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Extended holidays and a world of dining at Banyan Tree Al Wadi


14 Mar 2010

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates- Ras Al Khaimah’s latest and most exclusive resort, Banyan Tree Al Wadi offers city dwellers a unique retreat within its own nature reserve, exciting outdoor adventures, beach access and an 18-hole championship golf course. It is a 45-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and 20 kilometres from Ras Al Khaimah city centre.

With an overwhelming response to the soft-opening promotion of Pay-2-Stay-3, Banyan Tree Al Wadi is extending a new promotion of a complimentary night with a minimum of three paid nights. This offer includes daily breakfast and welcome drinks for two, and is valid from 1 April to 21 September 2010. Rates start from AED 2,610 for the Al Rimal deluxe pool villa, and are subject to 10% service charge.

Valid until 31 May 2010, guests will also enjoy a 30% saving off body massages when they stay at Banyan Tree Al Wadi.

A World of Dining
With seven dining outlets, be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining experiences. From casual coffee catch-ups, quick business lunches to romantic dinners for two, Banyan Tree Al Wadi has it all, and more.

Al Waha serves international fare and Arabic specialties throughout the day. Choose from outdoor seating surrounded by magnificent dunes or sprawling high-ceilinged Arabesque interiors. Private rooms are available. Open daily from 6.30am to midnight.

For that chill-out vibe, guests can pick from Samar Lounge; a double-storey cove with atmospheric lighting and intimate corners, featuring an exceptional wine selection, cocktails and  fine cigars, or Moon Bar; an exquisitely designed roof terrace shisha lounge, overlooking the sprawling desert, and the perfect stage for sunsets while lounging on spacious daybeds. Samar Lounge is open daily from 3pm to midnight, while Moon Bar is open daily from 5pm to midnight.

Opening in April, Saffron, Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant offers authentic Thai and Asian cuisine in contemporary settings. Overlooking the nature reserve’s water-hole where indigenous wildlife gathers, dining conversations will turn naturally towards their antics. Open daily from 6.30pm to midnight.

Couples looking for romantic escapades can find solace in Saffron Tower. An intimate dining space perfect for two, it is set high on top of a traditional watchtower, above majestic sand dunes.

Set atop vast sand dunes, the Desert Dining Under The Stars is a unique experience offering a night of dining under the vast Arabian sky. In true Bedouin-style, sit across a brilliant campfire while partaking in traditional dishes. Advance reservations required. Minimum two persons.

Dining By The Greens
Should views of the Arabian sea and golfing greens be your preference, Al Hamra Golf Club, managed by Banyan Tree Al Wadi, offers three distinct dining options.

Perfect for after-golf drinks or casual meals, Lagoons Sports Bar offers three wide plasma screens, broadcasting the latest in live sporting action, while the outdoor terrace offers spectacular views of the 18th hole and lagoon. Open daily from 7am to 1am.

Dunes Café is the ideal venue for a quick snack or lunch between practice. A calm and relaxing atmosphere, the café offers light and healthy menu options, and an array of international dishes. Open daily from 7am to 10pm.

Serious diners should step into Zahara’s, an ultra-modern space featuring a diverse and international menu. Watch as culinary theatrics unfold in the show kitchen or take in the sunset framed by floor to ceiling windows. Open daily for lunch (12pm to 3pm) and dinner (7pm to 11pm).

For more information or reservations, please call +971 7 206 7777, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or visit banyantree.com.