Things to do in Ras al-Khaimah

Our most recommended things to do in Ras al-Khaimah

Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Buffet Dinner

1. Dubai: Safari, Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Buffet Dinner

Explore the desert on this SUV tour from Dubai. Cruise up, down and through desert dunes in Land Cruiser. Drive an ATV over sand dunes before enjoying live entertainment and dinner at a Bedouin camp. Begin by exploring the desert and get a glimpse of the harshness and intensity of the desert sands. Later on, try dune bashing in a 4x4 Land Cruiser (which is fully equipped with all necessary safety features) and sandboarding on the silky red-sand dunes. Next up is the quad bike area, where you will receive a short briefing of safety instructions before enjoying the thrill of riding an ATV over the vast sands. Finally, relax in a traditional Bedouin-style camp, where you can indulge in activities like camel riding and henna painting. Enjoy being entertained by belly and folk dancers while eating a delicious barbecue dinner.

Ras Al Khaimah : Half-Day Desert Safari with Dinner

2. Ras Al Khaimah : Half-Day Desert Safari with Dinner

A must for everyone who is visiting UAE. A memory to share with your family and friends back home, This is one safari you can’t do back home. We recommend it highly and it will be worth every penny spend! This tour departs in the afternoon across the desert of Ras Al Khaimah with several photo-stops during an exciting dune drive to the interior part of Ras Al Khaimah Desert . The drive continues across the desert. We stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching our campsite “The Dunes Camping & Safari RAK” where you have the opportunity to do a camel ride, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hand or feet. After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe). Before returning to your hotel / home, watch our belly dancer performing her show around the campfire by starlight.

Ras Al Khaimah: Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

3. Ras Al Khaimah: Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

Escape the heat and hassle of Ras Al Khaimah’s urban center on an afternoon and evening desert safari by 4WD vehicle. Following a pick-up from your hotel, relax in the air-conditioned off-road vehicle. Head to the desert dunes that surround the city, and admire views of the barren yet enchanting landscape on the way. Stop at a traditional camel farm to see herds of the magnificent hump-backed herbivores. Learn about the different types of camels commonly seen in the desert around Ras Al Khaimah. Continue across the desert plains in your 4WD vehicle, and arrive at a campsite where Arabic coffee and dates are offered as a welcome. Climb on the back of a camel for an optional guided tour around the encampment. Get a henna tattoo design on your hands or feet. Watch a traditional Tanourah folk dance, and feast on a delicious barbecue dinner. After dinner, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe) if you wish, and watch a live belly-dance performance. Relax under a canopy of twinkling stars, and enjoy an experience that could be straight out of “One Thousand and One Nights”!

Suwaidi Pearls Farm Tour

4. Suwaidi Pearls Farm Tour

Enjoy an experience out at sea and discover the historical and cultural journey of the region’s pearling industry. Learn about the evolution of the Arabian pearl and its legacy. Get Picked up from Al Rams Marina “old fishermen village” by traditional Pearls divers Boat. Enjoy a tour of the mangroves and the surroundings. Arrive at the Pontoon floating Suwaidi Pearls Farm House. Be shown the history of the Arabian Pearls, listen to the 1000s years old adventurous stories of the lifestyle of the Arabian Pearls Divers and witness their diving tools and techniques. Go to the next division of the Pontoon to learn how oysters and Pearls are formed. Discover the science, knowledge, and innovation of cultured Pearls and learn the mystic secret of Pearls formation. Be entertained with a live Oysters opening demonstration, where there is only a 60% chance to discover the mystic Arabian Pearl. Find and take the mystic Arabian Pearl for a nominal fee of AED 250 + 5%. Be mesmerized with Arabian Pearls Traditional Traders box “BISH-TAKH-TAH”. See the various lustrous collections of the Arabian Pearls and the Traders tools and treasures. Enjoy an optional snacks or lunch. Take your time strolling around the Farmhouse, look and choose accessories or Pearls and enjoy the natural environment.

Desert Drive & Wadi Shawka Pool Visit

5. Desert Drive & Wadi Shawka Pool Visit

Explore the best-kept treasures of Arabia on this mountain safari experience. Get a glimpse of desert life and agricultural life with rock formations deep in the desert such as fossil and camel rocks. Continue your adventure with sandboarding and an exciting dune bashing experience. Enjoy an exhilarating adventure to the deep trenches and waters of Wadi, the region’s natural water pools. Wadi Shawka in Ras Al Khaimah is neighbored by the Hajar Mountains and the valley consists of rocky terrain, farmland, water pools, wildlife, and plenty of parking and camping spots. Wadi Shawka is a perfect place for family picnics and get-togethers in nature. Swim back through it or turn back a little bit and climb a small hill to bypass it.

Khasab: Musandam Overnight Dhow Cruise

6. Khasab: Musandam Overnight Dhow Cruise

After being collected from your accommodation in Khasab, you will make your way to meet your "dhow" for a full-day cruise. From here you will cruise to the Khourshem Fjords, where beautiful, calm, waters surrounded by fabulous mountains and white sandy beaches can be found. You will have the opportunity to explore small fishing villages, as well as the famous Telegraph Island and Seebi Island. You can enjoy watching dolphins swimming alongside the dhow during the journey, and you will stop for swimming and snorkeling in the clear, enticing water. Soft drinks, water, juices, fruits, tea/coffee, lunch, a BBQ dinner and breakfast will all be served on board. Enjoy an amazing traditional Omani dhow cruise, where you can spend the night sleeping on a traditional Omani dhow. The dhows are fully laid out with comfortable cushions and carpets, and mattresses and blankets will also be provided. After disembarking the dhow the following day, you will be safely returned to your Khasab accommodation.

Ras Al Khaimah: Overnight Premium Chalet Camping

7. Ras Al Khaimah: Overnight Premium Chalet Camping

Treasure the night at Bedouin Oasis Camp and experience a 5-star chalet made of natural and traditional materials. Venture deep into the desert and savor each moment underneath the starlit Arabian sky. Partake in activities, eat delicious food, and warm yourself by the fire. Arrive to feast on a BBQ dinner and witness the desert sunset or book an authentic desert camel trek. Feel the night fall and experience the magic of the Bedouin night beginning. Gather by a bonfire, and breathe in the tranquility. Wake to the beautiful sounds of the desert birds and watch the magnificent sunrise. Eat a light breakfast and take a shower in the environmentally-friendly and private amenities.

Private 1-Way Transfer between Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai

8. Private 1-Way Transfer between Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai

Enjoy a private 2-hour transfer between Dubai city and Ras Al-Khaimah on a service that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can be assured of reaching your destination in style. This transfer is available in either direction, from your hotel within Ras Al-Khaimah city limits or from your location in Dubai city. When booking, please provide the specific pick-up and drop off addresses in Dubai city and Ras Al-Khaimah. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking and you will receive a travel voucher that should be presented to your driver at the time of pick-up. For travel that involves pick-up or drop off outside the city limits, rates will be quoted on a case-by-case basis.

Ras Al Khaimah: Bedouin Oasis Chalet Camping

9. Ras Al Khaimah: Bedouin Oasis Chalet Camping

If you are the outdoor addict who loves camping, you will have the time of your life at Bedouin Oasis Camp, enjoying a 5 star Bedouin experience within a tranquil oasis. You can go on a camel ride through the desert, sand board down a dune, experience traditional Henna painting or relax and witness the live entertainment. Following the BBQ dinner and Bedouin Oasis activities, you can spend the night in a tent that is mostly hand made using natural materials. Watch the stars free of light pollution in the middle of the desert. Before leaving, a light breakfast will be served. The camp has luxurious and environmentally friendly washroom facilities with private shower and other amenities to make your stay a pleasurable experience.

From Khasab: Jebel Harim and Gulf of Oman Private Tour

10. From Khasab: Jebel Harim and Gulf of Oman Private Tour

Benefit from pickup at your accommodation, the airport, or cruise ship terminal in Khasab, and then travel in comfort towards Jebel Harim, the highest mountain on the Musandam Peninsula. Get panoramic views of the mountains and valleys as you make your way to the rugged Sayh Plateau, 1,100 meters above sea level. Gaze across the spectacular landscape to the coastal area of Dibba on the Gulf of Oman. Marvel at the neighboring canyon, 1,600 meters above sea level. Discover a wall of fossils that dates back to pre-historic times. Pass Khor Najid to see the unique fjord and Gulf of Oman. Visit an ancient stone house in Bait Ul Kufal, and soak up the beauty of the lush natural park of Birkat al-Khaldiyah. Continue the return trip to Khasab, and get dropped off at your original point of departure.

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What people are saying about Ras al-Khaimah

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 3,860 reviews

I would highly recommend this activity. We had an amazing time and really enjoyed every minute. Our tour guide was Arif and he knows his job and I would highly recommend him. He made us feel so comfortable and he would always checked on us to make sure we was all ok. From start to finish. I must also say that Arif takes amazing photos when we was in the dessert.

The dessert Safari was amazing. full of enjoyment. we had Hanif as our driver. We booked for the private tour for me and my wife. We both enjoyed the evening, with having Hanif as our driver.

Our guide was pleasant, patient and ensured that we received premium treatment: best seats for the BBQ show, first on site to the different stops to get the best pictures and to avoid crowd.

Very interesting trip,pick-up from hotel,beautiful locations,amazing riding and tasty food

Great value for money. Khaled is an excellent driver and great speacker