Why Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect holiday spot this summer

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Thinking about where to take your summer holidays this year? With stunning deserts and beaches, the UAE’s highest mountain and a host of impressive kids-go-free offers, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is the perfect spot.

We invited TV news anchor and voice-over artist Laura Buckwell, a mother and Dubai resident, to try some of the fantastic offers that five-star hotels and resorts across RAK have lined up. She stayed with the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa on her first trip. There are a whole host of freebies for the little ones – from free stays (when accompanied by two paying adults) to meals, activities and attractions.

Watch the video below to find out how the Buckwell family got on.


Joining the campaign are Bedouin Oasis Desert Camp, the stunning Al Hamra Golf Club, Sea Wings aqua plane tours, the RAK Track go-kart centre and the Iceland Water Park. All this, as well as 64km of pristine beaches and tons of unique attractions all in one place means that a trip to RAK offers considerable value for money.

While RAK may sometimes be thought of as a weekend destination, treat the family to a week or two and take advantage of the amazing experiences that are almost right on your doorstep. Drive up the UAE’s tallest peak, Jebel Jais (the temperature usually gets 10°C cooler) or go horse riding among Arabian oryx and desert foxes. Wait for the perfect clear night to go stargazing and learn about the myths that have grown up around these twinkling giants. Explore hidden treasures with a safari or unwind with sunset yoga.

All this is just one hour from Dubai. With no need for lengthy flights and airport transfers, a staycation in RAK takes the stress and hassle out of holidaying, leaving more time to relax. Why go abroad when you have everything you need and more right here in the UAE?
For more information and to see the hotel offers and attractions this summer visit www.rasalkhaimah.ae/kidsgofree

Click here to WIN a staycation at The Cove Rotana Resort - Ras Al Khaimah, where the traditional charm embraces the uniqueness of the Arabian culture.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
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