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The Insider's Guide to ras al khaimah

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Our Guide to ras al khaimah: Top Attractions, Culinary Hotspots, Nightlife, and More. Plus, Tips on Making Connections with the Locals and Finding Fun Recreational Activities

Welcome to ras al khaimah! If you're planning to move to ras al khaimah, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that ras al khaimah has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in ras al khaimah.

Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, is a destination that offers a rich history, stunning landscapes, and a wealth of activities for tourists and locals alike. One of the most popular attractions is the Ras Al Khaimah National Museum, which houses a vast collection of archaeological and ethnographic artifacts. The Dhayah Fort, a 16th-century mud-brick fort, offers panoramic views of the surrounding palm gardens and the sea. For nature lovers, the Jebel Jais, the highest peak in the UAE, provides a thrilling adventure with the world's longest zipline, hiking trails, and a viewing deck with breathtaking views. The Iceland Water Park, a themed amusement park, is a fun-filled destination for families. The Al Hamra Mall and Manar Mall are perfect for shopping enthusiasts, offering a variety of international brands and local boutiques. The Saqr Park, the largest public park in Ras Al Khaimah, is a great place for picnics and leisurely walks.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Ras Al Khaimah is diverse and vibrant, offering a mix of traditional Emirati cuisine and international fare. One of the most popular restaurants is Al Moohit, known for its fresh seafood dishes. The Lexington Grill at the Waldorf Astoria offers a fine dining experience with its selection of steaks and wines. For authentic Indian cuisine, the Bombay Biryani is a must-visit. The Farmhouse at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert offers a unique dining experience with its farm-to-table concept. The nightlife in Ras Al Khaimah is relatively low-key compared to Dubai, but there are several bars and lounges that offer a relaxed and enjoyable evening. The Anchor bar at the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island is a popular spot for its beachfront location and live music. The Trader Vic's Mai Tai Lounge offers a Polynesian-themed experience with its exotic cocktails and live band.

Recreational activities in Ras Al Khaimah are diverse, ranging from outdoor adventures to cultural experiences. The Jebel Jais Flight, the world's longest zipline, offers an adrenaline-pumping experience for thrill-seekers. The Al Wadi Nature Reserve is a great place for bird-watching, horse riding, and archery. The Ras Al Khaimah Golf Club offers a world-class golfing experience with its 18-hole championship course. For water sports enthusiasts, the Al Hamra Marina and Yacht Club offers sailing, fishing, and wakeboarding. The Ras Al Khaimah Equestrian and Adventure Centre offers horse riding lessons and desert hacks. For a unique cultural experience, the Bedouin Oasis Desert Camp offers traditional Bedouin activities such as camel riding, henna painting, and traditional music and dance performances. The Ras Al Khaimah Pearl Farm offers a fascinating insight into the emirate's pearl diving heritage with its guided tours.

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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.
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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.

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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.
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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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