One of Ras Al Khaimah’s many picturesque beaches

Ras Al Khaimah’s beautiful beaches top the list of reasons people are visiting the Emirate in record numbers. Until recently, its unspoiled coastline was one of the best-kept secrets in the Middle East. These days, the RAK-bound beach bum has plenty of options to choose from. Here is a small sample of what’s available:

Water sports
For thousands of years, people have enjoyed boating and fishing the turquoise waters off the coast of Ras Al Khaimah, and the modern visitor will have just as much fun in the Gulf.  Guests and locals alike enjoy sport fishing, parasailing, water skiing, paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking, and scuba diving.

Guests can find the necessary equipment and training at one of the Emirate’s many beach resorts, including the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa, the Cove Rotana Resort and Spa, and the Al Hamra Fort Hotel and Beach Resort. Dive in!

Hilton Beach Resort

Hilton Beach Resort

Beach Parties
A lively beach party is the perfect way to top off a relaxing day in RAK. Visitors and locals come together around the music of local bands and DJs, dancing long into the night. Soak in the tunes as the stars twinkle above RAK’s white sand beaches.

Beach Bars and Restaurants
Dine shoreside in Ras Al Khaimah, where the stunning scenery will be matched only by the delicious food and drink. For a meal on the beach, check out the Sands at the Banyan Tree RAK Beach; the Dhow Beach Bar at the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa; the Beach Bar at the Al Hamra Palace Beach Resort; the Waikiki at the Bin Majid Resort; or the Breakers, located at the Cove Rotana Resort and Spa.

For an extra dose of relaxation, enjoy a massage in a private beach cabana, or simply lay out on the sand. As countless visitors from around the world have already discovered, there’s no better cure for all of life’s stresses than some time on one of RAK’s beautiful beaches.