Why You Should Visit Ras Al Khaimah
The beautiful emirate of Ras al Khaimah offers many exciting possibilities whether it’s exploring the region’s many important historical sites or enjoying some adventurous outdoor pursuits. There are many activities for energetic travelers in Ras al Khaimah such as scuba diving, mountain climbing and fishing offering the perfect way to experience the emirate’s stunning natural beauty up close. Be sure to check out many of the unique heritage sites in the region such as the prehistoric ruins of Shamal or the old village of Dhayah with its hilltop fort. One of the most popular places in the city is Corniche Road situated along the sea where many locals come to enjoy the evening breeze.
Arriving in Ras al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is situated around 20 km from central Ras Al Khaimah and consists of two passenger terminals. The airport offers a decent range of facilities including a café and restaurant alongside duty free shopping. Additionally, you can find duty-free shopping available and benefit from free Wi-Fi while you wait for your flight. You can find car rental companies at Ras Al Khaimah airport if you want your own vehicle, while it is easy to flag down a taxi just outside the airport to reach your destination directly.
If you are looking to fly to Ras al Khaimah from elsewhere in the UAE it will not be possible as there are no airlines providing flights to Ras al Khaimah from any destination in the UAE. Ras al Khaimah International Airport handles a range of regional international flights as well as a few long-haul routes as far as Europe, so travelers living in Ras al Khaimah can fly to a number of destinations across the world with ease.
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Ras al Khaimah Travel Information
As you will be flying within the UAE there’s no need to obtain a visa if you are a UAE national, but don’t forget to bring your boarding pass along with you. In Ras al Khaimah the weather is generally the same as elsewhere in the UAE with average highs of up to 42 degrees during the height of summer. If you don’t have a vehicle you can get around Ras al Khaimah by taxi, although there are car rental companies at the airport for those wanting their own car.
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* This information is correct as of March 2019
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