Ras al-Khaimah is the northern-most emirate situated just 45 minutes north of Dubai International Airport making it easily accessible from the UK year-round. The Emirate offers pristine beaches, clear seas and a safe environment and stunning vistas of the surrounding Hajar Mountains.
The perfect choice for those looking to fly and flop on a beach but also as appealing for the active adrenaline junkies and culture vultures. The Ras al-Khaimah desert is a stunning terracotta colour sand and is home to the highest peak in the United Arab Emirates the Jebel Jais standing at 1934m
Getting to Ra Al Khaimah
Emirates airlines alone have eight departure points in the UK to Dubai offering a wide range of flights. Current departure airports in the UK include: Edinburgh Heathrow Stansted Birmingham Manchester and Newcastle
What’s the weather in Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect winter destination with average temperatures between 18 and 25 degrees in the winter with highs of 33 and 38 degrees in the summer.
Who should visit Ras Al Khaimah?
Cultural junkies will love this emirate destination which claims over 7 thousand years of recorded history at Ras Al Khaimah. Head to the National Museum to see ancient tribal artifacts dating back to the 14th century and find out more about the history of this amazing country. Visit the haunted village of Jazirah Al Hamra which is off the beaten track and often missed by tourists. A popular haunt for photographers as the stunning orange buildings make fabulous pictures.
Jebel Jais is also home to the world’s longest zipline, measuring a total of 2.3 km length the perfect attraction for those thrill-seekers. Travel up to the highest peak where the Zip line is located at 1680 metres and fly down the zipline at speeds of up to 150kph
They opened their own Via Ferrata (the Italian word for Iron Road) 440 meters of the rock face to climb for hours offering three different routes.
Other attractions in Ras Al Khaimah
- A visit to the Suwadee farm pearls is a must for those looking to see the countries original main source of income.
- For something different why not try Nomadic camp experiences such as Bassata Village
- Beaches with 62 km of white sandy beaches Ras al-Khaimah certainly is the winter beach destination.
- Desert safari BBQ and 4×4 sand dunes driving experience.
- City rour of Ras Al Khaimah
- A day trip to Dubai
There is more than enough to keep you amused in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.