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Why Visit Ras Al Khaimah?

Ras Al Khaimah, located in the United Arab Emirates, is the largest city & capital of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Situated in the north of the region, it is approximately an hour from Dubai and 2 and a half hours from Abu Dhabi. Thanks to its unique geography & climate, Ras Al Khaimah’s landscape is varied, consisting of sandy deserts, mangroves, mountainous areas & coastal regions. Summers are hot, with temperatures known to reach between 29°C - 43°C. However, the breeze blowing in from the Arabian Sea helps to cool things down. Winters are milder, with temperatures averaging between 18°C - 25°C and an increased chance of rain, which helps the region’s beautiful flora & fauna to thrive.

The region’s varied landscape has allowed for the development of all kinds of amazing tourist attractions. With a mixture of historical sites, adventure activities & spots for sightseeing on offer, it’s easy to see why Ras Al Khaimah has become such a popular tourist destination over the past few years. History buffs will enjoy a visit to Dhayah Fort as well as Al Jazeera Al Hamra & Mohammed Bin Salem Mosque. Nature enthusiasts are well catered for too, with miles of lush green spaces waiting to be explored and even an equestrian centre which allows visitors to discover the region’s dunes on horseback. Jais Flight is a must for adrenaline junkies & adventurers; it’s the world’s longest zipline measuring in at a whopping 2.83km! There’s plenty waiting to be explored here.

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The amazing mixture of things to see & do make Ras Al Khaimah the perfect holiday destination for every type of traveller. Couples will love strolling down the Al Qawasim Corniche while stopping off at its restaurants & cafes and admiring the luxury apartments that line the waterfront. The various watersports & adventure activities on offer are sure to make for many fun-filled days for the whole family too. Ras Al Khaimah is a great spot for adventure & nature enthusiasts as well, with lots on offer to explore & discover. No matter what type of holiday you’re looking for, Ras Al Khaimah is sure to have it!

You can fly from Dublin to Dubai or Abu Dhabi and then continue on to Ras Al Khaimah by bus or car. Alternatively, you can indirectly fly from Dublin to Ras Al Khaimah with 2-3 stops on your journey. Budget Travel have great deals on Holidays & City Breaks to Ras Al Khaimah.

To learn more about things to do in Ras Al Khaimah, the best time to go and local info see here.

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Things to Do in Ras Al Khaimah


  • Spend a night in a traditional desert camp & take part in a variety of desert activities
  • Visit the Viewing Deck Park & take in the beautiful sights
  • Go shopping at the various malls & souqs around the city
  • See Jebel Jais, the highest peak in the UAE, where you can do the Jais Sky Tour or the Jebel Jais Flight

Dining Out  

There are lots of fine-dining restaurants in Ras Al Khaimah where you can spend a pleasant evening enjoying good food. 1484 by Puro, located in Jebel Jais, is the highest restaurant in the UAE and offers stunning views of the region. Visitors should also visit some of the traditional cafes and restaurants across the region for an authentic experience of Emirati cuisine.

For Families 

Families will love the variety of desert activities on offer, including visiting the nature reserves which are home to some of the region’s native animals, going on camel riding excursions, thrashing over sand dunes in an SUV on a dune bashing outing and enjoying falcon shows & archery lessons.


Ras Al Khaimah is home to numerous golden-sand beaches bordered by the region’s iconic mangroves and dotted with luxury properties. One of the most famous beaches in the region is Flamingo Beach, a sunny hideaway consisting of soft, golden sands & warm waters perfect for swimming & water sports.


There are numerous malls located around Ras Al Khaimah, including Al Hamra Mall, Manar Mall & Grove Village which offer a variety of stores. For a more traditional experience, visit some of the souqs in the old part of the city and wander around the markets.

New Years Eve in Ras Al Khaimah

New Years Eve in Ras Al Khaimah is a magical event, with a Guinness World record breaking fireworks & drone show, performances from world-renowned DJs, food trucks, carnival performances & a range of activities on offer for the whole family to enjoy.

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Best Time to Go 

November to February is the best time to visit Ras Al Khaimah, when temperatures are in the mid-twenties which makes it possible to comfortably explore this incredible region. Lots of events also take place during these months, so there will be plenty to do during your trip.

Local Info


Dirham (AED) is the local currency used in Ras Al Khaimah.

Time Zone

Ras Al Khaimah is 3 hours ahead of Dublin.

Getting around 

There are numerous options available when it comes to public transport in Ras Al Khaimah, including various buses, taxis and even a limousine service!

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