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Jebel Jais Via Ferrata Now Open

Ras Al Khaimah’s new flagship adventure tourism product – the region’s first commercial Via Ferrata (Iron Path) is now open on Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest peak.

The three-course Via Ferrata spans the rocky facades of Jebel Jais, which rises to 1,910 metres and is part of the rugged Al Hajar mountain range where the average climate is 10 degrees Celsius below RAK coastal temperatures.

Ras Al Khaimah’s 470 metre-long Via Ferrata is unique to the region. It comprises three individual start and finish points, as well as three zip-lines measuring 50 metres, 60 metres and 300 metres to expand possibilities for various age and fitness capabilities.

Click here to see the video of Haitham Mattar and Emirati adventurers Huda Zowayed and Hamad Al Mazrouey on the Via Ferrata.

Learn More about this thrilling new experience and click here to book your Via Ferrata adventure now.

Industry News

Tulip Inn Opens in Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah adds another product to its expanding portfolio of hotels. Located in the heart of the city, with convenient proximity to the central business district and just minutes from Ras Al Khaimah’s famed beachfront locations, the new Tulip Inn offers 104 spacious and modern rooms and suites along with state-of-the-art business facilities and an elegant selection of restaurants and cafes to meet the needs of families as well as business travellers.

The newly constructed 3 star hotel offers an array of 104 rooms and suites. Tulip Inn Ras Al Khaimah also offers guests a range of business facilities including three meeting rooms equipped with audio and video technologies. Both business and leisure travelers can enjoy the comfort of the spa and fitness club, on hand children activities, easy access to beachfront locations and close proximity to other destination attractions.

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Ras Al Khaimah welcomes Ritz-Carlton

Starting 15th December 2016, the two Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah properties will transition to Ritz-Carlton management. The Al Wadi desert property will continue to operate under the name “Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel” until 31 May 2017 whilst undergoing a complete transformation.

From 01 June 2017, the property will be rebranded as The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Wadi Desert, comprising of 101 luxurious private pool villas, 4 dining & entertainment venues, a world class Ritz-Carlton Rainforest & Spa and a revamped equestrian and activities center.

The Al Hamra Village beach property will close down for an extensive refurbishment from 15 December 2016 until 31 May 2017. From 01 June 2017, the property will re-open its doors as The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Beach, comprising of 32 private pool villas perched on Al Hamra’s village’s most pristine beach, 2 dining and entertainment venues and a serene Ritz-Carlton Spa.

Travel Tips and Ideas

Tour RAK - Dhow Cruise

Catch the beautiful sunset of Ras Al Khaimah while cruising off its pristine shores. Tour RAK offers a 5 star sailing experience aboard a traditional luxury dhow. Enjoy a red carpet welcome before sailing off to 2 hours of cruising, dining and entertainment. Hotel transfers are also available. Click here to learn more or to make your booking.

Safarak - Picnic in Jais

Now you can combine a luxury picnic lunch with a tour of the UAE’s highest mountain Jebel Jais. Safarak brings these two activities together to provide an exciting and unique experience in Ras Al Khaimah. This 4-hour tour starts with a hotel pick up followed by a luxurious drive up to Jebel Jais in a four-wheel drive. Take in the majestic views atop the UAE’s highest peak while enjoying an international cuisine picnic lunch complete with comfortable Arabic seating.
For inquiries and bookings, email or call +971 56 494 4388.

Campaigns and Promotions

New RAK TDA Consumer Website Launched

As part of our continuous efforts to promote the destination, the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has recently launched a new consumer website. The website features an upgraded interface and completely adapts the new look and feel of the Ras Al Khaimah brand. Visitors are provided with a comprehensive hub of information from the history of the emirate to hotels, attractions, activities and events, and even offers suggested itineraries to maximize your Ras Al Khaimah experience.
We encourage you to have a look at our new website and your dedicated page on it. Do share with us your events and happenings and we shall be happy to feature them.

The launch of the new RAK TDA corporate website will follow shortly.

Land Rover Diaries #72HoursInRAK

What exactly do you squeeze in during a 72-hour break in a new destination? For intrepid British explorers Matt Croucher and Theo Measures, a whistle-stop visit to Ras Al Khaimah posed exactly that challenge.

After partnering with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA) for the latest chapter in their vehicular adventure travel journal, ‘The Land Rover Diaries’, Croucher and Measures drove headfirst into more than 20 of the emirate’s adventure activities, heritage sites and bespoke tourism products during a 72-hour odyssey through the UAE’s most northern emirate.

To see more of their 3 day adventure, visit our Facebook, Instagram and Youtube channels or follow #72HoursInRAK.

Click here for inspiring ideas to help create your own Ras Al Khaimah adventure.

What's on in Ras Al Khaimah

45th National Day Celebration

Ras Al Khaimah staged a grand musical to celebrate the UAE’s 45th National Day. The performance, named ‘Fakhrak Ya Watan’ (Nation’s Pride), featured more than 600 singers, dancers and poets along with at least 200 girls from schools in the emirate, making it the largest musical produced by Emiratis in the UAE.

The musical, which took place at a purpose-built venue to seat 10,000 spectators, showcased the UAE’s history through 15 different scenes. The show was projected on ten giant screens, boasted lightshows and ended with a grand fireworks display.

Upcoming Events

Awafi Festival

16th December to 7th January
Awafi Desert
The 14th Awafi Festival is a much awaited annual event in Ras Al Khaimah drawing visitors from all over the GCC for 3 weeks of dune bashing, theater performances and cultural displays.

RAK Half Marathon

10th February 2017
Al Qawasim Corniche
This year marks the 11th edition of the UAE's premier road race and officially the fastest half marathon in the world.
Click here to register.
Visit our website to learn more on what's happening in RAK

Follow us on Social

RAK @ 360

Take a tour of Ras Al Khaimah’s landmarks through interactive photos in our official Facebook page. See Jebel Jais, Dhayah Fort and more with a 360 degree view here

Snaps of the Week

For more photos of Ras Al Khaimah, follow us on Instagram @visitrasalkhaimah. Tag us, share your best RAK photos by using #RasAlKhaimah and #VisitRasAlKhaimah, and get a chance to be featured on our Instagram account and on the next issue of BEYOND.
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