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Ras Al Khaimah Holidays

Ras Al Khaimah is a lesser-known city of the UAE which has flourished into a world-class tourist centre, offering year-round sunshine, gorgeous natural landscapes including mountains (the stunning Jebel Hafeet is one to note), desert, blissful beaches, and superb value resorts and hotels, not to mention a rich heritage with age-old traditions and charming historic sites such as forts, palaces, and mosques. Brightsun Travel offers luxury Ras Al Khaimah holidays, including all-inclusive packages.

Ras Al Khaimah is renowned for its high-quality ceramics, with Ras Al Khaimah Ceramics being one of the world’s leading ceramics manufacturers. The city also offers thrilling hiking trails, including a hike to the highest mountain in the UAE, plus amazing water sports adventures like jet skiing, paddle boarding, diving, and kayaking.

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Ras Al Khaimah with Stopover in Doha

Ras Al Khaimah

Half Board 6 Nights
From £809 per person View Offer

Ras Al Khaimah with Premium Stopover in Doha

Ras Al Khaimah

Half Board 6 Nights
From £849 per person View Offer

Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island

Marjan Island Blvd - Jazeerat Al Marjan - Ras al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates

Bed and Breakfast 3 Nights
From £969 per person View Offer

Ras Al Khaimah with Luxury Stopover in Doha

Ras Al Khaimah

Half Board 6 Nights
From £989 per person View Offer

BM Beach Resort

Al Jazer St. Al Hamra Free Zone, Ras Al Khaimah 35757, United Arab Emirates

All Inclusive 5 Nights
From £1029 per person View Offer

Local Information & Travel Tips

Cultural Etiquette

Dress Code - Dress modestly, especially in rural areas and during visits to religious or cultural sites

Behaviour - Public displays of affection are frowned upon; be respectful and polite.

Religion - Islam is the predominant religion in RAK; respect local customs, especially during Ramadan.

Photography - Ask for permission before photographing people, particularly women, and be mindful of restricted areas (military sites, etc.).

Local Laws - Familiarise yourself with local laws and customs to avoid any unintentional offenses.

Health & Safety

Healthcare - Modern healthcare facilities are available; travel insurance is recommended.

Safety - RAK is generally safe, but always be cautious with personal belongings and travel information.

Shopping - Ras Al Khaimah is an excellent shopping hub with mega malls that triple as shopping, dining, and entertainment centres, including Al Hamra Mall, Manar Mall, and the RAK Mall, plus traditional souks including the Old Souk offering a more authentic shopping experience, where you can pick up local spices and handicrafts.

Things to Do and See in Ras Al Khaimah

Top Ras Al Khaimah Attractions

Jebel Jais

Of all the Ras Al Khaimah places to visit, this iconic attraction hits the top spot. It’s the highest peak in the UAE, offering breathtaking views, hiking and biking trails, and the world's longest zipline: Jebel Jais Flight.

Al Hamra Village & Marina

Al Hamra Village is a picturesque development with a blend of traditional and modern architecture, featuring a marina, golf course, and shopping and dining establishments.

Dhayah Fort

The ancient Dhayah Fort is located on a hilltop, offering panoramic views of the surrounding area. It played a significant role in the region's history.

Al Marjan Island

The Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island is a man-made archipelago with luxurious resorts, beaches, and recreational activities like water sports.

National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah

Housed in a historic fort, this impressive museum showcases the history, archaeology, and culture of Ras Al Khaimah through exhibits and artifacts.

Khatt Springs

These natural hot springs are known for their therapeutic properties, located in the village of Khatt. Here you can relax in the hot springs and rejuvenate with spa treatments and wellness activities.


The Shimal archaeological site takes you back in time to the region’s early history, with ancient tombs and ruins from the Umm Al Nar period (2500-2000 BCE).

Iceland Water Park

This family-friendly water park offers a variety of water slides, pools, and attractions themed around the concept of an Arctic adventure.

Saqr Park

Saqr Park is the largest public park in Ras Al Khaimah, offering green spaces, playgrounds, and picnic areas.

Ras Al Khaimah Corniche

Ras Al Khaimah’s corniche is a picturesque waterfront area with a walking path, cafes, and recreational spots.

Al Rams Beach & Saraya Island

The quaint village of Al Rams and Saraya Island is situated along the city’s northernmost tip, and Al Rams Beach is a stunning Ras Al Khaimah beach with pristine, shallow waters – perfect for activities like swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Another highlight of Al Rams is the Suwaidi Pearl Farm – the world’s only Arabian pearl farm.

Ras Al Khaimah Weather

Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) experiences a desert climate with hot summers and mild winters. The city enjoys abundant sunshine throughout the year with very little rainfall.

Summer (June to September)

In the summer, between June-September, it is extremely hot and dry, with high temperatures of around 40°C to 45°C and occasional dust storms. The humidity is high too, which means it will feel even hotter. Outdoor activities are limited during this time due to the heat; indoor attractions and evening outings are more popular.

Autumn (October to November)

The weather is more pleasant during autumn with cooler evenings and decreased humidity. This time of year is ideal for desert safaris, hiking, and outings to the beach. Daytime highs range from 30°C to 35°C, and lows range between 20°C to 25°C.

Winter (December to February)

Winter in Ras Al Khaimah is mild and pleasant, with clear skies, moderate humidity, and daytime highs ranging from 20°C to 25°C, and lows of around 10°C to 15°C. This is the best time to visit if you’re looking to plan for outdoor adventures and sightseeing.

Spring (March to May) 

Ras Al Khaimah is warm and sunny in the spring, becoming hotter and more humid towards May. This time of year is suitable for beach activities, outdoor sports, and desert excursions. Highs range from 25°C to 35°C, with lows of around 15°C to 25°C. 

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