Nathan visits Ras al Khaimah23.02.18 | Nathan
Who: Nathan with his wife & son Harry (4) (pictured below)
When: November 2017
Where: Ras-al Khaimah, UAE
Why: Winter-sun break to try somewhere new, not too far away
What were you expecting and did it meet your expectations?
I love discovering new destinations and RAK brought back memories of a trip that I took to Oman over 10 years ago. I loved how you leave the metropolis of Dubai behind and end up driving through empty desert to reach your destination. There is lots of development planned, so this could change in the not too distant future so now is a great time to visit.
What is there to do?
I enjoyed a trip into the desert and an evening at a desert camp. I also visited the largest waterpark in the UAE and I would highly recommend a day exploring the Jabel Jais Mountain range which is spectacular and added an extra dimension to the trip.
What type of hotels are available?
I stayed in the luxurious Waldorf Astoria hotel, which was of a very good standard and had a great beachfront setting and lots of facilities. You can also stay in a luxury desert camp or a small luxury 32 room private villa complex each with their own swimming pool.
Will it develop as much as Dubai?
Maybe not as much, but you can already start to feel that there is plenty of investment and signs that other hotel companies are starting to purchase land, so I am sure that in the years to come it will develop and expand.
How to get there? Fly to Dubai and then take the one hour road transfer. There is a small airport but the road transfer is much easier and enables you to experience the changing landscapes.
Style of hotels: Large international chains, but I do have a couple of gems in the desert and on the beach up my sleeve.
Best suited to: Couples and families looking to relax in luxurious hotels with good all-year-round hot weather.
Currency: UAE Dirham.
Best time to go: October – May to avoid the hot summer months.
Interesting fact? For adventure junkies, the worlds largest zip line opens this year!
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– Security lane fast-track & VIP Lounge
– Return economy flights from UK
– Return private airport transfers
– 5 nights accommodation
– Complimentary half board upgrade
– Complimentary water park tickets
– Nathan’s tips to enjoy Ras-al Khaimah
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