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Banyan Tree Al Wadi desert spa resort launches in Ras Al Khaimah



Banyan Tree Al Wadi resort in Wadi Khadeja has launched 20 km from the Ras Al Khaimah city centre (45 minutes from Dubai). It offers a retreat with its own nature reserve where indigenous desert wildlife roams free. The property is the first desert spa resort in Ras Al Khaimah to offer a private nature reserve within its grounds. The resort spans over 100 hectares of which 60 hectares are set aside for the dedicated nature reserve.

Banyan Tree Al Wadi comprises 70 Pool Villas and 31 Tented Pool Villas that measure approximately 158 and 253 sq m, respectively. It offers contemporary Arabic architecture amidst sand dunes, creating an experience of staying in the desert. All 101 villas offer a view of a desert oasis, with a private pool surrounded by gardens. The Tented Pool Villa also features a dedicated spa treatment room and an outdoor shower.

The Banyan Tree Spa features 10 treatment pavilions, with a hydrothermal circuit, a hammam and vitality pool. Asian-inspired massages are delivered by therapists trained at the Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket, Thailand. The banquet hall can seat up to 120 people. For smaller groups of up to 20 people, two seminar rooms are provided. Banyan Tree Al Wadi also features five F&B venues, which include Thai cuisine and Southeast Asian specialties at the Saffron restaurant; international selections at the all-day dining restaurant and cocktails by The Beach Club.

The Beach Club offers a selection of recreational activities like water-skiing and sailing. Eco-explorers can seek adventure activities such as falconry, camel riding, wadi (desert) safaris or dhow (traditional Arabic sailing vessel with lateen sails) cruises.

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