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Ras Al Khaimah: Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

1. 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 surrounds 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

2. 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

3. 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.

Ras Al Khaimah: Overnight Premium Chalet Camping

4. 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.

Khasab: Musandam Overnight Dhow Cruise

5. 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.

Private 1-Way Transfer between Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai

6. 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

7. 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.

Khasab: Private City Tour and Wadi Qadah

8. Khasab: Private City Tour and Wadi Qadah

See the sights of the capital of the Musandam peninsula on a private tour of Khasab, famous for its fishing activities and peaceful oases. Following pickup from your hotel or cruise ship, make your way in comfort to the 16th-century fort. Discover authentic Omani handicrafts that span many centuries in the museum. Continue to the old and new souqs and get a feel for everyday life. Escape the crowds as you make your way to the old village of Tawi at the Wadi Qadah. Gaze in wonder at ancient rock art depicting camels, ships, and warriors, thought to be about 2,000 years old.

From Khasab: Jebel Harim and Gulf of Oman Private Tour

9. 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.

Khasab: Outdoor Camping with Dhow Cruise Tour

10. Khasab: Outdoor Camping with Dhow Cruise Tour

After being collected from your Khasab accommodation or cruise ship terminal, you can begin your full-day outdoor adventure by meeting up with and boarding your "dhow" in Musandam. You will cruise to the Khourshem Fjords, where beautiful, calm, waters surrounded by fabulous mountains and white sandy beaches can be discovered. You can explore small fishing villages as well as the famous Telegraph and Seebi Islands. You can enjoy watching dolphins swimming alongside the boat, and you will stop for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. Soft drinks, water, juice, fruits and tea/coffee will also all be available for your enjoyment. You will then be transfered you from the dhow by speedboat to a camping beach, where tents and all necessary items will be provided. You will have the use of tents, mattresses, blankets, chairs, dining tables, electricity, music, a camp fire, fresh water, and a basic toilet whilst spending the night out under the stars. That night, you can enjoy a BBQ dinner, with breakfast being served the next morning. Mineral water and soft drinks for the camping site will also be provided, and you will return back to port next day. Timing can be adjusted according to guests' request, and you will be returned to your point of origin at the conclusion of the tour.

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What people are saying about Ras al-Khaimah

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 876 reviews

We had a great stay at the Bedouin oasis camp beautiful surroundings , good beds Fantastic shows , great food and all very friendly people . Camel ride sand plates , quad ride We would like to come back here again

Maxinum joy!!!! Driver Mohamed, the car, food, place in the camp, preformance. Total must if you are at Ras al khaimah or Dubai.

Great day with our guide. We've been alone in the desert and the Wadi ride

Excellent trip Guide was professional and trip was very nice

Fantastic trip into the desert with a very helpful guide