YOU NEED TO BE A UK RESIDENT TO BOOK THIS PROPERTY. IT SLEEPS 4 ADULTS and 1 CHILD (FOLDAWAY BED). Al Hamra Village, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is 45-minutes travelling by car from Dubai and it is the most northern emirate in the UAE. It is not as developed as Dubai which is its appeal. Indeed many people from Dubai now come to Holiday and for Weekends in RAK, because it is more relaxed and less developed - they still have here Camels visible from the roadside. Our property is part of the Marina Buildings, located on the 4th floor, with direct sea views, and has a fantastic aspect from its long balcony. The apartment has been furnished to a luxurious standard with quality Moroccan style seating and Super Size King Beds. Al Hamra Village is a 5* Resort complex which is security controlled. It has some amazing nearby hotels, local shopping mall, 18-hole golf course, fine dining and many nearby restaurants, shops (including Spinney's - Waitrose Supermarket).
Marina & Golf Resort, Al Hamra Village, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE - Marina Apartment Directly Facing The Beach And Arabian Sea, West Facing And Awesome Sunsets!
Mark and Carmel
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Dec. 2018
About Mark and Carmel
Mark and Carmel are a professional couple, with young children. We pride ourselves on the quality of the accommodation which is also our home abroad. Mark is a company director, and Carmel has trained as an interior designer. This is reflected in the colours,fabrics and furnishings of the apartment which we feel are unique and unrivalled elsewhere.
Mark and Carmel purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why Mark and Carmel chose Al Hamra Village
The apartment is in a great location directly facing the beach, the warm sea for swimming and the resort is quality and in a superb location. It is also quiet, secure, no evidence of crime and the weather is fantastic! You have access to a number of swimming pools the Marina Bar & Restaurant. You also have a floodlight Golf Course all part of the Resort which makes for a great holiday! We have travelled to Dubai many times, first in 2002, when this was like a desert. Today Dubai is very busy and with many high rise buildings and a fast pace of life. RAK by contrast is 45 mins away. It is much quieter, not as busy and not as many high rise buildings. Indeed this is regulated. Many people from Dubai now come to RAK for a holiday! Our view is that RAK has become the new Marbella!!
What makes this Apartment unique
Convenience of being by the beach or poolside during the day and choice of eating in the apartment or at the many nearby restaurants/hotels. The apartment is a home from home and has a great feel to it. The Friday brunch at the Al Hamra Fort Hotel is quite an experience as well!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fabulous in all aspects
When we first saw this apartment on the site, it seemed almost too good to be true, but everything was as perfect as it seemed online.
The Apartment is just perfect. Living room is well furnished and spacious, Kitchen is contains everything you need and the bedrooms are a good size, 2 x bathrooms and balcony are excellent. Location is incredible.
Mark is the most thoughtful owner, having excellent recommendations and provided us with all the information we needed to get the most from our visit and was of great help, going way beyond to make our 10 day stay comfortable and memorable.
We will go back and have recommended to others. (John, Sandra and family)
Beautiful apartment with world class view
This is a gorgeous apartment with everything you need for a relaxing beach holiday in the sun. It has clearly been well loved and looked after by a family and is stocked with surplus towels, woggles, beach paraphanalia etc. The furniture is high spec - in particular, the beds are incredibly comfortable with lovely bedding and the balcony offers a spectacular sunset view. We had many a lovely evening sitting out with a glass of wine (off license down the road) and placing bets on when the sun would hit the water. The apartment complex itself is well maintained - the pool is huge and clean. We enjoyed Happy Hour at the Marina bar - really great value drinks, free wifi and a social hub. Lots of Brits - sport on the TV etc. Would highly recommend the Islander's Brunch on Marjan Island at the Hilton DoubleTree (ten minutes away by taxi) As much lobster as you can eat and a Frozen Daiquiri and Mojito bar!
Excellent Shona, sounds a fab holiday in the RAK sun and sea and a bit jealous!
Lovely position with beautiful sea views
Super sea views with spacious balcony. Very nicely fitted bedrooms comfy beds and bedding and big bathrooms. Such a lovely flat with very communicative and highly efficient owners but marred by rather uncomfortable Arabic seating arrangements which would not appeal to all and nowhere to sit and eat at a table inside the flat. Kitchen very cramped and difficult to work in with no microwave or casserole dishes.
Television channels don’t work so need to rely on dvd’s.
Pick your month to go as the sun ☀️ does not reach the balcony all day in December /Jan .
Fantastic place with views that are a wow factor
This is definitely a home from home and a fantastic place to stay.
I spent a week in this wonderful apartment with my 2 year old son. It was clean on arrival and there was even the basics to get you going like bottled water, tea and coffee.
It is very close to the pool and beach which is extremely clean and white sands.
I can't wait to go back.
Thank you Natalie and glad all the family enjoyed it the beach and pool are special favourites of ours too. Mark
Perfect beach front location
The apartment is very spacious and equipped to a high standard . The communal pool was lovely and the temperature great . The weather was fantastic too . There is a shopping mall close by with a food court and we used Nando's and Burger King etc . We had coffee and cake most days in the marina which was lovely . We hired a car at the airport so we're able to explore the area . Plenty of lovely hotels nearby with amazing restaraunts. I would def reccomend this apartment .
As they don't sell alcohol in local shops we purchased ours at Heathrow and carried it on board however there is shop in Dubai airport where you can purchase when you land .
A Fantastic Holiday
This is the second time that my friends and I have visited RAK and spent time in this wonderful apartment .
And I have just booked to go back in June.
The complex is secure and safe with all the amenities you would need nearby, the adjacent marina is a great place to go both during the day and for a lovely dinner in the evening. The staff in both the complex and marina are helpful friendly and welcoming.
The apartment itself is perfect, beautifully decorated, very well appointed with everything you need and the balcony especially in the evening is a joy, watching the sunset over the sea with a G&T in hand - what could be better.
Mark and Carmel have left lots of information in the apartment which is really helpful and the process of receiving and returning keys is simple and efficient.
Overall a fantastic place with wonderful accommodation and great amenities.
That's why I am going back 🤗
Thank you C, and we are pleased that you like our home in RAK and enjoy the place and also look after it clearly with a passion too. We equally enjoy those sunsets and you are welcome back. Enjoy. M&C.
Special interest holidays:
Sailing, Water sports, Fishing, Camel Riding, Flying, Dune Driving in the Desert and many more are all available nearby.
Shopping in the Souks in Dubai is also probably a must on an excursion to or from Dubai Airport, for Spices, Gold, Material, Clothing, Bags and Jewellery.
The Apartment has direct beach and sea access with immediate views, it is just a few metres away - please see the pictures posted.
Travel by taxi from Dubai International Airport (DXB) is 45 mins away. Local taxi hire is cheap for short journeys. Car hire can be arranged through nearby hotels or from the airport or again locally in RAK.
The Al Hamra Village Mall is just 5 mins in a taxi (approx £3 cost). The Iceland water park is also approx just 5 mins away.
The centre of RAK is 10 mins away (approx £8 cost). It has a mix of shops, markets and a further 3 shopping malls, plus a number of nearby hotels. One of our favourites to visit is the Hilton Resort & Spa!
Dubai with its many Malls, Hotels and attractions is just 45 mins away (approx cost of £35).
Nearest supermarket is in the building next door to the Apt, called Zoosh. The nearby Mall also has a large Spinneys Supermarket (part of Waitrose) in the Al Hamra Mall. At the Marina is a duty free store that sells spirits and beers. Alcohol is available in the Marina and other nearby hotels but not in all restaurants.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Deposit of 25% required at the time of booking (the Deposit is not refundable). A Security Deposit is required of £350 (payable with the final fees. It will be returned within 7-days once inspected assuming no damages at the property). Full Payment to be made within 10-weeks of holiday. This is our home in RAK and we would strongly suggest this is a place to chill/relax for families and professional people. Please note we are based in the UK for key access and proof of residency is required. Changeover Day: Normally a Saturday, and access from 3pm and departures by 11am, but we will be flexible where possible to accommodate differents days, changeover and varying flight times. Please let us know your requirements and drop us a note. Notes on prices: Please note minimum rentals of 7-days, normally Sat-Sat changeover. However, we will try to cater for varying flight times and days (please drop us a note with your requirements). In addition 10, 12 days etc are acceptable and we can apportion the weekly charge. Local Maid Service, Cleaning etc can be provided - additional fees for this are paid locally by the RENTER (approx £50). * Longer Term Lets Available (upto yearly for Expats) with Discounts - please advise of your requirements.