About Ras Al Khaimah beaches
Relatively undiscovered, the United Arab Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah rewards holidaymakers who venture to its shores with long stretches of sun-kissed beach and the bath-temperature waters of the Persian Gulf.
When it comes to facilities and activities, the private beaches of Ras Al Khaimah’s resort hotels are hard to beat. Many boast natural lagoons, as well as a raft of watersports that encompass everything from body boarding and windsurfing to banana boat rides and wakeboarding. Diverse land-based activities include football and volleyball.
Beyond the beach:
Myriad excursions can be organised through your resort hotel including 4-wheel desert safari and mountain drives, Ras Al Khaimah city tours, a trip to the camel races and swimming in the Khatt thermal springs. For something a little different join a guided one- or two-day mountain hike or take a dhow cruise to Oman’s Musandam peninsula.
For kids and big kids alike the attractions of Ras al Khaimah are manifold, with hotels and resorts typically boasting swimming pools and private beaches, as well as a wealth of land- and sea-based activities. Dune bashing appeals to adventurous older children, while the Manar Mall, Al Gorm/Bridge Road, in Ras Al Khaimah city, with its multi-screen cinema to arcade games, has something to suit every family member.
The larger than life emirate of Dubai is just 95km (62 miles) from Ras Al Khaimah. Visit the resort’s landmark sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, Dubai Creek and Jumeirah Mosque, absorb the sights and sounds of the city’s souks, or join in the holiday fun at the Wild Wadi Water Park (www.jumeirah.com).
Make the most of the watersports offered at Ras Al Khaimah’s seaside resort hotels and splash out on the sailing or water-skiing lessons. Alternatively take a sunset boat trip and admire Ras Al Khaimah from the gulf, or indulge in a massage treatment at one of the emirate’s hotel spas.