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Date 12 Sep 2019

The emirate pledges to remain in UAE and champion local talent.

Look closely at the trailer for the movie War Machine, starring Brad Pitt, and you’ll notice a familiar landscape. Those rocky highlands that form Afghanistan’s rugged terrain? None other than Ras Al Khaimah’s own stunning Hajar Mountains. That American military basecamp in a run-down Pakistani town? RAK’s own historic village.

Watch the Trailer Here

The Lowdown

Al Marjan Island is actually a series of four man-made islands extending 4.5km into the turquoise waters of Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE’s northernmost emirate, and so named because the complex resembles coral (marjan in Arabic) from above. With three resorts and its own music festival, there’s plenty of entertainment and relaxation.

The Family Feel

Kids Go Free this summer across the whole of Ras Al Khaimah! Great news for families looking for a fun and affordable break. And with three of its own public parks, a fantastic play area and bike rental, Al Marjan Island is the perfect family escape.

The Activities

You’ll find watersports on offer at all the resorts, plus kids clubs, evening entertainment and excursions to visit the wonderful attractions of Ras Al Khaimah. The island has a wide boulevard dotted with coffee shops that’s perfect for a sunset stroll, plus a running track and a cycle track.

The Party

Destination Dawn is an all-night beach party that takes place on the island twice a year in May and October. With top international DJs, food trucks, onsite camping and plenty of sun, sea and fun, it’s the UAE’s own mini music festival. Find out more here

The Nightlife

Rixos Bab Al Bahr has several bars that offer entertainment and its own nightclub, Inferno, and the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa has a nightclub called Xclusive – but call ahead if you’re not a guest of these hotels as you may need to pay for a day pass to enter. And don’t forget Al Marjan Island’s own biannual beach party, Destination Dawn.

The Party

Destination Dawn is an all-night beach party that takes place on the island twice a year in May and October. With top international DJs, food trucks, onsite camping and plenty of sun, sea and fun, it’s the UAE’s own mini music festival. Find out more here

The Nightlife

Rixos Bab Al Bahr has several bars that offer entertainment and its own nightclub, Inferno, and the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa has a nightclub called Xclusive – but call ahead if you’re not a guest of these hotels as you may need to pay for a day pass to enter. And don’t forget Al Marjan Island’s own biannual beach party, Destination Dawn.

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