For a fun and family-friendly holiday off the beaten track, 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 most diverse destinations and ideal for a family holiday of sun, fun and discovery.  

From 1st May until 30th September 2019, the Emirate’s summer campaign has a host of exclusive offers suitable for families, including:

  • Two kids under 12 go free in 18 hotels and resorts, meals included
  • Free tickets for children and 50% discount for adults on the World’s Longest Zipline – Jebel Jais Flight.
  • Free shuttle services from all hotels to Jebel Jais via the Jebel Jais shuttle
  • Free return shuttle service from Dubai International Airport Terminal 1 and 3 to all hotels via the RAK Shuttle Bus
  • Free tickets for children and 50% discount for adults in Dubai Parks & Resorts
  • Privilege discounts in Dubai Mall including complimentary shuttle service

Juxtaposed between the Hajar Mountains and the Arabian Gulf, RAK remains a hidden gem despite its accessible location, just 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport.  Its pristine beaches and hotels offer a wide variety of activities for families from water sports to cookery and art classes and temperature controlled outdoor pools, while the desert and mountains are ideal for safaris and nature trails for a true Arabian experience. 

For those with a quest for adrenaline-fuelled adventure, the Jebel Jais Flight is a must. Located on Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE, Jebel Jais Flight is the Guinness World Record’s longest zip line at 2.83km long. Adventure seekers are propelled at speeds between 120 and 150kph from a height of 1,683m above sea level.

Participants ride the line on special ‘superhero’ style horizontal harnesses with the longest flight itself taking between two and three minutes. Guests finish the bucket list flight on a stunning, glass-bottomed suspended landing platform where they are transferred to a second line to complete their journey.

This summer, head to RAK for a plethora of activities, each offering a different side to a summer holiday: horse riding at Al Wadi Equestrian center, camel riding in the desert, or gain an in-depth understanding of the traditional and noble art of falconry. Unrivaled terrestrial adventure complemented by ample beachside experiences from kayaking, make this authentic Emirate the holiday destination choice for 2019.

Participating hotels are as follows: 

  • Al Hamra Residence & Village
  • City Stay Beach Hotel Apartments
  • Marjan Island Resort & Spa Managed by Accor Hotels
  • Ras Al Khaimah Hotel
  • Rixos Bab Al Bahr
  • Smartline Ras Al Khaimah
  • Beach Hotel by Bin Majid Hotels & Resorts
  • Mangrove by Bin Majid Hotels & Resorts
  • The Cove Rotana Resort – Ras Al Khaimah
  • Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort
  • Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa
  • Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
  • The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Beach
  • Jannah Resort & Villas Ras Al Khaimah
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah
  • Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah
  • The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

Guests can also avail the shuttle services that can be booked online at www.rakshuttle.com 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 can sit back and enjoy the scenic route and desert views.