blissful beachfront location, serene seas, magnificent mountains and exotic deserts, whilst only being a 45 minutes away from Dubai International Airport.
This awe-inspiring resort is home to the award-winning Waldorf Astoria Spa where you can indulge in some restorative rituals and therapies. Guests can unwind in the cosy comfort of the spa, whilst enjoying its dramatic surroundings with floor-to-ceiling windows. The crowning glory of the spa is the private suites – a spa within a spa. Treat yourself to a little ‘me time’, or get together with loved ones to share an unforgettable experience, where you can expect a perfectly personalised service with your own private spa concierge, who will take care of your every need. Laze the day away with your private Jacuzzi, Rasul-style steam room, heated spa couches and private bathroom.
Carrying only the finest lines in beauty products, go organic with Voya, QMS Medicosmetics for scientific skincare or Heaven for award-winning treatments. Continue to stimulate the senses with the Fragrance and Bath Master. Choose from a variety of aromas to make for a serene experience in your room, perfect for when you lay after a busy day or for tranquil tub time.
Best for: Space to unwind
Located on its own private stretch of beach on Marjan Island, the Rixos Bab Al Bahr is an upmarket Ultra All Inclusive resort, perfect for those looking for an indulgent getaway. Take in your natural surroundings and enjoy a variety of activities under the Arabian sun. Make a splash in one of the eight pools at the resort, or set yours sights on the sea with plentiful watersports and diving opportunities. Ultra All Inclusive means you are spoiled for choice, with eight restaurants and seven bars / lounges to choose from.
The Anjana Spa at the resort is the largest in Ras Al Khaimah. With a Turkish influence, guests can enjoy total relaxation in a choice of two ultra-luxurious Ottoman spas – one for men, one for women. Sunbathe by the private pool, have a dip or take on the Turkish tradition of the Hamams. Guests staying as the hotel can enjoy unlimited access to the steam room, sauna, ice fountain and relaxation areas, however to make the most of the luxurious facilities, we recommend booking an indulgent therapy or two.
Expect only the best in quality of service, where your every wish is their command. Find inspiration around the world on the menu, with a choice of Balinese, Swedish or Thai massages, reflexology and facial treatments. If you are going for a little glam, there is a hairdresser available, or book yourself in for a mani / pedi.
Best for: First-class service
The stunning Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island boasts a beachfront location, where each accommodation benefits from its own balcony to soak up the sea views. Spend the day in one of the resorts seven pools, savour the flavours at one of the 13 on-site bars and restaurants or simply sunbathe on the private beach.
The resort is home to the Jouri Rose Spa, where guests will be pampered by a professional team of therapists, trained to take care of the mind, body and soul. As one of the leading beauty businesses in the United Arab Emirates, they offer world-class luxury spa treatments, using only the best in best in product ranges from France, Arabia and India.
Treat yourself or a loved one to a luxurious treatment unique to the local area, such as mud masks, cereal scrubs and perfumed water treatment to hydrate the skin. There is also a dedicated Ladies Only Spa, so women can enjoy the amazing facilities such as indoor pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation area, in total privacy. The men also have bespoke treatments to indulge in, such as a purifying ‘Detox Journey’ or ‘Body Repair’ session.
Best for: Health & Wellbeing
The Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa is nestled on a stunning private bay on the northern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, ideally located for taking on the many unique experiences in this exciting Emirate. The resort offers guests great choice, from the amazing dining options, accommodations and activities available. Each room boasts a private balcony or terrace, but for the best Arabian sunsets, choose a newly renovated villa with private beach access.
Discover an ‘oasis of calm’ at The Spa, where the four elements are utilised for their healing powers in all their indulgent treatments. Stimulate the senses from the moment you arrive, as the interior design sets the tone to total relaxation. Their signature treatments include FHF Farm Fresh facials, packed full of natural ingredients, which smell as delicious as they are invigorating. For the couples looking for a romantic treat, there is a great choice of treatments for two available.
Health and wellbeing does not just stay in the spa as the resort also is home to a saltwater pool, which has beneficial qualities for the body – from the skin hydration to tension relief. Those looking for an immersive Spa experience, why not stay in the Royal Suite? Relax every day in the comfort of your own suite, complete with private Turkish Hammam, sauna, steam room and whirlpool.