Make Ras Al Khaimah your family’s ideal holiday destination this Eid Al Adha

Planning a short break or staycation this Eid Al Adha? Ras Al Khaimah’s collection of family friendly luxury resorts provide the perfect opportunity to kick back, relax and unwind, or act as a base to explore all the incredible attractions on offer in the UAE’s adventure emirate.

 

Family friendly resorts

In terms of accommodation, Ras Al Khaimah offers something to suit all tastes and budgets this Eid Al Adha. In terms of beachside resorts, Al Marjan Island boasts some of the emirate’s best.

The all-inclusive Rixos Bab Al Bahr promises the ultimate family getaway, thanks to its highly flexible accommodation options that include a uniquely themed kids’ family escape suite. Guests can enjoy a vast range of water sports and beachside activities, while the dedicated Rixy Kids Club and Teens Republic facilities offers plenty to keep younger guests entertained.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa, Marjan Island boasts a remarkable five pools, a Chuckles Kid’s Club and a unique pirate theme park, while the 515-guestroom Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island features outstanding facilities including 750 metres of private beach, family guestrooms and a kids’ club.

 

Elsewhere, the InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for a relaxing and luxurious family getaway, thanks to its special promotion that enables guests to book one Seafront Villa and get another for 50% off.

The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is another option for those looking for an exclusive getaway. The luxury beachside resort boasts a range of flexible family guestrooms and suites. Parents will appreciate the hotel’s stunning spa and dining facilities, while children will love the dedicated Pearl Kids club, nursery, pool, and extensive play areas. Kids can even play Little Hotelier for the day, dressing in their very own uniform to welcome guests at the front desk or shadow the hotel’s world-class chefs.

 

Family friendly activities

A Ras Al Khaimah Eid Al Adha getaway wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Jebel Jais, the UAE’s tallest mountain, where you and your family can experience a range of incredible adventure activities.

At its highest point, the Jebel Jais mountain soars a remarkable 1,934 metres above sea level, meaning that even during the hottest summer months, this remarkable destination provides a relatively cool retreat for adventurers.

While Jebel Jais has long been famed for its natural wonders, in more recent years, it has been its adrenalin-pumping manmade attractions that have put it firmly on the adventure tourism map.

 

Jais Flight – the world’s longest zipline at 2.83 kilometres – is a major highlight. Starting at a height of 1,680 metres above sea level, thrill seekers are propelled off the top of Jebel Jais, flying in specially designed canopy above deep ravines, canyons and through jagged peaks at speeds of up to 100mph (160km/h). Anyone taller than 1.22 metres and weighing more than 40kg can take part, making it an ideal option for adults and teenagers.

Another exciting option is the Jais Sky Tour, which comprises of six ziplines that range from 337 metres in length to well over 1 km. Wearing a specially fitted harness, participants fly over the Hajar Mountain range traveling at an average speed of 60km/h. The entire experience takes approximately 2 hours as you navigate seven platforms connected by six ziplines.

 

Back (almost!) on Terra Firma is the popular Jais Sledder, a toboggan-style thrill ride that covers a distance of almost two kilometres at speeds up to 40km/h. Each sled is designed to accommodate up to two riders, making it a perfect option for a parent and their child. Riders can take in the spectacular views of the Hajar Mountains while careening along the undulating track through hairpin curves.

After a day of thrilling adventure, why not kick back and relax with a refreshing drink or tasty meal at 1484 by Puro, the UAE’s highest restaurant. Situated 1,484 metres above sea level, the venue boasts an expansive outdoor terrace offering amazing views and is the perfect location to end your day.

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