THE EMIRATE OF RAS-AL-KHEIM GET ITS NAME (TRANSLATED FROM THE ARABIC MEANING "TENT TOP"), THANKS TO ITS GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION IN THE NORTHERN ENERGY SURFACE. ORIGINALLY THE EMIRATE WAS KNOWN UNDER THE NAME OF JULFAR (ALSO AS THE SAME PORT). HIS STRATEGIC SITUATION AT THE CROSSROADS OF TRADE WAYS BETWEEN EAST AND WEST HAS BEEN FACILITATED TO TRANSFORM RAC AL KHEIMS TO THE CENTER OF TRADE AND SEA TRAVELS.
Offering untouched wildlife and luxurious recreational opportunities, this emirate has already become one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the UAE.
Located along the coast with a total length of 64 kilometers, the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is an ideal place for practicing all water sports and water activities. The clear blue waters of the Gulf provide excellent opportunities for fishing, swimming, diving, diving with a mask and fins, sailing and water skiing. Nature lovers will be impressed by kayaking in the mangroves of Ras Al Khaimah.
An ideal place for family vacations and visitors of all age groups is built on a unique project, recreating the frosty Arctic in the middle of a hot desert, and giving magnificent shelter from the heat, Ice Land Water Park. Ice Land water park provides guests with the opportunity to engage in various types of games and entertainment on the water, including the highest water slide, visit the large restaurant courtyard, and gives both adults and children a sea of splashes, joy and fun!
From sharp mountain peaks to coastal areas and desert expanses, the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah offers its guests a wide selection of diverse landscapes. Here, travelers can fully experience the spirit of adventure and exploration by going on a desert safari, finding themselves in a real Bedouin settlement or enjoying the traditional Arabian pastimes - camel riding or getting to know the everyday life of the Bedouins.
For golf fans, there are two 18-hole championship courses here - at Al Hamra Golf Club and Tower Links Golf Club. Both golf clubs offer great facilities for athletes, including beginner classes and ending with the opportunity to play golf under the stars.
One of the recent additions to tourist routes in the emirate is the first pearl farm in the UAE and the Gulf countries. It is capable of producing more than 100 thousand pearls per year. Visitors to the special “Pearl Tour” first get acquainted with the process of cultivating natural pearls, and then they can open the pearl shell on their own. If it contains a pearl, it will be given to a guest of the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and his unique Pearl Farm as a gift!
In the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, the first exclusive desert eco-resort in the UAE is located - Banyan Tree Al Wadi. This luxurious resort complex is located in the center of a private desert reserve covering an area of more than 90 hectares. The reserve is home to populations of the three most popular species of antelopes - sand gazelles (Rheem), Arabian gazelles (Domani) and under special control of the Arabian oryx (Maha). Another exclusive element of the resort is the Banyan Tree Beach Club, which features spacious villas with private pools and wellness facilities at the spa, located directly on the private beach.
From luxurious coastal resorts to the calm tranquility of a desert reserve, the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah offers its guests a wide variety of opportunities for hotel accommodation and relaxation.
The Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa and The Cove Rotana Resort are two newly opened beach resorts in the emirate. Providing an attractive selection of outdoor activities, both outdoors and indoors, from the cleanest sandy private beaches to fitness and spa treatments, both of these resorts give their guests an unrivaled vacation filled with peace and bliss.There are other equally attractive resorts in the emirate, including Al Hamra Fort & Beach Resort and Al Hamra Palace Beach Resort. As well as opportunities to go on a mountain hike or to observe falconry, to take a horse ride or to shoot from a bow ... And so on. You just have to make a choice. The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is waiting for you!