Hotels in Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E

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Ras Al Khaimah Hotels for Your Getaway to the Sea

Equal parts sweeping deserts and oceanfront bliss, Ras Al Khaimah is a popular destination for its stunning landscapes, adventure activities and historical sites. From a leisurely afternoon exploring the desert dunes to visiting hilltop forts, there are unique attractions all around. Here, you're in charge of the itinerary, and we are ready to host you at the best hotels in RAK for a memorable trip to the United Arab Emirates.

Top Ras Al Khaimah Hotels for Serenity and Splendor

Head to Wadi Shawka, a seasonal river bed and nature area in the heart of the Jebel Jais Mountains. This location is ideal for cycling, running and hiking through miles of pristine backcountry. Built in 2001, the river bed’s famous Shawka Dam is considered the largest dam in the country and the nearby recreational area features picnic areas and a playground. Set out to explore the breathtaking scenery, ancient settlement artifacts and plentiful wildlife.

Dhayah Fort is another must-see attraction and the only hill fort remaining in the UAE. Dating back to the 19th century, it was once a settlement and today, the remains of the golden mud-brick fort is an important historical monument. The site of the 1819 battle between British troops and local Qawasim tribes, it’s an important testament to Arabian history, and a hike up the stairs offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Be sure to visit Al Jazirah Al Hamra, a Neolithic site and the only remaining historical pearling village in the entire Gulf region. Pearl fishing is still revered as one of the UAE’s time-honored traditions. The abandoned buildings and fascinating ruins of the tidal island (Al Jazirah Al Hamra translates from Arabic to mean Red Island ) like forts, a courtyard, houses and watchtowers. Walk through this open-air museum on a self-guided tour for a true step back in time.

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For the truly adventurous, Ras Al Khaimah offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can only be found here. Jais Flight is the longest zipline in the world and soars through towering mountain peaks and scenic valley ravines at an adrenaline-pumping speed. The entire zipline only takes a few minutes but offers an unforgettable thrill in Arabian Gulf like no other. The Jais Sledder is another way to experience the rugged mountain terrain in an exhilarating sled that puts you in the driver’s seat of fun.

Embrace the spirit of the captivating desert and experience the lifestyle of local Bedouin families who nomad throughout the sand dunes. Tours of the traditional Bedouin way of life, following cooler weather and water, offer a fascinating insight into native plants, the landscape and camps. Watch a captivating camel race or opt for a modern take on a four-wheeling adventure through the desert for the ultimate visit to Ras Al Khaimah.

Best Ras Al Khaimah Hotels for Exotic Experiences

Ras Al Khaimah is famed for its luxurious Flamingo Beach. An oasis that springs out of the desert surroundings, it’s named for the pink birds that inhabit the nearby mangroves in Mina Al Arab. The shallow beachfront offers a shallow playground of turquoise waters, perfect for families and sun loungers. A lively collection of restaurants and shops line the shoreline to grab a bite and pick up souvenirs.

Explore the water and mangroves on a relaxing dinner cruise that winds along the scenic coast. Nightly tours showcase colorful sunsets, delicious dining and the city skyline on an unforgettable ride on authentic wooden boats. After a full day and night exploring the sights and sounds of the city, we have the best hotels in Ras Al Khaimah for a night of indulgence and rest.

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