Travel Inspiration: Escape from Budapest to Rixos Bab Al Bahr Resort, Ras Al Khaimah

  • 10 Apr 2022 5:34 PM
Travel Inspiration: Escape from Budapest to Rixos Bab Al Bahr Resort, Ras Al Khaimah
Tried & tested verdict: highly recommended for families and couples looking for a buzzing high-quality holiday by a private beach with super cool views of the Arabian Gulf in UAE.

Situated on the pristine white sands on the peaceful Marjan Island of Ras Al Khaimah, this five-star resort is set on beautiful coastline, it has super stylish rooms and several upscale yet friendly restaurants, so you really won't want to leave.

This special resort provides all you'd expect from a luxury beach resort in the United Arab Emirates, yet this is a place with a difference, as guests can indulge in a variety of ‘à la carte’ restaurants at no additional cost as part of the 'ultra all-inclusive' offering.

With few exceptions, everything is inclusive from the kaleidoscope of cuisine in Seven Heights, and the delicious selection of unlimited beverages in Mojito Lounge for just one example, to the diverse choice of entertainment, nightlife, kids clubs, spa, sports and recreational activities.

Given the sunny weather here all year, you’ll be glad to know there are a good few bars to quench your thirst, say for ice-cold drinks poolside during the day or for sundowner cocktails made by the mixology team all evening to keep you refreshed.

This resort is every foodie's dream destination with casual buffets plus burgers, pasta and pizza available as well as the high level restaurants.

Whether snacking poolside and beachside, or enjoying one of the more elegant alternatives, the resort has a total of seven restaurants to inspire guests from breakfast to supper - and everything in between.

There are five delectable à la carte’ restaurants, including a steakhouse and a seafood restaurant, offer a diverse dining experience, so you can go on a global gastro tour here.

So from elegant lounges, bountiful buffets and casual poolside bars, the hotel really does have an eatery for every dining desire while you are there on holiday.

From experience it's safe to say they do not compromise on quality here, the house wines are by fine brands from France for example, and the cooked to order dishes are clearly lovingly prepared by expert chefs who present the food as deliciously as the fresh ingredients taste.

An oasis of serenity secluded from the world outside, the generously proportioned Deluxe rooms come with a Mediterranean or garden view overlooking the landscaped greenery surrounding the resort.

A slightly smaller yet generously proportioned Classic Room come with or without a balcony, and all have a lovely view of the resort’s landscaped garden - all room types have all the amenities you’d expect from a quality 5-star hotel.

There is also a very special type of guest room here called ‘Kids Escape Family Suite’, which comprises two connecting bedrooms with a king size bed in one and comfortable bunk beds in kids’ bedroom with separate doors and a common hallway, making the most of family time while maintaining individual privacy for each family member.

Since we all know happy kids make for happy parents, the Rixy Kids Club lets little ones enjoy a thrilling holiday full of new friends, fun and games. Activities offered at this extra special kids club include the Rixy disco, musical games, cinema, treasure hunts, beach and pool games, talent shows and more. 

Perfect for families and groups of friends, Rixos Bab Al Bahr has eight swimming pools including an aqua park; four outdoor pools (including some adult only pools), plus dedicated children’s pool, and two private pools in the spa - at the male and female sections, respectively.

As the photo above shows, the beautiful spa is well worth visiting even if just to take a look - it’s an exception from the all-inclusive package by the way - once there you may well decide to book a treatment in this sanctuary of wellness within this bustling luxury property.

The diverse evening entertainment shows for families, friends and couples, is next level quality at Rixos Bab Al Bahr.

During the winter months, the daytime entertainment naturally focuses on the great outdoors. Those wishing to relax and enjoy the view will love the beachside bars and the adults-only Infinity Pool with its bar.

The cooler winter nights are marked by live music, dancing, shows from world-famous groups and breath-taking acrobatics at the Entertainment Square, a multi-purpose amphitheater.

As the temperatures rise during the summer months, the evening entertainment moves indoors and the resort provides "soft entertainment". Guests can still enjoy daytime activities then, which revolve around live music performances at the Aisha Lobby Lounge. The evening entertainment includes live music theme nights which are of first-class quality.

In conclusion, the glorious stretch of private beach is definitely a star of the whole show here, with it’s speckled with comfortable sun loungers and luxurious private cabanas ideal for couples, families or groups of friends. And if you are feeling energetic, this is the ideal resort for an active beach holiday.

Those who are looking for an adventurous holiday may join the Diving Club or take the opportunity to enjoy some motorised beach-side sports at the Water Sports Centre – note some extra charges apply for jet ski, banana boat, water ski, parasailing, fly fish, and catamaran rides.

Overall, the rich selection of holiday activities may tempt anyone from their sun loungers to join in the beach-side fun. Guests can play a variety of beach games including volleyball and football, or just enjoy a fun afternoon of frolicking in the gentle and warm waves of the Arabian Gulf.

Getting there:

Rixos Bab Al Bahr is located 70 kilometres from Dubai International Airport. has direct flights between Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport and Dubai, currently this service operates four times a week.

Travelling in Economy Class you can expect an affordable and comfortable journey, with a variety of food options available on board to suit your preferences, plus other cute conveniences such as touchscreen monitors.

If you're flying with a Value or Flex fare, you can enjoy a complimentary meal. If you’re travelling on a Lite fare, you can pre-order a meal before you fly. A varied selection of snacks and drinks are also available for purchase on all flights.

The seats are innovatively-designed to optimise legroom and maximise well-being. The increased overhead locker and mood lighting system creates an atmosphere that helps you to sit back and enjoy your flight.

Their Business Class offers a more relaxed and personal flying experience. On the ground, you’ll benefit from faster check-in and priority ground services, including a dedicated check-in desk, boarding gate and bus service.

You can also relax before your journey in their Business Lounge at Dubai International Terminal 2 and if your flight departs from Terminal 3, the Emirates Business Class lounge in Dubai.

Then on board you can choose from a range of tasty meals from an internationally-inspired menu for flights over 90 minutes. For shorter journeys, lighter cold meals are served.

Seats in Business Class offer special comfort and pretty luxurious spaciousness. Designed with soft Italian leather, built-in lumbar support, generous recline and extendable leg-rests, they provide a refined opportunity to relax.

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