Ras Al Khaimah
Travel and Tourism

The nature Emirate: RAS AL KHAIMAH


If mountains, deserts, beaches, and nature sound like your idea of fun, you need to check out Ras Al Khaimah, an emirate of the UAE. Situated in the north of the United Arab Emirates, home to the Hajjar Mountains, the highest in the UAE, and overlooking the Persian Gulf, Ras Al Khaimah offers a unique Arabian vacation.


Although Ras al Khaimah is only a 45 minute drive from Dubai, the weather is more comfortable for travelers. The temperature is generally 10 degrees lower than Dubai, and the area does not have much humidity. Average temperatures between July and September range between 25 and 43 degrees C.


The currency is the Dirham, and the exchange rate is ZAR4.31 for 1 Dirham. The cost of a can of Coke is around 3 Dirham. Ras Al Khaimah is said to offer considerably more value for money that Dubai and other better known Emirates



Ras Al Khaimah is viewed as a liberal Emirate and alcohol is available.

English is widely spoken.

It is respectful to have knees and shoulders covered when in public places.  

Families, couples, solo travelers and kids, there is something for everyone.

Rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking and adrenalin rides for the active thrill seekers.

Relaxing spas, over 60km of gorgeous beaches, delicious cuisine, and a selection of fabulous resorts for those who want to chill to the max.

Mesmerizing ruins, museums and artefacts that relate the stories of over 7,000 years for the history buffs.

Nature lovers will be enthralled by the mangroves, lakes, mountains, and desert landscapes.

Take a RAKation.

Their new Summer Campaign is a RAKation, running from 15 June – 15 September 2022.

It offers great benefits to guests booking three nights or more at participating four and five star hotels.

Guests on RAKation get:

  • Two free tickets for the Jais Sledder, the region’s longest toboggan ride,1,840 exhilarating metres of hairpin curves and undulating waves.
  • Free return bus transportation from key locations across Ras Al Khaimah to Jebel Jais,
  • A 30% discount on Jais Flight, the longest zipline in the world,
  • A 30% discount on the Jais Sky Tour (six consecutive ziplines)
  • A 30% discount when dining at 1484 by Puro, the highest restaurant in the UAE offering breath-taking mountain views.


Once you are there, capture your perfect Ras Al Khaimah moments, post them on your Instagram profile and add #RAKation to be automatically entered into a draw to win one of six, three-night stays in the Emirate.

For more details of Ras Al Khaimah’s RAKation and for the incredible experiences on offer check out visitrasalkhaimah.com or visit the Emirate’s social platforms Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.

Disclosure: Images and information supplied by Visit Ras Al Khaimah and LSCPR.

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