Never has desert-living been so luxurious. Forget mirages, this is a real life paradise of all-pool villas set right in the heart of Wadi Khadeja’s sands. Take in the views of terracotta sands and desert shrubbery from your porch, relax with hydrotherapy-inspired spa facilities, and indulge your sweet tooth in the restaurant’s ice-cream marble slab and cookie oven. There’s always shisha at sundown on the rooftop Moon Bar too.

UJ’s Insider Tips

Book into one of the Beach Club villas. You’ll be sailed over in traditional Dhow boats, and have access to a dedicated Banyan Tree Spa. Also those looking to party might want to avoid the Holy Month of Ramadan (expected to commence from 1 August to 30 August) where serving of alcohol will be restricted and bars will only be open from dusk.

Al Mazraa, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE | +971 7 206 7777 |