Ras Al Khaimah Travel Guide

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Ras Al Khaimah Travel Guide
Ras Al Khaimah, located in the United Arab Emirates, is a holiday destination that is becoming increasingly popular among tourists from the UK. This area offers visitors a unique combination of natural landscapes, history, and tranquillity, as well as a wide range of activities and attractions. From its 63km coastline with pristine white sandy beaches to the mystical terracotta desert and the spectacular Hajar Mountains, there is something for everyone on holidays to Ras Al Khaimah.


Ras Al Khaimah is a fast-growing holiday destination in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for couples and families. Many hotels are located on Marjan Island, where top brand hotels such as Radisson and Hilton offer premium all-inclusive options at a fraction of the cost of similar hotels in Dubai. Despite being known for its miles of dunes, the area also offers a variety of natural landscapes, including a 63km coastline with pristine white sandy beaches, lush green mangroves, creeks, and lagoons. The area also features the Hajar Mountains, which include the highest peak in the UAE, Jebel Jais. Ras Al Khaimah also boasts a great dining scene, waterparks and a wide range of shopping options.


The official language of Ras Al Khaimah is Arabic, but English is widely spoken.

Passport and Visas

British citizens are required to have a valid passport and will be given a 30-day visa upon arrival in the UAE.

Time Difference

Ras Al Khaimah is in the GMT+4 time zone.


The currency used in Ras Al Khaimah is the Dirham (AED).

Best Time to Travel

The best time to visit Ras Al Khaimah is between late September and May.

Top 3 Things to Do

Jais Flight
The longest zip line ride in the world, taking you at speeds of up to 95mph for nearly 3 minutes across deep ravines, canyons and through jagged peaks that lie 5500 feet above sea level.
Dhayah Fort
The only hill fort remaining in the UAE, dating back to the Late Bronze Age and standing on a 230-foot high hill between the date palm gardens and the Jebel Jais Mountains.
Dreamland Aqua Park
One of the oldest and largest waterparks in the UAE, with over 30 thrilling slides, rides, and attractions for all ages.


It is important to check the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) travel advice before travelling to the UAE.


Ras Al Khaimah offers a unique holiday experience that is different from the more well-known destinations in the UAE such as Dubai. With its natural beauty, historical sites, and exciting activities, it is a destination that caters to all ages and interests. The availability of premium all-inclusive options at lower prices, as well as a wide range of dining, shopping, and recreational options, make Ras Al Khaimah an attractive and affordable option for British tourists looking for an unforgettable vacation in the UAE.
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