Ras al Khaimah

With over 7,000 years of fascinating history and culture and magnificent landscapes, Ras Al Khaimah – once known as Julfar and the northern-most emirate in the United Arab Emirates – is a relaxing, engaging and reinvigorating getaway. From breath-taking coastlines, lush mangrove forests, rich, undulating terracotta desert to the country’s highest peak – Jebel Jais – where temperatures are around 10 degrees lower than the UAE, the pristine emirate of Ras Al Khaimah offers up a host of activities for all interests and all ages. Visitors can enjoy watersports, family beach activities and waterfront golf, explore the mangrove forests by kayak, with their hidden cache of bird and marine life, or opt for an adventurous desert safari tackling huge dunes. Outdoor enthusiasts can also try camel or horse-back riding, adrenalin-packed hiking, trekking, cycling and ziplining across the craggy cravines of Jebel Jais, which rises to just short of 2,000 metres above sea level.

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Positioned at the ‘crossroads of the world’, brimming with heritage sights, iconic skylines, nature reserves and beach resorts, the United Arab Emirates has fast become a favorite for family holidays and city breaks.

  • 28°  
  • 51%
  • 4.6 m/s
  • Clear Sky


  • Ras Al-Khaimah National Museum

    Connect with Ras Al Khaimah’s heritage in this fort, formerly the residence of the ruling family until the early 1960s, and now the home of the National Museum. Discover life as it used to be lived, from the earliest settlers to the late Islamic period and learn about architecture, pearl diving, date agriculture, farming, and fishing.

  • Jazirat al-Hamra Mystery

    Imagine a pearl fishing village long abandoned and left to the elements, yet its pre-oil era coral stones and mud buildings are perfectly preserved off the beaten track in this fascinating emirate. Translated from Arabic, this attraction literally means “red island” with some suggesting the abandoned mosque is haunted.

  • Relax at Khatt Springs

    Drive south from Ras Al Khaimah city centre, up towards the hills and into the mountain village of Khatt. The area is full of mineral-rich land and is famed for its hot springs, renowned for its healing properties. Visit throughout the year when you’re looking for a relaxing experience unique to the region.

  • Discover Marjan Island

    Entertainment and relaxation abound - go island hopping on a series of four man-made islands, experiencing breathtaking views on leisurely walks along the corniche, enjoy white sandy beaches and embrace the pristine turquoise waters. After working up an appetite, stop at selected locations to taste cuisines from around the world. Easily accessible from Dubai, Sharjah, and RAK international airports.

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