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The northernmost Emirate of the UAE is also its most picturesque. Surrounded by sea, desert and mountains this land boasts a plethora of white beaches, blue sea, lush green plains, a series of creeks and lagoons, thermal springs, rugged mountains and red dunes.
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Our vastly experienced travel advisors are passionate about Ras Al Khaimah. With first-hand knowledge of when and where to go they can create the perfect holiday experience for you, at the best possible price.
Flight duration: For Ras Al Khaimah, fly from the UK to Dubai which takes approximately 7 hours. It is then 45 minutes drive from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah.
Best time to travel: Ras Al Khaimah enjoys virtually guaranteed year-round sunshine. Between December to February temperatures average in the mid-20sºC, rising up into the 30s from March to April and again from October to November. While the scorching temperatures between May-September may be too much for some (usually in excess of 40ºC), it’s one of the few destinations when it’s cheaper to visit during our school summer holidays.
Ras Al Khaimah climate:
Local time: GMT +4 hours.
Currency: UAE Dirham.
Language: Arabic. English is widely spoken.
Passports & Visas: A full British passport, which is machine readable and valid for six months beyond your return date is required. Visas are not required for full British passport holders for stays of less than 60 days in the United Arab Emirates.
Health: Vaccinations are required and strongly recommended. Your GP will be able to provide you with specific advice on the destinations in your itinerary.
Tourism Dirham charge: A Tourism charge is payable locally at all hotels and apartments in Dubai and is levied per room per night as follows:-
AED 20.00 (approx. £3.80) per room per night for stays in 5* hotels and deluxe hotel apartments.
AED 15.00 (approx. £2.85) per room per night for stays in 4* hotels and superior hotel apartments.
AED 10.00 (approx. £1.90) per room per night for stays in 3* and 2* hotels and standard hotel apartments.
Ramadan: During Ramadan (approximately 15 May-14 Jun 18), it is forbidden to eat, drink or smoke in public places (including hotels and those offering all inclusive) between sunrise and sunset; and no live entertainment is permitted. Hotels usually provide a private area where non-Muslims can eat during the day. Alcoholic drinks are not served in hotels (including those offering all inclusive) on dry days and other days stipulated by the government. Alcohol is available in Dubai hotels after sunset. Please ask for more details at time of booking.
Alcohol: Alcoholic drinks are only available in licensed hotels in Ras Al Khaimah and the legal drinking age is 21.