As the UAE’s northern-most emirate, Ras Al Khaimah offers its visitors a truly authentic Arabian experience; from golden beaches, lush mangroves and terracotta deserts, to the towering Hajar Mountains bordering Oman. Aside from the vast amount of natural attractions, Ras Al Khaimah boasts a number of ancient archaeological sites, giving visitors a fascinating insight into rich culture that still runs through the very heart of the locals.
Good to know
Flight time: Approximately 7 hours
Climate: The ideal time to visit is between October and June where temperatures range from 20 to 30 °C
Local currency: UAE dirhams
GMT: +4 hours
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Ras Al Khaimah
Look no further for a holiday destination that can offer it all. Experience a truly authentic Arabian adventure, with 7,000 years of culture, stunning beaches, family friendly activities, sunshine and luxurious accommodation. Whatever you need from your holiday you are sure to find it in Ras Al Khaimah.
There are no shortage of cultural attractions to explore in Ras Al Khaimah. Just for starters… witness the 16th century tower - Dhayah Fort, learn about traditional life in the emirate at Ras Al Khaimah National Museum or take in an old souk for souvenirs, pack your suitcase with authentic crafts, Arabian spices, leather goods and silk pashminas.
Venture into the wondrous terracotta desert for an evening of entertainment. On arrival at Bassata Desert Village surf the sand dunes and ride a camel before enjoying the hospitality of a traditional barbecue under the stars, all set amongst the backdrop of Arabian dancers.
Pack a picnic and head for the hills - take to the Al Hajar Mountains where you will witness bold canyons and awesome views. For the most adventurous, trek to the summit of the highest peak in the region – Jebal Jais (1,934 metres). Don’t forget a jumper, it’s a whole 10 degrees cooler up there.
Marvellous Al Marjan Island
A land like no other, experience levels of luxury at Al Marjan Island. For the ultimate getaway on the sparkling blue seas of the Arabian Peninsula, unwind in 5 star style at one of the many resorts, all ready to meet your every need.
Don’t leave without…
- Getting the adrenaline pumping on the UAE’s first and longest zip line – Via Ferrata is one of Ras Al Khaimah’s newest exhilarating additions. Be guided along the UAE’s highest mountain, Jebel Jais, by professional instructors, as you traverse more than 1km along the spectacular mountain route
- Trying your hand at horse riding – Ras Al Khaimah is one of the few destinations where you can tick both horse-riding in the desert and on the beach off the bucket list
- Practicing your swing – Al Hamra Golf Club offers an eighteen-hole course with a broad range of facilities to enjoy the day, both on and off the course
- Viewing Ras Al Khaimah from above – Enjoy a seaplane adventure which takes off from the beautiful shores of Ras Al Khaimah on an exciting aerial tour of the city, giving picturesque views of the Hajar Mountains, the desert and clear blue Arabian Gulf.