Sometimes you get tired of the hustle bustle of city life and need a quick break. We recently headed to Ras Al Khaimah for a weekend getaway and stayed at the Bin Majid Beach Hotel. It’s the perfect vacation spot to soak up some sun and unwind.
Getting there | The drive from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah is very comfortable and we were there in just over an hour. That’s pretty quick!
Staying there | They have rooms with a good view and comfortable beds to make sure your stay is a good one. They have standard and deluxe rooms with city or sea view and a deluxe suite. The best part here is that you can go for a Full Board package so then everything is on the house from food to drinks. It’s a great way to enjoy your stay stress free and, eat and drink to your heart’s content.
As the name suggests, they’ve got a perfect beach side location. Imagine a beautiful and clean sandy beach with miles of blue water, now that’s bliss. It’s a great place to chill and enjoy a nice book. While here you can also enjoy free wifi, pool, gym and parking.
The service is pleasant and the staff is generally courteous and smiling. Just what you need for a peaceful stay.
Dining there | They have various restaurants inside the resort so you won’t feel the need to step out. We suggest lunch at Al Rahala with an International buffet spread. Also, they have a seriously good Indian Chef who whipped up delicious dal and chicken curry at our request. Load up on some carbs in the evening after a dip in the pool at Oasis. We recommend you try the fried chicken and chilli chicken dry stir fry. For dinner head over to Pebbles the Irish Bar for some cold brew, darts and good grub. Grab your breakfast at Al Rahala before proceeding to checkout in the morning.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head on over.
Pebbles, The Irish Pub
The Irish Bar located on the Lobby level is a great dining venue for dinner. They have a beautiful bar that serves up beer on tap or classic cocktails at really good prices. If you hit them on a Monday night you can watch some great sportsmanship as they host a Dart competition. Be a little adventurous and walk up to one of the players and pick up some dart throwing tips for yourself!
The menu is fairly simple with some good options like the Irish Pub Bangers and Mash served on a bed of mashed potatoes with an onion gravy or the Irish Boxty which is a potato pancake with sauteed mushrooms and a creamy whisky sauce. We really loved the latter complemented by a few cold brews.
Al Rahala Restaurant
This is the main restaurant located on the Lobby level that serves up the buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner should you choose to go for the full board package during your stay here at the Bin Majid Beach Hotel. The restaurant is spacious to accommodate the guests staying at the hotel and the service is pleasant.
For lunch they have a mix of continental, Indian and Lebanese dishes like the Chicken tikka, Fish and chips, Chicken biryani, Spaghetti bolognese with a variety of grilled vegetables, salad, soup and desserts. You can also opt to dine from the al a carte menu like we did and order up some good Indian dal, chicken curry and rice. It’s perfect to load up on you meal here and head to the room for a little afternoon siesta.
If you are stopping by here for breakfast before checking out, they offer a good buffet with choices of fresh fruits, desserts, Indian idli, eggs made to order, salads and more. Grab a filling meal before you drive back to Dubai.
Where: Lobby Level, Beach Hotel by Bin Majid, Al Dhait South, Ras al-Khaimah
Meal for two: AED 150 approx
Aqua Poolside Bar
The poolside restaurant is perfect to grab a bite after a dip in the pool or having spent some time at the beach as it will be on your way when getting back to the room. The open air seating area with a bar in the centre and the pool on one side is perfect to wind down with some drinks. While here you can chose to load up on carbs as you’re surely going to be craving some after getting out of the water. Try the fried chicken that is delicious or the Chilli chicken dry that the Chef cooked up for us on special request which was made exactly the way we like it.
Where: Poolside, Bin Majid Beach Resort, Al Marjan Island, Ras al-Khaimah
Meal for two: AED 250 approx