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Festive celebrations are officially taking off at Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates; 16th December 2016: As of December 15th, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company manages Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah. The newest Ritz-Carlton property located in the northern Emirate has rounded up some of the most enticing proposals to inspire guests and visitors this season.

A magical tree lighting ceremony will set the mood for the festive week on December 16th, followed by a cocktail reception for the entire family at the heart of the resort.

A spectacular Christmas Eve buffet dinner will be served at Al Waha restaurant, including season’s favorites such as the Oyster Bar or the Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, alongside a Roasted Duck in Red Curry, Gratinated Lobster or a tantalizing selection of desserts including the iconic “Bûche de Noël” (Christmas Log) and a live cooking dessert station. The resort’s Asian-inspired Safran restaurant will offer a decadent Christmas Eve five-course tasting menu to delight diners in anticipation Christmas Day. On the big day, Santa Claus will make a spectacular arrival and surprise the younger guests on the resort in the afternoon.

On the most awaited night of the year, a grand countdown party will take place in the two-story Samar Lounge, featuring a belly dancing show followed by live music entertainment until the awaited midnight countdown.

For those willing to make this New Year’s Eve a truly memorable one, Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel, suggests a private BBQ dinner perched on one of the picturesque sand dunes of the nature reserve or in the privacy of a luxury pool villa. Attended by a personal waiter and chef, guests can savor the mouth-watering aroma and tantalizing tastes of an Arabian BBQ.

The luxury hotel’s very exclusive Arabian-style watchtower roof can be privatized for a scenic New Year’s Eve celebration in grand Ritz-Carlton style, overlooking the desert, at the light of the torch under a mind-blowing starry sky. A personal chef and butler orchestrate the dinner amidst soft sand dunes and the resorts Bedouin tented villas. A symphony of oriental flavors will please diners, while they enjoy complete privacy for the most intimate of tête-à-tête.

Throughout the week, children will have endless options to keep themselves entertained, with a programme of daily activities including face painting, greeting cards crafting, cookie monster classes, not to mention unlimited access to the reserve’s Ritz Kids facilities and activities such as owl interaction, pony ride and  resort tours.

Overnight at Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel from AED 3400.00 per night for New Year’s Eve. Includes breakfast, based on 2 adults and 2 children staying in a villa.


Al Waha
Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner
AED 300 + per person

Asian-fusion set menu
AED 350 + per person


Samar Tower
Countdown Party with live entertainment
AED 3,200 + per couple
Private Dunes BBQ New Year’s Eve Dunes BBQ menu (limited seating RSVP)

Safran Tower
New Years’ Eve set menu
AED 12,000 + per couple Inclusive of 1 bottle Moet and Chandon