Best hotels in Ras Al Khaimah

Unlike the other small emirates of the North, Ras Al Khaimah has invested in tourism and has beautiful hotels to offer by the sea. This guide of the top hotels in Ras Al Khaimah presents a comprehensive selection with our advice and recommendations. Hoping that our advice will help you in your choice of hotel before booking.

Guest house and its palm grove at the foot of Fort Dhayah, in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates ©Odyfolio

Luxury Hotels

Located in the south of the city of Ras Al Khaimah for the most part, they are very appreciated by the Russian clientele and Dubai expatriates. The best of them is the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah with a white and luxurious interior decoration, different from what can be found elsewhere in the country. On sale we can find prices less than 900AED per night. Then in our selection we propose you the Ritz Carlton which is more expensive, and much more exclusive with only 32 villas with private pool and beach tent.

The other hotels in our five-star beachside selection are of good quality, destined to the mass European clientele and each manage over 500 rooms. Not intimate, but effective. In this range we have the Rixos Bab al Bahr which has an all inclusive offer (drinks and unlimited meals), the DoubleTree by Hilton Marjan Island Resort and Spa, or the Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa Hotel.

Smaller with an average of 300 rooms, the The Cove Rotana Resort (we liked the architecture) and the Marjan Island Resort & Spa Managed By Accor. With one less star and a golf course instead of the beach, Al Hamra Residence Village can be a good base for excursions in the area.

If for you the big buildings on the seaside are not your cup of tea, we advise you inland the luxurious Ritz Carlton.

The hotels in town

As part of our journey in the Northern Emirates, the Odyfolio team stayed one night at the Mangrove by Bin Majid hotel which was effective for just spending the night, with a hot tub we've enjoyed to relax at the end of the day. It is very closed to the corniche including an Italian restaurant with nice terrace, and a beautiful view on the mangrove at breakfast. In a similar style, you also have the DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah. Other hotels in the city offer similar or lower prices, but their quality is clearly below. Let's mention the Tulip Inn Ras Al Khaimah which seems to be a good value for money.