For folks living in the UAE, looking for a relaxing  staycation not far from home, we have found the perfect pick in the region. The Arabian Desert dream did not feature high on my bucket list but has become a favorite on my travel radar after my experience of soaking in the legendary service offered by Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah. 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.

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 aluxurious 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.