The 16 Best Things To Do in Ras Al Khaimah

Jebel Jais Zipline Ras Al Khaimah

Written By Nailah Aljasmi | Published on 3 November 2019

  • Jebel Jais Line
  • Bedouin Oasis Camp Rak
  • Rak Track - E11 Sheikh Muhammad Bin Salem Rd
  • The Cove Rotana - Sheikh Muhammad Bin Salem Rd
  • Suwaidi Pearl Farm Ras Al Khaimah Al Rams

1. Longbeach Campground

Long Beach Campground in Ras Al Khaimah has all the amenities and recreational activities to keep you and your families entertained. Start your day with beach yoga, Seaview aerobics, kite flying, and kayaking. Have fun at our waterpark obstacle course; be competitive and get your feet sandy while playing Boccia and beach volleyball. Meet our gorgeous farm animals and allow your kids to interact and feed them at our petting zoo. Lastly, enjoy a thoroughly rejuvenating experience in our outdoor spa and sauna, all specially prepared for your ultimate pleasure.

Glamourous + Camping = Glamping. It’s a cool way to have the comfort of a hotel with the experience of camping. And since the weather is cooling down in the U.A.E, there’s nothing like going on an adventure-packed trip with your family and friends.

Long Beach Campground – Ras Al Khaimah
Contact Number: 8005700
Email: reservations@binmajid.com
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2. Jebel Jais Mountain

In Jebel Jais you can plan an action-packed day. The UAE’s highest peak, part of the spectacular Hajar mountains that were formed over 70 million years ago in the eastern part of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates and Oman.

While visitors and residents are looking to escape the heat with indoor activities across other areas of the UAE, Jebel Jais offers the opportunity for travellers and residents looking for outdoor adventures and diverse scenery at significantly cooler temperatures than at sea level, and incredible views of the stunning Ras Al Khaimah landscape.

Jebel Jais Flight – World’s Longest Zipline

Thrill-seekers can soar through the sky down from the Jebel Jais Mountain. Certified by Guinness World Records, the world’s longest zip line flies the adrenaline junkies at up to 150 kilometres per hour 1,680 metres above the ground. The experience starts with a safety briefing and is supported by qualified safety guides.

Click Here to: Book Your Tickets – Jebel Jais Flight Tickets

3. Bedouin Oasis Camp – Desert Camp

Arabian Incentive’s candle-lit Bedouin Oasis camp is one of the traditionally built Tourist camps in Ras Al Khaima & Offers visitors the chance to spend a night in a traditional fashion. The first time lovers who would like to experience the real Bedouin-style stays and authentic desert tours come to Bedouin Oasis.

Some of the activities that you can do here are:

  • Romantic Private Dine-in the desert
  • Quad biking
  • Camel Rides
  • UAE Falcon Show
  • Shisha
  • Overnight glamping and camping
  • Private Farm Area for Rental and Functions
  • Belly /Tandura Dancing
  • Fire blowing
  • Desert Dune Bashing
  • Henna
  • Mixed / Arabic Food – Buffet
For Bookings Contact Matthew or Karissa on +971 (0) 55 228 4984
Email: info@arabianincentive.com
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4. The Ritz Carlton – Al Wadi – Resort & Spa

The beauty of the Arabian desert has been a secret of the Bedouins for thousands of years. Now, visitors can experience its tranquillity, picturesque scenery and rich culture at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. The luxury resort brings together pampering services with opportunities to discover the land and the people, creating an unforgettable experience for the entire family.

Dining

Spa & Wellness

  • The Spa combines European and Asian wellness philosophies with hydrothermal facilities and private treatment pavilions. Click here to see Spa Menu and price list.

Spa Hours of Operation
Opens daily 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Treatments start from 10 a.m.

Activities & Recreation Centre

  • Equestrian Centre offers riding lessons for all levels; horse, pony and camel rides; group outings and livery memberships
  • Archery, biking, stargazing, bird-watching, nature drives and other outdoor activities for adults, children and families.
  • Indoor and outdoor event spaces for weddingsmeetings, executive retreats, family celebrations, car launches and other gatherings.
  • Bedouin-style villas with private pools and decks, lounge areas, luxurious bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and desert views.
For Bookings Contact: +971 (0) 7 206 7777
Email: reservation.rakdesert@ritzcarlton.com
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5. Al Jazirah Aviation Club – Planes and Microlites

Microlight flying club that offers scenic flights over the desert and along the beautiful coast of the Arabian Gulf. We fly both microlight aircraft and powered parachutes. Enjoy a different perspective of the beautiful Arabian Peninsula with its turquoise sea, majestic mountains and serene desert.

  • The 45-minute lesson includes a flight over RAK mountains
  • Co-pilot a state of the art Microlight 2-seater plane
  • The certified pilot will take off and land
  • Fully insured, qualified aviation instructors
  • Excellent views of Marjan Island and Al Hamra Village
  • Fly options from Al Jazirah airport

Terms & Conditions will apply. For more information contact the customer booking centre (details below).

For Bookings Contact: +971 (0) 7 244 6416
Email: jazav@eim.ae
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6. Fly Fish Water Sports – Jet Ski, Flyboard, Kayaking & Fishing Trips

Fly Fish Water Sports opens its door for all either you are a local or a tourist.

Water Sports & Adventure Activites

  • Jetski
  • Flyboard
  • Donut Ride
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Team Building
Contact Number: +971 52 380 2308
Email: info@flyfish.ae
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7. Al Jazeerah Dive Centre – Diving & Swimming

Established in 1997. Known as a PADI dive resort catering individuals by developing their Diving, Swimming skills, and leadership skills, especially in recreational underwater sports.

Services

  • Diving Courses
  • Swimming courses
  • Fishing
  • Diving Trips
  • Boat Rental
  • Swimming Pool
  • Scuba Equipment Service
  • Pool Rental
  • Equipment Rental
  • Air Refill
  • Sales Equipment
  • Artificial Reef For Sale
Contact number : +971 7 244 5331 | +971 56 179 2313
Email: info@aljazeeradivecenter.com
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8. Al Hulaifi Equestrian Club – Horse Riding

Al Hulaifi Equestrian Club is a multi-purpose, diverse equestrian centre housing 150 horses. Established in 2005 on a 200,000 SQM land, now known to be one of the biggest stables in RAK.

Horse riding is an activity for all ages and abilities. More and more adults are taking to the sport for its exercise benefits and as a relaxing means to enjoy the great outdoors.

Contact Number: +971 (0) 7 244 8966
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9. Tower Links – Golfing

Tower Links Golf Club in Ras Al Khaimah, designed by Gerald Williams, is without a doubt the most natural golf course in the Emirates and the #1 golf course in the northern emirates. With as many as 11 out of the 18 holes meandering around a mangrove reserve which provides a natural and safe habitat to many aquatic and bird species. As well as the beauty of the mangrove reserve, the course is also framed by the magnificent Hajar mountain range.

If sports are more your taste, then you can catch all of the live-action from around the globe in the Bunker Lounge on one of the several big screens. The Bunker Lounge also features an authentic darts arena and pool table where you can test your skills against your friends whilst enjoying sumptuous bar snacks and beverages.

Contact Number: + 971 7 2279939
Email: proshop@towerlinks.ae
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10. National Museum Of Ras Al Khaimah

Today the massive rectangular tower represents the oldest part of the ‘Late Fort’. It originally served as a single defence tower and, unlike today, stood outside the perimeter wall of Old Town Ras Al Khaimah. While its foundations and lower parts originate from 1809-1819, all further additions took place after the peace treaty was signed with the British in 1820.

Many rooms inside the Late Fort are open to the public and exhibit archaeological, historical and ethnographical objects. The artefacts and collections were partly donated by members of the ruling Quwasim family and residents of Ras Al Khaimah. Archaeological excavations, surveys and various scientific research projects undertaken by the Department of Antiquities and Museums have provided further material and significant information about the culture and the traditions of the area.  All exhibition rooms are situated around the inner courtyard garden and can be entered through antique wooden doors with traditional carved designs.  The various galleries contain a rich variety of archaeological finds, historical information and aspects of the cultural heritage of this emirate. Further galleries are planned in the near future to supplement the present exhibitions.​

Contact Number: +971 7 233 9900
Email: nmrak@museum.rak.ae
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The Official Working Hours:  Sun – Thur 7:30 am – 2:30 pm  
Visiting Hours: Sat – Thur 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 3:00pm – 6:00pm

11. Rak Track – Go-Karting

You can experience both rental/hire karts and professional racing karts at Rak track.

Aside from our race track hire kart activity, RAK TRACK is also the organiser of the IAME X30 Challenge racing series in the UAE. The X30 Challenge is a race series aimed at drivers who wish to take the next step from rental karting. Using professional racing karts powered by IAME X30 racing engines the X30 Challenge race series offers the winner of the series the chance to compete in the X30 International Final.

At the RAK TRACK kart shop, you’ll find Zanardi Racing Karts, IAME Kart Racing Engines, Mychron Data Loggers, Xeramic Lubricants, CZ Chains, Komet Kart Tyres and all the accessories and spare parts needed to keep your kart in perfect condition.

ARRIVE & DRIVE KARTING

Using a fleet of Adult and Junior Sodi karts, participants from aged 7 years old can experience the thrill of racing against friends and family on 1.1km outdoor karting track.

Karting experiences include safety gear (suit and helmet), a safety video briefing, live timing and score sheet.

Group Booking

Rak Track provides great entertainment and adrenaline-packed opportunities. They organise catering, trophies and can cater for all your needs to make your event an unforgettable one. Group and Corporate packages are available for adults above the age of 18.

All our group packages are tailor-made in order to fulfil your expectations and offer you the best entertainment with the greatest memories. Packages start from 290 AED per guest

Contact Number: +971 7 2222 128
Email: reception@raktrack.ae
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12. The Cove Rotana – Resort & Spa

With a serene beachfront location overlooking the azure waters of the stunning Arabian Gulf, The Cove Rotana Resort promises an unforgettable stay in Ras Al Khaimah. This desirable five-star retreat nestled in a tranquil inlet, which blends world-class dining, leisure and meetings facilities with Arabian charm, is the ideal destination for memorable family getaways or staycations and a popular accommodation choice for business travellers and corporate groups.

From our 204 stylish and cosy rooms on the resort hillside, which are ideal for couples or solo travellers, to our 78 luxurious villas with one, two or three bedrooms, some with waterside locations and perfect for families or groups of friends, our accommodation suits your needs and the occasion.

Hotel features include:

  • 6 restaurants plus 24-hour in-room dining service
  • Fitness & Wellness Club
  • Flipper’s Kids Club
  • 600-metre private beach
  • Infinity pools for adults, families and children
  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Babysitting upon request
  • Car and limousine rental
  • Multi-lingual staff
Contact Number: +971 (0) 7 206 6000
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13. Dhayah Fort – Sights & Landmarks

With a backdrop of steep mountains, the bay of Dhayah has always been a very fertile area and has been settled in at least since the third millennium BC.

Dhayah Fort played a major role as the last point of resistance during the British attacks in 1819 against the tribes of Ras Al Khaimah.  Although the British troops were able to surround the hill, they could not reach the fort itself because of the steep flanks, which made it difficult to climb. The defending tribes felt relatively safe against the British invaders because normal canons could not reach this hilltop fort.  The situation changed when the British eventually decided to move their biggest canon to the foot of the hill. After its difficult journey from the ship through muddy mangrove swamps, only two shots were finally needed to force the local tribes to surrender.

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14. Rak Zoo – Wildlife Park

Jassim Ali, the owner of the park, that his personal zoo is home to a variety of 40 wild, rare and endangered animals. “The zoo, situated close to Saqr Park, is built on an area of 1 million square metres.”

The animals include African and white lions, white and rare golden tigers, black panthers and cheetahs, grey and Arab wolves, rare antelopes and deer, as well as a variety of beautiful birds and rare animals, he said.

Contact Number: +971 (0) 55 611 1488
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15. Safarak – Desert Safari & Tours

Safarak, meaning ‘Your Travel’ in Arabic, purpose is to provide Ras Al Khaimah’s visitors with the opportunity to discover the roads less travelled and the hidden gems between the airport and resorts, between the picturesque beaches and the breathtaking mountain range.

SAFARAK Services

Or you can just customize your adventure with a range of exciting and dynamic options and add-ons for an unforgettable experience.

Contact Number: +971 7 203 6999
Email: bookings@safaraktours.com
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16. Suwaidi Pearls – Arabian Pearl Farm

The Suwaidi Pearls cultured pearl farm is located in the small fishing village of Al Rams, which nestles at the bottom of the majestic Al Hajar mountain range in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

A day with Suwaidi Pearl Farm

The Suwaidi Pearl farm tour is an exclusive opportunity to discover the historical and cultural journey of the region’s pearling industry and learn about the evolution of the Arabian pearl and the legacy that led it to become the one of the world’s most sought after gems. With live oyster opening demonstrations, and exclusive insight into the workings of cultured pearl farming today.

With a range of activities and experiences:

  • Kayaking
  • Pearl Dive
  • Pearl Farm Tour
Contact Number: +971 50 681 5151
Email: sara@suwaidipearls.com
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Disclaimer

The information on this website is valid at the time of publishing and is subject to change at any point. The Happiivue is not affiliated with any of the mentioned organizations/parties. This blog is for educational, motivational and inspirational purposes.

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