Holidays To Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah Holidays

Situated in the Middle East amongst the breathtaking Hajar Mountains, Ras Al Khaimah, also known as RAK, promises to transport you beyond a traditional holiday, offering an experience like no other. So much so that this wonderful destination was included in Time Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places of 2022. Visitors can immerse themselves in UAE’s range of landscapes from vast deserts, rolling mountain ranges, sapphire seas, and golden beaches. The diversity of the attractions is second to none, take a trip to the eternal mountains and discover thousands of rock formations depicting millions of stories. Feeling adventurous? Opt for a speedy descent from Jebel Jais, UAE’S highest peak, via the world’s longest-ever zipline – a bucket list must! For adventure seekers, temperatures on this peak are around 10 degrees lower than sea level.

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Travel Information

Currency: UAE Dirham
Time Difference: GMT + 3 hours
Flight Time From UK: Approximately 8 hours
Weather: Temperatures ranging from 24°C - 45°C
Language: Arabic, with English widely spoken
Dialling Code: +971
Religion: Islam

 

Of course, it’s not all sprawling beaches and white-knuckle activities, Ras Al Khaimah offers visitors an array of culture and heritage. With over 7,000 years of inspiring history, guests are introduced to an authentic Arabian experience. From visiting the ancient Dhaya Fort to experiencing traditional Arabic falconry, the cultural happenings are both vast and varied, and most definitely not to be missed.

Close to the neighbouring emirate Dubai, holidays to Ras Al Khaimah have fantastic ease of access with only a 45-minute drive from Dubai International Airport. Ras Al Khaimah offers travellers the natural beauty and culture so many crave, whilst its proximity to the man-made metropolis opens a variety of modern city marvels visitors may wish to experience whilst on holiday. Its selection of luxury resorts, world-class spas, and international gourmet experiences only further validates RAK’s Tourism Capital status and increasing popularity for both GCC nationals and international visitors alike.

Best Time For A Ras Al Khaimah Holiday

The beauty of a Ras Al Khaimah Holiday is that you are not limited to visiting over a specific period. Its attractive year-round sunshine and subtropical climate mean come winter or summer, visitors can escape the unpredictability of UK weather in exchange for guaranteed warmth and little cloud cover.

Due to the Emirate’s beautiful desert climate, rain is almost never on the cards; however, it would only be between November and April.

As a result, these such months are recommended for visitation as temperatures tend to stay around mid-twenties making it most comfortable for a holiday combining sunbathing, sightseeing, and thrill-seeking. So, if you’re looking for a family holiday destination with a great mix of culture, activities, and gorgeous weather, it’s time to visit Ras Al Khaimah.

This is not to say a holiday to Ras Al Khaimah in the summer months is off the cards. Holidays to Ras Al Khaimah in the summer will still be an unforgettable experience, that we can promise you. We merely recommend a copious amount of sunscreen due to temperatures soaring up to 45°C forcing many outdoor activities to close. Benefits of visiting during the months of June – September include less tourism and therefore better prices, and whilst outdoor experiences may be less available, Ras Al Khaimah holidays offer distinctive shopping mall visits, air-conned museums, and waterpark attractions for an action-packed holiday.

Ras Al Khaimah’s Mountains

An adventure hub like no other, Ras Al Khaimah’s mountain ranges are impressive in nature and size, with the highest mountain, Jebel Jais, enticing tourists to explore its peaks on a frequent basis. Offering endless opportunities, explorers can hike, bike, you name it, whilst taking in the wonderous sights. There are also an array of attractions including the Jais Adventure Park, Jais Viewing Deck Park, Jais Sky Tour with its seven zip lines, and Jais Sledder, the longest toboggan ride. If this wasn’t enough, the highest restaurant in the UAE can be found here, 1484 By Puro, allowing guests to dine on the extensive menu and view the Hajar mountains. The Bear Grylls Explorer Camp made its debut on Jebel Jais, with the world’s first Bear Grylls branded accommodation. There are sixteen recycled and sustainable cabins for visitors to experience.

Ras Al Khaimah’s Desert & Sea

A spectacular masterpiece, the remote Ras Al Khaimah’s deserts offer a scenic tranquillity with a Bedouin lifestyle to match. Partake in eating around a campfire, sleeping under the stars, walking across the terracotta sand dunes, or trekking on camel and horseback. Visitors can also explore the vast lands by dune buggy or four-wheel drive safaris. Activities are plentiful and the perfect addition to any holiday. Alternatively, you can sit back and relax in one of the resorts and soak up the Arabian hospitality. Discover the beautiful Ritz Carlton, Al Wadi Desert, a wonderful 5-star resort with luxury villas to match.

If the sea is more your thing, then Ras Al Khaimah has an abundance of beaches right on its doorstep with pristine widespread sands and shimmering cobalt waters. A fantastic selection of beachfront hotels and resorts are situated here, and the recently opened InterContinental Resort & Spa is one to try. Or discover Doubletree by Hilton Resort for a relaxing holiday by the sea.

Ras Al Khaimah’s Cuisine

Whether you opt for an all-inclusive holiday to Ras Al Khaimah, a half board option, or otherwise, guests in Ras Al Khaimah will enjoy the culinary influences, namely Arabic, Indian, Chinese and European cultures and abundant fresh seafood, fine wines, and local delicacies. Area hotels offer gourmet dining of the highest calibre, and some resorts take sustainability to a new level by offering to prepare the fish that you caught or bought at one of the local fish markets.

Open-air dining experiences and beach barbecues are common tourist attractions whilst dining in this Emirate, whilst local Emirati food features Lebanese and Indian influences in dishes such as curries, hummus, falafel, kebabs, and biryani.

 

What to Do During Holidays to Ras Al Khaimah

Adventure Activities

Jebel Jais Flight

When you visit Ras Al Khaimah, travel up to speeds of 150kpm when you are propelled from the UAE’s highest peak on the world’s longest zipline. Soar for 2-3 minutes from a height of 1,680 metres above sea level for an adrenaline inducing thrill and ultimate bucket-list experience.

Showka Mountain Biking

Along with a variety of other activities available in the expansive RAK desert, Showka Bicycles takes guests on a fast-based mountain biking adventure, perfectly suited to the regional terrain. Explore fascinating trails and get your blood pumping with this exhilarating activity.

Water Sports

Due to its numerous beaches and modern equipment, Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect location for trying your hand at water sports. Learn how to scuba dive, sail, water-ski or paraglide on your visit and make it a holiday to remember.

RAK Track

RAK Track is an exciting new feature of the Emirate, a karting track inviting guests to experience both hire and professional racing karts. Suitable for adults and children alike this is a must-do activity the whole family will enjoy.

Ice Land Water Park

Featuring the world's tallest water slide, Ice Land Water Park has more than 103,000 square acres or water attractions, slides, Tundra Baths, and penguins. As the UAE’s largest waterpark, it promises the ideal day trip for families with varying slide types and exciting water-based activities.

Relaxing Activities

Flamingo Beach

The perfect chill-out location, surrounded by trendy cafes and restaurants, flamingo beach offers a stunning seaside sunspot just a few minutes’ drive away from the city centre. Its name comes from its two giant flamingo statues and is one of the most visited beaches in Ras Al Khaimah, despite its smaller beachfront.

Spa Trips

Many of the top-tier hotels in RAK house sensational spa facilities available to the public. The Anjana Spa by Rixos Bab Al Bahr redefines luxury claiming it is a sanctuary for the mind body and soul. Similarly, The Rainforest at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is the ultimate destination for relaxation and recuperation, with signature holistic treatments renowned for spiritual renewal.

Cultural Activities

Suwaidi Pearl Farm

Visit the Suwaidi Pearl Farm and embrace an age-old experience for which Ras Al Khaimah is renowned for. Situated at the foot of the Hajar Mountains in the small fishing village of Al Rams, the pearl farm offers visitors a range of activities and experiences guiding guests through the historic natural formation of pearls to the modern-day techniques used in the region today.

Al Jazirah Al Hamra

One of RAK’s last traditional towns still intact, this is a cultural wonder and a must visit of the region. This ancient town is most known for its collection of abandon houses including a mosque many have said to be haunted, giving rise to the nickname: Ghost Town of Ras Al Khaimah.

Mohammed Bin Salim Mosque

After excavations discovered an original mosque stood in place of the current structure, many renovations took place to remove modern additions and restore traditional features including authentic plaster in layer technique, and the reconstruction of the original Minara. This archaeological masterpiece encapsulates ancient Ras Al Khaimah heritage and is a cultural must-see.

Book Your Ras Al Khaimah Holiday Today!

With an endless supply of fun and adventure, holidays to Ras Al Khaimah are never short of surprises. Be in awe at the wonderous landscapes and submerge yourself in the local culture. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to explore all that RAK has to offer – get a quote from one of our friendly representatives and book your holiday to Ras Al Khaimah today.

Jebel Jais World's Longest Zipline

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES - EXPLORE

Ras Al Khaimah’s Jebel Jais – the longest mountain in the UAE, is home to the world’s highest zipline……a bucket list attraction for the UAE and the world. The zip line will propel the UAE’s most northern emirate into the major leagues of global adventure tourism and cements Jebel Jais as the region’s leading active adventure tourism destination.

Thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies will travel at speeds of up to 120kph to 150kph at a height of 1,680 metres above sea level on top of Jebel Jais Mountain.

The experience will see contestant fitted with a special harness for the adventure, with the longest flight itself taking around 2 to 3 minutes. Once finished, guests will finish the bucket list flight on a suspended landing platform where they will be transferred to a second line to complete their trip back to the ground.

Jebel Jais

Jebel Jais

Jebel Jais

Jebel Jais

Jebel Jais

Jebel Jais

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