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“Short break in Paradise – Hilton Ras-al Khaimah Resort”/ WIN 2nights stay+breakfast for 2 – Featured Staycation

“Short break in Paradise – Hilton Ras-al Khaimah Resort”/ WIN 2nights stay+breakfast for 2 – Featured Staycation

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“Short break in paradise resort – Hilton Ras-al Khaimah

Roof_Shots0866 (1)RAS – AL- KHAIMAH BEAUTY We have decided to visit for a family Staycation to some distant spot this time, hence after careful scrutiny we chose an emirate which names after it’s meanings “Top of the tent” or alternatively “headland of the small hut, RAS-AL-KHAIMAH, The city was historically known as Julfar, is in the northern part of the UAE, bordering Oman’s exclave of Musandam.

We chose to be at some resort this time! “Any time spent at the beach is time well spent”. Our search for the same indicated “Hilton Ras al Khaimah Resort & Spa. Being state-of-art property in the region huddled in a dazzling private bay on the northern tip of the Arabian Peninsula and overlooking the sea, Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & spa offers an tranquil getaway for business or leisure. Combining tasteful Chalets with trendy modern rooms, having a balcony or private patio with open way in to the striking pallid sandy seashore.

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City Walk We dint even feel the time while we were at the property, as it has literally a world of activities to keep yourself indulge in, however if you’re a keen traveler and have a longer stay there are many activities to enjoy and places to discover around the resort like horse riding, golf or quad biking in nearby areas.  Souks and RAK Museum and main tourist attractions. Fly the aviation Club or join a sky tour by seaplane. Trips are also available inland to see the desert, go on a mountain safari or sail in a traditional dhow in the beautiful Musandam.

On our previous trips to Ras-al-Khaimah we have been to Iceland Waterpark and Dreamland and it was indeed an unforgettable day out, they are not too far away, so if while staying at Hilton Resorts pools and beach is not enough give a try for that thrilling experience at these places.

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DSC_0085Hilton RAK Arrival & Check-in:

If you are driving along your GPS, it will bring you to exact location without much confusion, do not go for alternate route options though L After reaching hotel our check-in was prompt and smooth, with ever –smiling faces at the front desk staff. We were been given the directions for elevator area to reach our floor. The property is immaculately kept and the eminence of service is incredible. DSC_0086

DSC_0265Room & Amenities:

We stayed at one of their Hilton Family Suite without balcony, but it had pool & beach view from full glass wall in the living room; There is enough space for our family in this spacious 90 sq. m. /967 sq. ft. suite with separate living room and two king beds, that plush bed made my sleep truly peaceful. Some similar suites also have a balcony (subject to availability).

We experienced the oh-so-comfy room feeling, my kids just relaxed on the sofa, surf the web with WiFi and enjoyed kid’s movie on the LCD TV. The suite also features a large bathroom with walk-in shower & the surprise treat built-in jacuzi, as I was so tired in travelling that same day we couldn’t go down to the pool but kids had their due share of enjoyment in our mini in-house Jacuzi. We will definitely go back to this great resort and recommend it to everyone we know. Make sure to do a spa treatment while you are there! we missed it but it is a must as mentioned by a friend!

Double King Deluxe Plus Suite

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Pools & Water Sports:

 The resort’s pools are indeed a great feature, you may dip into one of six different swimming pools and enjoy a great range of water sports, including snorkeling, waterskiing, sailing, jet skiing and diving. We loved the fact that beach location was the best in the area, had everything our party of 4 could want and best of all, the staff at this resort was so kind and went out of their way to anticipate our every need. We had fun doing several activities in the day ranging from Swimming fun to pool aerobics, Jumping castle to Park rides and Kid’s Paradise activities.

DSC_0422 DSC_0548 DSC_0120 DSC_0453 DSC_0323 Indulge yourself in this contemporary 84m²/904 sq. ft. suite offering a large living room. This luxurious suite features 2 king size beds and a balcony (subject to availability). Relax on the sofa and watch a DVD on the LCD TV or surf the net with WiFi. Stimulate your senses in the spacious bathroom which features a walk-in shower. Sleeps 4 adults.

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At night we roll again as the sensational beach walk is 1 minute away and it was fun for all of us. On the next day we enjoyed benches yes you may lay on the beach or pool side and it was like a trance!

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We love the Kids Club with indoor and outdoor playground, pools and slide, my kids have spent most time there. A world of fun awaits even when you go outside in the front area of Kids Paradise from water slides, kids pool and playground, to gardens and indoor playrooms with supervised activities with humbled, kind and moreover professional staff.

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I love the level of cleanliness and well kept tools at kids paradise with special care to kids hygiene.  There is something for Kids of all ages there, the upstairs section feature many educational toys and learning objects and the fun cradles for kids from 0-5 age, we love the “Groovy kids” statement. Professional babysitting services are also available and trust me the staff mingled and had their bonding with my kids in no time.

WOW FACTOR:
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  • A very family-friendly spot and an ultimate Spot for Staycation (Stay in Vacations) covering over all activities for all ages.
  • If you love calm ocean water – this is the place! Because of the location/direction of the beach the resort has a rare stretch of very calm water. This made for excellent swimming, if also a less exciting time in the water 🙂 DSC_0534
  • The resort is just a 25-minute drive from
    RAK International Airport
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  • 14 restaurants including 4 specialty restaurants

Other Features:

Spa Facilities You may choose from different treatment rooms, two hammam Turkish baths, as well as a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The professional spa team soothe your senses with pampering body treatments, rejuvenating facials and blissful massages.

Fitness Resort’s fitness centre features the latest generation of cardio and strength training equipment, If you are health conscious you can simply stay fit with yoga and aerobics room.

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Mahi Blog Recommends:

Highly recommended!! We rate it 4.5 out of 5 (as we couldn’t review the Spa in this trip but will head their soon) ! Overall, we loved it and would definitely recommend it. Definitely going back to this resort again. It was much nicer than we expected, from the front of the hotel to the incredible ocean-front view directly in front of our room, which was located up on the high floor.

We stayed their with our kids who are aged 5, 6 and we all agreed this was the best resort in the area. The staff was incredible and every single person on staff acknowledged and greeted us with a friendly hello and a genuine smile.The rooms were amazing (clean, airy, beautiful views).

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It has a wealth of fine dining and outstanding amenities and we will never forget the magical moment when we witnessed a magnificent sunset from the Garden area, infront of Shallots.

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It’s Grand, Services are very functional and pleasant.  a tad expensive per head, but one could forgive it for the quality and variety they serve. Courteous and attentive staff are very alert and you will see them moving around you to assist all the t ime. Breakfast & dinner both were perfect and what I loved the most was lassi they serve on the buffet! I was so thrilled and impressed with their live counters especially at the breakfast, swift and very well organized, it won’t make you stand in long queue as they mastered their trick and provide you with your order in no time. Suuny side up! Omellete with capsicum or mushroom anyone !

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It offers diners not just the finest selection of authentic dishes from around the world, but an elegant, luxurious setting in which it’s lovely to enjoy the pool outdoor views as well as peaceful in-house dining. I loved the fact how the table and seats setting is compatible suiting the needs of  diners and their family mix, encounter this group of 6 young kids sitting in high chairs with table slab setting spot near fruit/salad/Yogurt area having their own fun chat and giggles while the elders of the family are enjoying their breakfast in cozy sofas nearby.  Live cooking stations located at 2 places at the venue combined with a sumptuous buffet provide for a truly unique dining experience.

DSC_0142 The beauty of Maarid is not only the huge array of buffet style cuisine, but also being able to watch the chefs cook up something special of your choice at one of the live cooking stations, in a open-theatre-style setting having buffet at both sides of it. We enjoyed the buffet inside once and were seated at a table outside the other, overlooking the pools.The buffet is well thought out and includes a wide range of options including seafood consisting of fresh lobster, prawns, crab and fresh fish, steak that is cooked to your liking, curries, an array of Arabic style meat and lots of fresh sides to choose from. Desserts have many choices too. DSC_0146

MAARID overall has stylish interior and as soon as you enter the place you feel the  flavors and tempting aromas from live cooking areas. Their kid’s menu area is separate incase they want to get busy with some arts and activities while eating their food from the counters nearby.

Pura Vida – A little bit of Brazil shine on Ras-al-Khaimah 

It is a place where you can simply coddle your sanity with a taste of Brazilian Churrasco all-you-can-eat-meat, served rodizio style. Although Maarid Restaurant in same hotel truly is an all-day dining destination however this is a specialty restaurant.

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We were humbly invited to have a special dine-out in a concealed and tranquil spot, I would say perfect spot for lovers! beach front restaurant, amazing atmosphere, delightful food, very romantic ambience, and yes definitely need to mention the Brazil strong impact of churascos.

We simply loved the place, you can find our detailed review of Pura Vida HERE !

RAMADAN OFFERS:

Here is more to savor during Holy month of Ramada. Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa launches a huge feast to be held at its Ramadan Tent. It’s something new for everyone who would like to experience Islamic traditions, local culture, atmosphere of spiritual wellness and happiness.

Marc Guenther, General Manager, explains: “This month marks the most important month in the Muslim world. We are excited Sales_Flyerto offer our guests and citizen the largest Ramadan Tent in Ras Al Khaimah this year, combining our experience in hospitality and great chef’s talents”.

Let the flavors of your Arabic favorites dazzle you, from luscious appetizers, main course to desserts at the wide Iftar buffet. The guests will be happy to enjoy special offers of Sohour tray, selection of shisha, coffee, tea and many more.

Experience the variety of Iftar buffet at AED 129*

Enjoy all the best of the Arabic selection from Sohur tray at AED 95*

Have an excellent after-dinner experience and enjoy your favorite flavours of shisha at AED 35*

*Prices are per person and subject to 10% service charge. Discounts are applicable for reservations made minimum of 10 persons. Offer is valid during the month of Ramadan 2015 (17 June until 18 July).

For more information, please call 07 22 888 44

Facebook page for Ramadan Tent:

You can find more details regarding the property via following:

HILTON RAS AL KHAIMAH RESORT & SPA | Al Maareedh Street | Ras Al Khaimah | PO Box 12298 | UAE T: +971 (0)7 228 8844 F: +971 (0)7 226 0020 ras-al-khaimah-resort@hilton.com rasalkhaimahresort.hilton.com
Facebook page for the hotel:
Website page:

MEGA GIVEAWAY / COMPETITION:

Mahi Blog and HILTON RAS AL KHAIMAH RESORT & SPA have teamed up to offer Mahi Blog readers “Voucher for 2 Nights Hotel Stay on BB for 2

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How to win: 

For your chance to win simply do the following:

1- Answer the following question in comments; Name any one of the restaurant in HILTON RAS AL KHAIMAH RESORT?

2- Subscribe (via email id) on this Blog, Share this post on as many social widgets AND tag along ur friends. (Use buttons below of FB, Twitter, IG etc)

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To win you must do all the above steps. Winners will be announced on June 16th, 2015. The more you share this post & Mahi Blog on social widgets, better the chance to win! All UAE fans can take part.

Scrumptiously yours,

Mahi.

Disclaimer & Notes: A huge Thank you to those who made this trip extra special: Hilton RAK & Staff , Our lovely host Alona, Management and F&B team at the property and of course Kaby Klick.

We were guests there however it did not influence our thoughts and reviews, all opinions are our own. You can not use any pics without prior permission.

 
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Pura Vida at Hilton – A little bit of Brazil shine on Ras-al-Khaimah

Pura Vida at Hilton – A little bit of Brazil shine on Ras-al-Khaimah

Pura Vida – A little bit of Brazil shine on Ras-al-Khaimah 

It is a place where you can simply coddle your sanity with a taste of Brazilian Churrasco all-you-can-eat-meat, served rodizio style. We were humbly invited to have a special dine-out in a concealed and tranquil spot and sharing this close-to-heart review on Mahi Blog, I would say perfect spot for lovers! beach view restaurant, amazing atmosphere, delightful food, very romantic ambience, and yes definitely need to mention the Brazil strong impact of churasscos.

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It is located in the vicinity of Hilton Ras al Khaimah Resort & Spa (Click HERE for full Hotel review) at another end of the private bay. You can reach in buggy from the hotel main entrance just need to request at concierge and it shall be arranged shortly.

This wasn’t my first time to dine in Brazilian cuisine. I actually went to one in region earlier and was actually pleased with the food, ambiance and service. This time around, we tried even more variety blend in with great concepts. We were welcomed and greeted by the restaurant’s manager and were asked for our stay and then warmly showed us around the restaurant and asked us if we wish to sit in or out, we pointed a sopt outside under some light fixed near trees and it seems so appealing, they asked us to give few minutes and made it ready. As soon as we were seated in the open area outside (yes, they arranged it in 4 minutes literally!) of the restaurant, we were given this fresh bread slab along with their very yummy butter, which my little munchkins devoured! The table was thoughtfully laid with white bright lamp on our table, and the staff were friendly. Our attendant that night explained to me the whole concept of churrasco, what are they made of. Then we started off with some soup and friend shrimps.

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Our petite niggle was the lack of music outside. We felt the ambiance suffered and it was possible to hear the conversations of the other diners, even though there is plenty of room between the tables and it’s very spacious.

Staff will bring to your table on sword-like skewers (the idea we simply loved) They will give you this cylinder wooden block colored Red & Green in half. If green is atop you will keep getting fresh, hot, flaming, charcoal aroma churassco’s non-stop. If you need a break invert to show the red colour and they shall wait till you go green again 😉

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What an amazing night,! overall it was a very very enjoyable and best experience we have had so far for Brazilian cuisine, with lots of Churasscos to be savored we’re sure to be back again with more hungry stomach to relish a scrumptious pour-in of succulent char-grilled cuts under stars and seeing the full-moon reflection over Arabian Gulf. Pura Vida it is ! We will be back.

A generous à la carte menu is also available.

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THE CHURRASCO:

It is the traditional Brazilian custom of cooking various cuts of seasoned meats (Chicken wings, legs / Beef / Lamb) over an open fire. This style of cuisine is known in Brazil as churrascaria; meaning “house of barbecue”. It is tradition that is more than four centuries old in Brazil. This original and unique way of roasting meat conserves the characteristic taste of each portion leaving the cuts full of its own natural juices and flavours.

You can find more details regarding the property via following:

HILTON RAS AL KHAIMAH RESORT & SPA Al Maareedh Street | Ras Al Khaimah | PO Box 12298 | UAE T: +971 (0)7 228 8844 F: +971 (0)7 226 0020 ras-al-khaimah-resort@hilton.com rasalkhaimahresort.hilton.com

 
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Featured: Ramadan Tent / Mega Contest teaser @ Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa

Featured: Ramadan Tent / Mega Contest teaser @ Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa
It’s great to hear about Ramadan Tent – The Biggest Ramadan Tent in Ras Al Khaimah.
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We are looking forward to explore it in the special month of Ramadan.

Important Info:

Savor superb authentic, oriental dishes from throughout Asia in the stunning Hikayat El Arab Restaurant at the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa.

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa.

Ø  Opening Hours from 6:30 pm to 3:00 am From 17th June – 18th July, 2015

Ø  Total capacity 250 pax / 500 square meters (able to extend to 400 pax using two restaurants located in the same are in case of big group event)

Ø  Ramadan buffet every day from 6:30 to 9:00 pm @ AED 130 + 10% SC including water & Ramadan Drinks

Ø  Snack & Suhour menu every day from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am

Ø  Live dessert station every day from 6:30 to 2:00 am

Ø  Suhour Tray every day from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am @ AED 95 + 10% SC

Ø  Hot & Cold beverage list available every day from 6:30 pm to 3:00 am @ average rate of AED 21

Ø  Shisha inside the tent every day from 6:30 pm to 3:00 am @ AED 35 net

Ø  Entertainment live Oad traditional music performer every day from 9:00 pm to 11:45 pm

For more details or to book a table feel free to call 07 22 888 44

Ramadan

Keep an eye on Mahi Blog as we are bringing very soon a mega contest courtesy Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort &Spa. If you wish to have double entry in the Hotel Stay contest share the post and stay tuned !

 

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