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Ras Al Khaimah Holidays

Located northernmost of the seven United Arab Emirates is Ras Al Khaimah (RAK). This relatively new comer of the UAE has some great hotels that line the golden beaches, and it’s increasingly becoming more popular with the UK.  With year-round sunshine, RAK is ideal for a winter sun break as temperatures are at the most comfortable during winter. 

Ras Al Khaimah holidays will not disappoint, but it’s easily combined with somewhere else in the Emirates. We recommend a visit to anyone who's already been to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, or would just like to add a more relaxing stay to the end of their holiday in the UAE. Ras Al Khaimah offers endless opportunities for activities and adventure, with everything from water sports to desert experiences, golf, historical sites, or just complete relaxation.

Leave the bright lights and glamour of the city behind and head towards the endless, dramatic deserts capes surrounding Ras Al Khaimah. Here, traditional Arabic cultures, dazzling night skies, fascinating wildlife, and a laid-back pace of living awaits. 

Destination Highlights
  • Only 90 minutes drive from Dubai
  • Perfect all inclusive family destination
  • Soon to be home to the world's longest zip line
  • Desert stays in luxurious accommodation

Time Zone

GMT +4 hours.

Flight Time

Approx. 7 hours. Direct flights available from Ireland. Fujairah is a two-hour road transfer from Dubai Airport.


AED - Dirham

Visa Information

Irish citizens are not required to obtain a visa to Ras Al Khaimah.


Arabic and English are widely spoken.

Health Information

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Dubai.
  • Tejal, Destination Specialist


    Destination Specialist

    “Ras al Khaimah is great for families. The all inclusive benefits of the resorts are exceptional.”

  • Jas, Destination Specialist


    Destination Specialist

    “As a keen golfer, the championship course at Waldorf Astoria RAK didn’t disappoint. With pristine and well-manicured lawns, it’s a real pleasure to play on.”

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    Destination Specialist

    “I love pushing my limits and RAK has such a diverse range of activities. From mountain climbing to water sports – I can’t wait to try out the world’s longest zip line when it opens later this year.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Just a 90 minute drive from Dubai airport sits the holiday resort of Ras Al Khaimah. Transfers to and from he airport and the city can be organised as part of your holiday and should take approximately two hours each way. 

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