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Places To Visit In Ras al-Khaimah – Have An Unusual UAE Holiday

By Preetha Manivelan - September 8, 2020
Ras al Khaimah

The United Arab Emirates is not just about Dubai and Abu Dhabi. There are other emirates which are equally worth-visiting and one of them is Ras al-Khaimah. This emirate might not be familiar with many tourists but it’s completely worth it. With its beautiful gulf beaches, mountains and historical monuments, your trip to Ras al-Khaimah will be a complete package. There are so many attractions to visit and more interesting things to do in this lesser-known emirate. Curious? If yes, check out the top 10 places to visit in Ras al-Khaimah on your UAE holiday and by the end, you will realize why Ras al-Khaimah tourism can be exciting.

Ras Al Khaimah
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Places to visit in Ras al-Khaimah

Ras al-Khaimah has a variety of attractions to offer. To get away from the scorching heat of the UAE, you have Iceland Water Park, to surround yourself with mountains, you have the Hajar Mountains, to dig some history of emirates, you have National Museum of Ras al-Khaimah and many more. Now check out more about Ras al-Khaimah tourism and the best places to visit in Ras al-Khaimah.

  1. National Museum of Ras al-Khaimah
  2. Dhayah Fort
  3. Shimal
  4. Hajar Mountains
  5. Jazirat al-Hamra
  6. Jebel Jais
  7. Wadi Shawka
  8. Iceland Water Park
  9. Khatt Springs
  10. Saqr Park

1. National Museum of Ras al-Khaimah

If you are someone who is so much into history and want to know about the history of Ras al-Khaimah, you must head to the National Museum of Ras al-Khaimah. Here, you can find so many artefacts and even some traditional weapons that were used in the past. Also, in the ethnographic section of this museum, you can dive deep into the history of architecture, farming, fishing and many other occupations of the ancient people.

National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah
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2. Dhayah Fort

Located 20 km from the city is Dhayah Fort, this mud-brick is one of the top tourist places in Ras al-Khaimah. This fort has some breathtaking views surrounding it which is one of the beautiful things to witness in Ras al-Khaimah. Due to the battles that this fort had survived in the past, the original structure of the fort may have been destroyed but still, the ruins stand strong speaking of the fort’s history.

Dhayah Fort
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3. Shimal

This small village of Shimal stands as home to some pre-Islamic tombs and is of much historical importance. When talking about history, this place is one of the locations where many findings such as pottery, stone vessels, weapons made of bronze and copper were uncovered. If you are an avid history lover, then this place should be on your itinerary.

4. Hajar Mountains

The landscapes might seem rugged but it surely is breathtaking. Not just green natural beauty but the rust-coloured mountains can also make you not blink an eye. As you walk along the path in the mountain, you would find some amazing spots to click pictures of you with these mountains as the backdrop.

5. Jazirat al-Hamra

Here comes the land of abandoned houses and buildings! Are you someone who love visiting places that are believed to be haunted or hear stories about them from the locals? Then you must visit Jazirat al-Hamra which is one of the oldest coastal villages in the entire UAE. Visit if you dare!

Jazirat al-Hamra
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6. Jebel Jais

Here comes one of the highest peaks in the UAE. Here, you can take a ride through the amazing Jebel Jais mountain road that’s beautifully situated between the mountains or enjoy the adventurous activity as it is not just home to some amazing sunrise and sunset views but also the world’s longest zipline. Amazing, right? This runs above the Jebel Jais mountains at 1680 m above the sea level. While you are there, don’t miss this experience with a unique mountain setting and get an adrenaline rush.

Jebel Jais
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7. Wadi Shawka

Is there something more exciting on a holiday than hiking a mountain that’s just too favourable for hiking? Wadi Shawka is a great hiking destination and also offers some great road trip experience. Along the way, you would be able to spot a few villages where you can get to interact with the locals. As challenging as the hike is, it is much beautiful too, with its green surroundings.

8. Iceland Water Park

Looking for a way to beat the heat? It’s time that you should visit Iceland Water Park. The Iceland Water Park in Ras al-Khaimah is an exciting family-friendly attraction which is home to many rides and waterslides for people of different ages. To sum up, on a really hot day, entering Iceland Water Park would feel like setting your foot on heaven.

9. Khatt Springs

Want to relax? You can visit Khatt Springs that’s located 20 km from the city. This place stands as home to a hot pool which is rich in minerals and can be used for treatments for Rheumatic diseases, skin and muscle problems as well. It is a place which is visited not only by the tourists but locals too. So if you want to have a relaxing experience with curing properties, then visit this castle and enjoy therapeutic hot springs.

10. Saqr Park

Taking your kids with you for a holiday and want to gift them with a whole day of fun and excitement? Think no further. Take them to this amusement park whether there will so many activities for the kids to do. And for adults, there is a table tennis court, games hall, water rides and many more.

Doesn’t these 10 places to visit in Ras al-Khaimah sound interesting for your UAE holiday? What’s exciting if you have a usual holiday to the most visited cities like Dubai? Take a chance to visit Ras al-Khaimah and visit places that aren’t visited by most people. There is something special that you would understand only if you visit. So, what are you waiting for? Check out these Ras al-Khaimah tourist places and create your own itinerary for your trip to Ras al-Khaimah.

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