Ras Al Khaimah is not just a place — it's a journey

Things to do

Ras Al Khaimah is renowned for its outstanding nature, leisure, adventure and authentic offerings. With an extraordinary history dating back over seven millennia, the northernmost Emirate in the UAE has become one of the most sought after destinations in the Middle East.

For those travelling to the emirate, please note that there is no hard border crossing from Ras Al Khaimah and its neighbouring emirates, including Dubai. You can travel freely between Ras Al Khaimah and the other bordering emirates without any restrictions. 

Travellers to Ras Al Khaimah can choose from serene-spa-luxury to knee-trembling-adrenaline-adventures and anything in between. The year-round destination offers a plethora of activities for everyone.

Jais Flight – World’s Longest Zipline

Jais Flight is the longest zipline in the world. Soar across jagged mountain peaks and…

Jais Sky Tour

The Jais Sky Tour has adrenaline junkies and adventurers travelling to the top of the…

Suwaidi Pearls

The Suwaidi Pearls Farm was established in 2005 by prominent Emirati Abdulla Al Suwaidi, and…

Dhayah Fort

Dhayah Fort, a castle-like spectacle, is on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List and stands…

Al Jazirah Al Hamra

Al Jazirah Al Hamra includes all of the traditional elements expected in such a neighbourhood,…

Al Qawasim Corniche

The three-kilometre waterfront promenade is lined with luxury apartments, international restaurants, local cafes, access to…

Equestrian Centre

The Al Wadi Equestrian Adventure Centre is nestled amidst the rolling red dunes of Ras…

Mohammed Bin Salem Mosque

​Excavations revealed the presence of an earlier mosque, dating back to the second half of…

Did you know?

Did you know?

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has announced its comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Destination Strategy that will see the nature-based Emirate become the regional leader in environmentally conscious tourism by 2025.

The guiding principles for Sustainable Tourism in Ras Al Khaimah include: delivering authentic tourism experiences through preservation and conservation, taking an industry wide focus that provides both economic productivity and sustainable development, improving the quality of life and well-being of citizens and residents with a community based approach and setting environmental goals based minimizing the industry’s carbon footprint and contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Events

RAK Calendar is a perfect place where you get updates on latest festivals, concerts, sporting events, exhibitions, shows and upcoming events in Ras Al Khaimah.

Shisha at Le Diwan

Aug 19 5:30 pm-Aug 19 10:30 pm

Overlooking the breathtaking glamour of Peacock Alley in the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Le Diwan serves traditional shisha, Turkish and

Sushi Nights At Umi

Aug 19 6:30 pm-Aug 19 10:00 pm

On the first floor of the iconic Waldorf Astoria is Umi, a trendy Japanese restaurant serving delicacies created by the resident sushi, sash

Hawaiian Night at Breakers Beach Bar

Aug 19 7:00 pm-Aug 19 10:30 pm

Aloha! Each Friday, head to the candyfloss-coloured resort, The Cove Rotana. Wander through a series of pretty lagoons and the seemingly hid

Bollywood Hungama at Garden Bar

Aug 19 7:00 pm-Aug 19 10:00 pm

Head to the creek-side Garden Bar at Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah every Friday for some Bollywood glamour. Enjoy traditional plates, del

Beat the Heat

Aug 20 9:00 am-Aug 20 7:00 pm

Keep cool on the beach or by the Azure pool at the luxury Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah with buckets of ice-cold beer. Nestled on the shore

All American Brunch at Claw BBQ

Aug 20 1:00 pm-Aug 20 4:00 pm

Saturday means a CLAWtastic brunch at Claw BBQ, Hampton By Hilton Marjan Island. The high-spirited brunch boasts fresh seafood, flavoursome

Shisha at Le Diwan

Aug 19 5:30 pm-Aug 19 10:30 pm

Overlooking the breathtaking glamour of Peacock Alley in the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Le Diwan serves traditional shisha, Turkish and

Sushi Nights At Umi

Aug 19 6:30 pm-Aug 19 10:00 pm

On the first floor of the iconic Waldorf Astoria is Umi, a trendy Japanese restaurant serving delicacies created by the resident sushi, sash

Hawaiian Night at Breakers Beach Bar

Aug 19 7:00 pm-Aug 19 10:30 pm

Aloha! Each Friday, head to the candyfloss-coloured resort, The Cove Rotana. Wander through a series of pretty lagoons and the seemingly hid

Bollywood Hungama at Garden Bar

Aug 19 7:00 pm-Aug 19 10:00 pm

Head to the creek-side Garden Bar at Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah every Friday for some Bollywood glamour. Enjoy traditional plates, del

Beat the Heat

Aug 20 9:00 am-Aug 20 7:00 pm

Keep cool on the beach or by the Azure pool at the luxury Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah with buckets of ice-cold beer. Nestled on the shore

All American Brunch at Claw BBQ

Aug 20 1:00 pm-Aug 20 4:00 pm

Saturday means a CLAWtastic brunch at Claw BBQ, Hampton By Hilton Marjan Island. The high-spirited brunch boasts fresh seafood, flavoursome

Planning Your Trip

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Where to Stay

Revered hospitality names are dotted along the various beach fronts of the nature-based Emirate and provide seamless service, luxury spas, and an array of local and international cuisine. Visitors can experience dinner in the desert, beachside barbeques, sundowner boat rides, bubbly brunches and spectacular award-winning dining under the stars.

InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa

Located on Hayat Island, surrounded by the sparkling shores of the Arabian Sea, expansive terracotta…

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert features private villa accommodations, each with its…

Waldorf Astoria

The first Waldorf Astoria hotel in the UAE, the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah opened…

Rixos Bab Al Bahr

Rixos Bab Al Bahr boldly spreads across three pyramid-shaped buildings interspersed with meandering waterways and…

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