Ras Al Khaimah is one of the lesser known UAE emirates which definitely doesn’t get enough credit. It’s an absolutely stunning travel destination with natural landscapes of mountains, beaches, mangroves and desert, year-round sunshine, interesting museums, great value luxury resorts and a range of beautiful palaces, mosques and forts. This authentic Arabian city has many age-old traditions that are still thriving, and the city has a fascinating history that dates back to the Bronze Age. To step inside Ras Al Khaimah’s rich past, visit Dhayah Fort, the UAE’s only remaining hilltop fort built over ancient ruins in the 19th century, with amazing views of the coast and mountains. Another notable historic site is the traditional town of Al Jazirah Al Hamra, a former island that has since been abandoned with preserved ancient coral-stone houses, mosques, shops and a fortress, allowing insight to pre-oil Emirati cultures. To dig even deeper into Ras Al Khaimah’s history, explore the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah; housed in a historic fort, this captivating museum displays a large range of artefacts and archaeological items including weaponry, old coins, manuscripts and pottery. Brightsun Travel offers an excellent range of Ras Al Khaimah flights deals with various airlines.
Ras Al Khaimah is an adventure lover’s haven, offering boundless fun activities. The city is home to many hiking trails suiting all fitness levels, so nature walks are a popular activity here. The best hiking destination in the city is definitely the breath-taking Jebel Jais, which is the highest mountain in the UAE. You can also drive up this towering mountain or perhaps enjoy a ride on the world’s longest zip line here which reaches speeds of up to 150kph. To immerse yourself in culture, visit the Al Sawan Camel Race Track to witness camel racing – this is a traditional RAK activity that has been around since ancient times. You can also embark on the ultimate Middle East experience and venture out to the desert for a thrilling 4x4 ride across the dunes. Ras Al Khaimah is also an excellent water sports hub with diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing and wake boarding opportunities in the crystal clear waters of the Arabian Gulf. Book cheap tickets to Ras Al Khaimah with Brightsun and look forward to the trip of a life time! Ras Al Khaimah is just a 45 minute drive from the iconic city of Dubai, which is of course worth a day trip.