Bars, pools, spas still open at RAK hotels despite Covid-19 spread

Marriott, Accor, Hilton-owned hotels continue to operate facilities in Northern Emirate

Guests at hotels across Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) can still enjoy restaurants, bars, pools, spas and the beach, despite strict lockdown measures on entities across the country in line with Covid-19.

Arabian Business understands that The Farmhouse restaurant and bar at the Ritz-Carlton Wadi Desert remains open for in-house guests, as well as the main pool and spa. The Ritz-Carlton Al Hamra is offering the same access, including to its private beach.

The Ritz-Carlton brand, which is owned by hotel giant Marriott International, has declined a request for comment. 

The Marjan Island Resort & Spa, which is managed by Marriott rival Accor, has also kept a buffet restaurant open for dine-in, and its beach accessible for in-house guests. 

A restaurant and bar, main pool and beach and spa remain open for use at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, which is managed by global hotel leader Hilton.

Arabian Business has contacted Accor and Hilton for a comment.

Other hotels have partially closed facilities. 

The Mangrove Hotel has kept one restaurant open for dine-in but has closed its bars, spa and pool, while The Cove Rotana Resort has shut down its restaurants, but kept the beach open for in-house guests.

Both Dubai and Abu Dhabi have ordered the closure of social venues including restaurants, bars, pools, spas and shopping malls as it aims to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The UAE today announced 412 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of detected cases to 4,933.​

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