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Holidays in Ras Al Khaimah

Please note: our new direct Virgin Atlantic service to Dubai takes off four times a week from 30th October 2023. Our outbound flights are overnight, so when searching for your holiday you will need to add an additional night to your search.


An oasis of exquisite experiences

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. 

We fly direct to Dubai four times a week

7 hour flight
London Heathrow - Dubai
Seasonal service from 30th October 2023
Dubai - London Heathrow
Seasonal service from 31st October 2023

Our new direct Virgin Atlantic service to Dubai takes off four times a week from London Heathrow on the 30th October 2023 until 30th March 2024.


The seasonal, weekly service offers outbound flights that are overnight, so when searching for your holiday you will need to add an additional night to your search.

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Doubletree Marjan

Family Fun

The DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island is the perfect resort for a family getaway, with 12 food and beverage outlets, it's very own private beach and an aqua-zone for the little ones. It's sure to be a fun-filled trip for the whole family!

5 nights from £746pp
Waldorf Astoria RAK

Lavish Luxury

Waldorf Astoria is a name that is snyonymous with the highest levels of quality and Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah is certainly no exception. An array of impeccable dining options await you alongside more amenities than you can shake a stick at. This is one hotel you certainly won't want to leave. 

5 nights from £1469pp

Reasonable Ras

If you're looking for a trip to Ras Al Khaimah that won't break the bank, then look no further than Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island. 750 metres of private beach can be best viewed from the hotel's infinity pool. All inclusive options also mean you can sit back and relax knowing everything's been taken care of. 

5 nights from £715pp
InterContinental Ras Al-Khaimah

Modern Marvel

One of the newest properties in Ras Al Khaimah is InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa. With a sleek finish and plenty of amazing amenities, a stay here will no doubt be as comfortable as it is luxurious. 

5 nights from £1055pp

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Our favourite time to visit


October to March

If you prefer things a little cooler then we have some fantastic holiday options for you between the months of October and March. Temperatures during this period are a much more pleasant 23-29°C. If this is still too much, then a December average of around 20°C may be the ideal time to visit and escape the winter blues back home.

From desert dunes to breathtaking beaches

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.

Hotels in Ras Al Khaimah

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Essential information for Ras Al Khaimah

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Flight information
7h 05m
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When to visit?
Ras Al Khaimah enjoys a year round warm climate with very little rainfall. Virgin Atlantic operate a winter service during which the weather is a more manageable temperature.
Dubai, Beaches and Beyond

Do I need a visa?

If you’re travelling on a British Citizen passport, you can get a visitor’s visa on arrival in the UAE. This visa allows visitors to stay in the UAE for up to 30 days. The visa terminates automatically on departure and a new visa is issued on arrival each time the visitor returns to the UAE.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

When is Ramadan?

Ramadan is estimated to be from 10th March - 8th April 2024. Visiting during this period offers a fascinating insight into Emirati culture and religious traditions.

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Your holiday may be affected by travel restrictions or cancellations

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the  Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

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Your next holiday is only a click away - our website has thousands of options ready to book. But if you need more help, just give us a call on 0344 472 9646.

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Over the past few weeks, we have repatriated our customers from overseas who wanted to come home.  

Please visit this page to keep up to date with the Government’s travel advice on returning to the UK, and to register for email alerts.

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With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel before 31 December 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Stay tuned for the latest updates

Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected by email. 

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

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If you need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking you can call our team on 0344 472 9646 or chat to us on SMS/Whatspp via Manage my booking.

For the latest information on Covid-19 you can check our FAQs here.

Payment flexibility

Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

We're flexible with your holiday plans

We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

You're holiday is going ahead as planned

If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. You can call our team on 0344 472 9499 who can look at options for you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding

Payments are being prioritised based on when the request was made, working in order from March 2020 onwards. We will always try to process refunds at the earliest opportunity, for requests before August our maximum timeframe is 120 days. As we are steadily reducing the maximum processing time for each new request, for refund requests made in August, we expect the maximum processing time to be 80 days, from the date the refund is requested. For those requesting a refund in September, we expect it to be processed within a maximum of 60 days, and then reduce to 30 days for refunds requested in October, before returning to normal levels.

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To finalise the amendment, one of our customer advisors will phone you. We need to work through amend requests in departure date order so we can prioritise those with the most imminent travel plans, so you may have a longer wait than usual until we’re able to ring you back. We will help everyone that wants to move their holiday.

I returned early from holiday and have further questions?

You can contact our team by emailing to discuss options on unused portions of your holiday. If you need to contact our team about amending an existing holiday or requesting a refund please log in to manage my booking.

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The easiest way to contact us while you are away is via WhatsApp. To get the conversation started, click the link and type "hello” .

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