Ras Al Khaimah: Natural Elegance

Undulating sand dunes blurred in the distance to show a mirage of an oasis, and I felt completely immersed in the Arabian landscape as we arrived at our hotel in the heart of the desert of Wadi Khadeja in Ras Al Khaimah. It was not just the scenery but also the sensuous feeling of isolation that was so breathtaking. With the emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi a little highly developed and congested for our tastes, my partner and I were seeking a more tranquil

and cultural experience in the UAE, which still offered the pampering that we had craved. With no hesitation, we were both captured by this up-and-coming emirate, which offered just the right balance of relaxation and Middle Eastern charm that we desired. Admiring the lightly rippling waters of the Arabian Gulf to the west, you cannot escape the sense of calm, with undertones of adventure that the place has. On arriving at our chosen lodging—the 5*

Banyan Tree Al  Wadi, situated in the middle of a private natural reserve, the only hotel of its kind in the UAE—we were immediately torn between enjoying the endless choice of luxurious treatments, or getting out into the wild surroundings. The towering Hajjar Mountains were calling, so after a detoxifying, cleansing and utterly relaxing break in the hammam, which was much needed after the long journey, we headed out in our hired Pajero. A ramble

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