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Ras Al Khaimah is renowned for its outstanding nature, leisure, adventure and authentic offerings. With an extraordinary history dating back over seven millennia, the northernmost Emirate in the UAE has become one of the most sought-after destinations in the Middle East. So much so, that Ras Al Khaimah has been acknowledged on TIME Magazine’s list of the world’s greatest places in 2022!

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Experience soaring altitudes and expand your horizons. This safe destination is full of natural wonders from diverse desert landscapes, glittering sandy beaches, majestic mountains and world class hotels. Live Your Moments in Ras Al Khaimah.

Need a Rakation?

From 15 June to 15 September 2022, stay three nights or more in any Ras Al Khaimah hotel and receive two FREE tickets to the destination’s latest fun attraction – Jais Sledder, free return bus transportation to Jebel Jais mountain, and 30% off mountain activities from Jais Flight, the longest zipline in the world, Jais Sky Tour (6 ziplines tours) to dining at 1484 by Puro, the highest restaurant in the UAE.

Discover the best 5-star stays in Ras Al Khaimah with these recommended holidays

We’ve delved into the hotel offering from a number of our favourite travel experts to find what we think are the best holiday deals you can book to enjoy Ras Al Khaimah.

InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa

5* InterContinental RAK Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa

InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort and Spa awaits with the promise of spectacular adventure, ultimate relaxation and cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Stretching across two peninsulas and a private beach, the 351-room resort features an exclusive collection of rooms, suites, club building and villas.

** FREE Half Board **

3 nights from £599
5 nights from £739

per person incl flights staying on a
half board basis

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DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island

5* DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island

This family-friendly beach resort is a tranquil oasis in an adventure-filled destination. Relax on the golden beach, take a dip in one of seven temperature-controlled pools or indulge in a cocktail at the rooftop bar. Children can enjoy limitless play at the Pirate Boat Aqua Zone with super-fun water slides, and a whole host of fun activities at the kids’ club.

Save up to 25% | All-Inclusive

5 nights from £939

per person (based on 2 adults & 2 children sharing) incl flights, ‘Be Exclusive’ All Inclusive A La Carte dine around in all restaurants & transfers

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Rixos Bab Al Bahr Ras Al Khaimah

5* Rixos Bab Al Bahr

Rixos Bab Al Bahr lies on the pristine beach of Al Marjan island, a world-class man-made island, nestled in Ras Al Khaimah. Rixos Bab Al Bahr offers a superb holiday experience with the excellence and luxury of Rixos service concept. Aesthetics and functionality are offered in one at 650 rooms and suites where all information have been considered in advance for a top-level holiday experience.

Save up to 45% | All-Inclusive

3 nights from £729

per person incl flights
on an all-inclusive basis

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Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

5* Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is an ideal destination for an unforgettable getaway. The resort offers signature attentive service, eight stylish restaurants and lounges, and elegant accommodation with pristine views of the Arabian shoreline. Experience an unforgettable stay in spacious rooms and suites with indulgent amenities, True Waldorf Service and spectacular views of the Arabian Sea and Hajar Mountains.

5 nights from £1,299

per person incl flights staying on a
half board basis

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The Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert

5* Hilton Ras al Khaimah Beach Resort

This picture-perfect Arabia escape on the sparkling sands of the Ras al Khaimah coast provides a luxury getaway surrounded by the city and sea. Boasting top-of-the-line fitness facilities, a wealth of entertainment, a luxurious spa and more – all in and around the most vibrant area of Ras al Khaimah – this is a resort that suits even the most discerning holidaymaker, complete with complimentary airport pick-up to kick things off in style.

5 nights from £1,045

per person incl direct flights staying on a
all-inclusive board basis

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Highlights of Ras Al Khaimah

Travellers to Ras Al Khaimah can choose from serene-spa-luxury to knee-trembling-adrenaline-adventures and anything in between. The year-round destination offers a plethora of activities for everyone.

Jais Sledder - Ras Al Khaimah Tourism

Jais Sledder

The Jais Sledder sits comfortably on a low-slung track. You’ll reach up to 40 kilometres per hour as you hurtle down the Hajar mountain range swerving through glorious panoramas with views of the spectacular coastline. The speed seems amplified ten-fold because you are sitting so close to the ground. The fully-controllable ride takes about eight minutes to cover 1,840 exhilarating metres of hairpin curves and undulating waves.

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Jais Flight - The world's longest zip-line - Ras Al Khaimah Tourism

Jais Flight

Jais Flight is the longest zipline in the world at 2,83km. Soar across jagged mountain peaks and swoop through deep ravines at hair-raising speeds of up to 150 kmph. Three minutes of adrenaline-pumping adventure at 1,680 metres above the Arabian Gulf will leave you with a once-in-a-lifetime sense of superhero magic.

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Experiencing Suwaidi Pearl Farm - Ras Al Khaimah Tourism

Suwaidi Pearls

Visitors to Ras Al Khaimah can embark on a fascinating journey aboard a traditional pearl fishing boat. From the original fishing village in Al Rams, your tour will begin as your guide explains the importance of the shallow bay and its protective mangroves. He will impart courageous stories of the fishermen, the diving techniques that they once practised, and explore the various tools they used from the trader’s box ‘bish-takh-tah’.

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Dining Al Wadi Desert - Ras Al Khaimah Tourism

Sonara Camp Al Wadi

Following the same award-winning concept as its sister venue in Dubai, this stunning desert hideaway is set in the grounds of the Ritz Carlton Al Wadi in the beauty of the Arabian wilderness, with herds of Oryx and Gazelle, and the elusive Arabian Red Fox as dinner companions. Guests can opt for the Sunset Package, enjoying delectable appetizers, soft drinks and a full spectrum of entertainment and activities to cater for every guest. From camel rides to sandboarding, volleyball and a spectacular sunset Falcon show, Sonara is sure to delight.

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Our ‘What to Do’ Guide

We’ve compiled a special guide that details how best to explore Ras Al Khaimah. Within the article you’ll discover the best mountain adventures, adventure camps, seeing Ras Al Khaimah by air and by water, dining, the ultimate spas and where to stay.

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Mountains - Ras Al Khaimah Tourism

The Mountains

Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the United Arab Emirates is part of the spectacular cloud-piercing Al Hajar mountain range. The range extends from Ras Al Khaimah on the eastern side of the United Arab Emirates to the Musandam Peninsula in northern Oman. It is 100 kilometres in width and 700 kilometres in length, straddles the two countries, and is the highest mountain range in the region.

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Discovering Bassata Desert Village - Ras Al Khaimah Tourism

Bassata Desert Village

Bassata translates into simplicity and is synonymous with the traditional Bedouin way of life. The rich nomadic lifestyle of the Bedouins dates back between 2500 and 3000 BC. They created simple yet beautiful traditions that continue in parts of the emirate today. For centuries, they would move around the region in nomadic cycles to find cooler weather, water and fertile land for their animals.

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By Al Hamra Beach at The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah

Beach stays

The Emirate boasts long stretches of pristine white sandy beaches, which are home to a number of beachfront hotels – from ultra-luxurious beach stays to family-friendly city and beach resorts, and city centre properties – in Ras Al Khaimah. World-class hotels and resorts include properties such as Waldorf Astoria, Hilton, Rixos, Rotana, Ritz-Carlton Al Hamra Beach, as well as the world’s largest Hampton by Hilton and Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah on Marjan Island.

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Visiting Ras Al Khaimah in the summer months…

  • Daytime temperatures during the months of months of May to September peak between 41° and 43° and feature lows of 24° and 30° at night and very early in the morning
  • When exploring the elevated Jebel Jais and enjoying it’s wealth of activities, expect temperatures to be 10° cooler than on the lower ground
  • Surprisingly, the sky can be overcast during these hot summer months though it will rarely rain at this time
  • Towards the end of June, you will enjoy the longest daylight of just shy of 14 hours
  • To avoid the summer heat, many tourists visit between mid-November and late March – with the middle of February being the most popular time. However, the most canny of holiday-makers can take advantage of the shade of palms and cabanas and the warm resort pools or sea water to visit in the hotter months when holiday prices are cheaper with lots of hotel offers available