It's fair to say that Ras Al Khaimah is one of the Middle East's lesser-known resorts, but that's a huge part of its appeal.
This fabulous holiday destination, located just east of the Hajar Mountains, offers families and couples alike a more relaxed alternative to the bright lights and big city surroundings of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
That's not to say Ras Al Khaimah isn't without its glamour. In fact, the resort is known throughout the UAE for its lavish hotels, immaculate beaches, historic Arabian monuments and family-friendly attractions, including the Iceland Water Park and Rak Zoo.
And don't be fooled into thinking that a holiday in Ras Al Khaimah has to cost the Earth. Despite the luxurious accommodation and great standard of hotels, we have a range of cheap Ras Al Khaimah holidays and deals on brilliant packages.
The family-friendly Double Tree by Hilton Resort and Spa on Marjan Island is a tranquil oasis in an adventure-filled destination. Relax on the golden beach, take a dip in one of seven temperature-controlled pools or indulge in a cocktail at the rooftop...
A stunning venue and a service that’s instantly recognisable, Waldorf Astoria denotes grandeur, a stately experience and a lavish 5-star holiday that oozes class. Many a famed guest has stayed before, in fact you can choose to follow in their footsteps...
An impressive and beautiful sight located across the most mesmerising beachfront, Rixos Bab Al Bahr evokes feelings of a heavenly retreat away from the bright lights and showiness of Dubai. Whilst it's only an hour away from Dubai, this tropical haunt...
Located in the Al Nakheel city centre business district, this fantastic hotel offers great access links to the Free Trade Zone, shopping opportunities and RAK Exhibition Centre. Facilities such as fitness, rejuvenating spa services and excellent...
A luxurious display of Hilton chic, Hilton Al Hamra Beach and Golf Resort overlooks the stunning Arabian Gulf on the beachfront of this exclusive Ras Al Khaimah destination. Boasting superb facilities for fitness and health, a luxury spa, children’s...
Arabian culture blends with charisma at one of Ras Al Khaimah’s finest hotels, The Cove Rotana Resort. 600 metres of pristine beachfront borders the resort that’s dotted with villas of honey-coloured stone, decorated archways and typical Arabian...
Ras Al Khaimah boasts an endless list of tourist attractions and places of interest. One of the area's most famous destinations is Khatt Springs – a luxury relaxation centre, where guests can bathe in hot natural springs and be treated to an extensive menu of spa therapies.
For those looking to delve deeper into the area's rich heritage and culture, should make time for a visit to The National museum, Mohammed Bin Salim Mosque and the abandoned 'ghost town' that is Al Jazirah Al Hamra, located toward the south of the region.
The 'ghost town' is home to a number of ruins and abandoned buildings, some of which are said to be haunted! Hiking tours of the Hajar mountains and desert excursions are a great way to experience the glory of the area's expansive natural landscape and remote villages first hand.
Elsewhere, Ras Al Khaimah plays host to several pristine beaches, all of which boast golden sands and warm crystal clear waters. It's on the resort's coast that you'll find a number of water sports centres, offering jet-ski trips and parasailing and a whole number of once in a lifetime experiences.
The resort is also within close proximity to Dubai. The sprawling city is just over an hour away by car and is well worth a visit. Dubai's main notable attractions include the impressive Mall of the Emirates, the Wild Wadi Waterpark, Burj Khalifa (the tallest man-made structure in the world), Palm Jumeirah island and Dubai's world-famous markets.
Back at Ras Al Khaimah, or RAK as it's also known, there's plenty to do. On top of its theme parks and capitvating cultural pursuits, Ras Al Khaimah plays host to some excellent restaurants, bars, nightclubs and authentic shisha lounges. Holidays to Ras Al Khaimah offer something for all vacation types, from exciting family breaks to romantic trips.
Ras Al Khaimah enjoys hot weather all year round, although its best to avoid visiting when the heat is unbearable. During the winter months of December and January, you can expect the temperature to average around 20 degrees celsius. During the summer, temperatures are known to soar into the high thirties. Although this may sound appealing to sun worshippers, such temperatures can be troublesome to those not used to the heat. For those reasons, RAK's peak season tends to fall between October and May.
The Perfect Family Treat
Treat your family to a holiday of year-round sun, fun and relaxation this summer. Ras Al Khaimah offers visitors
pristine beaches, terracotta deserts, breathtaking rugged mountains and a range of 5-star hotels and resorts at
While you unwind in a refreshing infinity pool overlooking the Arabian Gulf, your children under 12 years of age* will stay for free and be enthralled by a host of activities, kids clubs and entertainment.
Kids go free during the entire summer period at four and five star hotels in Ras al Khaimah– 1st May 2017 until 30th September 2017
PLUS entrance for children free (1 child for every two paying adults) at select attractions and activities;
1. Fly Fish Water Sports
2. Al Hamra Golf Club
3. Sea Wings
4. RAK Track – GoKart
5. Adventures Sports Water Sports
6. Ras Al Khaimah National Museum
7. Iceland Water Park
Book now to benefit from a variety of enticing offers.