Ras Al Khaimah, known as the “nature” Emirate of the UAE, offers visitors unforgettable holiday memories from relaxation and rejuvenation to cultural experiences and high-adrenaline activities and attractions.
A haven of year-round sunshine, the Emirate boasts pristine white sand beaches, lush mangroves and terracotta dunes, as well as the 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 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. Camp 1770, the highest camp in the UAE, allows visitors to disconnect from busy urban life, enjoying wellness experiences while congregating around a campfire, stargazing and dining on local cuisine.
With a wide choice of accommodation, from ultra-luxurious beach resorts 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. 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. The newly opened Anantara Mina Al Arab offers Maldives-inspired over water villas overlooking the lush mangroves.
Among the popular local attractions in Ras Al Khaimah, for visitors seeking decadent dining under the stars, Sonara Camp offers a luxurious dining and entertainment experience set in the beauty of Al Wadi desert. Also out the desert, Explorers looking to get a bird’s eye view of Ras Al Khaimah can experience Action Flight’s hot-air balloon experience featuring awe-inspiring views of the Emirate’s breath-taking natural landscapes.
For a more hands on experience to discover local traditions, a visit to the Suwaidi Pearls Farm in Al Rams, is a must. Here you’ll learn about Ras Al Khaimah’s pearl fishing history and go in search of pearls on a pearling boat through the beautiful mangroves.