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Written by Preetha Manivelan on September 19, 2020 Share on

Things To Do In Ras al-Khaimah On Your UAE Holiday

Ras al-Khaimah is one of the emirates that you can visit from Dubai for getaways. This emirate may not be as popular as Dubai and Abu Dhabi but equally interesting. This lesser-known emirate has a variety of things to offer to make every bit of your trip exciting. Though visiting the Ras al-Khaimah attractions can itself be exciting, there are still many things to do in Ras al-Khaimah. Right from offering the best activities to clubbing to the best cuisines to Ras al-Khaimah tourist places, this emirate is nothing short of amazing. Now, let’s have a look at the amazing things to do in Ras al-Khaimah which would surely make you book your Ras al-Khaimah holiday.

Ras al-Khaimah
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  1. Go ziplining in the Jebel Jais or hike the mountain
  2. Desert safari
  3. Relax in the Khatt springs
  4. Spot wildlife
  5. Go Clubbing
  6. Visit the malls in Ras al-Khaimah
  7. Visit beaches in Ras al-Khaimah and indulge in watersports
  8. Sightseeing in Ras al-Khaimah
  9. Visit the haunted Jazirat al-Hamra
  10. Taste the local food in Ras al-Khaimah

1. Go ziplining in the Jebel Jais or hike the mountain

Jebel Jais is one of the amazing places to visit in Ras al-Khaimah and the tallest mountain in the entire UAE with an altitude of 1934 metres, offering some breathtaking views. The very reason that it stays as one of the top Ras al-Khaimah tourist places is not that it is the tallest but because it has many exciting things to offer. If you are obsessed with the views, one of the best things to do is to take a road trip with mountains on both sides. Or if you want an adrenaline rush, you can go for zip lining here which is the longest zipline in the world of 2.8 km at 150 km/hr. To make it a little more adventurous, you can choose Via Ferrata Jebel Jais that involves climbing, canyoning and ziplining too.

Jebel Jais
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2. Desert safari

UAE trip is never complete if you haven’t gone for a desert safari, right? The desert in UAE follows you like how the moon follows you in the night. Hence desert safari would be one of the exciting things to do in Ras al-Khaimah like how it is in Dubai and Abu Dhabi but with an added advantage of not being crowded. You don’t have to wait in long queues for your tickets and enjoy camel riding, sandboarding and many more at ease. You can also enjoy many live performances with a BBQ dinner at the end of the day.

Desert in Ras al-Khaimah
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3. Relax in the Khatt springs

Khatt Springs, apart from just being a relaxation spot, also is one of the relaxing places to visit in Ras al-Khaimah where you can rejuvenate in a hot spring with therapeutical properties. Located at the foot of Hajar Mountains, this place actually has 3 hot springs with mineral-rich waters for you to soak after having a long day in Ras al-Khaimah tourist places. This place is managed by Golden Tulip Khatt Springs Resort & Spa which would provide you with various options like hot stone massage, private pool and hot pools.

4. Spot wildlife

While you are out for a desert safari in Ras al-Khaimah, you being able to spot some native animals like a domesticated camel, wild goat, Arabian Oryx or falcon is really high. This emirate, being such a great wildlife spotting destination, don’t you think it is one of the awesome things to do in Ras al-Khaimah? You can even spot some sea turtles, 80 different species of whales and dolphins in the beaches in ras al-Khaimah.

A picture of a wild goat
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5. Go Clubbing

Going for clubbing is one of the fun things to do in Ras al-Khaimah. This little-known emirate is also a heavy party destination in the night which many tourists don’t know. Visiting the night clubs in Ras al-Khaimah is one way of getting along with the youths of the emirate and dance it with them the right way. Some of the night clubs in Ras al-Khaimah are Club Acacia, Xclusiv Night Club, Club Inferno, Pulso Night Club and many more.

6. Visit the malls in Ras al-Khaimah

Malls are one of the best places to visit in Ras al-Khaimah. Malls in Ras al-Khaimah might not be as famous as the malls in Dubai yet absolutely worth visiting. Some of the best malls in Ras al-Khaimah are RAK Mall, Manar Mall, Al Naeem Mall, Al Hamra Mall and many more.

7. Visit beaches in Ras al-Khaimah and indulge in watersports

Wherever we go, beaches are a must-visit and everyone’s favourite too. And, the white sand beaches including RAK Beach, Flamingo Beach and Al Hamra Beach, are one of the top Ras Al Khaimah attractions. Not only you can visit and take a stroll here but also indulge in some watersports like snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing or just swimming. To make it much easier for you, the beaches in Ras al-Khaimah comes with various luxury and budget resorts giving access to its visitors to a private beach too. Awesome, right? While you are there, don’t miss this as it is one of the best things to do in Ras al-Khaimah.

8. Sightseeing in Ras al-Khaimah

There are so many places to visit in Ras al-Khaimah on your UAE holiday. One of the best things to do in Ras al-Khaimah while you are there is by visiting Ras al-Khaimah attractions and explore them. Some of the best places to visit in Ras al-Khaimah are National Museum of Ras al-Khaimah, Dhayah Fort, Shimal, Hajar Mountains, Jebel Jais, Khatt Springs, Iceland Water Park and many more.

National Museum of Ras al-Khaimah
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9. Visit the haunted Jazirat al-Hamra

Something haunted comes on the list! 👻 Are you someone who always loved hearing ghost stories or watching horror films? Then you must take a chance to visit this place. Jazirat al-Hamra, a fishing village with preserved history, was established in the early 1400s and abandoned in the 1960s. You can’t expect to have someone to take you for a tour as Jazirat al-Hamra is like an open-air museum without the tickets and guides.

10. Taste the local food in Ras al-Khaimah

Tasting the local food is one of the best things to do in Ras al-Khaimah. Wherever you go, trying out the local food always stays on the top of the list, right? The same goes for the food in Ras Al Khaimah too. There are many restaurants to welcome you with a great ambience to keep your eyes occupied until the food arrives. One of the best dinings is Al Fanar Restaurant and Cafe which is famous for machboos and saloona samak, ice cream made with camel milk and many more, to taste the best food in Ras al-Khaimah.

Wasn’t that an amazing list of things to do in Ras al-Khaimah in all its famous tourist places? You may visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi but what you see in Ras al-Khaimah will be something very unique and worth visiting. So, think no further. Plan your UAE holiday to this emirate and visit the Ras al-Khaimah attractions and experience the best things to do in Ras al-Khaimah tourist places. However, for planning, you can visit the Ras al-Khaimah by our Dubai packages that already exist on the Pickyourtrail website or customize your own package. If you have any queries, do leave us a Whatsapp inquiry and our travel experts will get back.

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