Ras Al Khaimah is a unique destination renowned for its adrenaline-pumping activities and outdoor adventures. It’s a hotspot for travellers visiting the United Arab Emirates and residents seeking a day out from the city. There are various ways to travel from Dubai to the northernmost emirate, such as a private car, taxi or economical bus. Whether you are heading to the mountains or want to relax on almost empty beaches, taking a bus is as easy as one, two, three.

One reputable bus service travels between Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, the government of Ras Al Khaimah Public Service Bus.

Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority

In cooperation with Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority, RAKTA facilitates easy access to and from Dubai Union Bus Station. The buses leave Ras Al Khaimah as early as 5.30 am to reach Dubai, with the last bus departing at 8 pm. There are 12-daily shuttle buses thereafter, from 7 am on the hour. The service from Dubai starts at 7.30 am and finishes at 11 pm. Every single journey is AED 27. Other public service buses connect visitors to Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain for as little as AED 15. All of the journeys are bookable online.

RAKTA provides a system of transportation and mobility solutions that conform to the strictest international standards meeting the needs of residents and visitors. They strive to provide safe, reliable and intelligent transportation services to meet the needs of society. Their buses have high-quality specifications to ensure the utmost comfort, safety and security. RAKTA has up-to-date transportation technologies and solutions that facilitate an easy mobility process through the Albosola RAK Transport Authority smart application. The bus stops are strategically considered to cover vital geographic locations across the country.


From Ras Al Khaimah to Dubai

5.30 am Dubai – direct
7 am Dubai – direct
8 am Dubai – via Sharjah
9 am Dubai – via Sharjah
10 am Dubai – via Sharjah
11 am Dubai – via Sharjah
12 noon Dubai – via Sharjah
1 pm Dubai – via Sharjah
2 pm Dubai – via Sharjah
3 pm Dubai – via Sharjah
4 pm Dubai – via Sharjah
5 pm Dubai – via Sharjah
6 pm Dubai – via Sharjah
7 pm Dubai – direct
8 pm Dubai – via Sharjah and Ajman
9 pm Dubai – via Sharjah and Ajman

From Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah

7.30 am Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah
9.30 am Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah
10.30 am Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah
11.30 am Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah
12.30 noon Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah
1.30 pm Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah
2.30 pm Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah
3.30 pm Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah
4.30 pm Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah
5.30 pm Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah
6.30 pm Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah
7.30 pm Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah
8.30 pm Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah
9.30 pm Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah
10.30 pm Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah
11 pm Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah

Once in Ras Al Khaimah, you can utilise the various emirate’s city buses, including the red route service, which is ideal for visitors. The city shuttle runs between Al Nakheel, Manar Mall, RAK Mall, Corniche Al-Qawasim and Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Flamingo Beach, Union Bridge, Al Hamra Bus Station, Mina Al Arab, Emirates Post and Al Hamra Mall, RAKEZ, Acacia Hotel and the church.

The purple route takes you between the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah College of Dental Sciences, Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Services University and Manar Mall. The green route is ideally suited to local residents who want to access key destinations across the city, including the Ministry of Environment, Julphar Pharmaceutical, the New Institute of Applied Science, Saqr Park and Digdaga. Likewise, the blue route accommodates those who want to travel to the Julphar, Shemal, Al Rams, Saqr Port and Ghalila areas.

Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Salim Street

Toll-free number 800 1700, [email protected]

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