Ras Al Khaimah holidays
Hot on the heels of Dubai and only 45 minutes away, a city that has risen to global prominence on the luxury holiday market, Ras Al Khaimah’s reputation as a desirable destination is building steadily. This emerging emirate in the UAE is now a firm favourite on the tourist map for those looking for romance, adventure or family fun. Five star hotels and a variety of attractions compliment the area’s natural beauty and cultural heritage to create a uniquely rewarding Middle Eastern holiday escape.
Luxury holidays in Ras Al Khaimah
Since the resorts and hotels in Ras Al Khaimah are so new – many having been built in the last ten years – they all measure up superbly in terms of modern, first rate facilities and comfortable, stylish appointments. For an added sense of luxury amidst our selection of unforgettable Ras Al Khaimah retreats, opt for Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Ritz Carlton Al Hamra Beach Resort, or Ritz Carlton Al Wadi Desert Resort, where style, service, and sophistication guarantee an upgraded experience.
A holiday to Ras Al Khaimah is at once relaxing and stimulating. Your resort will provide all you need to unwind in the best possible fashion, with revitalising spa treatments and delicious cuisine drawn from the world’s culinary crossroads. The local landscape meanwhile affords the adventurous among you the opportunity to explore the rugged charm of this engaging emirate. The mystical dunes and desert expanses will certainly provide a few tales to tell.
10 great reasons to holiday in Ras Al Khaimah
- Be the among the first to discover an emerging destination
- Only 45 minutes from Dubai
- Great choice of All Inclusive hotels
- The Old City and Souq - authentic and modern shops alongside artisans' workshops
- Visit Jebel Jais & Toroverde Ras al Khaimah, home to the world's longest zipline
- Al Hamra Mall, situated close to the majority of beach hotels
- Al Hamra Championship Golf Course
- Bask in the heat of year-round sunshine
- Beautiful coastline
- Great for multi-centre holidays with a beach and desert combination
Ramadan in Ras Al Khaimah
Ramadan is dictated by a lunar cycle so its timings vary from year to year. For Ramadan, Muslims obey abstinence from food, drinks and tobacco during daylight hours and, as acknowledgment of this, visitors are expected to do the same.
Non-fasting visitors to Ras al Khaimah, however, will be able to find food and drink outlets in their international resort or hotel. Most other activities are unaffected by Ramadan, meaning golf courses, spas, sports facilities and retail outlets should be open to visitors. It’s always a good idea to check opening times in advance though, in case of any schedule changes brought about by the holy month.
Public holidays in the UAE
Please note that during religious celebrations and public holidays in the United Arab Emirates, restrictions on the serving of alcohol may be imposed at hotels and restaurants. Food services may also be restricted and opening times may vary. Please check with your Kenwood Travel agent for more info, or see the list of UAE public holidays below:
- Gregorian New Year: 1 January
- Eid Al Fitr: From last day of the Islamic month of Ramadan to 3 Shawwal* (4 days)
- Arafah day and Eid Al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice): From 9 to 12 Dhu al Hijjah* (4 days)
- Hijri New Year (Islamic New Year): 1 Muharram - 12 August in 2021 and on 30 July in 2022
- Prophet Mohammed's birthday: 21 October in 2021 and on 8 October in 2022
- Commemoration Day: 1 December (previously known as Martyr's Day and was observed on 30 November)
- National Day: 2 and 3 December (2 days)
Interesting facts about Ras Al Khaimah
- Area – 2,486 km2 (650 sq miles)
- Population – Between 250,000 – 300,000 people
- Currency – Arab Emirate Dirham (AED)
- Crown Prince - Mohammed bin Saud al Qasimi
Weather in Ras Al Khaimah
Ras al Khaimah has a desert climate. Summers are very hot while winters are mild, with temperatures averaging 18 – 25 degrees celsius in January. Meanwhile, temperatures can vary between 29 – 43 degrees celsius in July, meaning Ras al Khaimah offers somewhere to soak up the sun year-round. Visitors will find resorts provide plenty of opportunity to relax even in the warmest months in their air-conditioned buildings, shady gardens, and choice of swimming pools.
Ras Al Khaimah Holidays 2021 / 2022
To ensure the luxury holiday of a lifetime to Ras al Khaimah, including honeymoons, allow Kenwood Travel to arrange a wonderful package that is tailored specifically to your needs. Book early to get the best prices and avoid disappointment. We have over 40 years of luxury holiday experience and take pride in granting your holiday wishes. Check out all the latest offers on Ras al Khaimah getaways today.
Know before you go
Please note: Hotel check-in times in Ras Al Khaimah are usually from 3pm. Guests will not have access to their room before this point unless otherwise stated.
Please note: Electronic cigarettes are banned in the UAE, and it is forbidden to bring them into the country.
Please note: Visitors to the UAE travelling with medicine are advised to check the approved list as provided by United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health & Prevention. For certain medications, visitors will be required to submit an online form prior to travel. This is a legal requirement, and visitors found with undeclared medicines run risk of being denied entry into the country.
Please note: A tourism tax of AED 20 (approx. £4.30) per room per night applies in Ras Al Khaimah, to be paid at check out.
Please note: Ramadan is from 2nd April - 1st May 2022 and 22nd March – 20th April 2023. Visitors to the Middle East during this time should be aware that opening times may vary and some restrictions may apply. Please speak to your Middle East specialist at Kenwood Travel for more information.