Discover the highlights of Ras Al Khaimah

03 June 2019

The northern-most emirate of the UAE, Ras Al Khaimah offers a truly authentic Arabian experience. With quick and easy access via a daily shuttle service from Dubai Airport, and luxurious 5* accommodation at 4* prices, it’s no wonder that remarkable Ras Al Khaimah is one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the world.

From its glorious golden beaches, lush mangroves and magnificent terracotta deserts, to natural hot springs and the dramatic Hajar Mountains bordering Oman, this delightful emirate boasts a plethora of breath-taking natural vistas. 

Together with endless natural attractions and activities, Ras Al Khaimah boasts a number of ancient archaeological sites, providing a fascinating insight into its rich culture and heritage that dates back over 7,000 years.

Here are just a few adventures that you may want to experience during your time in picturesque Ras Al Khaimah

Mountain Adventures: If you enjoy mountains, don’t miss a day spent mountain biking, climbing or hiking on the UAE’s highest peak, Jebel Jais.

Jebel Jais is also home to the world’s longest zipline, the Jebel Jais Flight – an exhilarating experience that you should definitely tick off your travel bucket list. Soar with unparalleled speed over the UAE’s highest mountain peak and land on a breath-taking transparent platform that is suspended completely in the air - 15 storeys high.

For less adrenaline-fuelled pursuits, why not enjoy a sunset picnic at the Viewing Deck Park? Featuring seven viewing decks, drink in the superb vistas of the glittering Arabian Gulf and the Al Hajar Mountain valley below.

Water Adventures: With 64 kilometres of stunning coastline, Ras Al Khaimah is the ideal location for water activities and the clear blue seas provide the perfect conditions for scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing and water skiing. For nature lovers, a day spent kayaking in the mangroves is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Cultural Adventures: Gain a fascinating glimpse into Ras Al Khaimah’s incredible era of pearling at Suwaidi Pearls. The only pearl farm in the region that offers an insight into this unique tradition, an excursion to this one-of-a-kind pearl farm is an absolute must during your stay in Ras Al Khaimah.

Located at the foot of the majestic Al Hajar mountain range in the northern town of Al Rams, your excursion starts as you board a traditional pearling boat to reach the pearl farm itself.  The undoubted highlight of your tour will be the array of immersive activities that are on offer, including an oyster opening experience, a fascinating mangrove tour and a traditional lunch in the village. You can even enjoy an underwater dive to find and keep your very own pearl.

Desert Adventures: Enjoy a magical desert experience at the Bedouin Oasis Camp. An authentic reproduction of Bedouin life just as it used to be, take part in a wide range of activities, including a thrilling drive across the sand dunes in a 4x4, a camel ride and a traditional Arabic dinner and entertainment around the campfire. You can also choose to stay overnight and sleep under the stars in a Bedouin-style tent.

Another place to indulge in the ultimate desert experience is the Bassata Desert Village, where you can enjoy a wide array of authentic Arabic activities, including belly dancing, falcon shows, camel and horseback riding, and a stunning sunset barbecue dinner. 

If you’re ready for an authentic Arabian adventure in Ras Al Khaimah, get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today and take advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.

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