The resort features Ras Al Khaimah’s first over-water villas
Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort has opened its doors in the UAE, bringing eco-luxury to Ras Al Khaimah.
Situated on a private peninsula among natural mangroves, the 174-room resort features lush gardens and an infinity pool with views over the Hajar mountains and the Arabian Gulf.
Accommodation also includes contemporary guest rooms and suites located in the main block and set within traditional riyad-style buildings infused with locally inspired design elements.
The emirate's first over-water villas feature outdoor decks with private plunge pools as well as a reserved cabana on the villa guests' private beach. With dedicated Villa Host service, the resort ensures these guests receive an elevated experience.
In addition, villa guests benefit from complimentary massages and private barbecue dining.
There are six restaurants and bars at Anantara Mina Al Arab. The signature restaurant, Mekong, offers a culinary journey through Thailand, Vietnam and China, showcasing dishes from Asia's most storied waterway. Beach House draws inspiration from the laidback living of the Mediterranean while Sea Breeze offers international all-day dining.
Casual fare can be found at the gourmet deli, pool bar and lobby lounge and bar. For a more intimate experience, guests can engage the services of a personal chef with Dining by Design, Anantara's bespoke private dining concept, enjoying romantic meals served at a table for two on the beach or aboard a private yacht.
Signature experiences on offer include hiking on nearby Jebel Jais, the UAE's highest mountain with a gourmet picnic along the way; kayaking in the surrounding mangroves and luxury cruising in the Arabian Gulf with a sunset dinner onboard prepared by a personal chef.
Guests can also visit an Emirati pearl farm to learn the secrets of the ocean's depths, or go hot-air ballooning over the desert in search of indigenous wildlife.
For those looking for a more serene experience, Anantara Spa is a sanctuary of healing. The spa is set within manicured gardens overlooking the sea and the mangroves, with facilities including seven treatment rooms and separate wet areas for men and women.
All accommodation at Anantara Mina Al Arab has been sustainably built, with furniture and fittings using eco-friendly materials such as sustainable wood and recycled fabrics and plastics. Great care was taken not to disturb the surrounding ecosystem, including the mangroves, home to sea turtles, migratory birds and the occasional dugong.
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is a 30-minutes drive from the hotel.
For more information, visit www.anantara.com/en/mina-al-arab-ras-al-khaimah