Ras Al Khaimah – The New Paradise Family Beach Destination

Ras Al Khaimah, located only less than an hour away from Dubai, is the perfect place for couples and families who travel in search of year-round sunshine destinations, white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, and a variety of hotels, from comfortable 3-star to luxurious 5-star, many with all inclusive options.


And the good news is; starting 1st October 2015, Qatar Airways has announced there will also be daily flights from the UK via Doha to Ras Al Khaimah!
Qatar Airways flies from the UK to over 150 destinations across six continents via Doha, with six daily departures from London Heathrow, twice daily from Manchester, and daily from Edinburgh.

For those in search of distinct experiences, Ras al Khaimah has entertaining activities for visitors of all ages – incredible spas, international cuisines’ restaurants, breathtaking views of mountains and desert dunes, and much more! Without further ado, we have listed below some of the most exciting activities and incredible hotels that Ras has to offer:

Iceland Water Park –
An Antarctic-themed water park, with giant model penguins, the world’s biggest man-made waterfall, over 50 rides, slides and water games to keep the entire family happy! This is a fantastic place to cool off.

Camel Race Track –
Camel races are traditional in Ras Al Khaimah. The races take place mostly on Fridays at a camel race track, and it is surrounded by incredible views of sand dunes. If you think camels are one the most extraordinary animals in the world, then this is an attraction not to be missed!

Camel Race
Desert Camping –
Ras Al Khaimah has incredible camping spots and is famous for attracting tourists who want to experience camping in the desert.
Here you’ll be able escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy barbecues and picnics, whilst you explore the real desert living, finishing the day off by sleeping under a magnificent starry night sky.

Hotels recommended by our customers:

Cove Rotana Resort

best hotels in raz al khaimah
Located just a few minutes’ drive from the airport, and 45 minutes from Dubai,  the resort is filled with private villas designed to accommodate families.  This incredible resort has 2 restaurants, 4 bars and 650 yards of private white sandy beach… You can choose between garden or lagoon views, and some of the villas have their own private swimming pools!

What our customers said:

  • Lorna from Denny, United Kingdom – stayed from 13 June 2014 –
    Hotel was first class and rooms very good, cleaned daily to a high standard.
    Food in Cinnamon restaurant was good, and plenty choices for each course. Only drawback was if you were at the beach you had to come way back up to hotel for food, would have been good to even just get snacks at beach and pool bars included in the all inclusive package.
    Would have saved the hotel a lot of money.Buggies were available and you just went to reception, or phoned from your room and they came and collected you. Pools were good and also the beach, with towels etc provided daily. Bars were good, and on all inclusive package you had good variety of drinks available to you.


Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa

Hilton ras
This is a hotel where you’ll be able to watch the sun set over the sea from your own room. Classed as a luxury family beach resort, it offers 14 dining and lounge choices, 7 outdoor pools and a 24 hour fitness club. And if none of this is enough, the resort also offers 1.5km of private sandy beach.

What our customers said:

  • Howard from Milton Keynes – United Kingdom – Stayed from 13th March 2014
    My wife and I have stayed at the Hilton Spa and Resort Hotel in RAK on a number of occasions and always really enjoyed ourselves. It is a very relaxing hotel, whether you are in the main building or out in one of the villas. The staff are always very friendly and helpful and leave you feeling that your stay with them is important. We will certainly be revisiting at some point in the future.
    Top Tip: The hotel provides all that you need in the way of entertainment.
    Score: 9.0 MAGNIFICENT

Rixos Bab Al Bahr


Located on the white sands of Ras Al Khaimah’s Marjan Island, Rixos Bab Al Bahr has stunning views, stylish rooms and a whopping number of 7 restaurants to dine within its All Inclusive board type, at no additional cost. The hotel also offers unlimited beverages, from 6 beach bars – one of which is a Mojito Lounge (yes, please!), and 24 hour room service.
On a recent update, the Rixos Bab Al Bahr has been recognised as one of the Best New Hotels in the World on Condé Nast Traveller Middle East’s 2015 Hot List!

What our customers said:

  • Karen from Dubai,United Arab Emirates stayed from on 26 October 2014 – 
    This hotel offers excellent accommodation and facilities, enhanced by its excellent all inclusive package. There is lots of outdoor space and a huge private beach, together with 3 pool areas. There are daily activities and a kids club to keep adults and children entertained. Excellent a la carte restaurants are a great addition to the fabulous dining options.

We do hope we were able to paint the lovely picture of Ras Al Khaimah, with the few tips we have tailor made for you!



Video source:  Iceland Water Park.
Image credit: Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority