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From riding the world’s longest zipline, to relaxing at a beautiful resort, find out more about visiting Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
Since writing my quick guide to the UAE, I was excited to share a little more info on one place in particular – Ras Al Khaimah.
But where is Ras Al Khaimah, I hear you ask?
Ras Al Khaimah is one of seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Everyone knows Abu Dhabi and Dubai, but the other five are a lot less visited. And you know what – this is GREAT news for anyone planning a trip!
My advice, visit before they’re as well known as the other two. Have a play with the map and you’ll spot Dubai a little way south of RAK. It actually only takes around an hour to drive from Dubai to RAK.
While I find Dubai fascinating, and I loved Abu Dhabi’s cultural elements, Ras Al Khaimah really struck a chord. Meaning the ‘top of the tent’, RAK is the fourth largest emirate and is known for its contrasting landscapes of epic mountains, beautiful beaches and desert dunes.
We enjoyed a really great mix of food, relaxation and adrenaline during our few days there. If I was to recommend a route, it’d be to fly into Abu Dhabi and spend a few days exploring The Louvre, the Grand Mosque and the theme parks, then head to Ras Al Khaimah for two days to enjoy my suggestions below, then finish with a few days exploring Dubai. You get a bit of everything that way!
For me, there are two sides to RAK… resorts and relaxation AND landscapes and adrenaline.
Scroll down to find out all about Ras Al Khaimah, but first, check out the video of our time in the UAE with Rotana.