Top Things to do in Ras Al Khaimah


Ras Al Khaimah is one such secret destination that is waiting to be discovered and rediscovered. Unquestionably, Ras Al Khaimah is a complete holiday destination package with endless things to see, do and experience. One amusing place that stands out in Ras Al Khaimah is the Marjan Island. Frankly speaking, it is much more than just an island, offering desert activities, archaeological sites, water sports, world-class shopping and much more.

So, what exactly is the Marjan Island? It is a man-made island that extends 2.5 miles into the warm Gulf waters. The island is also home to white-sandy beaches, portraying it as a unique vacation hotspot. Reaching this island is extremely easy. It is 40 minutes from Dubai International Airport, 30 minutes from Sharjah International Airport and 25 minutes from RAK International Airport. Usually, calm and quite, free from the crowd, Ras Al Khaimah is a destination where you can have fun in the sun. However, there are a few things that one can do in Ras Al Khaimah and should not be missed.

Ever heard about Island Hopping? This is the top most activity visitors love to do in Ras Al Khaimah. The sprawling Al Marjan Island offers four smaller islands, namely – View, Dream, Treasure and Breeze. The most alluring part of this tour is that the sea view from each island is diverse. Tourists can enjoy leisurely walks on the islet promenade and also on the Corniche. Kids can enjoy the play area and indulge in several rides and games too.

If you are at the Al Marjan, the Desert Safari is something that one should not miss. The Safari is enjoyed using large 4×4 SUVs that can be picked from the hotel. The shallow waters of the shore offers memorable fun in the water. With access to the Turtle Beach, swimming is quite ideal here and watching families enjoying the best times can be seen frequently. Obviously, at the Turtle Beach you can see a lot of turtles too. Enjoy plenty of water sports such as diving, sailing, jet skiing, water scooter rides, aqua boarding.

Ras Al Khaimah Holidays also offers adventure activities. Being surrounded by rugged mountains and the sea, there is no dearth of adrenalined activities in RAK. If you wish to start with trekking, rock climbing and mountain biking, Jais Mountain is the best place to do them. Cycling lovers must head towards Showka Bicycles, rent the one that seems suitable and enjoy outdoor experience at the Hajar Mountains.

The Hajjar Mountains offer terrific biking trails for both beginners as well as advanced bikers. There are camps at the base of the mountain that offer unparalleled camel riding experience and panoramic views of the surrounding. Explore the waters more with cruise trips and yacht trips too.

Apart from sport and daring activities, Ras Al Khaimah does not lack in food adventures. Take pleasure in exploring a large selection of gourmet food, comprising of local and international fares. To select a food court of your choice, head towards Rixos Bab Al Bahr that has several restaurants with amazing food. Seven Heights is one such place where dining is extremely lavish.

If you love history, Emirate’s affluent history and heritage will awe-inspire you. There is nothing like exploring Archaeological Sites. You can begin at the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah where you can explore ethnological findings dating back to the early inhabitants of this region. Since the museum is located in a fort of the ruling family, there are several rooms that exhibit historical materials, artefacts and items that were used in those days.

Last, but not the least. Take out some time for some lavish and luxurious spa treatments at the Al Marjan Islands. Towards the Waldorf Astoria you can enjoy luxury treatments with exotic herbs and elements and experience your skin glowing.

If you’re visiting Ras Al Khaimah with your spouse, try out the couple treatment at the Rixos Spa at the Rixos Bab Al Bahr and get rid of your lethargy and body toxins. Some of the Turkish and Moroccan Baths are highly seductive, where you are treated with Turkish Hamams, traditional black soap and medicinals mixed in clay.

In the same way, enjoy hot pools, therapeutic hot springs, stone treatments, sauna, steams as well as jacuzzi.

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