InterContinental® Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa nestles by the shores of the Arabian Gulf on Ras Al Khaimah's exclusive Hayat Island. This luxury hotel is the perfect place to spend time making memories with family and friends; from its amazing culinary experiences and sea-facing guest accommodation to its abundant on-site facilities for all ages.
Looking to relax? Work on your tan by the infinity pool or indulge in an authentic Turkish hammam at the spa. Feeling active? Partner up for a set of tennis, hit the gym's treadmills, or glide across the waves by stand-up paddle board. What about younger guests? The age-specific clubs offer experiences, activities, and the latest technology to add in the fun factor.
Your room, suite, or villa combines sea views with the latest mod cons. Watch the news on the IPTV television with a drink from the minibar in-hand, unwind with a bubble bath, and then settle on the balcony's day bed to view the colourful sunsets. Perhaps upgrade to Club InterContinental Club for exclusive privileges and access to the Club InterContinental Lounge?
NoHo Bar & Grill blends a daytime family atmosphere and an edgy/electric hub after dark with live entertainment, drinks, and gastro-pub fare; Levant & Nar offers an Ottoman meets contemporary menu and themed weekend nights; and Saffar serves a fusion of unique flavours and familiar favourites. Shasha, Ramsa Lobby Lounge, and Amarbar add the finishing touches to your day.
The facilities at InterContinental® Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa include: an outdoor infinity pool, private beach with wicker teepees and water sports like kayaking and stand-up paddling; six restaurants and bars, Club InterContinental Lounge with a private pool, deep soaking Jacuzzi, and culinary offerings throughout the day; fire pit, spa and wellness centre with Turkish hammam with traditional rituals, holistic wellness therapies, well-being treatments, pearl-shaped treatment rooms, spa packages, and health club with the latest equipment and separate fitness studio; activity programme including sunrise beach yoga, tennis court, cinema under the stars, age-specific clubs for tots to teens, and 24-hour reception.
Food, drink & entertainment
Journey to New York's North of Houston Street at NoHo Bar & Grill; which perfectly blends a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere by day and an edgy/electric hub after dark with live entertainment, cocktails, craft beer, wines, and gastro-pub fare. Dine like an Ottoman from the authentic yet contemporary menu at lunch and dinner at Levant & Nar; choose the terrace for alfresco dining by the fire pit, equally-matched by ocean views, late-night shisha, and themed Ottoman nights at the weekend. Travel around the four corners of the globe with a fusion of unique flavours and familiar favourites served from breakfast through to dinner at the elegant Saffar eatery. Club InterContinental Lounge is exclusive to Club InterContinental Rooms and boasts a private pool and deep soaking Jacuzzi, as well as deluxe culinary offers throughout the day; including favourites such as evening canapés, cocktails, and afternoon tea.
Shasha is the perfect Pool and Beach spot for light bites, international cuisine, refreshing cocktails, sunset shisha, pool parties, cinema under the stars, yoga, and vibrant entertainment. Ramsa Lobby Lounge is your port of call from morning until just before midnight for a French and European-style patisserie with bespoke mother of pearl counter serving craft coffee, tea, pastries, cakes, macaroons, and more; complemented by an a la carte breakfast, all day menu of appetisers and salads, soups, light bites, mains, desserts, afternoon tea, mocktails, cocktails, wines, bottled beers, and spirits. With its library style lounge, Mediterranean and Arabic tapas, innovative cocktails, wines and whiskeys from around the world, and speakeasy vibes; Amarbar is a warm and inviting spot to watch the world go by.
Sport, games & activities
Ease into your day with a session of sunrise yoga or a few laps of the infinity pool. Hit the treadmill in the health club's gym, partner up for tennis, or glide across the waves by kayak or stand-up paddle board. Planet Trekkers and Teens Club offer fun-packed experiences, activities, and the latest technology to keep tots to teens entertained from morning until night.
Relax your mind and body with a signature treatment, international ritual, or authentic Turkish hammam in the spa. Leave the resort behind to: ride the world's longest zip wire on Jebel Jais; spot flamingos as you gently kayak through lush mangroves; go on a dune-bashing desert tour or ride a camel across the terracotta terrain; and explore the pearl trade at Suwaidi Pearl Farm.
This Ras Al Khaimah hotel has a total of 351 luxury sea-facing guest units across ten categories; ranging from Sea View Classic Rooms through to Grand Balcony Club InterContinental Suites. Sea View Classic Rooms are kitted out with plush king-size or twin beds, bathroom with rain shower and free-standing bathtub, large flat-screen television with IPTV system, minibar, and private balcony with day beds.
Ras Al-Khaimah sits on the shores of the Arabian Gulf in the United Arab Emirates; just a short distance from the busy metropolis of Dubai. The area boasts a rich history that dates back over 7,000 years with countless ancient sites to explore; equally-matched by a backdrop of magnificent mountain landscapes and rich terracotta desert plains. Add into the mix 64-kilometres of white sandy beaches, luxury hotels, and year-round sunshine and it’s easy to see why this place is a favourite.
Adventure-seekers can look forward to: zip-lining and hiking on the famous Jebel Jais Mountain, jet-skiing across the Arabian Sea, exploring the dunes by camel or four-wheel drive, or trying go-karting and mountain biking. History buffs get to explore the 16th-century Dhayah Fort, the 18th-century Mohammad Bin Salim Mosque, and the National Museum of Ras Al-Khaimah. Keen shoppers can roam the traditional souqs and markets or the five malls packed with international brands.
The best time to travel to Ras Al-Khaimah is from late October to mid-April. During these months the weather is pleasantly warm and hovers between 20 to 28°C, while during the summer months the average temperature can range between 35 to 45°C.
Hike up to the 16th-century Dhayah Fort for spectacular mountain and sea vistas. Drive the 20km-long road up Jebel Jais Mountain to the View Deck Park for stunning sunsets; while adrenaline fans can experience the Jebel Jais Flight zipline and Jais Sky Tour zipline adventure. Visit the capital's National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah in a centuries-old fort for an insight into the area's history or stroll through the abandoned village of Jazirat al-Hamra. Take a road trip into the Hajar Mountains with their barren mountain landscapes or explore Shimla with its Husn al-Shimal Fort, pre-Islamic tombs, and ancient settlement. Indulge in retail therapy at Manar Mall, Al Naeem City Center, RAK Mall, Al Naeem Mall, and Al Hamra Mall or go more traditional at Old RAK Souq and Kuwaiti Souq. Discover the abundant wildlife at RAK Zoo or ride racing karts around the thrilling RAK track.
Ras Al-Khaimah's seafaring past means its cuisine draws inspiration from around the globe including India, Egypt, Iran, and Turkey. Start the day with Balaleet or Chebab; feast on Samak Mahammar, Al Machboos, or Biryani at lunch and dinner; with Mahalabia, Luqaimat, and Knafeh for dessert. Treat yourself to a cup of Qahwah coffee and a slice of honey cake. Casual fare in cafes and takeaway stalls includes Manakish, Falafel, and Shawarma served in lavash or pitas.
Join the locals for a sunset stroll along the Al Qawasim Corniche overlooking the creek and Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Ras Al-Khaimah has many pubs and bars; ranging from sports bars and trendy cocktails bars to cosy lounge bars where you can socialise with friends, relax, and enjoy the atmosphere. Visit one of the authentic Arabic cafes to sample local cuisine, coffee, and sheesha. Please bear in mind that alcohol consumption is allowed only in bars and on other designated premises and that drinking on the street or in other public places is strictly prohibited.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and/or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.