Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort will open in Q4 this year and will feature the first over water villas in the emirate.
Set along the Arabian Gulf coastline on Mina Al Arab Island in Ras Al Khaimah with a backdrop of the Hajar mountains, Anantara Mina Al Arab will be the brand’s ninth property in the UAE.
The resort will be a 45- minute drive from Dubai International Airport and 15 minutes from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.
The new-build resort features 174 guest rooms, suites and villas, including the first over water villas in the emirate. It is situated amid 1.5 kilometres of mangroves and lagoons in a natural reserve.
All accommodation options will offer a balcony or terrace with views of the lagoon, sea or surrounding landscapes. Over water villas also have a private pool and access to a secluded private beach, each with its own private beach cabana with a la carte service.
The option of interconnecting rooms and extra beds will make the resort ideal for family getaways.
The resort will also feature a range of sustainable initiatives including greywater waste recycling, thermodynamics and solar panels for water heating and a water bottling plant.
The area is home to abundant wildlife, including turtles, dolphins, the rare dugong, and birds such as flamingos, ibis and migrating species.