Things to do - general

Ras al-Khaimah is a member of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its name could be taken to mean “Top of the tent” or alternatively “headland of the small hut”. The emirate is in the northern part of the UAE, bordering Oman’s exclave of Musandam. It covers an area of 1,684 square km. The capital city and home of most residents is also called Ras Al Khaimah. The emirate had a population of 210,063 at the 2005 Census, of which 41.82 percent or 87,848 were Emirati citizens. Latest estimates put the total population at between 250,000 and 300,000. Locals accounted for 97,529 in the population estimate for 2010.

The city has two main sections, Old Ras Al Khaimah and Nakheel, on either side of a creek. It is served by the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. It consists of a northern part (where the city of Ras al-Khaimah is situated), and a large inland exclave in the south (near Hatta), and a few small islands in the Persian Gulf. Ras al-Khaimah has the most fertile soil in the country, due to a larger share in rainfall and underground water streams from Omani mountains.

CountryRas Al Khaimah
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Languages spokenArabic, English
Currency usedDirhams (AED)
Area (km2)1,684 km2 (650 sq mi)

Sports & nature

Water Sports - With a number of beaches and modern equipment, Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect destination for water sports. With a wide variety of activities, choose your favorite sport from scuba diving, sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing and fishing.Treat yourself to a Kayak excursion on the sea or in the mangroves, where the natural surroundings offer an unforgettable experience.

Fishing - Come and join us for an unforgettable offshore adventure. Experience the beautiful coast and crystal clear waters Ras Al Khaimah has to offer.

Tennis - RAK tennis provides tennis services to schools, hotels and communities in RAK - there are a variety of programmes available.

Archery - Looking for some action with bow and arrow? The Archery Range of Banyan Tree Al Wadi and its tented deck is the perfect location to be guided by professional instructors on the basics of this ancient sport that will challenge your strength and accurateness.

Ras Al Khaimah is backed by the mighty Hajar Mountains, which roll down to the shore dramatically making this a great base for exploring and sightseeing in a rugged area.All the activity & camping equipment along with food are provided if required. Corporate days and events are a great way to bring a work force together this is an area we are venturing into going forward.Activities offered: Rock Climbing Abseiling Kayaking – Sea & Mangroves Aqua Orienteering Raft Building

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Nightlife info

Ras Al Khaimah is not a hub for nightlife. There are not many discos and nightclubs, and there are insufficient occasions to pursue an active nightlife. Nevertheless, most of the hotels in Ras Al Khaimah have a lounge bar or pub available to both hotel guests and outside visitors. Some bars have a more sophisticated atmosphere, while others are designed to be more informal. Musical performances, football screenings and occasional theme-nights are the main attractions.

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Culture and history info

The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah boasts an impressive archaeological heritage and rich cultural history. Ras Al Khaimah's enticing combination of fertile plains, scenic mountains, white beaches and mangroves, and desert landscapes has lured settlers for seven millennia, making the Emirate one of the oldest continuously inhabited regions on earth.Ras Al Khamiah's strategic location at the mouth of the Arabian Gulf has always oriented it toward economic and cultural exchange; archaeological investigations demonstrate that trade has been an essential part of life in the area since at least 5000 BCE.Since then, Ras Al Khaimah has been variously named Julfar, Majan and Al Seer, and was widely known throughout the Gulf for its commercial activity. By the 10th century CE, inhabitants of Ras Al Khaimah routinely traveled as far afield as Zanzibar, Bombay, and China.Ras Al Khaimah's prosperity made it a valuable target for a long series of invading powers. The remains of eighteen historic fortresses, castles and towers testify to Ras Al Khaimah's turbulent history, which saw settlements in the region occupied or challenged by the Sassanid Persians, the Islamic clans of the Arabian Gulf, and the Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial empires.History enthusiasts will welcome the chance to bring the past to life during their visit to Ras Al Khaimah.

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Unfortunately there are no hotels at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

Iceland Water Park RAK Package

Iceland Water Park RAK Package

Price per person from 350.00 AED
Iceland Water Park RAK Iceland water Park is themed as Penguin Homeland. The park has joyful rides c More info

Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.

Nissan Sunny 2014

Nissan Sunny 2014

Price per day 120.00 AED
Car typeEconomy
Max people5
Door count4
Minimum driver age18
Unlimited mileage?Yes