Overlooking the Arabian Gulf and overshadowed by the picturesque Al Hajjah Mountains, Banyan Tree Al Wadi is a genuine desert oasis of mystery, magic and luxury. Steeped in Arabian exoticism, this 5 star resort in Ras Al Khaimah boasts all of the key ingredients for a romantic desert escape and offers plenty to see and do, from being pampered in the hotel’s Asian-inspired spa to interacting with native fauna in the reserve and strolling along the pristine expanse of private beach. Your Arabian fantasies are guaranteed to come true when you opt to spend a Middle Eastern holiday in this remarkable 5 star resort, among the sun-scorched sands and dramatic landscapes of Ras Al Khaimah.

Holiday resort information

Room Types

Banyan Tree Al Wadi is the first desert resort to provide its guests with all-pool villa accommodation, allowing you to experience an Arabian dream of traditional furnishings, lavish amenities and effortless respite from the desert heat.
  • Al Rimal Pool Villa - King

    The Al Rimal Deluxe Pool Villa King is a spacious 158sqm in size and is the perfect option for a honeymoon or romantic escape, with its traditional mud-brick architecture, stunning Arabian-inspired fixtures and private pool with terrace. This villa also offers charming desert views and comes with a range of added luxuries including a ‘Bose’ Music Prayer Mat system, an interactive 41” LCD TV and an oil burner with incense stick holder. You also benefit from a sun lounger and sun bed. This lavish villa also has the option of twin beds.
  • Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa

    Alternatively, you can opt for an Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa King and luxuriate in 253sqm of sumptuously decorated space, inspired by the nomadic tents of the Bedouin but complemented by a range of cutting-edge technology and other must-have modern comforts. From the plush king-size bed to the bright airy bathroom with its massive tub and floor-to-ceiling windows, this tented villa screams luxury. Other opulent facilities include an interactive LCD TV, free WiFi, dedicated villa host service, and of course your very own private pool complete with sun lounger and sun bed.
  • Al Sahari Tented Pool Villa

    If you want to supplement your glamorous accommodation with blissful spa treatments, be sure to reserve the Al Sahari Tented Pool Villa. Also 253sqm, this exquisite modern update of a Bedouin-style tent offers the same lavish furnishings and décor of the other villas, as well as the personal pool and terrace, but adds a little something extra to the whole experience by way of pampering spa therapies. Guests can enjoy a 30min head and shoulder massage and a daily 60-min Rainforest Experience, guaranteed to soothe, recharge and enthral.
  • Spa Sanctuary Tented Pool Villa

    The 253 sqm Spa Sanctuary Tented Pool Villa is a tranquil oasis designed for spa-lovers. Be swept off your feet in the Spa Sanctuary, with innovative and spacious living spaces, from a lavish treatment room, master bedroom with king or queen bed, living room and luxurious bathroom. Room amenities include Wi-Fi, 41-inch LCD TV, sun lounger and sun bed, swimming pool, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and safe. Enjoy in-villa services including arrival transfers, footbath ritual, afternoon tea, evening fruit platter, in-villa breakfast with wellness menu and signature treatment for spa.


In between meals don’t miss the chance to enjoy some of the truly indulgent spa treatments offered by the hotel’s award-winning wellness facility. From the signature Royal Banyan therapy to The Rainforest hydrothermal experience, a session in this top-notch spa is sure to leave you feeling utterly refreshed and restored in mind, body and soul.

During your stay at Banyan Tree Al Wadi you will be able to take advantage of a plethora of unforgettable leisure activities. These range from Desert Oasis Private Dining to Private Falconry lessons, Sunrise and Sunset Yoga sessions and horse riding in the desert. Head to the Activity Centre to get better acquainted with the various fun-filled activities on offer – and don’t forget the resort’s private stretch of beach, where you can go snorkelling, water skiing, fishing or scuba diving. There is also a library, kids club and stables, not to mention the nature reserve with its beautiful native fauna and flora.


The dining venues at Banyan Tree Al Wadi are outstanding, whether you want a cosy romantic dinner or a hearty buffet breakfast.
  • Al Waha

    For sumptuous all-day dining and a mouth-watering mixture of international and Arabian delicacies make your way to Al Waha, a seamless blend of Western convenience and Arabian style which allows you to dine in total comfort while enjoying picturesque views over the sand dunes.
  • Moon Bar

    To enjoy unforgettable pre or post dinner drinks, make your way up to the Moon Bar, a stunning rooftop terrace ideally situated on the upper deck of the resort’s Samar Lounge. From here you can admire breath-taking views while sampling shisha and an impressive menu of beverages. Recline on comfortable day beds while admiring the sunset and tasting the dizzying romance of an evening in the midst of the Arabian Desert.
  • Safran

    When it’s time for dinner, head to Safran, a tastefully furnished Thai restaurant where you can feast on the piquant flavours of South East Asia while drinking in the authentically Arabian view of a romantic desert watering hole where wildlife comes down to drink in the soft shadows of dusk.
  • Safan Tower

    Oriental specialities are served in the majestic Safran Tower, which features sublime vistas of the desert while you tuck into traditional Oriental dishes.
  • Samar Lounge

    Samar Lounge is a relaxing place to enjoy international wines and signature cocktails, set in a cosy venue with ambient mood lighting to set the romantic mood.
  • Western Style BBQ

    Enjoy the use of a personal chef and dedicated butler as you tuck into western BBQ delicacies beneath the stars.
  • Arabian Style BBQ

    Surround yourself with nature as you embark on a tasteful culinary experience in the Al Wadi nature reserve. Tuck into an Arabian barbeque feast with romantic candlelit lighting and gorgeous desert backdrops.


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