For the ultimate family holiday, look no further than Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) this summer. With its 64km of coastline, unique desert landscape, and the UAE’s highest mountain, RAK is one of the region’s most diverse destinations and ideal for a family holiday of sun, fun and relaxation.  With kids under 12 staying for free it is also great value for a luxury break this summer.  

The UAE’s northernmost Emirate is nestled between the Hajar Mountains and the Persian Gulf and is easily accessible for families, just 45 minutes from DXB airport.  The beaches and hotels offer a wide variety of activities for families while the desert and mountains are ideal for safaris and nature trails.  For older children over 120cm and their parents, the newly opened Jebel Jais Flight is a bucket list experience.  The World’s Longest Zipline measures 2.83km and sees pilots take flight over the stunning mountains with views over to the crystal blue waters. 

If you’re looking for a day of excitement with the kids, then Ice Land Water Park will keep them amused with its thrilling water slides, or you could take a go-kart for a spin at the newly built RAK Track. The emirate’s malls are also a popular destination with a host of dining choices, multiplex cinemas and retail outlets. This year, Kids Go Free* stays including their meals are available at eleven selected hotels & resorts in the Emirate, running from April through to October as follows: 

There are also some great summer deals for families, friends and couples alike with complimentary airport transfers to the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah and Cove Rotana when you book 6 consecutive nights, so you feel pampered from the moment you land. 

Guests can also avail the shuttle services that can be booked online at to take them from DXB airport – Terminal 1 & 3 and drop them at all the main hotels in Ras Al Khaimah. WIFI, water bottles, and maps will be available on board and visitors and residents can sit back and enjoy the scenic route and desert views.