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Top-rated Tourist Attractions in Ras Al-Khaimah
Ras Al-Khaimah is the main city break in Dubai. The northernmost region of the United Arab Emirates, Ras Al-Khaimah is backed by the powerful Hajar Mountains, which roll dramatically to the shore, making this a great base for exploring and sightseeing in a rugged area. Historically, this region is very important, with archaeological excavations that reveal that this area has been inhabited since the third millennium BC. The Ras Al-Khaimah National Museum does an excellent job of explaining this far-reaching history.
Although much of the city is modern, the atmosphere is wonderfully Jazirat al-Hamra. The area is a major tourist attraction, as it gives an idea of the peaceful life of fishermen and divers before the oil boom of the mid-twentieth century.
1- Ras Al Khaimah Desert Safari
It is the most exemplary and the most well known of the desert visits, for the most part, offered in Dubai: takeoff from the lodging, an hour’s voyage to arrive at the ridges, tires collapse, hill slamming going all over the rises with the rough terrain vehicle, on the off chance that you can attempt the sandboarding or the plummet from a precarious rise with the board. At that point, you arrive at the camp where in the event that you wish you can likewise do an exceptionally short ride on the camel and you can have yourself shot with a bird of prey on your arm. Suppers in the organization of various different sightseers while respecting the hip twirl show and after that coming back to the inn at night. Transportation happens in rough terrain vehicles, more often than not Toyota Land Cruiser.
Get and drop-off: takeoff and come back to your inn in Ras Al Khaimah.
To what extent it keeps going: somewhere in the range of 6 and 7 hours relying upon traffic, takeoff mid-evening, and return at night.
Guide: Driver/Guide in English, Hindi, Urdu, and Arabic
Highlights: there are a few choices that you can pick and join with one another. The first is about vehicle: on the off chance that you are a family or a gathering of 5 or 6 companions (most extreme number of individuals) select one of the private visits, in the event that you travel alone, in 2 or 3 individuals select the gathering form rather (isolate the rough terrain vehicle with different members, greatest 6). The subsequent choice is supper: camp with smorgasbord supper or the more costly variation with table administration, typically closer to the phase where the show is held. The third and last is in the event that you need to arrive at the extraordinary hills (additionally called outrageous high ridges or high rises), in truth just somewhat higher and somewhat more extreme than the rises gave in the base safari.
Cost: notwithstanding rough terrain transportation the expense incorporates sandboarding, welcome beverage, espresso and tea, henna tattoo (on the off chance that you need to do it), a couple of minutes camel ride, free hookah, supper in the desert camp, move show boundless midsection, bites, water, and soda pops. Excluded any quad bicycles, rise surreys, and mixed drinks.
Pros: the great quality/value proportion of the most affordable alternative, taking into account that it incorporates supper it is extremely difficult to request more on the visit.
Cons: any alternative you pick, don’t anticipate closeness or stay alone, appreciating the enormity of the desert peacefully. The supper and every one of the exercises are efficient (the nearby administrator who really gives the administrations is Experience in Dubai is one of the most refreshing in Dubai), and the audits are amazing, however you will consistently be in the organization of many other individuals, and the air is 100% visitor, from the first to the last moment of the visit. Superior to anything you realize it immediately.
Good To know: Don’t expect the self-important Saharan rises several meters high, practically the majority of the desert territory close Dubai is portrayed by glades up to a couple of dozen meters high, including the region known as outrageous high rises.
Prescribed: on the off chance that you’ve never been in the desert.
2 Ras Al-Khaimah National Museum
Ras Al-Khaimah National Museum
The Ras Al-Khaimah National Museum is located in a fort that was the residence of the ruling family until the early 1960s. The museum houses an excellent collection of archaeological and ethnological artifacts. The Qawasim Room on the first floor is particularly interesting, with a collection of documents, manuscripts and treaties between the rulers of Ras Al-Khaimah and Britain. There are also exhibitions of traditional weapons belonging to the ruling family, and archaeological exhibits on the first settlers of the area until the late Islamic period. The ethnographic section of the museum presents traditional life in the emirate, including architecture, pearl diving, date cultivation, agriculture and fishing.
Location: Outside of Al-Hisn Road
3 Dhayah Fort
This 16th-century mud brick fort was built in a strategic position on top of a hill facing the gulf to defend the region from attack by the British. As a defensive military tower, the Dhayah Fort played an important role in the history of Ras Al-Khaimah. You can see other fortifications in ruins and watchtowers south of the hill. A battle in 1891 between the emirate and the British forces resulted in the destruction of much of the fortifications here. The panoramic views from the fort walls are well worth the trip here, and for anyone interested in history, exploring the fort itself is one of the best things to do in this little emirate.
Location: 20 kilometers north of the city of Ras Al-Khaimah
4 Jazirat al-Hamra
If you like the ruins, this abandoned fishing village, on the outskirts Ras Al Khaimah the city will be just around the corner and offers a very photogenic tourism opportunity. Jazirat al-Hamra has slowly decayed with its traditional coral block architecture that is now a reminder of simple local life before the oil boom. The inhabitants of Emirati would have made a living doing pearl diving and fishing, but all the villagers left in the 1960s, and the dry desert climate has helped preserve the buildings. The whole place is impregnated with an atmosphere lost in time.
Location: 20 kilometers south of Ras Al-Khaimah
5 Jebel Jais
Jebel Jais, part of the Hajar mountain range, is the highest mountain in the United Arab Emirates, with its summit at 1,934 meters. A recently opened road of 20 kilometers to the top (not entirely to the summit) winds in a zigzag to the flank of the mountain, with observation platforms along the route to enjoy the beautiful powerful views. There are future plans to build a tourist complex (with sports facilities) at the summit, but for now the trip by car, simply to enjoy the spectacular views, is the main attraction.
Location: 55 kilometers northeast of Ras Al-Khaimah
6 Khatt Springs
Khatt Springs is an area of mineral-rich hot pools, where water is characterized by its relaxing and therapeutic properties. The complex is located in the middle of an oasis covered with palm trees, backed by mountains. Healthy waters are an excellent holiday destination for locals and tourists.
In addition to submerging your concerns in one of the hot water pools, the surrounding area is home to approximately 170 archeological sites . Objects discovered in the area by archaeologists include prehistoric tombs and nineteenth-century adobe fortification towers, which point to the long and continuous location of this area.
Location: 26 kilometers southeast of Ras Al-Khaimah
7 Hajar Mountains
The rugged and crude Hajar Mountains Dominate the landscape of Ras Al-Khaimah and create a beautiful area to get into nature on a day trip. The surrounding desert has constantly changing rust-colored sand dunes, while in the mountains, impressive jagged landscapes are the kind of country with big skies that most visitors do not expect to find in the United Arab Emirates. Hajar are of great interest to geologists as they have the greatest surface exposure of ophthalites (igneous rock of the oceanic crust).
8 Ras Al-Khaimah Beach
Fortunately, Ras Al-Khaimah has a lot to offer if you’ve had enough of museums. The coast here is backed by luxury resorts, and most will allow non-guests to use their facilities with a day pass. The beach has a strip of golden sand and is well maintained. Due to the fact that all resorts have their beach plot, the facilities are excellent, with sun loungers, umbrellas, coffee shops, freshwater showers and practically everything you need for a tanning day. Various water sports are also offered, such as rental of kayaks and jet skis.
Address: Corniche Road
To the north of the city of Ras Al-Khaimah, near the Hajar Mountains, the small town of Shimal is the site of several hundred pre-Islamic tombs and an agreement that has been dated between 2000-1300 BC. The area is one of the most important archeological sites in the United Arab Emirates, although visitors are likely to have avid history lovers to appreciate the site. Ceramics, stone vessels, weapons made of bronze and copper, and beads have been discovered in archaeological excavations. One of the most important discoveries here was a large circular tomb of the Umm al-Nar period. The small Islamic era Fort Husn al-Shimal has perched on a rocky outcrop above and offers a good view of the entire area.
Location: 12 kilometers north of the city of Ras Al-Khaimah
10 Iceland Water Park
Iceland Water Park is paradise on a hot and scorching day, with an Arctic theme for your walks. If you don’t like the hustle and bustle, stay away from weekend days when the park is full of families trying to escape the heat. This is Ras Al-Khaimah’s main family attraction, with water slides, an Olympic-sized pool and a pool area for younger children. There is also a decent loot of food options in the food court. Compared to the newer water parks in Dubai and other cities of Emirati, the facilities here are old and deteriorated, but the entrance fee is also much lower, making it a great option for families that take care of their budget.
Address: Corniche Road
Where to stay in Ras Al-Khaimah for sightseeing
If you visit Ras Al-Khaimah for the first time, the best place to stay is along its 64 kilometers of beach, including the relatively new tourist development of Al Hamra and the artificial island of Al Marjan. From the coast, you can explore the cultural and historical attractions of Ras Al-Khaimah, such as Jazira al-Hamra and the Ras Al-Khaimah National Museum. Since the attractions extend over a large area, traveling through Ras Al-Khaimah is best done by car. Here are some highly qualified hotels in these areas:
- Luxury Hotels: Five minutes drive from Al Hamra Mall and Ice Land water park, Rixos Bab Al Bahr is a popular all-inclusive resort on Marjan Island, with pyramid-shaped towers that preside over expanding pools. The old fishing village of Jazira al-Hamra is less than ten minutes away by car. Overlooking a quiet private beach, near excellent shopping and golf courses, the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa offers an all-inclusive package and impressive facilities, and the Cove Rotana Resort is a town in itself, with villas inspired by Nubia ideal for families. In Al Hamra, about 15 kilometers south of the city, the Waldorf Astoria gets excellent reviews.
- Mid-range hotels: On top of the mid-range hotels, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island, with a private beach and an impressive spa, offers excellent value for money and is located five minutes from the water park Ice Land and within walking distance of Al Hamra Mall. Al Hamra Palace Beach Resort is a short walk from golf and shopping, while Marjan Island Resort & Spa has many swimming pools, four restaurants and a private beach with sun loungers.
- Budget hotels: Ras Al-Khaimah offers few budget hotels, but if you are taking care of your wallet, Al Hamra Village Golf & Beach Resort, near a golf course and a shopping center, offers excellent value for money, with pool, the beach of sand and playground among its many amenities. It is also a good value, it is the Beach Hotel by Bin Majid Hotels & Resort, and if you want to be closer to the city, the Mangrove Hotel by Bin Majid Hotels & Resort offers views of the mangroves and the Ras Al stream -Khaimah, just five minutes from downtown.
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