The unique combination of striking mountains, coastal mangroves, sandy beaches and the wide-open desert make the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah a coveted destination.
Ras Al Khaimah, which literally means “top of the tent” in Arabic, lies within the northernmost part of the UAE. The Emirate has a heritage dating back 5,000 years which manifests in its impressive archaeological heritage and rich history.
Over the last few years Ras Al Khaimah has flourished and grown into a bustling tourist destination. Wonderfully located just under one hour from Dubai, it has a lot to offer travellers regardless of their length of stay – from day escapes and easy stopovers to extended holidays.
1. Private Mountain Picnic
Jebel Jais is the highest mountain peak in the UAE and at 1910 meters offers the perfect opportunity to marvel at breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain range. Guests will be pampered with an authentic Arabian set up that includes a carefully put together picnic hamper containing mouth-watering international food and seating on cushions and rugs.
2. Seawings Seaplane Tour
Take off from the waters in a comfortable Cessna seaplane to experience the perfect blend of picturesque aerial sightseeing and delightful adventure. Enjoy gorgeous vistas of the iconic landmarks, the region’s stunning coastline and the rugged Hajjar Mountains.
3. Camel Ride
Step back in time and trace the footsteps of the Bedouin travelers on a traditional 45 minute camel ride through the dunes where your camel escort will guide you on an incredible journey. The Al Wadi Equestrian and Adventure Centre is nested on the edges of Ras Al Khaimah’s Wadi Khadeja with access to 500 hectares of nature reserve.
4. Falcon Show
Falconry is one of the famous traditions in the region. Ras Al Khaimah hosts a unique falcon and raptor display at the Banyan Tree Al Wadi. Sit back and be amazed as resident professional falconers fly their birds of prey using both traditional Arabic and modern Western techniques.
5. Historical Sites
For history enthusiasts Ras Al Khaimah is a truly unforgettable Arabian experience. Visit the scenic location of Dhayah Fort which offers wonderful sights of the mountains and the sea. Other must visits are the Mohammed Bin Salim Mosque, the largest surviving traditional mosque in the UAE and the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah. This was built in the mid-18th century during the Emirate’s invasion by Persians and was originally a fort that served as the residence of the ruling family until the early 1960’s.
These delightful Ras Al Khaimah experiences can be uniquely crafted to your preferencces by Seawings Lifestyle.
Take out a moment and enjoy this beautiful visual journey, courtesy of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.
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