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Only a 45 minutes drive away from Dubai, it is easy to get to Ras al Khaimah. The emirate is also linked to Dubai by free shuttle buses to and from Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Centre Airport, offering easy, direct transfers to Ras Al Khaimah. You can find more information on travelling to the emirate on our Getting Here section.
Once you’ve arrived in Ras al Khaimah, there is so much to see and do. Explore the cities, take in the views from the mountains or watch the sun setting over the desert. Relax beside glittering seas on magical beaches or take part in the many activities on offer. Whatever you choose to do while you’re here, Ras Al Khaimah’s excellent transport connections will make it easy for you.
Just 45 minutes by road from Dubai International Airport, Ras Al Khaimah is easy to reach.
By road, comfortable taxis and frequent bus services link Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. If you’re driving, take the E311 road, passing Sharjah en route to Ras Al Khaimah. Alternatively, take the E611 road and follow signs to Ras Al Khaimah.
Travel times and distances to Ras Al Khaimah City
Dubai International Airport – 45 minutes, 85 kilometers
RAK International Airport – 20 minutes, 18 kilometers
Abu Dhabi International Airport – 2 Hours and 30 minutes, 250 kilometers
Sharjah International Airport – 35 minutes, 60 kilometers
Oman, Mussandam Border – 30 minutes, 40 kilometers
With an excellent road network, it’s easy to travel to Ras Al Khaimah from different emirates and enjoy all of the sights and experiences while you’re here. The emirate is well served by plentiful taxis and frequent bus services. To book a taxi, simply call 800 1700. Prebooked taxis from Careem and Uber drive visitors to Ras Al Khaimah from Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Dubai and Ajman.
Regular bus connections link all of the key locations, from coastal resorts to landmarks in the mountains. Named after the emirate’s highest peak, the Jebel Jais shuttle bus operates three coaches daily (www.jebeljais.ae/shuttlebus). Covering all of the major hotels, this service links Ras Al Khaimah City Centre and the Al Hamra and Al Marjan Island areas to Jebel Jais, taking you deep into the mountainous landscapes.
With free wi-fi, the luxurious RAK Shuttle Bus service (www.rakshuttle.com) offers quick and easy connections from Dubai International Airport to Ras Al Khaimah. For regular links to the other emirates, Ras Al Khaimah Buses can be contacted on 800 9090 or 800 1700 (www.rakairport.com/public_transport.html)
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