Sponsored: The first Raddison Resort in the Middle East comes complete with six restaurants, two swimming pools and a private beach…

Just 45 minutes from Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect escape from the city. And those in search of a sun-drenched weekend getaway with family and friends can look forward to checking out a brand new address, as Radisson’s first Middle East resort is now open. Located on a private beach on Marjan Island, a group of four man-made coral-shaped islands in the northern emirate, Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah brings to life an array of family-friendly adventures.

Featuring a collection of 388 guest rooms and suites, all benefit from balconies for making the most of the fresh air and picture-perfect views of the Arabian Gulf, surrounding Yanis and Jais Mountains. Rooms range from standard rooms in contemporary colours with floor-to-ceiling windows, ranging up to one- and two-bedroom suites boasting separate living spaces and balconies with sea views – the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee.

For foodies, Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah invites guests to explore a collection of six restaurants and bars. At RBG Restaurant, an array of international dishes are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner from a diverse collection of live cooking stations, with indoor and terrace seating. The beach-facing sports bar, RBG Bar, is the perfect place to relax and watch the live sport with its retro-inspired décor and menu of crowd-pleasing comfort foods.

For fresh seafood dishes, a raw bar, and live-fire barbecue, there’s nowhere better than The Seafood Shack for sunset drinks on the terrace and a selection of seafood served fresh and raw or grilled on coals. La Med serves up a wide array of dishes from around the Mediterranean, coffee and snacks are served up at all-day lobby lounge, Bake House, while completing the culinary line-up is The Shelf Pool Par, where refreshing drinks and poolside snacks are served straight to your lounger.

There’s plenty to keep travellers of all ages busy. Leisure facilities at Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah include two swimming pools, one where adults can top up their tans, and one a dedicated kids pool with slides and an aqua park; a private beach lined with loungers; a fitness centre with indoor gym and a pampering spa offering treatments including relaxing massages and rejuvenating facials.

Those looking to tick off more of the action-packed offerings in Ras Al Khaimah are conveniently located close to a range of activities and attractions, including the world’s longest zipline, the Jebel Jais Flight, the terracotta dunes of Al Wadi and Ras Al Khaimah’s National Museum.

Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah, doubles from Dhs351. Tel: (0)7 204 9000, radissonhotels.com