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Enjoy a 2-night weekday stay for 2 guests in an Al Rimal Villa at the stunning five-star The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert in the United Arab Emirates. Stay includes 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners at Farmhouse and Moorish. Stay is valued at approximately 6,000 AED / £1,195 GBP / $1,635 USD*. Please note the winner will be required to separately pay the Tourism dirham tax of 20 AED (approx. £3.92 GBP / $5.45 USD) per villa, per night, as well as for all additional purchases including further meals, drinks, spa treatments, excursions, gratuities, etc.
Auction stay dates: to be booked at least 3 days in advance and taken before 20 December 2022, excluding stays over public holidays and all weekends, subject to availability.
Just north of Dubai, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert invites guests to connect with nature and culture amid the beauty of a 1,235-acre protected preserve. The resort’s Experience Concierge can arrange a desert trek on camel or horseback, private archery lessons, or an evening of magical stargazing amidst the beauty of the Arabian Desert.
This five-star resort boasts luxury villas, inspired by Bedouin architecture, featuring private outdoor pools and breathtaking desert views. The hotel also features a spa that combines European and Asian wellness philosophies with hydrothermal facilities and private treatment pavilions, a 24-hour fitness center, Ritz Kids Club, library, business center, an Equestrian Centre offering riding lessons for all levels as well as horse, pony and camel rides, Archery, biking, stargazing, bird-watching, nature drives and other outdoor activities for adults, children and families alike. There are also indoor and outdoor event spaces for special events and gatherings.
In terms of dining, this luxury resort offers four dining venues including the farm-to-table Farmhouse, all-day dining at Kaheela, the open-sky Moon Bar serving cocktails and the relaxed Moorish lounge. On Friday evenings, Kan Zaman has live grill stations and a selection of mezze, salads, and desserts, while the Oasis Pool & Bar offers daily alfresco dining and lounging beside the temperature-controlled pool as well as chilled drinks at the swim-up bar. Guests can also discover chef-led experiences, wine tastings, private dining, brunches, and other special events and offers.
The accommodation comprises 100 Bedouin-style villas with private pools and decks, lounge areas, luxurious bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, and desert views. The winner and their guest will be staying in a 158 sqm. Al Rimal Pool Villa with traditional architecture and elegant Arabic décor. Outside you’ll find a private pool, sun lounger, and sunbed, a large furnished terrace, and open desert views. Amenities include king or double beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, a 55-inch LCD screen TV, cozy seating area coffee/tea maker, safe, and bathroom with oversized bathtub and separate shower.
Terms and Conditions
Luxury Travel Diary terms and conditions apply. *This auction item is valued at approximately 6,000 AED by The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, UAE – please note this valuation is the list price provided to Luxury Travel Diary by the Auction Prize Provider and should be used as a guide only as cheaper discounted rates may be available. No cash alternative is available. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or discount. This auction item excludes flights and transport – you will need to arrange and pay for your own flights/transportation to and from your home to The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, UAE to coincide with your booking. Your stay is subject to availability, must be booked at least 3 days in advance and taken before 20 December 2022, excluding stays over public holidays and all weekends. Please note the winner will be required to separately pay the Tourism dirham tax of 20 AED (approx. £3.92 GBP / $5.45 USD) per villa, per night, as well as for all additional purchases including further meals, drinks, spa treatments, excursions, gratuities, etc. Please note any associated taxes/resort fees/entrance fees etc. and all additional purchases will be collected from the winner by the relevant property at the time of booking your stay or on departure and will not be deducted from the amount bid for the item. Winners must pay for their auction item in full via PayPal within 48 hours of the auction end. The full Terms of our auctions can be found here. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Luxury Travel Diary will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winners’ use or enjoyment of the prize; and the winner acknowledges that Luxury Travel Diary accepts no responsibility whether directly or indirectly for any claims whatsoever arising in respect of the prizes provided by third-party providers or sponsors.