Timeless luxury in the desert

There are a few things I like or rather love…Faith, Family, Travel, Dining and Fashion. If you’re passions match mine and you are looking to take a break from the mommie grind, the buzzing city life, celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy some occasional luxury and finesse then look no further. Here is a review just for you.

I have been fortunate to set foot on over 50 countries worldwide and have enjoyed umpteen acclaimed hotels with my flying career and on leisure. If you asked me to list my favorite holiday destinations I would churn out a massive scroll  which includes the French Riviera, The romantic Italian land of ‘La Dolce Vita’, Enchanting Swiss-German Alpine region, Vibrant New York City and the Highlands of Scotland.

The Arabian Desert dream did not feature high on my bucket list but surely has become a favorite on my travel radar after my recent experience. This week I had the pleasure of  soaking in the legendary service offered by Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah. My husband and i lived it up on our get away, as we celebrated a very special occasion. It took us 45 minutes to drive up from our Dubai home to this haven inspired by the palaces of Arabian Peninsula.  Perched against the vibrant blue Arabian Sea, the sun-kissed golden sand dunes and the Majestic Hajar Mountains it indeed is timeless luxury in the desert. So close to home yet a world away. I have to admit I have had a love affair with this property whose majesty and beauty is breath-taking.

The Reception and foyer is inset with design inspired by a peacock and ocean theme with an aesthetic touch at every turn. The peacock Alley features a contemporary grand piano and a relaxing lounge bar. Enjoy a variety of sandwiches and cakes while sipping the finest TWG tea selection.


The suites features a palatial atmosphere adorned with contemporary accents and enhanced by a magnificent view of the Arabian Sea, the championship golf course and Hjar mountains.


The complimentary kids club for children aged 3 and above offers arts, crafts, cartoons, games and outdoor play area. My little Duracell charged bunny was occupied and creatively stimulated while mommie and daddy enjoyed some relaxing time.


This Arabian paradise with its outstanding restaurants offers exceptional culinary scenes. The dining experience is top notch with fine dishes presented with perfection.


If you live in the UAE and can afford some time off from the rat race to a  luxurious romantic retreat or a family getaway without having to fetch your passport out then this is the perfect escape. With its panoramic breathtaking view, luxurious suites, fine selection of restaurants and a state of the art Spa this place offers an experience to live for. String together an array of superlative adjectives and you still get the feeling you have not given justice to the description of this paradise.