3 Desert Hideaway Resorts In The UAE That You Need To Add To Your 2018 Bucketlist


January 2018 is here and it’s a time for rejuvenation, exploration and a little relaxation.

Three things you can most definitely tick off if you visit any of the following resorts. All fully private, a holiday here is an escape without the hassle of a plane journey.

Go on, you deserve it.

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert for the ultimate luxury experience

You haven’t experienced true luxury until you experience a stay at Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah Al wadi Desert.

The property which formerly belonged to Banyan Tree has been recently remodelled with noticeable five star touches and it’s definitely worth a visit this year.

The huge tent-like villas take glamping to a whole ‘nother level and they come with private pool and 24-hour buggy resort transfer service. Or you can choose to bike your way through the resort, which is filled with bespoke desert activities to keep you more than entertained during your stay. (Think sunrise camel rides, horse back riding and evening falcon shows).

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Even the entrance is jaw-dropping

Each villa is fully private

The sunset feels like a private show

2. The Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island for pure and utter privacy

The Anantara Sir Bani Yas is situated on its very own island, so if seclusion and privacy is something you seek, this resort hits the nail on the head.

The island boasts a nature reserve which is home to incredible wildlife that roam free – you can do a cycling or jeep tour to check it out.

Or keep it local and relax in the hotel where you can watch the sunset from a number of pools or the beach that lines the resort.

Approximately a five hour journey (including boat trip) from Dubai, make this one a long weekend.

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The drive is more than worth it

And dinner under the stars is a night you won’t forget

3. The Anantara Qasr Al Sarab for an all-in-one experience

Another Anantara to add to your list but once you visit this stunning resort you’ll understand why.

The Qasr Al Sarab is situated in Abu Dhabi’s empty quarter, but don’t let the remote location fool you.

The resort is packed to the brim with activities but it’s also perfect for those looking for a chill weekend stay-cay. Relaxation and tranquility come hand-in-hand and the resort goes all out to ensure guests enjoy every second.

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This is a genuine desert hideaway

It looks like a castle

And it’s luxury inside and out


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