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Reasons to visit Ras Al Khaimah this winter

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2023 0

 

The highest mountain in the UAE – Jebel Jais – is known as the adventure hub of the Middle East, offering numerous hiking and mountain biking opportunities for all levels and ages. The mountain is home to the Jais Adventure Park, a gateway to attractions such the Jais Flight, the world’s longest zipline; and Jais Sledder, the region’s longest toboggan rideThe highest restaurant in the UAE – 1484 by Puro – serves up a delectable menu and features an expansive terrace with awe-inspiring views of the Hajar mountains.

 

Jebel Jais is also home to UAE’s highest campsite, Camp 1770, boasting scenic mountain views – the perfect camping spot when hiking across the Emirate’s numerous mountain trails. Visitors also have the opportunity to experience Emirati cooking from the local mountain tribes and enjoy meditation and yoga.

 

For those looking to experience Ras Al Khaimah’s unique terracotta desert, the Al Wadi Nature Reserve boasts the stunning Ritz Carlton resort, offering private villas with breath-taking views, plus desert treks on camels and horseback riding at Al Wadi Equestrian Center, private archery lessons and a falcon show. Visitors seeking decadent dining under the stars can enjoy Sonara Camp, a luxurious dining and entertainment experience set in the beauty of Al Wadi desert, with herds of Oryx and Gazelles as dinner companions.

 

Explorers looking to get a bird’s eye view of Ras Al Khaimah can experience Action Flight’s brand-new hot-air balloon experience featuring awe-inspiring views of the Emirate’s breathtaking natural landscapes.

 

With a rich history dating back 7,000 years to the Bronze Age, Ras Al Khaimah is dotted with historical sites including ruins and forts. Of these, four locations – Julfar, Shimal, Al Jazeera Al Hamra, and Dhayah – were recognised by  (UNESCO), on its tentative list of Global Heritage Sites. Meanwhile, an immersive trip to Suwaidi Pearls, the only pearl farm in the UAE, provides guests with a glimpse into the Emirate’s pearling industry.

 

 

 



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