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Banyan Tree Al Wadi

Al Mazraa
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
TEL: (800) 591-0439
TEL: 971-7-206-7777
Camel rides? Check. Sand dunes? Check. Private pools? Check. The new Banyan Tree Al Wadi—tucked into the desert and a 45-minute drive from Dubai—is a daydreamer’s oasis. Set on 250 acres, 150 of which are a nature preserve, 101 villas blend regional design elements (bedouin-style tented ceilings) with Far Eastern service touches (the spa specializes in Thai massages). We rose early for a tour of the honey-colored landscape and returned to dine at the resort’s Al Waha restaurant while spotting wild gazelles through the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Nestled between sand dunes, draped with fluid canopies, and filled with curated antiques and Arabic art, the Al Sahari Tented Pool Villa is the perfect intimate escape. Run a lavender oil bath in the spa room, or slip into the private pool.

Insider Tip:

Hike the demanding but oh-so-worth-it Wadi Ghalilah, also known as the Stairway to Heaven.

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