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Ras Al Khaimah Advice

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Ras Al Khaimah Advice

Hi All

Planning to book a family holiday, was thinking to go to Dubai, but the prices have increased.

Saw a great deal for Ras Al Khaimah with Virgin, staying at Hilton Resort & Spa.

My question is, is there much to do in Ras Al Khaimah?

I am not expecting it to be like Dubai, but wanted to know if we can keep ourselves entertained for 10 days.

Any tips would be appreciated.

Thank you all.

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1. Re: Ras Al Khaimah Advice

You are correct, Ras al Khaimah is not Dubai !!! RAK is much more laid back and underdeveloped. The Hilton resort is around 90 minutes from Dubai with the beach and pools at the resort the main attraction. There are 2 waterparks in RAK "Iceland" and "Dreamland". The hotel also runs a bus into Dubai a couple of times a week. They also organise a trip to Khasab in Musandam, Oman where you take a dhow ride into the fiords and I can highly recommend. Shopping is on a small scale with Manar Mall the most popular of the Malls but by Dubai standards it is small. The old town of RAK has a souk and a small museum located in the old fort.

There are no eating or drinking places within walking distance of the hotel and for this reason most people stay on All Inclusive. If you decide on Half Board then be aware that drinks (alcholic and non-alcholic) are very expensive although soft drinks and water can be bought locally much cheaper. RAK is slowly expanding it's restaurant scene but the little gems are hidden away and unless you know where to go it could be difficult. Manar Mall has a food court with the usual fast food suspects.

So to answer your question, I think with a trip to Dubai, a day at a waterpark and a trip to Musandam then 10 days in RAK is very do-able.

Edited: 27 May 2013, 05:18
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There is a beautiful golf course in RAK, then there is a hot spring spa. And an 'emu' farm. You can see these apart from the beaches, and of course Musandam.

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3. Re: Ras Al Khaimah Advice

There are two 18hole golf courses in RAK at Tower Links and Al Hamra.

Two horse riding stables, by RAK airport and at Banyan Tree resort.

RAK mall, Safeer mall and Al Hamra mall (that operate a shuttle bus from Manar mall).

Plenty of tailor shops to get some outfits made up alot cheaper than Dubai prices.

A newly opened Swiss chocolate factory that you can visit and taste www.chocolat.ae

RAK has alot to offer the visitors :-)

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Intereting about the 'chocolat' factory, thanks!

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Interesting... sorry for typo - keyboard is acting up

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6. Re: Ras Al Khaimah Advice

Best to call beforehand and see what time they're doing the chocolate covering, they give out free tasters!

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