The Al Wadi Resort

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If you’ve heard of the Banyan Tree hotels then you know what to expect, but if you haven’t then you’re in for a surprise! With a reputation for providing first class hospitality, the Banyan Tree’s  Al Wadi hotel in Ras Al Khaimah will not disappoint.

After a mere 90 minute drive from Dubai airport, you’ll find yourself away from the hustle and bustle and in a peaceful environment that will meet your every heart’s desire. Situated amid stretches of desert sand in an oasis of peace, and next to the magnificent Al Hajjar Mountains, the Banyan Tree Al Wadi offers a luxury romantic desert resort complete with secluded private pool villas, and world class spa treatments by the famous Banyan Tree Spa.

Perfect for halal honeymooners looking for a peaceful retreat away from the world, here you’ll get to enjoy romantic nights under the clear starry skies, and beautiful sunsets and sunrises between the deserts sand dunes. The Al Wadi hotel is a luxurious desert experience like no other with 4,000 square metres of dedicated Asian-inspired hydrotherapy spa facilities, access to the private Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach, the chance to be part of the dedicated nature reserve, and an eighteen-hole championship golf course at Al Hamra Golf Club.

Delicious dining is something else to look forward to at this remarkable hotel as the Banyan Tree Al Wadi only provides their guests with the very best. Arabic and Asian cuisines can pleasantly be enjoyed as you dine in style while looking around and taking in your beautiful and peaceful surroundings.

From £1,399 per person
based on two people sharing
Includes
  • Return flights from London to Dubai
  • 3 nights at the 5* Banyan Tree Al Wadi in a Rimal Pool Villa
  • 4 nights at the 5* Conrad Dubai
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Return private transfers from the airport and in between resorts

Valid for travel from May to September (supplements may apply in July and August).

Alternative dates are available throughout the year at a supplement. Prices subject to change and availability at the time of booking.

Email us at mail@serendipity.travel or call
0203 397 4397 for more information.

Home of the seven Emirates that have become popular holiday getaways, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Qaiwain are all must visits when travelling to the UAE. The UAE is in high demand with their relaxing beaches, desserts, delicious cuisines, breathtaking mosques, and all the luxuries needed to provide you with the perfect halal friendly getaway.

Flight time from the UK: A direct flight from London to Dubai is approximately just under 7 hours.

Local languages: Arabic is the national language of those that live within the UAE, however English is widely understood and spoken to at conversational level. Those visiting Dubai will have no problem making conversations in English as English is the most spoken language.

Best time to visit: The very best time to visit the UAE is between September and May. It’s between these months that visitors will enjoy blue clear skies and a comfortable warm climate. The summer months can be quite hot!

Visa requirements (for British passport holders) : Citizens and passport holders of the UK, with right of abode in the UK, will be granted a free of charge visit visa on arrival in the UAE. No application in advance of travel is necessary. Please note that your passport will be stamped for 30 days upon arrival.

Key Events and Festivals:

Abu Dhabi International Jazz Festival – Originally a two day event which now takes place over a week. This lively festival brings in huge crowds which flock to the most-populated city in the UAE for Abu Dhabi’s International Jazz Festival. The beloved May event lures thousands of music lovers, where they can enjoy amazing performances by some of the world’s leading jazz artists.

Eid - At the end of Ramadan, the cities of the UAE celebrate with parties and feasts. Both visitors and locals can share in the spoils as Dubai and Abu Dhabi throw social events for several days to mark the end of the Islamic fasting period.

National Day Festival – Celebrating the formation of the UAE and the independence of the region from Britain, National Day is celebrated across the country in December with joyful performances and events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Desert Classic – An annual event held at the Emirates Golf Club in March, where the best golfers from around the world make their way to Dubai, where the Desert Classic takes place.

Which airport will you fly in to: The airport you fly into within the UAE depends on which part of the UAE you’re visiting first. Most direct flights from the UK however will fly in to either Dubai International Airport or Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Must try food:

Al Harees - A famous dish of UAE with highly exotic taste. It is made up of meat and wheat and is a very simple and elegant dish with very few ingredients but with longer cooking duration.

Shawarma – This dish is the most eaten food across this country, and has become very popular in Asian countries. It can be made with lamb or chicken with different restaurants serving this dish in different manners. The most common ingredients are chicken or lamb with a mix of garlic sauce, pickles, fries and tomatoes wrapped in Arabic Roti.

Al Machboos – Another famous traditional dish of UAE is Al Machboos, a meaty yet tender meal. The important ingredients combined to produce this delicious dish are rice, meat, onion and dried lemon. Other seasoning includes spices and salt

Must do experience:

Visit Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Mosque – This spectacularly stunning mosque is famous for its interior and exterior and is known as the key site for worship in the country.

Up above with Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Dubai from the world’s tallest skyscraper.

Discover Al-Bidyah Mosque - The oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates, Al-Bidyah is an important historical site that lies in the Emirate of Fujairah. The entire surrounding area is an archaeological site, where many pottery and metal artifacts have been excavated.

Walk back in time at Bastakia - The Bastakia quarter of Dubai is the last remaining fragment of Old Dubai. This small heritage area really evokes the simpler, gentler past of the city before skyscrapers took over the skyline.

Dessert Excursions – Adventure lovers will enjoy the empty stretch of desert hugging the coastline outside the popular cities. Most travelers start their dessert adventure from Dubai or Abu Dhabi. With handfuls of activities available within the desert, tourists can enjoy four-wheel-drive trips and dune-buggy journeys, to sand boarding, hiking and camel treks.

Our favourite halal eat: There are too many to list! From the variety of restaurants in the mega malls to the discovering small local restaurants that have been there for over 30 years, you'll never be short of a good meal in the UAE. Let us know if you would like any recommendations when you book your next trip with us.