Anantara Mina Al Arab Aerial view

UAE’s Most Anticipated Resort: Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort is Now Open

Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort has opened its doors in the UAE, bringing eco-luxury to Ras Al Khaimah.

Located on a private peninsula with golden sands and natural mangroves, the 174-room resort boasts a setting of unparalleled exclusivity, tranquility, and luxury.

Surrounded by golden sands and pristine mangroves, it features verdant gardens, a stunning infinity pool, and a serene mangrove sanctuary. This idyllic retreat is complemented by the majestic Hajar mountains and sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf.

A range of accommodations is available, including contemporary and spacious guest rooms and suites located in the main building or set within traditional riads. Each evokes modern sophistication infused with locally inspired design elements and boasts breathtaking views from the private balcony or terrace.

Anantara Mina Al Arab
Peninsula Sea View Pool Villa

The resort, which was designed by Wilson Associates and Perkins Eastman, also introduces Maldivian-inspired luxury to Ras Al Khaimah, showcasing the emirate’s first over water villas with ample living space, an expansive outdoor deck featuring a private plunge pool, views of the Arabian Gulf and the natural mangrove lagoon and a reserved cabana on the villa-only beach. With dedicated Villa Host service, the resort ensures that villa guest’s unique preferences are fulfilled at every opportunity. Additionally, guests will be pampered with complimentary experiences such as massages or a private barbecue.

At Anantara Mina Al Arab, guests are treated to a luxurious dining experience with six restaurants and bars. The resort’s flagship restaurant, Mekong, takes diners on a gastronomic journey through Thailand, Vietnam, and China, featuring exquisite dishes from the renowned Asian waterway. Beach House offers a taste of Mediterranean leisure, serving up fresh coastal dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. Additional dining options include Sea Breeze, an all-day dining venue, a gourmet deli, a lively pool bar, and a cozy lobby lounge and bar. For a personalized touch, guests can opt for Dining by Design, Anantara’s exclusive private dining concept, where a personal chef prepares romantic beachside meals or on a private yacht.

Anantara resorts are known for their immersive cultural experiences. At Anantara Mina Al Arab, guests can explore the local culture and environment with activities like hiking Jebel Jais, the UAE’s tallest mountain, with a gourmet picnic, kayaking through mangroves inhabited by flamingos and herons, or enjoying a luxury sunset dinner cruise in the Arabian Gulf. Ras Al Khaimah, the emirate of nature and adventure, offers thrilling experiences like the world’s longest zipline and tobogganing on Jebel Jais. Guests can also visit an Emirati pearl farm or embark on a hot-air balloon adventure over the desert.

The resort is a haven for leisure activities, boasting an infinity pool, a fitness center with mangrove views, a padel court, a yoga pavilion, and clubs for kids and teens. A variety of recreational activities are available for all ages.

For relaxation and rejuvenation, the Anantara Spa offers a tranquil retreat. Set amidst beautiful gardens with sea and mangrove views, the spa features seven treatment rooms and separate wet areas for men and women. Treatments incorporate local ingredients, like the Ras Al Khaimah Ritual with its nourishing scrub made from dates, salt, and honey, couple’s journeys inspired by the desert and ocean, and traditional Thai therapies.

Anantara Mina Al Arab is committed to environmental sustainability. The resort has eliminated plastic use and reduced waste and energy consumption. Its accommodations are built sustainably, using eco-friendly materials, and great care has been taken to preserve the surrounding ecosystem, including the mangroves, which are home to diverse wildlife.

Ras Al Khaimah, strategically located as a bridge between east and west and less than an hour’s drive from the highly connected Dubai International Airport, is an ideal destination for weddings. The resort offers exclusive beachfront or garden settings for weddings, accommodating up to 450 guests. Additionally, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is conveniently located just a 30-minute drive from the hotel, making it easily accessible for guests.

Anantara Mina Al Arab not only offers a luxurious escape but also instills a deep appreciation for nature. With an interactive discovery center soon to be introduced on-site, guests, especially the younger generation, can engage in learning about and loving the natural world, all while minimizing their environmental impact during their stay. This commitment to sustainability and luxury makes Anantara Mina Al Arab a unique and conscious choice for travelers seeking both indulgence and eco-friendliness.

Rates at Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort start from USD 400 including breakfast for two people. Compare prices on the hotel’s webpage and Booking.com

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