Striking mountains, coastal beaches, sweeping desert, archaeological heritage and rich cultural history, Ras Al Khaimah is a destination with something for everyone. If you can tear yourself away from your luxurious Ras Al Khaimah resort you'll have plenty of activities to choose between, from thrilling desert adventures to cultural sights and mountain adventures.
Shop 'til you drop
Wander through the traditional Kuwait Souq and the Old Souq for an insight into local life. Discover a dazzling array of authentic hand-made textiles, spices and pottery and take home the perfect souvenir to remind you of your Ras Al Khaimah holiday.
With five shopping malls located around Ras Al Khaimah there are plenty of opportunities for you to purchase international high-end fashion brands and local brands. Visit the two-storey Al Hamra Mall set within the stunning Al Hamra Village complex, soak up the rustic market atmosphere at the Al Naeem City Center Mall or visit RAK, Manar or Al Naeem Malls to discover the perfect blend of shopping, entertainment and dining outlets.
With a rich history dating back to the Bronze Age, Ras Al Khaimah holidays will open your eyes to a world of stunning architecture and cultural delights.
Climb the zigzagging staircase to the twin-towered Dhayah Fort, a famed battle location to admire sweeping 360-degree views of the diverse Ras Al Khaimah landscape or take a step back in time and discover cultural items unearthed from local digs at the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah.
Painstakingly restored using traditional building methods, the charming Mohammed Bin Salim Mosque provides a intimate and charming place of worship where non-muslims are welcome to visit outside of pray times (dressed to respect cultural values). Or head to Jazira Al Hamra to explore one of the oldest and best-preserved coastal villages in the UAE.
Natural wonders and adrenaline pumping adventures
From thrilling zip line adventures to go karting, thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies can rejoice at the range of activities available to try in Ras Al Khaimah. With it's expansive stretches of pristine beaches, ecological preserves and rugged mountains, Ras Al Khaimah is also a wonderful destination for nature lovers.
Admire the spectacular views of the deep canyons, rugged valleys and dramatic mountain landscapes from the Jebel Jais viewing deck to truly appreciate the beauty of Ras Al Khaimah. Travel at speeds of 120kph to 150kph 1,680 metres above sea level via the world's longest zipline the Jebel Jais Flight or challenge yourself to a hiking, rock climbing or wilderness survival experience right at the heart of the mountains. Saddle up to explore the sweeping desert landscape with an unforgettable horse or camel riding adventure, whilst petrol heads will love the chance to race round the new Ras Al Khaimah go kart track.