Ras Al Khaimah, known as the “nature” Emirate of the UAE, offers an experience of a lifetime where travellers can feel the Emirate’s beating heart across a range of landscapes from the sea and beach, desert, and mountain range.
With over 7,000 years of fascinating history, traditions and culture, Ras Al Khaimah promises an authentic and easily accessible Arabian experience. A haven of year-round sunshine, the Emirate features pristine beaches, lush mangrove trees and terracotta dunes, as well as fertile, green oases and the dramatic, awe-inspiring vistas of the majestic Hajar mountains, including the UAE’s highest mountain peak – Jebel Jais.
Ras Al Khaimah’s popularity also comes from the increasing ease of accessibility. Located a few short hours by flight from various key European hubs including Ireland, the Emirate is just a 45-minute drive from Dubai International Airport.
With a unique topography, Ras Al Khaimah offers numerous activities suitable for all ages. The mountain is home to the Jais Adventure Park, a gateway to attractions such as Jais Viewing Deck Park, located 1,250 metres above sea levelto watch the sun rise and setover the mountain range; Jais Flight, the world’s longest zipline; Jais Sky Tour, a series of six exhilarating ziplines stretching 5km; and Jais Sledder, the region’s longest toboggan ride. The highest restaurant in the UAE – 1484 by Puro – serves up a delectable menu and features an expansive terrace with awe-inspiring views of the Hajar mountains.
Visitors can also explore the history of pearling in the region at the Suwaidi Pearls, the only pearl farm in the UAE.
Situated at the foot of the expansive Al Hajar mountain range in the northern town of Al Rams, the tour starts with visitors boarding a traditional pearling boat for a tranquil journey through verdant mangroves to reach the floating pearl farm.
Visitors will learn about the historic significance of pearling, and gain insight into the lives of pearl divers, pearl cultivation and the harvesting process plus get an opportunity to experience the thrill of opening their own oyster and checking for pearls.
With a wide choice of accommodation, from ultra-luxurious beach resorts managed by some of the most notable names in the business, to family-friendly and affordable hotels – Ras Al Khaimah offers its visitors the best in hospitality. World-class hotels and resorts include properties such as Waldorf Astoria, Hilton, Rixos, Rotana, Ritz-Carlton, Radisson as well as the world’s largest Hampton Resort by Hilton. Opened in 2022, InterContinental Mina Al Arab offers island living amongst the exquisite landscapes and hospitality of modern Arabia, and Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island, located on a 300-metre stretch of golden shoreline is home to the largest floating water park in Ras Al Khaimah.
Visitors seeking decadent dining under the stars can enjoy Sonara Camp, a luxurious dining and entertainment experience set in the beauty of Al Wadi desert.
Explorers looking to get a bird’s eye view of Ras Al Khaimah can experience Action Flight’s brand-new hot-air balloon experience featuring awe-inspiring views of the Emirate’s breath-taking natural landscapes.
Travel agents can also look forward to new incentives including the opportunity to win one of 10 all-expenses paid Fam Trip places to Ras Al Khaimah taking place in Autumn 2023 when completing and passing our new and exciting training course available on our online training platform here! Complete the course by 31st July 2023 to enter the prize draw!