Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), which is part of the United Arab Emirate (UAE), has become a very popular tourist destination hosting visitors from all parts of the world. This growth is in large part contributed to His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi’s efforts in growing Ras Al Khaimah’s tourism industry. There are many activities visitors can try when vacationing in RAK. However, the following vacation ideas are some of the most unusual:
A unique activity to observe while in RAK is a camel race. Located just outside Ras Al Khaimah, the camel racing track is accessible by taxi. Tourists are encouraged to witness the local tradition of camel racing. The camels are directed around the track via a remote-controlled robot. Locals also drive their cars onto to the tracks, which encourages the camels to maintain their direction. Tourists will feel they are a part of the culture as camel races are frequented by far more locals than tourists. After a fun-filled racing adventure, visitors can leave covered in dust and immersed in local traditions.
Many areas accommodate various types of rock climbing in Ras Al Khaimah. Most rock in the United Arab Emirate is made of limestone and thus is subject to weathering from freezing temperatures and water. In addition, the rock surface has the propensity to become unstable due to various fractures. Any tourists wishing to participate in rock climbing should seek expert help to assure their safety. Ras Al Khaimah is home to the largest concentration of climbing possibilities in all the UAE. RAK offers climbers traditional climbing routes ranging from single pitch to nearly alpine in scale. Sport routes contain up to three pitches including Deep Water Soloing (DWS) and bouldering. However, most climbing in the UAE is either one or two pitch routes.
Soaring Through the Air:
Another adventurous activity vacationers can experience while in RAK is flying in a micro light aircraft. Thanks to the Jazirah Aviation Club, tourists can experience the exhilaration of soaring high in the sky in safety. The club offers flights in gyrocopters, micro light aircraft and rides in a powered parachute. In addition, locals and visitors alike can partake in flying lessons and eventually become a licensed pilot.
Exploring the Desert:
Ras Al Khaimah contains breathtaking deserts with majestic red sand. Tourists can explore these desert lands on recreational vehicles or in trucks. Tours are frequently led through the desert and guided by expert instructors that will share their extensive knowledge of the mysterious deserts with tourists. It is an invigorating experience that all guests should attempt. You can also visit ancient civilizations in the desert like Umm Al-Nar.
The above activities will encourage tourists to step out of their comfort zone and embark on an adventure like no other. Because of Ras Al Khaimah’s unique geographical features, guests can enjoy water activities, mountain adventures and explore the desert all without leaving Ras Al Khaimah’s border. Thanks to the efforts of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, member of the UAE cabinet, visitors are welcome to enjoy the pleasantries of RAK.