Ras Al Khaimah

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Unlike its glitzy neighbors, Ras Al Khaimah lets its rich natural landscape speak for itself. The capital emirate is surrounded by crystal clear waters along the coast, with the Hagar Mountains just right across. Beyond its strip of luxury resorts are some of the United Arab Emirate’s prehistoric landmarks, set against a vast sea of sand where you can experience the Bedouin way of life via desert safaris. Don’t miss the best things to do in Ras Al Khaimah with this travel guide!

National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah​​​

Located in a 19th-century fort formerly inhabited by the Qawassim rulers, the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah holds the key to the city’s colorful history. Travel back to the Neolithic period up to the Islamic era as you discover ancient artifacts excavated from the emirate itself. Hordes of archaeological evidence and antiquities are on display, as well as historical exhibits and archival documents telling the heritage and culture of Ras Al Khaimah.
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Marjan Island

Off the coast of Ras Al Khaimah lies the man-made Marjan Island. Its Breeze Island, Treasure Island, Dream Island, and View Island are home to the country’s best luxury hotels, beach resorts, and extravagant rest homes. The peaceful atmosphere and beautiful scenery is perfect for families and holidayers looking to escape the city. More than 100,000 visitors frequent the shores of Marjan Island every year, especially around New Year thanks to its impressive fireworks display.
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Saqr Park

Take a breather at Saqr Park, Ras Al Khaimah’s largest public park. This green space was built in the 1990s and has since been one of the most frequented attractions by tourists and locals alike. Various facilities and gardens have been installed over the years, such as the skate park, child-friendly park rides, a carousel, and a tree path. Entertainment showcases and BBQ sets are also available, as well as a mosque for a quick prayer. Enjoy a picnic with your loved ones while the sun is out.
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Ice Land Water Park

Experience water fun at Ice Land Water Park, the biggest of its kind in the United Arab Emirates. As its name suggests, you’ll quickly forget the heat inside this ice-themed park’s attractions that range from high-speed slides to child-friendly pools. Take a dip in the Olympic-sized lap pool or lounge under the sun at their beautiful man-made beach. Or, you can always sit back and relax in one of their high-end private cabanas complete with top-grade facilities.
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