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How to Get to Ras Al Khaimah?

Posted by אביבית אסולין on 16/10/2020

Ras Al Khaimah is the Emirate that sits the farthest north – above Ajman, Sharjah and Dubai. It is more common, if not always, accessed via the travel gateway of Dubai via a 45-minute drive, where its tourism numbers come predominantly from Dubai residents and expat day-trippers.

Dubai is still quite the distance from London (there are no direct flights to Ras Al Khaimah’s airport from London), where you will rack up nearly seven hours in the air. However, that doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable journey.

As an AV geek who is always happy to test a new airline despite the distance, I was able to finally experience the Royal Brunei Boeing Dreamliner 787-8 Dreamliner, which was introduced in 2013 as a higher-quality and more comfortable flying experience with regards to space, reduction of noise and cabin pressure.

Royal Brunei Dreamliner Review. London to Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah

In both Economy and Business class (there is no First Class making Business as close as you can get), the Dreamliner lived up to its propositions. Business-class is roomy with only 18 fully reclining seats and even in Economy (a daunting prospect for long flights), there was more legroom than what you would find in a standard economy flight.

The level of noise was noticeably lower, the windows magically tinted from clear to dark with the touch of a button, and I felt less pressure in the cabin (no popping of the ears and my usual dizziness when taking off and landing). Coupled with better air quality, I felt less tired and groggy, although that can also be partially attributed to the incredibly snug duvet and pillow provided in the Business Class fully reclining bed on the way out!

If you book a flight and hotel package to Ras Al Khaimah, then a transfer onward is most likely included. However, if booking separately, a taxi from the airport or a car rental is easy to arrange at the airport upon landing.

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