For a moment, I thought we were at Disneyland Resort. It was when, I saw so many people at the same time in lobby and restaurants. We spent a night an all-inclusive resort at Rixos Bab Al Bahr in Ras Al Khaimah and I bet you 24 hrs at the resort weren’t enough. In those 24 hrs we, plunged in the pools, occupied ourselves at mini kids’ club, played video games at the teen club, watched a movie, immersed ourselves in foam at the foam party, exhilarated at kids’ dance songs, swayed at the night club, roamed around till midnight and relished their all-inclusive meals. We wish we had more time for the retreat.
Rixos is a renowned luxury brand name in hospitality. It’s a part of Rixos Hotels and Resorts, the brand that hails from Turkey Rixos Bab Al Bahr has 650 rooms all inclusive luxury resort in Northern UAE. The hotel is situated at the shores of new happening destination, “Marjan Island” in RAK. The USP here is “All Inclusive”, you don’t have to pay an extra dime at any of the restaurants with only a few exceptions. The staff is doing wonderful job in managing spacious 650 rooms with 2000 inhouse guests.
Rixos Bab Al Bahr is the city of its own. The marketplace within the resort makes you feel as if you are roaming in the narrow streets of Turkish village.
Restaurants: The hotel offers 1 All day Dining restaurant, Seven Heights and 5 other upmarket ala-carte restaurants that offer Asian, Turkish, Seafood, Steakhouse and Italian. Seven Heights restaurants holds huge buffet with variety of cuisines for everyone to choose. I even got some Indian dishes in the menu.
Seven Heights restaurant hosts Turkish night every Friday which offers authentic Turkish menu with huge varieties of Turkish deserts, just love them.
There are 7 bars and lounges within the resorts. The imported original beverages are complimentary, but you may have to pay extra if you want a Premium Labels. Meals are all included in the package along with soda, water, house wines, tea/coffee/ mocktails and beers.
Rooms:- Spacious, clean and contemporary style rooms assembled with luxurious decor. Our suite had a separate room for kids with two twin beds, one master bedroom and 2 full bathrooms. The mirrored closet stand out, there is coffee machine in the room and a mini fridge full of drinks and snacks free of charge. Once empty housekeeping will fill it up for you again.
Rixy Club: – Rixy Club opens from 10am to 11pm and offers various activities for kids from 4-12, arts and crafts, movie theatre, play area, kids pool and water splash. Kids club attendants are very friendly.
Teen Republic: – Heaven for teenagers (10-19 yo) offers PS4 consoles and board games. They love to hang around, our kids made so many friends here.
Aqua Park: – Small water park with water slides and full of fun opens from 10am-5:30pm.
Fitness Center: – For the fitness freaks, the fitness center is available for guests 7am- 8pm. New fitness programs are scheduled everyday includes, yoga and body combat.
Anjana Spa:- Rixos Spa offers guests complimentary use of steam, steam room, Turkish Hammam (self-use), indoor resting area and pool lounge, includes refreshment: juices, tea, coffee and water.
Massage treatments for couples can be booked directly at the reception.
Orun Marine Sports Club:-Rixos has it’s private beach: people with adrenaline rush can thrive the Water sports options available at the beach. The marine sports club offers Jet-ski, parasailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, pedal boat, fly board, sea diving, kite surf and much more.
Inferno Night Club:- Inferno night club a lot of people from Hotel guests can enjoy free drinks and entertainment. Inferno night club opens at 10pm and party continues until 4am.
Club Inferno also hosted a kid’s dance party for inhouse guests before 9pm, kids enjoyed dancing on kids’ songs.
There are fridges filled with water bottles all around the resort. Aisha lounge close to the reception offers coffee, tea, juices and drink all day. Toast and burger restaurant opens 24 hrs for the guests.
Overall, it was a fantastic stay at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, we enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you Rixos for amazing hospitality. We hope to return back soon and this time for long.