While in Ras Al Khaimah, be sure to spend ample time relaxing on the beach, swimming, golfing, dining and just “chilling out.” But when you start to feel adventurous, here are a few ideas to add some excitement to your time in the Arabian Gulf’s new hotspot.
Soar Through the Air
At the Jazirah Aviation Club, take a flight in a light aircraft and get a bird’s-eye-view of Ras Al Khaimah’s dramatic mountains, fertile farmland, desert expanses, and Gulf waters.
Founded in 1998, the Jazirah Aviation Club is the oldest light sport aircraft flying club in the United Arab Emirates. The club has more than 300 members and maintains a fleet of 50 paramotors, powered parachutes and micro light aircraft.
Enjoy an exhilarating sightseeing ride and learn to fly at the same time! Qualified aviation instructors offer on-site instruction in piloting the planes in the club’s fleet.
Explore the Desert and Mountains
If you’re craving an up close and personal experience with the rugged grandeur of Ras Al Khaimah’s deserts and mountains, don’t miss the chance to take a buggy ride with UAE Buggy Adventures. Experienced guides will help to plan an adventure that you won’t soon forget.
Half-day trips in the desert will carry you across red sand dunes and fossilized rock formations, culminating with dinner (and bellydancing) at a desert camp. Alternatively, enjoy a half or full day trip to the mountains, driving past Bedouin villages, farms, stunning cliffs and wadis en route to an oasis lunch.
Each Yamaha-made buggy seats two, and includes everything necessary for a safe ride, such as seat belts and roll cage protection. While a driver’s license is not required, the driver should be at least 18 years old. Helmets, sunglasses, water and snacks are provided.
A buggy trip is an exhilarating way to admire some of Ras Al Khaimah’s physical beauty while allowing you to imagine what life was like for the farmers, herders, and tradespeople who have lived here for more than seven millennia.
Go Rock Climbing
Ras Al Khaimah is without a doubt the rock climbing capital of the UAE. Climbers enjoy the countless limestone wadis that dot the landcape, each with its own unique and changing personality. Climbing options include single pitch routes, sport routes with up to three pitches, Deep Water Soloing (DWS) and bouldering.
Whether you are an inexperienced rock climber or a veteran, you should seek guidance from local experts. With proper planning and precautions, rock climbing in RAK can be both thrilling and fun.