Discover what to see in Ras Al Khaimah City Tour , one of the most surprising United Arab Emirates. One day tour of this incomparable place.
Ras al-Jaima or Ras al-Khaimah is one of the 7 United Arab Emirates , which we told you about a few days ago.
At a tourist level, it is much less known than Dubai or Abu Dhabi , but it has a charm that makes it a very interesting visit to do if we are on the road or for a day trip with Aan Tourism.
If we have the opportunity to travel to Ras al Khaimah, some of the essentials that we cannot miss are:
1. Gulf of Oman
Surrounded by rocky mountains, the Gulf of Oman offers you a view that combines calm waters with the surrounding desert. Fossils have been discovered in this area . You can ask the guide for more information about these discoveries.
In this adventure you will be able to climb the Sayh plateau . It has a height of 1100 meters above sea level. But you won’t have to walk to climb to its top; There is a way to go up with the help of a truck. There you will have a privileged view of the gulf. Ras al-Khaimah will conquer you.
If you want to enjoy a fantastic day sailing the Gulf of Oman in a unique way , you cannot miss a cruise through Khor Sham by dhow. In addition, you will practice snorkeling.
2. An afternoon desert safari
In this Emirate there is a desert with white sand and dunes with whimsical shapes. You can rent a 4×4 vehicle to travel through the desert . It is important that it is this type of car so that you do not get stuck in the sand.
We recommend that you wear typical clothes of the Arab community so that you can enjoy the trip. This way you will feel more comfortable in the heat.
At nightfall you will be able to appreciate a starry sky . Away from the urban area, it is a perfect place to appreciate the universe. And what are you going to have for dinner? You can enjoy a delicious barbecue . It will be the ideal time to enjoy the night landscape and reflect on the beautiful things in life.
By the way, what about belly dancing ? You can’t talk about the United Arab Emirates without mentioning this classic dance. On the tour you hire, a show of said traditional dance will also be offered.
Activities and excursions in the desert of Ras al Khaimah
The best way to get to know and enjoy this desert is with one of the activities that are organized. There are many types, the most requested are:
- Night in the desert of Ras al Khaimah
- Ras al Khaimah desert dinner
- 4×4 tour of Ras al Khaimah
- Desert Safari with dinner and show
- Al Wadi desert buggy tour
- 3. Jazirat al-Hamra the ghost town of fishermen
Jazirat al-Hamra is one of the essential things to see on any trip to Ras al Khaimah. We are above all a ghost town, one of the oldest and best preserved in the country, it allows us to imagine life before the oil boom.
This town, which was inhabited by more than 4,000 people, was founded in the s. XIV, and was dedicated mainly to fishing and pearls.
In 1968, more than 50 years ago, all its inhabitants suddenly left the town, probably because of the emirate’s black gold boom.
In Jazirat al-Hamra it seems that time has not passed. Its ce coral stone houses, wind catcher towers, mosques, schools and shops are still waiting for the next tourist.
4. Ras Al Khaimah: the exotic hot springs of Khatt
What will you find in Ras al-Khaimah ? When you visit the Khatt District, set aside a few hours to soak in the Khatt hot springs . In recent years, considerable efforts have been made to rescue this natural symbol of the Emirates. Today, it welcomes millions of people each year.
Arriving at Khatt you will be able to appreciate the beautiful mountains. It is located south of the prominent city of Ras Al Khaimah . Near the hot springs you will see a tower created with mud bricks. This tower served so that the watchtower could have an adequate view to warn the town about possible invaders.
Now yes, when you reach the hot springs, you will have the opportunity to relax by immersing yourself in them. The waters can reach a temperature of 40 °C . They have a concentration of sulfur that the skin can tolerate without suffering damage.
There are pools reserved for women. This allows them to enjoy the water without the risk of being disturbed by tourists.