A night in Waldorf Astoria, Ras al Khaimah

What a weekend ๐Ÿ˜€

So, G picked me up from work on Thursday, and off we went up north, driving along the west-coast of the UAE towards Ras Al Khaimah ๐Ÿ™‚

We’ve only been up to RAK once since moving here , and honestly never had any reason to go back up since. Good thing the RAKBankRide came along (yes, we actually did it! :D) , as spending time there had made us realize how much is has grown since three years back.

Most of Dubai’s residents, or least those we know, usually pick one of the many resorts in Dubai, Fujairah, Saadiyat or Yas Island for a staycation. RAK seems to be somewhat forgotten. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s so new, but I’m glad we headed out there and chose the Waldorf Astoria ๐Ÿ™‚

We arrived at Waldorf around 6pm on Thursday. As we passed Marjan Island on the left, we saw Waldorf afar – its sandy-beige exterior, mirroring the beach around it. From what we had learnt, Waldorf is one of the many properties within Al Hamra Village. The Rixos Bab al Bahr which many have been (all-inclusive), as well as the famous Banyan Tree sits within Al Hamra’s development. Definitely on our “to-go” list now ๐Ÿ˜€

We were both in awe as we drove  under the sky-high arch. Walked-in, and the lobby is grand – Peacock Alley to our right with its own water feature (above), Camelia straight ahead (2 for 1 in the Entertainer for its high tea ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

Got our cards for our king classic room on the 8th floor, and upon entering, we spent the next twenty minutes…. taking photos, social media-ing, doing silly poses (of which won’t make it to my blog)… haha. It was fab.

There on the table, was a little personalised note from Waldorf, welcoming us to the hotel, wishing us good luck for the race. Aww, love little tokens like these ๐Ÿ˜‰

We sat by the balcony and watched as the sun set over Al Marjan Island. So many resorts on this man-made wonder, and what’s this I hear about them wanting to turn it to Ibiza of the Middle East  ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ultimate Summer Colour Trends Sale

Around 7pm, we made our way down to Umi on the 1st floor for some good japanese food. Blog post to come ๐Ÿ˜‰

As we had to wake up at 5am the next morning, we retired early. Many thanks to Waldorf for the super early breakfast room delivery.

Gorgeous Friday afternoon by the pool

Friday morning, after the race…… we came back, with our limbs and backsides all sore. It was perfect to wander around, chill out by the pool, and to go for a good dip under the sun. 

We had to head back to Dubai early – so didn’t get the chance to eat, drink, and experience everything Waldorf and Al Hamra Village had to offer, aww.

Cheers Waldorf, for being a wee bit flexible with us, due to us being away for the big race. Much appreciated. We’ll come back again soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.

3 thoughts on “A night in Waldorf Astoria, Ras al Khaimah

  1. Looks beautiful. Are there any bad Waldorf Astoria hotels? I doubt that:) I must admit I haven’t been to RAK myself, but I have planned to go many times…*lol* We actually have friends living there to escape the high rent in Dubai, though that would be a little too drastic for me.

    1. Yeah, I hear it’s much cheaper to live there ay…but hmmmmm I still would prefer to be living and based in Dubai as well, haha..

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