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RAS AL KHAIMAH

Ras al where? Ras Al Khaimah is still a relatively unknown Emirate in comparison to the likes of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In just 45 minutes you are in the heart of this truly authentic Emirate. Amazing hotels, unique excursions, unbelievable views, miles upon miles of beautiful beaches – Ras Al Khaimah has it all!

 

There is so much on offer that makes this very liberal Emirate the ideal alternative to Dubai.

 

Things to sea:

 

Bedouin Oasis Camp – An authentic experience. Camels, great food, belly dancing, henna and so much more take you back in time to life as it once was.

 

Golf – Two golf courses with Al Hamra being the most well known.

 

Zip Line – No trip to Ras Al Khaimah is complete without a visit to the worlds longest Zip Line.

 

Iceland Water Park – Large water park

 

Shopping – There is several large shoping malls which have a wide range of shops including international brand – even a cinema showing movies in English!

 

Jebel Mountatins – Breath taking views to be had. For those a bit more daring there is also the opportunity to climb this.

 

What to Pack

 

Sun Cream is very important with the temperature being so high.

It can be a little more windy at the top of the mountains on the Zip Line so a light jacket/jumper.

Beachwear

Nothing too warm or heavy for night

 

Top tips

 

All Inclusive if possible – saves money in the long run and allows use of some A la Carte restaurants

 

Suitable for:

 

There really is something for everyone. Priding itself on being a more liberal Emirate there is very few if any restrictions at Ramadan. Can be great alternative to Dubai for those wanting a short stop over for a couple of nights. Also very good for honeymooners. Families are well accomodated for both in terms of room size and facilities/entertainment for the kids.

 

Hotel Recommendations

 

Waldorf Astoria – 5* Luxury for those wanting the very best.

The Ritz Carlton Al Hamra Beach – Great for those simply just wanting to relax. Could be ideal for honeymooners too.

 

The Ritz Calrton Al Wadi Desert – An authentic Desert experience. Stables on site for those who like to horse ride, archery, fishing, gazelle roaming free. This makes for an action packed experience to remember.

 

Hilton Ras All Khaimah Resort and Spa – Beautiful Sandy beaches and fantastic facilities for children.

 

Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort – Amazing beaches, facilties and popular with golfers.

 

Cove Rotana – Large complex which is built on culture. Great All Inclusive option.

 

Rixos Bab Al Bahr – Marjan Island Hotel with great All Inclusive facilities.

 

My rating - 5/5

 

A fantastic alternative to Dubai and perhaps even people who can't quite stomach the flight to the Caribbean. A very good value for money destination which has something whither you be a thrill seeker or beach lover. A place I know I can sell with confidence.

 

 

 

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