Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah opened its doors in the United Arab Emirates, on a private peninsula in Ras Al Khaimah among golden sands and natural mangroves. Its 174 guestrooms range from spacious guestrooms and suites across both a main building or within traditional riads. The accommodations feature locally inspired design and views from a private balcony or terrace.
The resort brings the emirate’s first overwater villas with abundant living space, outdoor decks, private plunge pools, Arabian Sea views and a reserved cabana on the villa-only beach. Villa Host service meets all guests’ preferences. Villa guests also receive complimentary experiences like massages and private barbecues.
Six restaurants and bars include Mekong, the signature restaurant serving cuisine from Thailand, Vietnam and China; Beach House with fresh coastal cuisine; all-day dining restaurant Sea Breeze; a deli; a pool bar; and a lobby lounge and bar. Dining by Design, a bespoke private dining concept, serves us romantic designs on the beach or a private yacht.
Anantara offers signature experiences to guests to let them immerse themselves in the destination and culture. At Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaiman, guests can hike Jebel Jais, cruise the Arabian Sea, zip line, toboggan, visit a pearl farm and more. On the resort, water sports and leisure facilities — including an infinity pool, yoga pavilion, kids and teens clubs, and more — await. Anantara Spa is set within manicured gardens.
The resort’s green credentials are impressive: All accommodations were sustainably built using eco-friendly materials, with great care given not to disturb the surrounding ecosystem.
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