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Ras Al Khaimah Travel Guide

Posted by אביבית אסולין on 16/10/2020

That’s because when you hear about travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), scenes of glistening, towering buildings, man-made islands and the ultra-indulgent lifestyle of Dubai and Abu Dhabi dominate.

Yet little is known about the historically rich and varied natural landscape of the northernmost of the seven Emirates – Ras Al Khaimah. The fourth-largest of all the Emirates, despite making up only 2.17% of the country’s entire territory, it is the more adventurous hinterland in comparison to its decades-young luxury neighbors.

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Visiting Ras Al Khaimah is a window into the ancient history and terrain of this region, where centuries-old ruins and remnants of a once nomadic way of life can be found close to the golden coastlines and within the rugged, mountainous landscape.

While I could wax lyrical about the pros and cons surrounding the rapid construction of the ‘new’ country that is the UAE and travel within each of the individual Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah tourism is one that actually strikes an interesting balance.

Not only does it combine relaxing coastline luxury with local culture and adventure, but it also paints a very different picture to the gaudy and extravagant image associated with the United Arab Emirates today.

Getting Around Ras Al Khaimah

Tourism infrastructure in Ras Al Khaimah isn’t prevalent, yet nor is it difficult to find a way of visiting local sites and other resorts. The means to get around is with a private car, via two avenues: Using the city’s taxi system, which can be easily booked from the hotel and able to take you to local restaurants, other resort spas, the sand dunes,

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How to Get to Ras Al Khaimah?

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

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