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Posted Mon 02 Dec 2013 11:34:55 am in News, Tourism & Hospitality | By News Desk

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Ras Al Khaimah, November 2013, Enjoy a fun-filled, sunshine-inspired festive season this winter at Banyan Tree Resorts in Ras Al Khaimah.

Located just an hour outside of Dubai, the two resorts - Banyan Tree Al Wadi and Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach will enhance the magic of Christmas and New Year with sumptuous dining experiences, a special festive fare and traditional fun and games for the whole family. 

Start the celebrations with activities designed for the young and young at heart, with the inaugural Christmas Charity Festive Market on 6th December at the Mews – here, a special festive fare offering cakes, sweet treats and refreshing drinks will launch the festive season in style, children can enjoy pony rides, help decorate (and eat) gingerbread houses and sing-a-long with resident carollers. 


Offering awe inspiring views of the resort the Moon Bar is the ideal location for in house guests on Christmas Eve for festive drinks and cocktails with the Banyan Tree team. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day present a choice of evening dining experiences - Al Waha Restaurant where a sumptuous buffet of traditional festive delicacies will be on offer; or Banyan Tree Al Wadi’s signature Thai restaurant, Safran where delicacies such as Turkey cooked Thai-style in a Panang sauce.  Sands Restaurant and Terrace at the Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach, will be offering a hearty family style set menu with all of the trimmings.

The Banyan Tree Al Wadi team will keep your little ones busy with Little Chef master classes where children can create honey-inspired cupcakes, fresh cookies and gingerbread whilst adult master classes will teach the art of the perfect barbeque, from marinating to creating a taste-bud tingling feast for all the family, or there’s cocktail mixology classes at Samar Lounge where the secrets of the resorts’ signature drinks will be revealed –ensuring the memories remain long after the holiday ends.     

Prepare for the New Year by checking off a favourite on your wish list with a traditional Arabian Night, offering a true Bedouin experience for the whole family.  Enjoy a banquet under the stars surrounded by the majestic Al Wadi nature reserve, dine on fresh grilled seafood and meats and take part in henna painting and belly dancing. 

Guests will be spoilt for choice on New Year’s Eve – from a grand buffet at Al Waha restaurant complete with an Oudht player and magician; a sumptuous seven course Thai menu overlooking the watering hole at the nature reserve at Safran restaurant; or a private Destination Dining barbeque under the sky amongst the sand dunes or a dinner à deux in the Safran Tower; New Year is guaranteed to be celebrated amongst the most dramatic of desert settings.  Everyone can then dance the night away at Samar Lounge and Moon Bar with a five piece live band, fire dancers and more!

After the indulgences of Christmas and New Year, guests can relax on the first day of 2014 with a brunch at either Al Waha at Banyan Tree Al Wadi or Sands restaurant at Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach.   


Banyan Tree Al Wadi is a desert resort offering an oasis of tranquillity on the sands of Wadi Khadeja, its sister resort of Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach is found 20 minutes away along the crystal waters of the Arabian Sea.  These luxury resorts in the United Arab Emirates offer all-pool villas and a magical, romantic experience complete with Asian-inspired spa facilities, a dedicated nature reserve and private beach access. 

Prices from AED 5145* per night 10% service charge for two adults staying 2 nights in an Al Rimal Villa at Banyan Tree Al Wadi or Beachfront Pool Villa at Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Banyan Tree Al Wadi and Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach at or + 971 7 243 5000  


About Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts

The leading international operator in the boutique resort, residences and spa industry, Banyan Tree offers a signature blend of romance and travel with a green conscience. The philosophy behind the hotels, resorts, residences, spas, retail galleries and destination club is based on rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul – a Sanctuary for the Senses. Angsana Hotels and Resorts is the ideal complement to Banyan Tree, comprising contemporary, chic and ecologically sensitive retreats. Based in areas of outstanding natural beauty and exciting city hubs, Angsana hotels, resorts, residences, spas and retail galleries reflect the spirit and communities of its environment.

To date, the Banyan Tree Group manages and/or has ownership interests in over 30 resorts and hotels, over 70 spas, 90 retail galleries; as well as three golf courses. 

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