If it’s an unforgettable summer holiday you’re dreaming of, look no further than Ras Al Khaimah. Just 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, this charming Emirate is surrounded by stunning scenery and teeming with modern, luxurious resorts; offering its visitors the perfect blend of nature, adventure, and relaxation. We share five of our favourite things to do in Ras Al Khaimah for families.

  1. Embark on an incredible Desert Safari

There’s no better way to experience Ras Al Khaimah’s undulating desert scenery than on an epic 4×4 adventure tour. Spot oryx grazing in the distance, try your hand at sandboarding, and embark on a short camel ride through the vast Arabian desert – this is a true highlight of most holidays in Ras Al Khaimah.

Desert Safari in Ras Al Khaimah

Desert Safari

  1. Luxuriate at a fabulous five-star resort

With so many amazing resorts nestled within this small but impressive Emirate, you’ll be spoilt for choice for incredible places to stay. Choose from sky-high hotels in the heart of the city centre, relaxing beach resorts bordered by the Arabian Gulf, or even opt for a unique tented adventure in the Al Wadi Desert – every type of family is catered to in Ras Al Khaimah.

Kenwood Travel Tip: From the months of June – September, many hotels in Ras Al Khaimah offer children under the age of 12 the opportunity to stay and dine for free. We recommend booking as early as possible to secure the best price for you and your family.

Family enjoying the pool at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah

  1. Enjoy a thrilling ride on the Jais Sledder

Reaching hair-raising speeds of up to 40km, the Jais Sledder is a 1,885-metre toboggan run that soars through the winding peaks of the UAE’s highest mountain, Jebel Jais. Open to children as young as three (so long as they’re accompanied by an adult!), this is truly one of the most fun things to do in Ras Al Khaimah for families.

Family enjoying a ride on the Jais Sledder

Jais Sledder

  1. Experience a traditional Falcon Show

Once used to hunt for meat in the harsh desert conditions, well-trained falcons were integral to the survival of the Bedouin. Today, these intelligent birds are the national symbol of the UAE and raising them is considered a national pastime. Falcon Shows are suitable for all ages, and many of the displays allow you to try falconry yourself with the help of an expert guide.

Falcon Show in Ras Al Khaimah

Falcon Show

  1. Immerse yourself in Ras Al Khaimah’s rich culture

Brimming with archaeological wonders and full of ancient traditions, Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect choice for families craving a holiday full of culture. Visit the only hill fort remaining in the UAE, Dhayah Fort, or head to the ancient pearling village Al Jazirah Al Hamra – both are a fabulous day out for all the family.

Dhayah Fort in Ras Al Khaimah

Dhayah Fort

Book Your Ras Al Khaimah Family Holiday

With so many things to do in Ras Al Khaimah for families, you certainly won’t be short of ways to keep the whole household entertained. Browse our family-friendly range of Ras Al Khaimah hotels and find the resort that’s right for you, or alternatively give one of our UAE Experts a call on 020 7749 9276 and ask for their recommendations.

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