If you want to visit Ras Al Khaimah, home of the world’s longest zipline, we don’t blame you. But when you’re not flying or enjoying the many other outdoor adventures, there’s a world of great heritage and culture worth spending a day in. What is the ideal base for this Arabian adventure? Rixos Bab El Bar is a stunning resort located along the coast of Al Marjan Island that promises an unforgettable luxury holiday.
Whether your vacation plans include high-octane experiences, something on the beach or relaxation, you’ll have the perfect vacation with peace of mind from the moment you book until you get home. The British Airways holiday season is packed with practical features designed to help you achieve your holiday goals without a hitch. Every break is backed by strong ATOL protection, with 24/7 support during your trip, plus enhanced hotel, car hire and travel arrangements. You can also buy the book now and pay later. Deposits start from just £60 per person, with the option to pay the balance in as many installments as you like*. Make the whole experience as enjoyable as your break itself.
With this in mind, we explore just a few of the many reasons why you should stay at Rixos Bab El Bar and some of the many experiences and activities you can enjoy there.
Rixos Bab Al Bar is a 5-star resort in Ras Al Khaimah, an hour and a half away from the bustling city of Dubai. It offers complete and utter sea bliss, built on the picturesque Al Marjan Island, which stretches 4.5 kilometers into the sea.
The hotel offers 715 spacious rooms, ranging from classic double rooms with garden views to three-bedroom king suites that boast unparalleled views of Ras Al Khaimah and endless sea views. The rooms are decorated in colors of gold and blue, a gentle reminder of the sea on your doorstep. All rooms feature a luxurious rain shower and wonderful views of the pool, gardens or sea.
For those looking to keep fit while on holiday, there is a gym and spa with a well-equipped gym and the largest outdoor exercise area in Ras Al Khaimah. You can also enjoy a variety of fitness classes led by professional instructors, from yoga and rowing to HIIT and water boxing.
Choose the all-inclusive package and get access to all bars and restaurants, including à la carte options and free access to the wellness haven at Abitan Spa. Presence and silence. Enjoy the Turkish bath, sauna, steam room and swimming pool, or book a range of relaxation treatments from expert therapists, from hammam massages to full-body mud masks.
Dining and entertainment
You certainly have a choice when it comes to wine and food at Rixos Bab Al Bahr. The resort offers all-inclusive options at 14 restaurants and bars, ranging from seafood and South American grills to Italian and Asian cuisine. There is also a dedicated mojito bar.
The entertainment is second to none, with world class performers entertaining you 24 hours a day. Musical performances by professional violinists, saxophonists, pianists and cellists are scattered throughout the resort, creating an idyllic relaxing atmosphere at designated locations throughout the hotel. In the evenings, expect dance performances by professional dancers, live bands playing the dance, and DJs playing new tracks late into the night.
There is also a Rixy Kids Club on site, so parents can relax and recuperate in peace. We offer a variety of educational activities, arts and crafts, games, shows, fitness classes, cooking classes and even discos.
When you’re not basking in the sun around the hotel pool, there’s plenty to see and do on Al Marjan Island. Start your island journey around the four picturesque atolls. Follow the specially designed cycle path alongside the running track. If you want to hit the sand, try a 4X4 desert safari. A great way to experience the vast Arabian desert.
If you’re looking for something less octane, we recommend a visit to the nearby Al Hamra Mall, located in the award-winning community of Al Hamra. From international brands to local boutiques, fashion lovers can take their pick, and foodies can explore everything from Western and fine dining to authentic Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern restaurants.
Book your Arabian adventure at ba.com/rixosbabalbahr
What are the benefits of booking with British Airways?
For the best holiday experience, British Airways Holidays are protected by ATOL (5985) and come with many beneficial benefits. The 24-hour holiday helpline offers assistance in case you encounter any problems while on the road. If your plans change or something unexpected happens, your priority will be to get home as soon as possible. If your holiday is subject to major travel restrictions, you can cancel and get a full refund promptly, but if British Airways can’t operate your flight for any reason, a full refund is guaranteed within 14 days. Secure your holiday with a deposit of just £60 per person and pay the rest in as many installments as you like (*deposit balance 7 weeks in advance for long distances, 28 days in advance). Enhanced security measures in travel, hotels and car hire enable you to enjoy your holiday with complete peace of mind.
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