Only in the UAE would you stumble upon a pyramid-shaped, desert-hued hotel in the middle of an island. But if there’s one thing the Emirates does well, it’s creating jaw-dropping experiences in one-of-a-kind settings. Tapping into that awe and wonder is Rixos Bab Al Bahr, an all-inclusive resort in Ras Al Khaimah, and the iconic pyramid-designed property in question.
Certainly having its moment in the spotlight, the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is known for its ode to the outdoors, with sea, city and mountain experiences at its disposal, with Al Marjan Island a peaceful slice of prime real estate comprising four islands, with one home to Rixos Bab Al Bahr.
With its iconic setting, a quick glimpse at the hotel will tell you why it’s become a hot property in its own right, with staycation-seekers looking for a pleasure-fuelled escape and international jet-setters wanting all their luxury, culinary and lifestyle requirements met in one place.
The multifarious offerings free-flow across F&B (the hotel has 14 restaurants and bars), leisure (you can choose from a private beach, eight swimming pools, basketball and tennis courts, and an aqua park), and pleasure (there’s an Avitane Spa, Rixy Kids Club and Teens Club and stage shows), promising virtual unlimited entertainment at every turn for every age.
Featuring 715 rooms and suites across three of its pyramids, Rixos Bab Al Bahr is the stuff sweet dreams are made of.
The garden-view Classic Rooms are simple, chic and perfectly to the point, ideal for two people wanting a fuss-free escape, while the sumptuous Three-Bedroom King Suites, sleeping six adults and three kids, provides families with ample space and comfort but with elevated penthouse style.
Food-wise, here you’ll want for nothing either, with Rixos Bab Al Bahr’s ‘All Inclusive All Exclusive Experience’ designed to let guests taste a new sense of freedom across its restaurants, but also throughout the resort as a whole. From relaxed pool-side cocktails at Su Bar and sea-side sundowners at Sea & See, to a journey through world cuisine at Lalezar Turkish restaurant, Asian tastes at Aja, and an exquisite feast of lobster, mussels and oysters at seafood-inspired Fish Bone.
The real beauty of Rixos Bab Al Bahr is just how much it offers: making good use of a cliché, there is quite literally something for everyone, whether you want to relax and unwind in a private beachfront cabana, kick your holiday into fifth gear with scuba diving, zumba or banana boats, or simply taste five-star luxury 24 hours a day... It’s all on tap.
With all-inclusive holidays - and hotels - an increasingly fun and frugal choice for savvy holidaymakers, Rixos Bab Al Bahr has certainly spearheaded the movement, redefining what all-inclusive means and raising the bar for how it can be offered.
WHAT: Rixos Bab Al Bahr
WHERE: Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
TEL: +90 850 755 1797