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Waldorf Astoria Debuts in United Arab Emirates

Thursday August 15th, 2013 - 9:37AM


Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

DUBAI, UAE—The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah opened here, the brand’s first hotel in the United Arab Emirates.

Offering views of the Arabian Gulf, the 346-room Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is designed to reflect the architectural features of an Arabian palace. The hotel features over-size guestrooms and suites, an 18-hole championship golf course, a private beach, spa, four restaurants and six dining and entertainment venues.  

The hotel also includes two brand signatures: a grand lobby clock and Peacock Alley, public space dedicated to the dining area. Inspired by The Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York, the clock is designed to honor regional Arab culture and includes the five daily prayer times.