Sitting just an hour north of Dubai and nestled between the Al Hajjar Mountains and Persian Gulf, Ras Al-Khaimah rises from the Arabian Desert with the promise of sun, sea, and spectacular experiences in the United Arab Emirates.BeachesOver 60km of golden sands line the Ras Al-Khaimah waterfront, offering stunning views over the Persian Gulf. From its pristine coastline, you can enjoy a host of water sports all year round including scuba diving, sea fishing, speed boating, parasailing, and even water jetpacking.Food & DrinkFor a true Arabian experience, pull up a seat in one of Ras Al-Khaimah’s Arabian cafés specialising in local favourites such as falafel, kabsa, and harees with Emirati teas over card games and shisha pipes. Please be aware that alcoholic drinks are typically only served in hotels, bars, and nightclubs.CultureRas Al-Khaimah’s people are warm, welcoming, and more than happy to share their culture and traditions with all who visit. Influences from its Islamic and Arabic history are visible throughout the city, from the traditional architecture of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque to the bustling atmosphere around the souks and markets.NightlifeRas Al-Khaimah is a relatively quiet resort with the majority of bars and nightclubs located within hotels. Popular choices include the Cuban-themed Havana Bar, cocktails from the Sunset Bar, or live performances at Klub 88.Important InformationFlight Time: 7 hoursTime Difference: +4hrCurrency: United Arab Emirates DirhamOfficial Language: ArabicRamadanPlease be aware that the Islamic holy month of Ramadan will take place between 15/05/2018 and 14/06/2018. During this time, many cafes and restaurants will close during the day, restrictions on alcohol sales may be in place, and hotel dining for non-Muslim guests may take place in private rooms. Playing music, dancing, and eating in public areas may also be restricted during this time.VaccinationsPlease check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.RamadanPlease be aware that the Islamic holy month of Ramadan will take place between 05/05/2019 and 04/06/2019. During this time, many cafes and restaurants will close during the day, restrictions on alcohol sales may be in place, and hotel dining for non-Muslim guests may take place in private rooms. Playing music, dancing, and eating in public areas may also be restricted during this time.
With a desert climate, Ras Al-Khaimah experiences little to no rainfall throughout the year and benefits from year-round sunshine and high temperatures. With an average temperature of 20C during winter and 37C during the summer months, Ras Al-Khaimah is a great year-round destination.
Things To Do on Ras al Khaimah Holidays
Jebel JaisStanding at a dizzying 1934m, the Jabal Jais is the highest mountain in Ras Al-Khaimah, marking the border between the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Take in the stunning views along the winding roads that lead to its peak for sights you’ll never forget.Al Jazirah Al Hamra RuinsJust to the south of Ras Al-Khaimah lies the ghost town of Al Jazirah Al Hamra. Standing since the 14th century and meaning “red island” in Arabic, this abandoned fishing village sits frozen in time along the coast. Nobody is quite sure why the villagers left or where they went but the remnants of their town still sit perfectly preserved for people to visit today.Iceland Water ParkPromising a fun-filled day out for holidaymakers of all ages, the Iceland Water Park has the honour of being the United Arab Emirate’s largest water park. With 30 waterslides, a splash park, and its own beach, the Iceland Water Park provides a well-needed haven of cool on hot days.Desert Safari Be sure to find time to enjoy a ride around the desert’s gold and red sands before you leave. Tackle the dunes on a thrilling four-wheeled drive before being taken to a traditional desert outpost for an authentic Arabian experience.