If you’re looking for an amazing, unique experience – sleeping in the middle of the Dessert, but not to waive the luxury. Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort is the right place for you. Opened in January 2010, it is the first luxury desert resort in the United Arab Emirates to offer an all-pool villa concept, complete with Asian inspired hydrotherapy spa facilities, a private beach club and a dedicated nature reserve. This oasis of peace amid stretches of desert sand in tranquil Wadi Khadeja spreads on over 100 hectares, of which 60 hectares are dedicated as a nature reserve – home to local desert wildlife such as Arabian gazelles and oryxes, offering guests a unique opportunity to interact with and observe these gentle creatures up close.
The luxury resort itself which is a 45-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and a 20-minute drive from the vibrant Ras Al Khaimah city centre features 70 Deluxe Pool Villas and 31 Tented Pool Villas. There is a fabulous pool and deck area to relax and enjoy the warmth of day and night.
The atmosphere at the resort is best described by one sutisfied guest who said: “I almost expected to see Omar Sharif and Peter O’toole come riding over the dunes.” For more information and rates, visit the hotel’s official website www.banyantree.com