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What to do in Ras al Khaimah

Wondering what to do in Ras al Khaimah? Just about everything!

Ras al Khaimah is a very diverse emirate and stretches from the northern border with the Omani enclave of Musandam to the south bordering on mainland Oman.

It’s famous for its spectacular mountains and hiking trails but also has desert, mangrove forests, green plains, desert plains, oases, beaches and lots of fun from a family picnic spot or quiet beach to the longest zipline in the world and a Bear Gryll camp.

In short, it really does have something for everyone. Adventure, tranquility, history, great food, art, wilderness, luxurious hotels, you name it, Ras al Khaimah has it.

There are a lot of exciting developments coming up in Ras al Khaimah too, so watch this space!


What to do in Ras al Khaimah – a few options for you in and around RAK city

Corniche Al Qawasim

Al Manar Mall Promenade

RAK National Museum

Flamingo Beach

Al Jazeera al Hamra old village, fort and beach

Ghayta Emirati cafe

Al Qassimi Palace – allegedly haunted house

Jazeera Aviation Club – learn to fly or take an aerial tour over Al Hamra

Kayaking with Challenging Adventure

Glamping – RAK Glamping and more



What to do in Ras al Khaimah emirate outside the city

Rams – pearl farm visit, mangroves, fishing village, Museum of Beautiful Times, Dhaya Fort, old buildings, beach, mountains

Khatt – scenic mountains, old villages and houses, hiking

Jebel Jais – scenic mountains, old villages and houses, hiking, ziplines, camping, food trucks, play, picnic

Al Hamra Waterfront

Al Hamra Mall – shopping, dining, play

Wadi Ghalila – scenic mountains, old villages and houses, hiking

Shaam – scenic mountains, old villages and houses, beach

Shimal – scenic mountains, old villages and houses, archeological sites

Soraya Island – beach, camping

Wadi Naqab – hiking

Yanas Mountain – hiking, scenery, drive

What to do in Ras al Khaimah South

Al Ghayl, Adhen, Wadi al Aim and Wadi Asima – where mountains and desert meet, walking, off road driving, picnic

Flower Farm, Asima Рwinter only, see the lush flower fields, buy fresh and dried flowers  (take me to the map)

Wadi Shawka – hiking, picnic, off road (take me to the map)

Huwaylat Family Park  (take me to the map)

Copper Hiking Trail (take me to the map)

Ras al Khaimah is also a great base for a trip up to Musandam, Oman



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