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Rixos Bab Al Bahr
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Ras Al Khaimah
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We spent 10 days here at the beginning of June and had an absolutely amazing time! The hotel is gorgeous (everything brand new), food is outstanding, pools and beach are great (water is crystal clear) and the staff are brilliant.

We had a premium room with a terrace and views of the sea to watch the sunset each night. Make sure you visit the a la carte restaurants, we would book on our way down to breakfast and got a space every evening.

A couple of members of staff are worth a mention for their fantastic customer service - Dilawar on reception, Vivian the towel lady and Surai in the Meat Point restaurant.

The hotel became quite busy on Fridays and Saturdays when people visited for the weekend, but the hotel coped with this really well by putting out extra sunbeds round the pool so there's plenty for everyone.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a top class all inclusive holiday in the UAE.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Haytham_Omar, General Manager at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2014

Dear LucyHastings_England,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.

We appreciate the positive ratings you have given our resort, exquisite food and our outstanding associates. It is also pleasing to know that our pool and private beach exerted to your expectations, in addition to our lavish rooms and views.

Your kind comments have been well received and shared with our associates and pleased to learn that you had an astounding culinary and service experience.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for your kind recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you to Rixos Bab Al Bahr in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Rixos Bab Al Bahr
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We flew with virgin airlines overnight and landed in Dubai around 8am, there was a driver waiting outside arrivals holding a board with my name on it. It took about 45 minutes to reach the hotel. We had a lovely welcome when we arrived and had a refreshing drink while getting checked in. We were shown to our room and were in it by 10am, excellent, couldn't fault it. We had a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom family room for the three of us, the rooms were huge and well set out. We unpacked and then went exploring the hotel, we managed to book the italian restaurant for that night. The pool area was very busy with no empty sunbeds and very noisy, we thought we had made a mistake by choosing this hotel. We then went onto the private beach which had hundreds of available sunbeds. The next day was much quieter and we managed to get sunbeds by the top pool which was great. What we found was that a lot of people come to the hotel for the weekend so it tends to get very busy then. There were plenty of sunbeds available and we found if we put our towels out around 9.30 when we went to breakfast we could always get beds around the top pool. There were some people taking extra sunbeds, several couples taking 3 or 4 sunbeds, there was one couple with two children about 3 and 6 took 7 sunbeds one day, this needs to be addressed. We were all inclusive which suits us but you are only allowed 1 type of canned beer and certainly not draught beer (unless you want to pay for it) which makes a bit of a mockery of all inclusive. The white wine was very good and the burger and toast for a snack dinnertime. Overall we were very happy with this hotel and would recommend it between sunday and thursday, be aware it gets very busy on weekends. The staff were all very courteous and helpful, the pool towel lady was always cheerful

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank David R
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Haytham_Omar, General Manager at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Dear Daiskewen,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.

We are delighted to read that your experience was remarkable with exceeded expectations and pleased to learn that your check-in was promptly handled with a warm welcome.

Please be informed that your suggestions and feedback have been well received and shared with the entire team. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and want to assure you that we are taking every measure to ensure that they are resolved and the right amount of action implemented.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and for your kind recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you to Rixos Bab Al Bahr in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Rixos Bab Al Bahr
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We spent five nights at Rixos Bab Al Bahr resort from 11 June on an all-inclusive basis. The beach-front location was perfect and the service was excellent throughout our stay. We stayed in Dubai's low season so the temperatures were extremely high and it's probably best to travel there between November - February when the temperatures are in the mid 20's. We were allocated Premium room no. 2625 at checkin which is on the 6th floor with a view of the desert (it was a treat to see the camels just wandering around out there). Our room was also quiet all day and night and we preferred that to the view of the pool which was super busy during the day and also loud with music etc at night when the entertainment was on.

The buffet restaurant was 1st class with a huge variety of food and you also have the choice of dining at one of the 5 a la carte restaurants - we would recommend the Turkish restaurant and Meat Point in particular. Book the day before if you can to avoid disappointment. The Mojito bar was a great place for a cocktail before or after dinner and the staff there are to be commended on their level of service and friendliness. In fact the friendliness and service of the staff throughout the resort was excellent.

The pool area was VERY busy with families and children so We spent most mornings to the peaceful beach as it was slightly cooler before 10am and the sea felt like a warm bath. There were plenty of sun beds and shade and the beach is beautiful with fridges containing bottles of cold water.

I celebrated my birthday during our stay and it was a lovely surprise when we got back to our room that afternoon to find a card and a birthday cake - such attention to detail, they must have noticed the date of birth from my passport when we checked in.

Only slight negative is that It should really be made clear by the resort website that in the summer months there is really not a lot in terms of entertainment.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank weecindylou
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Haytham_Omar, General Manager at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Dear weecindylou,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.

We appreciate your feedback and pleased to learn that your overall stay with us exceptionally exerted to your expectations. Your kind comments with regard to our food, location and astounding resort have been well received.

It is pleasing to learn that your culinary journey in our authentic outlets was exceptional in addition to the excellent service that was delivered by our associates. We are also delighted to learn that our famous “Mojito Bar” surpassed your expectations.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day and pleased to learn that it was well acknowledged by our associates who ensure that personalized attention to all guests is exceptionally excelled.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and suggestions with us. We hope you will give us another opportunity of welcoming you to Rixos Bab Al Bahr in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Rixos Bab Al Bahr
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Thinks our first holiday to Dubai and our expectations have been exceeded.
Everything is fabulous.

The minute we arrived (4am!) we had a great transfer then at the hotel Mohamed Abdo, night manager upgraded our room which was unexpected and made the start of our holiday.
We are now 2 days into our holiday, and I honestly can say this place is gorgeous.
I'm so glad we chose this hotel, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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2  Thank helen4ever
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Haytham_Omar, General Manager at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

Dear helen4ever,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us.

We are pleased to learn that your overall experience is exceptional and exceeding to your expectations.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope you will give us another opportunity of welcoming you to Rixos Bab Al Bahr in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Rixos Bab Al Bahr
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

My husband and I opted to stay (for the 2nd weekend in a month) to celebrate our anniversary. My husband started pre-planning various surprises well in advance and was met with probably the best customer service we have encountered in a long time. Mohammed (the front desk manager) assisted my husband with odds and ends prior to our arrival date. After arriving he was assisted by guest relations personnel (Amani and Andrea). Both Amani and Andrea went above and beyond to ensure my husband could create the most romantic environment for our celebrations. Amani, especially, provided excellent service, beyond our expectations and beyond her responsibilities. She truly helped facilitate a memorable experience for us. It is because of Amani (as well as Andrea and Mohammed) that we will be making Rixos Bab Al Bahr our resort of choice for any local getaways. THANK YOU TO ALL, and especially you Amani! :)

Room Tip: Higher Floors have better views!
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank setwrflwr
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Haytham_Omar, General Manager at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Dear setwrflwr,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.

We appreciate your remarkable feedback and delighted to learn that your experience right from the creation of your special plans to departure exceeded to your expectations.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special occasion and pleased to learn that our associates ensured that all efforts were instilled to make it exceptionally special.

We appreciate the time you took to share your experience with us. We hope to have another opportunity of welcoming you to Rixos Bab Al Bahr in the future.

Yours sincerely,

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Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Hi .. I stayed with my family for 2 days ( weekend) in this hotel .. It was marvelous and amazing .. We had the best weekend in our life as it was all inclusive .. The food was amazing , we had played a lot of water games that was done by the staff there it was really marvelous we had a lot of fun .. Specially mr.cihad he was amazing person , so kind and funny. We made a water gim as we'll .. The staff was very friendly ( mr. Ramy, Hannah and akind man from usbakisyan I can't remember his name were very kind with us) it's amazing place with Lot to do there .. The kids had Lot of fun .. We will repeat it again inshallah but hope the water games be always there even in the weekdays as it is amazing idea . Thanx for all the staff there from me and my family . Amal Zahi.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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1  Thank Amalzahi
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Haytham_Omar, General Manager at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Dear Amal Zahi,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.

We appreciate your feedback and glad to know that your overall stay with us was impeccable.

It is ineffable to read your kind comments about our resort, activities and all-inclusive concept that assures that we are hitting all the right notes to ensure that all expectations are met.

Your kind comments about our delightful associates who pride us on the levels they exceed to ensure that our guests receive an overall sensational experience have been well received and shared.

We thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you to Rixos Bab Al Bahr in the future.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Arrived 18th June and still have 2 days left.. This place is fantastic. Where else can you go that has guaranteed sunshine, great service, spotless large clean rooms, food that will rival any top restaurant that you may have dined at. The all inclusive package is 5 star.. If you're thinking of booking that visit to the Rixos... Do it...

  • Stayed: June 2014
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1  Thank 19Dene70
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Haytham_Omar, General Manager at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

Dear 19Dene70,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us.

We are pleased to learn that your overall experience is exceeding to your expectations with our resort, facilities and amenities in addition to your culinary experience.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope you will give us another opportunity of welcoming you to Rixos Bab Al Bahr in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Rixos Bab Al Bahr
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Address: Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah 14744, United Arab Emirates
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Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah > Ras Al Khaimah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#4 Spa Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah
#5 Luxury Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah
Price Range: £198 - £708 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Rixos Bab Al Bahr 5*
Number of rooms: 650
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the pristine white sands of Ras Al Khaimah’s tranquil Marjan Island, Rixos Bab Al Bahr enjoys the beautiful beach, stylish rooms, upmarket restaurants, stunning views, and comprehensive amenities you may expect from a five star beach resort in the Middle East. But what really sets Rixos Bab Al Bahr apart is the all-inclusive concept of this Ras Al Khaimah hotel. A resort with a difference: at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, guests can indulge in a variety of restaurants at no additional cost. With few exceptions, everything is inclusive from the kaleidoscope of cuisine in Seven Heights and the delicious selection of unlimited beverages in See & Sea, Mojito Bar and Inferno night club, to the diverse choice of entertainment and nightlife, kids clubs, spa, sports, and recreational activities. Five delectable a la carte restaurants, including a steakhouse and a seafood restaurant, offer a more diverse dining experience some at just a small supplement per person. The spectacular pyramid design of the resort ensures that nearly every one of the resort’s 650 rooms and suites enjoys a view of the crystal blue Arabian Gulf. In addition to being the ultimate getaway for families, one of the resort’s three pyramids is a dedicated adults-only zone and configured into suites to suit larger parties of friends and couples. Decorated in cool, sophisticated hues of azure and bronze, the rooms feature a wealth of comfort and convenience while the marble-clad bathrooms add an extra touch of luxury. As the perfect ultra all-inclusive resort for families, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Rixos Bab Al Bahr. At the heart of the resort, surrounded by waterways, is Seven Heights, our all day dining restaurant and one of the UAE’s largest buffet restaurants that features an array of world cuisines. Throughout the day, guests can enjoy breakfast here followed by lunch and dinner or they can snack on a variety of drinks and poplar dishes from the many poolside and beachside outlets - including a 24 hours Toast'n burger bar and Aisha lobby lounge Bar - all inclusive in the package. By night, the entertainment square opens up to a magical amphitheatre of five world-class a la carte restaurants*, including the popular Mojito Bar. Here guests can enjoy drinks and dinner against the beautiful backdrop of Marjan Island and spectacular entertainment show of international proclaim. Please note: ultra-premium food or beverage items may be subject to a surcharge. A la carte restaurant bookings are essential and can be made at the resort’s interactive kiosks adjacent to the lobby. DAY & NIGHTLIFE Whether it's winter or summer, Rixos Bab Al Bahr will keep you entertained. Our host of diverse entertainment options changes on a seasonal basis and offers options perfect for families, groups of friends and couples. During the winter months, the entertainment at our hotel focuses on the great outdoors. Organised fun and games in our temperature controlled pool make up the majority of the daytime activities, as do our weekend beach parties. Those looking to relax and enjoy the view will love the beachside adults-only Infinity Pool with its own bar. The cool winter nights are marked by live music, dancing, famous shows and breath-taking acrobatics at Entertainment Square, our purpose-built amphitheatre. Revellers can party late into the night at the nearby nightclub, Inferno. As the temperatures rise during summer months, the evening entertainment moves indoors. Guests can still enjoy daytime activities, which revolve around live music performances at Seven Heights. Evening entertainment includes live music and jazz nights, karaoke, quizzes, retro parties, and theme nights continue at Mojito Bar, before the action moves to the nightclub Inferno. LEISURE Take your beach experience to a new level of luxury with Cabana Oasis at Rixos Bab Al Bahr. Select from one of four unique packages and enjoy a day lounging by the pristine shoreline. Guests can also wander the numerous pathways that wind around the resort. Studded with upmarket boutiques offering a range of enticing retail options, the souq-like paths offer a shady retreat from the daytime sun or a beautiful location to enjoy a star-lit evening walk. For those wishing to venture a little further afield, the resort is located just ten minutes away from the shops and facilities of Al Hamra Mall and Al Hamra Golf Course. Also just a few minutes away is the Ice Land Waterpark – fun for all the family – and many of Ras Al Khaimah’s cultural and heritage sites. SPA & WELLNESS Take a deep breath and relax with Rixos Bab Al Bahr Spa. Two ultra-luxurious Ottoman spas – one for men, one for women – are the largest spas in Ras Al Khaimah and provide everything you need to achieve a state of complete and utter relaxation. Whether you have selected a spa vacation, or are simply enjoying a respite from the excitement of the resort, Rixos Bab Al Bahr Spa is the ultimate haven of serenity. Each spa has a secluded private swimming pool area – perfect for sunbathing or enjoying a cool water dip whereas the most enchanting area of the spa is undeniably the traditional Turkish Hammams, where you can embark on the time-honoured ritual of deep cleansing scrub, undertaken beneath the decorative architecture of the Hammam’s central dome. Guests can also enjoy unlimited access to the steam room and sauna and quiet reading and relaxing areas. In addition to the wide range of complimentary facilities, guests can indulge in a host of pampering spa wellness therapies, beauty treatments and a beauty salon. MEETING & CONFERENCE FACILITIES Home to one of Ras Al Khaimah’s most prestigious event halls, the dedicated Conference Centre is the ultimate destination for business meetings and corporate events. The flexible size of the main hall – accessed separately from the main hotel entrance - can accommodate more than 880 people, ideal for weddings, conferences, seminars and product launches. Three distinct meeting rooms provide a capacity ranging between 58 and 120 people, perfect for smaller business events and special receptions. A spacious lobby in the conference centre doubles as a reception, breakaway and refreshments area. The hall and meeting venues are all equipped with all the conference facilities you need – including cutting-edge audio-visual equipment and high speed internet access. Our team of expert event specialists can take the hassle out of organizing corporate events, whilst our all-inclusive F&B offering makes life easier! ... more   less 
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