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What is Ras Al Khaimah famous for?

What is Ras Al Khaimah famous for?

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What is Ras al Khaimah?

In this article, we will explore all the famous landmarks, activities and all the good things that Ras al Khaimah is famous and known for. Ras al Khaimah is an emirate in the Persian Gulf, located in the northern part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The emirate covers an area of ​​1,684 square kilometers and consists of a large land mass in the north where the capital of the same name is located, an inland enclave in the south and several small islands.

Ras al Khaimah it is a 45-minute drive from Dubai. If you are visiting Dubai for your vacation, you should definitely find time to visit Ras al Khaimah as it is very close to Dubai. RAK is an ideal destination for a weekend trip and has incredible options to explore for the adventurous. Whether you are a mountain person, a beach person or a hiker, there is something for everyone.

How to get to Ras al Khaimah

Just a 45-minute drive from Dubai, Ras al Khaimah is easy to reach. The emirate is also linked to Dubai by free shuttle buses to and from Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Center Airport, offering easy and direct transfers to Ras al Khaimah. You can find more information on how to travel to the emirate in our How to get here section.

If getting to Ras al Khaimah with your own transport is not an option, check out our article How to travel between RAK and Dubai if you don’t have a car

What is Ras al Khaimah famous for?

Jebel Jais

Jebel Jais

It is a part of the Hajar mountain range that was formed 70 million years ago. It is the highest mountain in the United Arab Emirates with its peak at 1934 meters. The longest zipline in the world (it stretches for 2.8 kilometers). Jebel Jais it has become one of the most important adventure activities in the UAE and the main attraction for adrenaline junkies visiting the country. The thrill of ziplining at 120 km per hour will knock your socks off.

RAK National Museum

Ras al-Khaimah National Museum

The National Museum of Ras Al-Khaimah 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 artefacts. Excavations and archaeological research have revealed that this building was once the residence of the regent family, and was later destroyed twice in wars, used as police headquarters for a while, and finally turned into a museum in 1987.

The museum currently has a collection of historical, archaeological, ethnographic and traditional material on display and is a must-see for all history and culture lovers.

Jazirat Al Hamra

In Ghost Town Al Hamra <a href=Ras al Khaimah“/>

Also known as the ghost town of Ras al Khaimah, Al Jazirat Al Hamra. The villagers made their living mainly by pearl diving and fishing. When they left the site in 1968, the dry weather conditions of the desert helped preserve the area. The highlight of the village are the traditionally built black coral houses along with mosques, wind towers, shops and schools.

Khatt Springs

Khatt Springs RAK

Khatt Springs is an area of ​​mineral-rich hot pools located in the mountainous village of Khatt in the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah. Located on the side of the Hajar Mountains, Khatt Springs are mineral-rich natural hot water pools, and the water is noted for its relaxing and therapeutic properties. The water level at Khatt Springs is 90 feet below ground with a temperature of up to 40°C. Due to its mineral and heat content, the water is said to have medicinal benefits for skin diseases, rheumatic diseases and muscle problems.

Al Hamra Beach

Al Hamra Beach RAK

This is one of the most popular beaches in Ras al Khaimah. The coast borders the western side of the old town of Jazirat Al Hamra. The beach offers a pristine stretch of unobstructed golden sand and spikes of colorful seashells. It is a great place to swim in the warm waters of the Persian Gulf or sunbathe and also watch the mesmerizing sunset.

The longest and fastest zip line in the world

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Jebel Jais Ras al Khaimah zip line

The longest zip line in the world certified by Guinness World Records, with 2.83 km of zip line, equivalent to 28 football fields. This bucket list experience will take you on a ride you won’t forget. Starting at the highest point in the United Arab Emirates (1,680 mts above sea level) and after flying over the magnificent mountains of Jebel Jais in Ras al Khaimah at an average speed of 120 km/h, you will land on our pad first line suspension.

Guinness World Records officials certified the zipline in Ras al-Khaimah on the same day the attraction opened to the public.

The longest New Year’s fireworks spectacular in the world

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Guinness World Record Fireworks 2018 in Ras al Khaimah

Ras al Khaimah made history with the 2020 New Year’s Eve Gala, which won the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles for “Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Launch Fireworks Simultaneously” and “Longest Fireworks Cascade ” in the presence of the official adjudicators of GUINNESS WOR RECORDS™. These bring the total number of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles held for fireworks hosted by Ras al Khaimah to five in just three years.

The longest steel arch bridge in the world

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Shamal Steel Arch Bridge Ras al Khaimah

Ras al Khaimah has set a new Guinness World Record for building the world’s longest steel bridge, the Shamal Steel Arch Bridge, with a length of 32.37m. The old record was held by Poland for its 26 m long bridge.

The bridge, which can handle 2,000 vehicles per hour, has other economic advantages compared to concrete bridges, including a life expectancy of up to 104 years without any maintenance and the ability to support all loads and weights.

A 15m-long sky bridge opens in the United Arab Emirates, 1.25km above sea level

The new adventure attraction in <a href=Ras al Khaimah: The Jebel Jais Zipline Tour” class=”wp-image-19079 lazyload”/>

This is part of the Jebel Jais Ras al Khaimah zipline tour. During the course, the flyers will sail through the air to reach the 15-meter-long sky bridge, the highest in the United Arab Emirates at 1,250 m above sea level and 300 m above the ground, which they will have to cross to finish the remaining. part of the zip line trip



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