Places to visit in Ras Al Khaima

by Andrew Smith
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Ras Al Khaimah is the best place for having a holiday. There you can find a great RAK beach and great places to see around. The Hajar Mountains, which sweep down to the shore and are backed by Ras Al-Khaimah, is a wonderful base if you’re looking for more energetic activities. However, the majority of visitors come for the beach. The main tourist destination is Jebel Jais (Jais Mountain). Which has developed into a significant hub of activity in recent years. One of the best destinations to visit in the UAE for adventure enthusiasts. Whether you want to climb the mountain’s slopes or zipline down it.

Now, let’s see what are the greatest places to visit in Ras Al Khaimah.

Certainly the Beach

The majority of visitors to Ras Al-Khaimah head straight for the beach. Many of the emirate’s luxury resorts, many of which are among the top tourist destinations in the UAE, are dotted along the lengthy beachfront and each one offers its own little stretch of golden sand.

If you want to make your Ras Al-Khaimah vacation all about the sun and sand, book a hotel or resort with beach access. The majority of them allow non-guests to use their amenities with a day pass. The beaches are well maintained and stocked with amenities, such as sun loungers, sun shades, cafés and restaurants located directly on the sand, freshwater showers, and pretty much everything you need for a day of topping off your tan.

Jebel Jais

This is one of the best  Ras al Khaimah tourist places. The mountain’s flank is reached by a 20-kilometer road that ascends in a switchback. Along the way, there are viewing platforms where you may get a good view of the surrounding desert cliffs.

Viewing Deck Park, a collection of manicured terraces (with cafés and other facilities) where tourists can stare out over the rugged peaks all the way down to the coastal plain, is located at the top of the road. It’s one of the best locations to visit for photographers. Especially in the early evening when the sun is sinking and the orange-hued rocks shine.

Jazirat Al-Hamra

The typical coral-block dwellings of this deserted settlement, which are steadily deteriorating, are located about 20 kilometers south of Ras Al-Khaimah city.

A fishing and pearling community called Jazirat al-Hamra was established in the sixteenth century. In the 1960s, the village’s residents left it behind as the pearling industry collapsed and the oil boom got underway. Since then, resorts and new urban areas have sprung up all around it on the coastal plain, leaving it mostly abandoned and eerie.

Visitors may get a true sense of what old Emirati village life would have looked like. Because a large portion of the coral-block construction is well-maintained due to the dry desert climate. In recent years, the village mosque has also undergone a complete restoration.

Khatt Springs

Khatt Springs is a region of mineral-rich hot springs where the water is renowned for its calming and therapeutic qualities. It is located about 26 kilometers southeast of Ras Al-Khaimah. Khatt is surrounded by an oasis and flanked by arid mountains. Water from the hot springs is piped into pools that are divided based on gender. The facilities are a little worn out now, but they’re still worth a trip if you only need a quick hot water soak to ease your sore joints after traveling.

The reconstructed towers of Khatt Fort are located in the village, and the area’s mud-brick fortifications from the 19th century and Chalcolithic-era burial sites are of great importance to archaeologists since they show the area’s long and continuous human habitation.

 

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