With immaculate beaches, glorious weather and luxurious accommodation, it’s easy to overlook Ras Al Khaimah as a paradise for thrill-seekers.
However, as well as being an ideal choice for relaxation, romance and family fun, this sun-drenched emirate is the perfect destination for adventure and action-packed escapades.
Indeed, the terracotta planes, rugged mountains and sapphire seas of Ras Al Khaimah are home to a plethora of outdoor activities and attractions, including the world’s longest zipline, spellbinding desert camps and a host of exhilarating water sports.
For an authentic Arabian experience you can share with the whole family, why not pay a visit to a traditional Bedouin Oasis camp. Here you will enjoy an enchanting evening of culture and fabulous Arabic cuisine, all served up under a spectacular starry sky.
A falconry show is the ideal choice travellers wanting to discover more about the Bedouin life and local culture, as well as to admire the art form that is the flight and response of these magnificent creatures up close.
A 4X4 desert safari is perfect for thrill-seekers who appreciate nature and wish to explore the desert at speed, while those wishing to make their way through the desert at your own pace can enjoy a quad-biking tour.
Also available are non-motorised desert bicycles for fitness enthusiasts or for those who simply wish to take things in while exploring.
For those seeking the ultimate thrill, why not head to Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE’s highest peak, and take on the world’s longest zipline? This exhilarating ride shoots adrenaline junkies across 2.8 kilometres of breathtaking, rugged landscapes, hitting speeds of up to 93mph along the way.
Jebel Jais is also home to Ras Al Khaimah’s via ferrata, a protected climbing trail which has a steel cable running the length of the route so that climbers can keep themselves clipped on and safe. The via ferrata also has zipline segments to add to the fun and test the limits of those brave enough to take on the traverse.
For those who enjoy spending time on the water, the stunning coastline of Ras Al Khaimah and its blissful beaches offer a plethora of action-packed activities, as well as the chance to relax and unwind. Travellers can enjoy an array of motorised and non-motorised water sports, including scuba diving, jet skiing, wakeboarding, parasailing and flyboarding. If you prefer to stay dry while out on the water you could choose a more relaxing boat trip, or catch your dinner on a deep sea fishing expedition.
With all this and much more to enjoy in Ras Al Khaimah, you’re sure to experience an unparalleled holiday full of thrills and excitement.