Mountain adventures in Ras Al Khaimah

Nestled between the dramatic Hajar Mountains and the azure blue waters of the Arabian Sea, Ras Al Khaimah is the ideal setting for both relaxation and adventure. Literally translated as ‘top of the tent’ due to its location at the northernmost tip of the Arabian Peninsula, Ras Al Khaimah offers something for everyone, from history buffs and culture lovers through to beach bunnies and adrenaline junkies.

Ras Al Khaimah is the ideal setting for both relaxation and adventure

Explore Jebel Jais – the UAE’s tallest mountain

Ras Al Khaimah is one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in the world, boasting a rich culture and long-standing history dating back 7,000 years. With an array of archaeological sites, breathtaking natural vistas and Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE, this destination is perfect if you want a more cultured or adventure-based holiday.

Located in the eastern part of Ras Al Khaimah and forming part of the spectacular Ru’us al-Jibal mountain range, the magnificent Jebel Jais stands at 1,934 metres tall and offers a mountain experience like no other.

Featuring an abundance of remote wadis and exhilarating hiking and mountain bike trails, Jebel Jais offers stunning rugged scenery and a welcome respite from the heat of the beach resorts, with temperatures here around 10 degrees cooler than down at sea level.

Take on the world’s longest zip line

Ras Al Khaimah’s Jebel Jais is also home to the world’s longest zip line – the Jebel Jais Flight. Thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies won’t want to miss this bucket list attraction, where you can travel at speeds of between 120kph and 150kph (74-93mph) at a jaw-dropping height of 1,680 metres above sea level.

Don your special harness and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime, with the longest flight itself taking approximately two to three minutes. Once completed, you’ll finish off your exhilarating quest on a suspended landing platform, where you’ll be transferred to a second line to complete the journey back down to the ground.

As well as the world’s longest zip line, Jebel Jais is also home to the Middle East’s first commercial Via Ferrata. Professional instructors will guide you along a spectacular route, where you’ll enjoy three thrilling zip lines as you traverse over one kilometre on this exciting mountain adventure.

Looking to stay in Ras Al Khaimah?

With many resorts at our fingertips, we can help you navigate the perfect Ras Al Khaimah staycation hotel or resort so you can explore the surrounding sites or relax by the beach or pool.

Take a look below at our recommended top picks, reach out to us to discuss not only the below, but many more options also. 

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort

Between the desert, beaches, and mountains that play host to uniquely authentic Arabian experiences, find an ideal getaway destination at our award-winning resort. Stay and play on 1.5 kilometres of private beach, buzzing with excitement and family fun. Every day is an adventure at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort. Outdoor pools include a large saltwater pool, an adults-only pool, and a kid's pool with a waterslide. Work out on Technogym equipment in the 24-hour fitness centre and enjoy eco golf, yoga, boxing, water sports, and catamaran activities. Kids and Teens clubs provide daily fun for our youngest guests.

InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa

Located on Hayat Island, surrounded by the sparkling shores of the Arabian Gulf, expansive terracotta desert and soaring mountains, InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa is a celebration of Middle Eastern hospitality, escapism, and natural spectacle. Just a 45-minute drive from Dubai, the resort offers an idyllic island living amongst lush green landscapes and powdery white sand. With a diverse leisure offering, personalised services, six restaurants and bars, and sea-facing rooms, suites and villas, the resort is the perfect place to reconnect with yourself and others.

To book your amazing trip to Ras Al Khaimah, contact your Travel Counsellor today and you’ll benefit from our 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.

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