You won’t find any cloud-piercing, Dubai-style skyscrapers here. With world-class hotels and a host of wonderful excursions, this is a very different (and exciting) face of the UAE. Soak in desert springs, take in the view on a mountain trek, or explore ancient forts and traditional meeting points for local Bedouin tribes. Ras Al Khaimah promises a magical time for any holiday.
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Ramadan is estimated to be from 5th May–4th June 2019 (followed immediately by Eid). Ramadan is a festival like no other, and visiting during this period offers a fascinating insight into Emirati culture and religious traditions.
Fancy going camel racing? How about scuba diving, or hitting the history trail, or eating delicious food or… well, just about anything you can imagine as part of an Arabian adventure? Ras al Khaimah holidays offer you all this, and a ton of other cool things you genuinely won’t find anywhere else.
We love this place. It’s hot, it’s sunny, and it’s incredibly friendly. It’s also well off the usual beaten track for adventurers, so you dodge the crowds you’d find in other hotspots, too. Just 45 minutes from Dubai airport, you’ll find this small but perfectly formed little Emirate state crammed to the borders with ancient cities, modern all inclusive resorts, and yes: a lot of camels.
Planning a holiday to Ras al Khaimah but not sure where to start? That’s where we come in. We’ve got plenty of Ras al Khaimah holiday deals for you to check out, as well as our pick of the best things to see and do while you’re there. So don’t worry - we’ve got this all figured out for you.
When is a Bedouin tent not a Bedouin tent? When it’s a 5-star hotel with all the trimmings, including hot-tubs and a la carte restaurants. Expect tip-top service at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, with an extra helping of eco-friendliness too. Arabian Gazelles and Onyxes wander freely around the nature reserve (and camels, of course). Chill out in the spa, or take the kids to say hello to them.
All-inclusive resorts in Ras al Khaimah take care of everything (including the kids) so you can get on with enjoying yourself. Sprinkle a little extra magic on top of your break by staying at the Rixos Bab Al Bahr. Make the most of this premium hotel’s ultra all-inclusive offers, with every kind of food, drink and on-site entertainment you can think of all rolled into one.
For a touch of extra indulgence, opt for one of the 5-star hotels we have on offer. Be treated like royalty at the uber-glam Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah. With a private beachfront, you’re sure to feel like a VIP.
Ras al Khaimah resort holidays don’t get much better than a stay at The Cove Rotana Resort. Low-rise buildings in traditional style will make you feel like a local, not a tourist. A very pampered local, granted, what with the spa, wellness centre, and family-friendly facilities.
You’ll also find Ras al Khaimah hotels that partner with adventure tours - perfect for keen dune bashers and water lovers (seriously, the diving here is epic).
Ras al Khaimah holidays are a chance to go all Indiana Jones or Lara Croft, and hit the history trails. There may not be any Temples of Doom here, but there are some top spots that haven’t been trampled over by hordes of tourists. Hordes of ancient invading armies, maybe, but not tourists.
Grab a jeep and get ready to go exploring. You’ve got plenty of opportunity to travel around the country and even hop over into Oman if you want (just remember you’ll need to pack your passport). Or why not go on a road trip all the way down the coast, and check out Abu Dhabi while you’re here?
Car hire is plentiful throughout the Emirates. Expect to pay around 150dhs/day for a small car, and slightly more for a jeep.
Emirati food isn’t a distinct group but is more of a mash-up of several different influences from around the world. Alongside classical Arabic fare, you’ll find:
You’ll rarely see any rain in this part of the UAE, but what you will have is wall-to-wall sunshine all year round. This is a desert country, so expect desert temperatures.