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Enough to fill a week at Hilton RAK

Kent
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Enough to fill a week at Hilton RAK

For someone who cannot sit still / sunbathe / read a book - all day long - would there be sufficient alternative things to do if I decided to take a week long stay? Happy to do at least a couple of trips out and about etc - pretty much have a go at anything??

Many thanks for your advice.

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1. Re: Enough to fill a week at Hilton RAK

To be honest there is not much else to do in RAK except DIY in the sun and read.

Dubai is 90 minutes away by cab (the hotel runs a shuttle bus but the return time is so early you would be best doing the shuttle there and a taxi back) you

could go to Mussandam one day ny coach and dhow on a dolphin spotting trip.

Dubai has much more to do

Edited: 13 September 2011, 13:26
Wales
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2. Re: Enough to fill a week at Hilton RAK

Latimer is correct, Ras al Khaimah is not exactly the entertainment capital of the UAE but it does sort of have a charm all of it's own. The Hajar mountains are spectacular especially in the cooler winter months and if you were brave enough to hire a car you could explore the area as there are a few interesting places off the beaten track. Night life is restricted to a few international hotels as there are no bars and few restaurants of note to recommend. Latimer has recommended the two main trips from RAK.

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3. Re: Enough to fill a week at Hilton RAK

Hi - Thank you both for your helpfull replies - I think a few days in RAK and a few in Dubai may well be the answer?

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4. Re: Enough to fill a week at Hilton RAK

Hi,

I live in RAK since July 2011 and learn more about this city everyday. If you are a fan of outdoor activities, than Ras Al Khaimah is the right place for you. There is a company called "Al Shaheen" that arranges for all kind of outdoor sports activities like mountain biking, mountain / rock climbing, mountain walking, hill walking, abseiling, mountaineering anf Wadi desecent. They also arrange for watersports activities including scuba diving and Kayak excursion. The comany has a very high standard of safety measurments, the team is very well trained and are very reliable. Tel: +971 (0)7 244 5171 Ask for Brain Parry, the Programme Manager.

There are also 2 Golf Courses in RAK, Al Hamra Golf Course and Tower Links Golf Course. Another activity, where you can spend a day in summer or winter;) is Iceland Water Park, which has the wordl longest water slide. There is an amazing Falcon Show in Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort. there are more activities, if you want to know more.

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