Written by
Mary Pratt

Published
01 Jul 2016

Dubai's best bits: Team-building

01 Jul 2016 • by Mary Pratt

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Just 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is a luxury holiday destination. Its interior design is influenced by the UAE's environment: cream for beaches, golds for desert, reds for the Jebel Jais mountain range. The pièce de résistance is the magnificent clock in the lobby, honouring Arabic culture, with the inclusion of the five daily prayer times and an inscription from an ancient Bedouin poem: “From your homeland travel abroad to find glory.”

General manager Andre Herrenschmidt has 30 years’ hospitality experience spanning three continents and eight countries. He explained that RAK appeals to a varied audience, including local Emiratis, expats wanting to escape the city and British, Russian and German travellers.

There are 346 generously sized deluxe rooms and suites. Our junior suite comprised a living room, dining area and stunning bedroom with huge wardrobe space.

The array of restaurants, bars, and lounges is under the watchful eye of executive chef Rudolf Segers. Some options impress more than others for service and food, but with so many options, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The spa is a must, combining a fabulous design and luxurious offerings.

Alternatives

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
+971 2 886 2088
A luxury oasis for discerning travellers.

Kempinski Hotel Ajman
+971 6 714 5555
Stunning views of the Persian Gulf and an idyllic private beach.