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Ras Al Khaimah is a welcoming and liberal emirate but it is worthwhile being culturally aware and equipping yourself with essential information that will assist you in planning your trip, including visa requirements.
An oasis of nature and tranquility, this magical emirate offers a stunning array of landscapes. It has 64km of mesmerizing coastline – from white sandy beaches to lush green mangroves, creeks and lagoons. Marvel at endless views of terracotta desert sand, explore spectacular mountain regions and discover authentic Emirati culture.
Inland, there are plenty of other leisure opportunities, from golf and authentic desert camp experiences to mountain adventure – including the world’s longest zip line.
But what really sets Ras Al Khaimah apart is the warmth of the Arabian welcome that awaits you. Enjoy genuine Emirati hospitality, world class cuisine and extraordinary comfort. The emirate offers everything from international resorts to exclusive boutique hotels and spas. Ras Al Khaimah is a place where you can enjoy royal treatment and outstanding value for money.
Dubai International Airport
Abu Dhabi International Airport
RAK International Airport
Oman, Mussandam Border
History of Ras Al Khaimah
With 7,000 years of history, Ras Al Khaimah boasts a large number of fascinating cultural sites. Beautiful mosques, ancient forts and a historic village… the emirate is alive with heritage and history, just waiting to be discovered. Year-round sunshine also makes Ras Al Khaimah the perfect destination – whether it’s a weekend stopover from Dubai or an extended holiday break. Against a backdrop of the turquoise waters of the Arabian Ocean, it is a hotspot for all kinds of water sports, from the adrenaline rush of jet skis and water skiing to breathtaking sailing cruises.
It is a place that gives you the best of both worlds, with something for all ages and budgets – all year round.
Ras Al Khaimah's location made it a valuable target for domination by a series of invading powers. Eighteen historic fortifications, castles and towers bear testament to a turbulent history that saw Ras Al Khaimah occupied or challenged by the Sasanians, Islamic clans of the Arabian Gulf, the Portuguese, Dutch and British Forces.Learn More
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