RAS AL KHAIMAH: BEYOND A JOURNEY—WHERE LUXURY INDULGENCE AND WELLNESS MEETS AUTHENTIC ARABIAN AMBIANCE

Travelling should always be a transformative experience, so why settle for the same old, boring destinations? Instead, go beyond a journey in the UAE’s northernmost emirate, where luxury indulgence and wellness meets authentic Arabian ambiance, and discover a world of relaxation that exceeds all expectations. From rejuvenating spa experiences to wellness activities and attractions galore, a visit to Ras Al Khaimah is guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed, renewed and uplifted. Read on to learn about some of the top wellness spots and attractions in the region:

Banyan Tree Spa

Exhausted from the hustle and bustle of daily life? Then treat yourself to a blissful break at the Banyan Tree Al Wadi Spa while taking in the unparalleled, desert oasis views of Wadi Khadeja. Set to traditional Arabic architecture and décor, the spa features an impressive selection of soothing massage treatments provided by formally trained therapists. Visitors can kick their feet up under sumptuous spa treatment pavilions or take a restorative retreat to The Rainforest, an exclusive, award-winning facility featuring a trail of 16 state-of-the -art hydrothermal therapies designed to soothe and revitalize different parts of the body. Each and every part of The Rainforest, from the Herbal Sauna and Aroma Steam to the Ice Igloo and Vitality Pool, is infused with time-honoured Asian wellness philosophy and traditions for a truly innovative wellness experience that you won’t soon forget. For a full description on The Rainforest Experience at Banyan Tree Spa, go to http://goo.gl/F0QbTc.

After the spa, reconnect with the world and interact with wildlife such as Arabian Gazelle and Oryx at the Banyan Tree Al Wadi’s very own nature reserve.

For an overview of the Banyan Tree Al Wadi Spa, visit http://goo.gl/20aOhA.

Waldorf Astoria Spa

Seeking a refuge of peace and serenity unlike any other? You can be sure to find it at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, showcasing an enchanting undersea theme complete with calming ambient lighting and pleasant silk clad walls. Indulge in the spa’s exclusive treatments, which combine traditional therapies that have a long history of use in the region, such as rasul and even pearls as Ras Al Khaimah is known for its pearl farming heritage, with essential oils and all natural ingredients, including pure honey, milk, green tea and citrus. Visitors are also welcome to maximize their well-being at the Waldorf Astoria’s gymnasium, open 24 hours a day and featuring an extensive range of Technogym equipment as well as a relaxation area, thermal area and tennis courts. For more information, visithttp://goo.gl/cVfjZS.

La’mar Spa

Hoping to revitalise your inner energy and restore your outer glow? The comprehensive services at La’Mar Arabian Wellness Spa, located in the heart of Marjan Island Resort, are sure to revive your senses. Surrounded by calming Arabian sea waters and set to breathtaking island views, this opulently-designed spa features authentic “Touches of Arabia” treatments merged with “East meets West” holistic rituals for a truly unique sensory experience. Guests can choose from Ayurvedic, Thai and other relaxing massages, enjoy personalised face and body treatments or wind down in any of the spa’s luxurious facilities, including one dual massage suite, one VIP room with heated quartz sand therapy, two steam and sauna rooms, two hammams and rasul, two private jacuzzi areas, two relaxation areas and six single treatment rooms. The spa also offers private, individual health services, such as postural enhancement, stretching, water fitness therapy and more. To learn more, go tohttp://goo.gl/8jru8W.

Anjana Spa

Interested in taking a traditional approach to wellness? Then be sure to make a visit to Anjana Spa at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, where genuine Turkish culture and traditions are used to achieve a state of utter bliss and complete tranquility. Featuring decorative architecture, Anjana consists of two ultra-luxurious Ottoman spas, one for men and one for women, and each spa includes a private swimming pool and traditional hammam. Guests can indulge in a number of time-honoured therapies, including deep cleansing scrubs and beauty treatments, while enjoying unlimited access to a steam room, sauna, ice fountain and quiet reading area. Premium services also include a selection of restorative massages, including Balinese, Swedish and Thai massages as well as Hot Stone therapy, reflexology, body wraps, exfoliation, manicures, pedicures, hairdressing, facials and more. For more information, visithttp://goo.gl/VPJd9L.

The Spa at Hilton

Prefer to be pampered with a personal touch? Then the tailored treatments of The Spa at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort, designed to improve relaxation, rejuvenation and wellbeing, are sure to meet all your needs, whether that be therapeutic massages, specially- made body scrubs, customised facials or anything in between. Also on offer at The Spa are two Morrocan Hammam baths, two lounges, nine treatment rooms, a whirlpool tub, a sauna and a steam room—all complimentary with your treatment of choice. Find out more athttp://goo.gl/aJX8ma.

Beyond the Spa

In addition to world-class, luxury spa experiences, Ras Al Khaimah offers a wealth of wellness activities and attractions that will have you feeling healthy and whole: Cool off with a dip into the Arabian Gulf through thrilling water sports; relax in the sun along 64 kilometres of pristine coastline; go stargazing in the desert, witness stunning, meditative mountain landscapes or take to the trails through hiking, cycling and much more. Discover all that the destination has to offer at http://www.rasalkhaimahtourism.com/.

Getting Here

Ras Al Khaimah is ideally located less than 45 minutes north from Dubai International Airport. From UK airports, tourists can choose from a range of airlines for flights directly to Dubai International Airport, including British

Airways, Qantas, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates and Royal Brunei. Connecting flights are also widely available from other airlines, including Cathay Pacific, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, EgyptAir and many more.

Fly to Ras Al Khaimah International Airport with Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways offers flights to Ras Al Khaimah with services available from London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh via Doha as well as connections from Birmingham. For more information, visit http://www.qatarairways.com/uk/en/offers/fly-to-ras-al-khaimah.page.

Accommodation

With authenticity and hospitality in mind, Ras Al Khaimah offers a diverse collection of accommodations to suit any taste. From boutique hotels to luxurious five-star properties and resorts, see where you can stay in Ras Al Khaimah at http://www.rasalkhaimahtourism.com/hotels.aspx.

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About Ras Al Khaimah

One of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the world, Ras Al Khaimah boasts a rich culture and long-standing history, dating back 5,000 years, showcased by an array of archaeological sites and breathtaking natural vistas, from golden sand beaches, awe-inspiring terracotta dunes and a green belt of date palms to Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE.

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