Things To Do In Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah has one of the most diverse landscapes in the United Arab Emirates. Vivid green coastlines of subtropical mangroves meet dramatic, mountainous backdrops and golden beaches. Located only moments away from Dubai and Abu Dhabi, this Emirate offers the perfect secondary location for twin-centred holidays in the UAE.

No matter your getaway preferences, holidays to Ras Al Khaimah can provide you with everything you’re looking for. Picture fewer crowds, untouched landscapes, spectacular sights, and traces of history that date back to 5000 BC. Stay in the finest beach resorts and luxury hotels in Ras Al Khaimah city. Enjoy your stay at these incredible resorts, with Arabian Sea water sports and adventures into the nation's incredible sights and landmarks.


Things To Do In Ras Al Khaimah

Dhayah Fort

Listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Dhayah Fort is the last remaining hill fort in the UAE, standing over 70 metres tall and dating back to the Bronze Age. This golden, mud-brick fortress was the focal point during the 1819 battle between the British troops and the local Qawasim tribes. Delve beneath the surface and discover ancient secrets, including the 12 Wadi Suq tombs dated between 2000 – 1300 BC.

Ras Al Khaimah UAE Dhayah Fort


Al Jazeera Al Hamra

Translated as ‘Red Island’ in Arabic, Al Jazeera Al Hamra was once a tidal island, split into two and ruled by the Zaab Tribe – built by coral and well known for its ancient pearl-diving roots. But after receiving an offer from Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the civilians of Al Jazeera Al Hamra relocated to the glittering metropolis of Abu Dhabi, leaving the town abandoned.

Today, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed and once-bustling town, has become far quieter. Open-air museums, homes, mosques, and many other buildings now lie uninhabited.

Ras Al Khaimah UAE Al Jazeera Al Hamra


Desert Safari

The golden sand dunes of Ras Al Khaimah provide an incredible backdrop to bucket-list desert safari experiences. Choose the adrenaline-fuelled 4x4 adventure, or opt for quad biking, sand boarding and camel trekking. For the romantics, discover the magic of the UAE’s starry skies with ‘Dinner In The Desert’ - the perfect conclusion to an action-packed day in the dunes.

Ras Al Khaimah UAE Desert Safari


Suwaidi Pearls and Al Rams

Pearl diving dates back to the historical golden age of the UAE, where some of the finest pearls in the world can be discovered. This ancient tradition dates back over seven millennia, to when this diverse Emirate became one of the busiest trading ports in the region, all because of the pearl industry.

Suwaidi Pearls was first established in the small fishing village of Al Rams in 2005, by the world’s first Arabian pearl farmer. Today, the Suwaidi Pearl farms have rapidly become one of the most incredible, local experiences in Ras Al Khaimah.

Ras Al Khaimah UAE Suwaidi Pearls and Al Rams


Jebel Jais

Jebel Jais, known as the highest peak in the UAE, is not only known for excellent mountain hiking opportunities. Located at the very top, experience the world’s longest zipline in the UAE, stretching almost 3km long and travelling at lightning-fast speeds of up to 150kph.

As well as mountain exploration and zip-ling adventures, discover the highest restaurant in the UAE: 1484 By Puro. Named after its sheer above-sea-level height, this restaurant offers amazing panoramas of the surrounding mountains, serving decadent afternoon tea, light bites and mocktails.

Ras Al Khaimah UAE 1484 restaurant Jebel Jais Mountains


Khatt Springs

Tucked away in the mountainous village of Khatt, these hot springs have become one of the most famous tourist attractions in Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE. Lush greenery surrounds this oasis, with an additional 170 archaeological sites located nearby.

The mineral-rich waters of Khatt Springs begin deep underground at 90 feet below surface level, whispering tales of mysterious healing properties and temperatures of up to a delicious 40 degrees. This destination is an unmissable stop on your Ras Al Khaimah adventure.


Nakheel Old Souq

Traces of Ancient Arabia can be glimpsed inside these traditional shops, where a technicolour of goods can be purchased, from textiles to old-world trinkets. Stroll down these charming streets, soaking in the culturally rich sights and senses – a must-see highlight during your Emirates itinerary.

Ras Al Khaimah UAE Nakheel Old Souq market streets


Flamingo Beach

One of the most popular beaches in Ras Al Khaimah, Flamingo Beach is well known for the two distinct flamingos at the entrance, as well as golden sands and the crystal-clear waters of the Persian Gulf. There is no need to walk too far for refreshments and light bites, Flamingo Beach lies beside quaint cafés and restaurants, with a large car parking area too.

Ras Al Khaimah UAE Flamingo Beach


Ras Al Khaimah National Museum

The museum’s origin began as an early fort at the centre of the city, acting as the residence of the ruling Quwasim family. After the family left the residence in 1964, the museum became an Emirate police headquarters, then a prison, and then finally, the museum we know today.

Housing an impressive collection of archaeological artefacts, with traces of history dating all the way back to 5000 BC, Ras Al Khaimah National Museum is an incredible testament to Emirate history. Inside these ancient walls, admire ancient works of art donated by the Quwasim family, old-world collections by the late Islamic period and interactive, ethnographical displays.

Ras Al Khaimah National Museum

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