ADVERTORIAL: Ras Al Khaimah, the northern-most emirate of the UAE, offers its visitors a truly authentic Arabian experience; from its golden beaches, lush mangroves and terracotta deserts, to the towering Hajar Mountains bordering Oman.
(Advertorial from Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority)
Ras Al Khaimah, the northern-most emirate of the UAE, offers its visitors a truly authentic Arabian experience; from its golden beaches, lush mangroves and terracotta deserts, to the towering Hajar Mountains bordering Oman. Along with boundless natural attractions and activities, Ras Al Khaimah boasts a number of ancient archaeological sites, giving visitors a fascinating insight into rich culture that still runs through the very heart of the local population.
Relaxing winter sun
Only 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, Ras Al Khaimah offers pristine beaches, clear sea, nature and a truly relaxed atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Here you can see incredible sunsets on postcard beaches, enjoy world class resorts that welcome tourists with relaxed customs and warm hospitality, as well as stunning nature with terracotta deserts and high mountains making it a unique destination with year round sunshine.
A perfect activity for those who wish to either relax or enjoy a wide range of water sports, Ras Al Khaimah’s beaches offer an extraordinary experience amongst the stunning stretches of white sand – spanning 64km of pristine coastline. The many upscale hotels available in Ras Al Khaimah also offer private beaches; some with natural lagoons for a special retreat.
For adventure seekers keen to take to the water, Ras Al Khaimah offers a great setting for scuba diving, sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing and fishing just to name a few. Many of the activities are available via the emirate’s hotels and resorts, and span from beginner to expert level.
Active holidays for the whole family
Live the ultimate desert experience! Enjoy a wide range of traditional Arabic activities with dune bashing, belly dancers, Arabic Tanoura, camel riding as well as Arabic barbecue. Desert camps also provide facilities to experience an overnight stay for those who wish to camp under the stars.
If you enjoy mountains and cycling, spend a day mountain biking on the UAE’s highest mountain, Jebel Jais, and take part in a guided hike with three adrenaline filled ziplines with the Via Ferrata experience (www.jebeljais.ae). Jebel Jais will also soon be home to the World’s Longest Zipline – an exhilarating experience you should definitely tick off your bucket list. You will soar with unparalleled speed, over the UAE’s highest mountain peak and land on a breath-taking transparent platform that will be suspended completely in air, 15 stories high.
For those looking for a more laidback experience, the Jebel Jais Viewing Deck Park is perfect for you. With several viewing platforms, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the majestic Hajar Mountains and its flora and fauna. The park will also feature several food trucks and picnic areas and will serve as a base camp for hikers and cyclists.
Whether you’re young or young at heart, there’s plenty for families to do in Ras Al Khaimah. The beaches and hotels offer a variety of activities as well as excellent kid clubs. The desert and mountains are ideal for safaris, nature trails, riding horses and camels and experiencing a falcon show.
From traditional cuisine to the finest restaurants you will be spoilt for choice in Ras Al Khaimah. Whether you are looking for an elegant dinner in a five-star hotel or a casual lunch along the Corniche, there is something for every taste and budget.
Learn more about Ras Al Khaimah at www.rasalkhaimah.ae.
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