Categories Hotels Recent Discoveries Traveling with Family UAE

Rixos Hotel – Bab Al Baher

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Rixos Hotel – Bab Al BaherLike0

We spent the weekend at Rixos Bab Al Baher last weekend. We were introduced to the concept of all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and realized that although the concept is easier (you never have to carry cash around and worry about ordering too much food or drinks!) it just was not for us. However, once we heard that the first all inclusive resort has launched its first in the UAE and in Ras Al Khaimah, we had to venture out and test it! Especially that we heard they had one of the biggest kid’s club. It was all about her this weekend. Plus the rain that weekend made it exciting! The project signifies the second property of Rixos Hotels in the UAE and in the region, falling under Turkish hospitality, with 627 rooms and suites.

It took us 50 minutes from Dubai to Rixos Hotel Bab Al Baher. The road there is always pleasant, a good background music and your set to just enjoy the views for a little while. Getting there was easy. Located on the beaches of man-made Al Marjan Island, you wont get lost, there were signs everywhere leading us to the hotel.

All inclusive includes limitless food and selected beverage offerings from 14 distinct dining options, recreational and leisure activities and live entertainment The resort also has in-house gaming zone and souks, as well as water sports activities within its property.

Road to RAK
The stunning view on the road to Ras Al Khaimah
Road to RAK
Road to Ras Al Khaimah

 

Location: 50 minutes away from Dubai Airport. We took Emirates road (now known as Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road road 311). Keep alert on the signs that leads to the hotel, it is on the outskirts of RAK.

Room: Since we were traveling with family, we had booked in the family room and asked for a crib. A family room has 2 rooms with 2 en-suite bathrooms. It was simple, we were facing the pool view. If you are like me and you like to sleep early (Before 11pm) , it is recommended you try to avoid the pool side view. They tend to have entertainments with music till 11pm. Otherwise, having your morning tea outside the balcony is just so peaceful at 8am! Bring your own toothpaste!

Food: Our breakfast /Lunch and dinner was at the main buffet restaurant. It was mostly inspired by Turkish cuisine, however we did not manage to go through everything.

Property: It is recommended you ask for a room close to the pool area if you are not able to walk long distances. There is one pool and it is mostly for children and activities. The resort itself is focused only for families with kids. They have the Rixy club which is great for children from 4 years and above. My daughter is 2, but she still enjoyed the garden area, the fountain pool, face painting and watching the older kids play games. If you are looking for a romantic getaway or time out, this is not the resort for you. But, a place for children, families and lots of food and drinks.

She always wanted to see the world...
She always wanted to see the world…

 

*Photos taken by Kinan Jarjous

Travel Junkie Diary

A bohemian traveler

One comment

  1. sarah says:

    Wish to win the stay we always see it from dubai mall .the address hotel looks amazing always.their lightning from out side is amazed as.

Leave a Reply

Follow @ traveljunkiediary
  • Where is the tallest building in the world? 😊
  • I found this picture so appropriate that manifests the beauty of my world, my reality, my job and to announce that I am hosting a workshop in DUBAI on the 30th of September at 11am on 'How to start your own blog and be successful on social media'. We've opened a second date since the first date in October got filled in 48 hours. So, for those who want to join, please DM me or contact me on info@traveljunkiediary.com for more information. Spaces are limited so this is a first come first serve workshop. 
Love,
Michelle
[Click link in bio]
  • From where I drone 🚁

Happy Sunday everyone!
  • Where are you right now? I'm Back in the desert and can't wait for what's to come! 🌞
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

#sheisnotlost #ladiesgoneglobal #beautifulmatters #traveltag #exploremore #earth #womenwhotravel #agameoftones #hotelsansresorts #menwithexplore #freedomthinkers @visualsofearth #visualsofearth @wearetravelgirls #desertlife #forbestravelguide #passionpassport #earthfocus #mydubai #visitdubai #desertlife #desert #UAE #animalsoftheworld #animals #travelblogger #instafollow #livefolk #folkvibe @folkmagazine
  • What would you do in largest overwater villa in maldives? 🐑
Tag the person you would want to go there with. 
@gili.lankanfushi
#TravelwithTJD
  • I miss you with all my heart and soul...
  • A year ago I was having breakfast with those beautiful giants. An unforgettable experience. Thank you all for your beautiful comments on my previous post πŸ’•
  • I struggled to choose a caption for this image because they say that you are what you share on social media, and so, I wanted to make it count. 
Being a 'blogger' or a 'traveler' has changed significantly over the past few years. You can’t go on Instagram without stumbling upon hundreds of carefully selected, beautifully crafted images. 
The truth is, today, things are not the same as they used to be. Travel has changed and grown. The internet has given us a chance to see the world through people's eyes and to dream of places many of us never even knew existed. 
But social media has also changed travel and the nature of blogging. Sharing my travel online has today somewhat been a constant pressure and the staging of every single photo has become the business of every instagrammer. 
I have felt the pressure of keeping up and carefully selecting what I chose to share. 
I've even promised myself that I would be a leader, not a follower, and stay far away from online traveling trends that would warp my ability to offer my readers the very best & honest tips and insider reports. 
The key...is confidence... I had the chance to make every possible mistake and figure out a way to always recover from it. Once you realize that there is life after a mistake, you gain your confidence and that, never goes away,
It goes straight to the heart and once you have that, no one and nothing can take that away from you . . I hope I’ll always have the courage to live a life that’s true to who I am and not the life that others expect of me... πŸ’•[Click link in bio to read the full article] πŸ’•.
  • Imagine having a whole island in Maldives just to yourself. What would you do? 🐠🐑@cocopriveprivateisland

#TravelwithTJD
  • Note to self: Be patient and everything will fall right into place as it always does πŸ’•
#Throwback #TravelwithTJD
  • Mystery palace in Lebanon. I wonder how the interior looks like β˜ΊοΈπŸ™„
  • My mind is taking a break and I'm picturing myself back right here 🐑 
How's that for a Thursday afternoon?