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Ras Al Khaimah

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Ras Al Khaimah



Ras Al Khaimah is the most northernly part of the Emirates. With over 7000 years of history and culture it is the perfect getaway for everyday life. It offers magnificent landscapes, breahtaking coastlines and rich, terracotta desrt planes and is the UAE's most authentic destination. It offers year round sunshine with 64 kilometres of white sandy beaches and is around 45 minutes from Dubai.

This area focuses very much on their natural assets like the Jebel Jai mountain range and is a very outdoors resort with everything from the worlds longest zipline to kayaking. This emirate is also the easiest Emirate to buy alcohol and can even buy from a local shop and this is the same even during ramadan.


Things to see

Via Ferrata- Rock climbing on the Jebel Jais the UAE's highest mountain

Jebel Jais flight- Home to the worlds lonest zipline

Iceland Waterpark- The UAE's largest waterpark

Bedouin Oasis camp- An authentic reproduction of Bedoin life as it used to be

Golf- There are 2 golf courses here...AL Hamra is an eighteen hole course and plays host to the famous European Challenge then there is also Tower Links which is an eighteen hole course.

Shopping- The resort has 5 shopping malls to choose from with international brands, cinemas and endless dining options

Al Wadi Eduestrian Adventure- A dedicated equestrian and adventure centre


What to pack

Beachwear, some outdoor clothes for the excursions and some light clothes for night as still warm


Top tips

Try and get a half board dine around or all inclusive dine around so the a la carte restaurants in the hotels are included


Suitable for

This area is suitable for all different types of customers. There main markets are UAE, Germany, UK, India and Russia. For families it is a very friendly destination with all the hotels we visited having kids clubs and kids pools and they also offer a lot of family suites or adjoining rooms. For honeymooners this is also an amazing destination


Hotel Recommendations

Waldorf Astoria- Beachside location where you will feel like royalty

Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Beach- An island escape which is the ultimate beach retreat.

Cove Rotana- A traditional Arabian resort which is a popular family resort

Ritz Carlton Al Wadi Desert- Tranquil and committed to the environment, this resort is a natural sanctuary in beautiful surroundings with gazelles and oryx roaming around

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa- Distinctly arabesque and offers a private bay of 1.5 kilometres of beautiful sandy beach.

Hilton Al Hamra Beach- This hotel offers a range of world class dining options and sits in beautfiul landscaped gardens

Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island-As one of the first hotels on Marjan islands this sets the bar high for people in search of their next dream holiday to the Emirates

Rixos Bab Al Bahr- Located on Marjan Island this offers luxury accommodation and all inclusive services


Holiday Experience

5 stars as there is so much to do other than just lie at the beach and I feel this resort could work well for us due to the market demand. They have every board basis from bed & breakfast to all inclusive and star ratings which are mainly 4 and 5 star. The resort can get really warm so to give the customers the best experience I would suggest travelling outwith July and August


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