Ras Al Khaimah, one of the 7 Emirates, is very much considered to be in early stages of development, a city that Shafiq (RAK Tourism Board) claims to ‘compliment the likes of Dubai, but doesn’t and never wishes to compete with’.
It is considered ‘the rebel Emirate’ boasting a generous amount of greenery and wildlife due to the rainfall & mountain existence, setting it well apart from the other Emirates.
Ras Al Khaimah continues to be very popular choice among the GCC residents offering a more laid back alternative escape to the, often crowded emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
A holiday in RAK is more about indulging in a 5-Star resort alongside a few spa treatments and maybe a mountain or desert excursion thrown in there too.
It’s not the type of place (like for example Split, Croatia) that you’d turn up having just booked a B&B, and head out of the hotel to explore the town and find cute coffee shops and restaurants for dinner.
But that’s the beauty of having so many countries in the world – there’s something for everyone.
Being located just a 45 minute drive from Dubai International Airport, Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect stopover or option for an extended holiday.
Alongside RAK’s world class resorts, it hosts 64km of gorgeous white sanded coastline with watersports galore, mountain adventure, red sandy deserts, golf courses and a heritage dating back over 5,000 years.
During May and October (summer months) temperatures soar up to mid 40’s (degrees) and can become quite uncomfortable.
(Particularly for us Brits)
The best time to visit RAK is considered to be in the Winter or mid season months.
Hotels in Ras al Khaimah