Nestled between the Arabian Gulf and Hajar Mountains, Ras Al Khaimah is in the northern part of the United Arab Emirates bordering Oman and reached via Dubai airport. This luxury little known gem has a 43 kilometre coastline that includes tranquil lagoons, golden sandy beaches and also shares Oman’s mountainous borders. Ras Al Khaimah has a rich culture and heritage due to its historical naval past which made it an important trade centre. One can gain a glimpse into this ancient emirate’s rich and varied heritage at the Rasalkhaimah Museum.
At 1,700 square kilometres a holiday to Ras Al Khaimah has the advantage of the traveller being able to visit many of the areas and attractions on offer. Due to its diverse landscape, there are many activities to choose, from excursions into the mountains, desert safaris to swimming in the thermal springs. At Ar-Rams watch both the fisherman bring home their catch but also see the pearl-diving exploits of the locals. The resort of Khatt surrounded by mountains will invigorate with its spa like thermal springs, whereas at Masafi offers the chance to imbibe its waters.