Rotana opens resort in RAK

Rotana, the leading hotel management company in the Middle East and North Africa, has announced the opening of its first property in Ras Al Khaimah - The Cove Rotana Resort.

The Cove Rotana Resort is located at the entrance to Ras Al Khaimah, overlooking the Indian Ocean on an idyllic water inlet at Arqoob Beach. This exquisite resort offers authentic Arabian hospitality, an elegant design and more than 600 metres of beach, tranquil azure waters and a multitude of activities.  The get-away location is within easy reach of both Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah airport, perfect for business travellers and weekend trips to escape the bustle of city life.

The Cove Rotana Resort combines intimacy, comfort and exclusivity with the personalised service and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of Rotana. Indulgent amenities such as a well-appointed leisure and fitness centre and an excellent choice of restaurants, bar and lounge, all come together to create a new and irresistible oasis of relaxation.


Accommodating for singles, families or a group of friends, the resort houses 202 rooms and suites and 76 single or multi-room villas that offer breathtaking views. Guests will enjoy the design touches that give every room a distinct sense of Arabian luxury. All rooms combine attractive and contemporary accessories with modern day amenities. 



The Cove Rotana Resort is all about fun, relaxation and excellent cuisine with recreational facilities and restaurants for every palate. Facilities include a fully-equipped gymnasium, Jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms and seven massage rooms. Guests can also enjoy numerous watersport activities in addition to two swimming pools and 600 metres of alluring golden sand.


The hotel offers guests a choice of chic food and beverage outlets. Lively Cinnamon, the all-day dining restaurant, is the place to socialise over a casual meal with a circle of friends. Unwind and take in the calming atmosphere of poolside dining at Laguna Bay pool bar, which faces the villa islands and lagoons, Breeze bar and lobby lounge is an ideal please for an afternoon coffee or cocktail, Sunset pool bar has unrivaled views and large cushions to lounge in the shade, Breakers is located on the pristine beach and skilled chefs are bring a Mediterranean flavour to the upscale and Italian-influenced Basilico.


For the business traveller, The Cove Rotana Resort features three fully-equipped and stylish meeting rooms with the latest audio-visual equipment and IT facilities, making the resort ideal for small to mid-sized meetings of up to 150 delegates. A business centre with secretarial support is also available.


Business and weekend travellers will be in good hands with the management team, led by Omer Z. Kaddouri, Senior Vice President Rotana UAE, who is enthusiastic about the new location, “The Cove Rotana Resort is a milestone project, which is our first in Ras Al Khaimah, and we are very proud to be managing this landmark five-star resort.


“There is no better way to start 2009 than with the opening of this hotel, bringing renowned Rotana hospitality to Ras Al Khaimah. The team at The Cove Rotana Resort, headed by the General Manager Maurice de Rooij, have been working hand-in-hand with the owners Orascom Hotels and Development’s and Rotana Corporate Office to ensure all areas of the opening are perfected, for the operation of this property”.

Maurice De Rooij, General Manager of The Cove Rotana Resort, adds, “The management team and I are dedicated to making The Cove Rotana Resort the number one holiday resort for international, regional and local travellers in Ras Al Khaimah. The well-appointed and relaxed environment together with a wide range of culinary offerings makes this resort an ideal place to have a family outing or simply unwind and gives guests the chance to explore this untouched side of Ras Al Khaimah. The Cove Rotana Resort is an exclusive oceanfront property catering to those who seek a grander level of relaxation and comfort.”