GET READY to discover a true holiday superstar this summer as Ras Al Khaimah wows British holidaymakers.
Just over an hour north of Dubai, the emirate’s spectacular scenery stretches across 40 miles of beautiful coastline, mountains, deserts and more.
With year-round sunshine, Ras Al Khaimah, or RAK as it’s also known, is a place ripe for discovery, whether you want to fly and flop, explore local culture or get the adrenaline pumping on the world’s longest zipline.
No hassle, great value for money
tour operator At the beach offers a range of hassle-free packages to Ras Al Khaimah, making it easy to plan the vacation of your dreams – from laid-back seaside getaways to family fun, a couples’ getaway or an all-inclusive extravaganza.
And perhaps the best kept secret is that Ras Al Khaimah is also excellent value for money – your money goes much further here than at other UAE destinations.
But that’s just one of the reasons you’ll love a holiday in Ras Al Khaimah this summer.
All inclusive Rixos Bab Al Bahr is a cluster of pyramid-like buildings on a wide stretch of beach and has long been a popular family hotel.
There are eight splash pools, and the resort’s restaurants offer Turkish cuisine, seafood, Asian specialties, and more.
The Rixy Kids Club entertains children under 12 with treasure hunts, talent shows and the Rixy Disco, while the Teen’s Republic foosball, pool table and Playstations keep the socialites busy.
There is also live entertainment for all the family, from acrobatic shows to music and dance performances.
Parents will be happy to know that babysitting services are available, so you can sneak into Anjana Spa, Ras Al Khaimah’s largest, for a few hours.
The Escape of Chilled Couples
For quiet seclusion and an opportunity to get away from it all, couples should head to the New InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort and Spa.
Treat yourself to a package with access to the exclusive Club InterContinental and you’ll find yourself in luxurious surroundings that set the perfect backdrop for a getaway for two.
Club perks include an adult-only pool, comfy loungers to stretch out, and free daily afternoon tea, cocktails, and canapés in a kid-free environment.
From the historical pearl village Al Jazirah Al Hamrawith its crumbling coral stone houses, to Suwaidi pearl farmthere are many cultural retreats in Ras Al Khaimah that pay tribute to the emirate’s history and heritage.
Al Jazirah Al Hamra can be explored independently, but go with a guide to get a deeper understanding of how important this settlement was before it was abandoned in 1971.
Board a wooden boat to Suwaidi Pearl Farm’s floating pontoon, learn about the history of pearl diving in the region, and learn how hard life at sea was for seafarers.
Try your luck at picking an oyster and see if you can find your own treasure, and enjoy a traditional Arabic meal on the water.
It’s a fascinating insight into an important part of the region’s heritage.
For the adventurous
The drive to the top of Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain, is a thrill in itself, with hairpin bends offering stunning views of the surrounding area.
At its peak is something adrenaline junkies shouldn’t miss – the Jai’s flightthe longest zip line in the world.
Flying face first over rugged mountains and canyons is not for the faint of heart, however.
Reach speeds of up to 100 mph on a cable nearly two miles long.
For a thrill the whole family can enjoy, head to the new Jais Sleddera sled on rails.
It’s safe for kids and adults, it’s a gentler adventure but you’ll still be traveling at 40km/h if you’re brave enough to go full speed.
If not, you are in control of the breaks. And it comes at a price you’ll love – check out the On The Beach special offer below.
After all this excitement 1484 by Purothe UAE’s tallest restaurant, is the perfect pit stop for delicious food and cold drinks accompanied by spectacular views.
For nature lovers
Embark on a guided hike into the hills outdoor adventure and you will find that the landscapes of Ras Al Khaimah are some of the most impressive in the UAE.
From fairly gentle walks to overnight mountain adventures, this is one of the best ways to get out and explore.
If water sports are more your thing, join us Challenging adventure on a kayak tour through the mangroves.
It’s a safe, easy, and peaceful experience for all the family, and you’re likely to spot fish, crabs, and birds as you glide past the seaweed that makes a valuable contribution to the delicate ecosystem.
You can’t come to Ras Al Khaimah without exploring the desert. New Sonara Al-Wadi is the perfect place to observe free-roaming gazelles and Arabian oryx antelopes.
Hop on a camel for a sunset ride, see falcons in flight, try sandboarding, and enjoy dinner and entertainment amidst dunes.
Or just relax on the golden sands and save the adventures for your next amazing Ras Al Khaimah vacation.
Exclusive Jais Sledder discount
We have an exclusive offer for On The Beach customers…
On any public holiday in Ras Al Khaimah before September 30, 2022, you will receive a free sled ticket (one ticket is a ride for up to two people). The terms and conditions apply.
Visit Ras Al Kaimah this summer for great deals onthebeach.co.uk.
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