The Nirvana Retreat specializes in equine therapy and horsemanship experiences, with programs focused on the healing power of nature, and various outdoor activities, including trekking, solitude adventures, desert camping and culinary sessions, designed to calm urban nerves. Equine therapy is a wonderful method to find relief from burn-out, to care for loss of love, to build empathy or to treat differently enabled and disturbed minds.
Wellness packages are calibrated for different needs: ‘Restore packages’ offer slow-paced relaxation, while ‘Challenge packages’ are active and sports-focused, with activities ranging from world class tennis, squash, padel, golf putting, swimming or hiking. You can even try isolation therapy with a ‘Lone Wolf’ stay. The spa at Nirvana Retreat offers Ayurvedic treatments, many types of massage, beauty treatments and nutritional coaching. Yoga masters on site offer yoga and guided meditation to help relieve stress and restore balance.
„Back to nature's ‘slow down’ setting, with a touch of horse stimulated enlightenment, yoga and Ayurveda.“
Most of the horses at the retreat are ex-champions from world class racing, endurance, dressage and show horses. Some of them went through trust issues and depression, when they were later injured, ignored, or even completely abandoned. At Nirvana Retreat, these champion horses are back with their human counterparts, not as race or event horses, but as mentors, offering ‘gallop to success’, a horse stimulated enlightenment program. The ups and downs that the horses faced have created an innate sense of ‘energy sensors’ that are a vital part of the program. There is a 1.3 km horse track and you can even bring your own horse. This animal-friendly resort is set on 20 hectares of fertile countryside dotted with streams, lakes and waterfalls.
There are a number of different accommodations to choose from, all luxury “Glamping” experiences: Chalets (with private garden and pool), ogles (off-grid living experience units), Conestoga inspired wagons, and even caravans you can take out for a night in the nearby Hajar Mountains or the desert. All come standard with supremely comfortable 5-star hotel grade beds, luxury bathroom facilities, and 24/7 service, so you can reconnect with nature and comfort in total harmony. Whether you’re ready to relax or want to recharge your batteries with a day and night sporting program, there’s something for everyone at Nirvana Retreat.
Two restaurants, the first an all day-dining sports bar, the other a Spanish and Moorish-inspired cuisine, using organic ingredients sourced from the nearby farms and fresh market.
A unique approach to holistic healing with horse therapy and a deep connection to nature.
Located in AlMatar Farms, near RAK Airport in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
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The hotel is open 9 months per year.