Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi

Location: Dubai Desert | UAE

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

A decadent desert retreat, Banyan Tree Al Wadi fuses first-class luxury with local tradition in the Wadi Khadeeja nature reserve. With access to your own private pool, and total seclusion in the stunning Dubai Desert, you’ll feel utterly pampered staying at Banyan Tree Al Wadi.
Perfect forGetting away from it all, whether you’re travelling as a family or couple.
In the knowWhy not treat your loved one to a romantic sunset cruise from Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah to celebrate a special occasion?

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Hotel Overview


In the Dubai Desert’s Wadi Khadeeja nature reserve, 40 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the coast.

Rooms at Banyan Tree Al Wadi

The resort’s lavish villas and Bedouin-style accommodations are sleek and stylish, with polished dark wood floors and sumptuous furnishings. All guests are treated to their own private pool and sundeck, a private oasis in the sweeping Dubai Desert. Opt for the Bedouin to experience the classic Arabian dwelling, enhanced with ultra-luxurious amenities.

Food and facilities

Wine and dine on your own private dining platform, or try one of Al Wadi’s five exquisite restaurants serving Arabic, Thai and international dishes. For an exclusive romantic dinner, the Safran Tower is a dreamy candlelit spot you’ll never forget, with views over the desert and resort below. You can swap the desert for the beach anytime you like, with Al Wadi’s sister restaurant Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah a 20 minute drive away. Guests staying at Al Wadi can use the hotel’s facilities as they please.

Activities at Banyan Tree Al Wadi

As well as access to the water-sports facilities at Ras Al Khaimah, guests can enjoy activities in the desert like archery, horseback and camel rides and falconry. Another fantastic experience is spotting Arabian gazelles, camels and onyxes in the wild, or taking a yoga class at sunrise or sunset to revive your inner zen. For children, there’s a dedicated kids club, and grown-ups can go for a round of golf at the 18-hole course or enjoy a relaxing treatment at the soothing Banyan Tree Spa.

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