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Ras Al Khaimah: Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

1. Ras Al Khaimah: Afternoon Desert Safari and BBQ Dinner

Escape the heat and hassle of Ras Al Khaimah’s urban center on an afternoon and evening desert safari by 4WD vehicle. Following a pick-up from your hotel, relax in the air-conditioned off-road vehicle. Head to the desert dunes that surrounds the city, and admire views of the barren yet enchanting landscape on the way. Stop at a traditional camel farm to see herds of the magnificent hump-backed herbivores. Learn about the different types of camels commonly seen in the desert around Ras Al Khaimah. Continue across the desert plains in your 4WD vehicle, and arrive at a campsite where Arabic coffee and dates are offered as a welcome. Climb on the back of a camel for an optional guided tour around the encampment. Get a henna tattoo design on your hands or feet. Watch a traditional Tanourah folk dance, and feast on a delicious barbecue dinner. After dinner, smoke a shisha (Arabic water pipe) if you wish, and watch a live belly-dance performance. Relax under a canopy of twinkling stars, and enjoy an experience that could be straight out of “One Thousand and One Nights”!

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Desert Drive & Wadi Shawka Pool Visit

2. Desert Drive & Wadi Shawka Pool Visit

Explore the best-kept treasures of Arabia on this mountain safari experience. Get a glimpse of desert life and agricultural life with rock formations deep in the desert such as fossil and camel rocks. Continue your adventure with sandboarding and an exciting dune bashing experience. Enjoy an exhilarating adventure to the deep trenches and waters of Wadi, the region’s natural water pools. Wadi Shawka in Ras Al Khaimah is neighbored by the Hajar Mountains and the valley consists of rocky terrain, farmland, water pools, wildlife, and plenty of parking and camping spots. Wadi Shawka is a perfect place for family picnics and get-togethers in nature. Swim back through it or turn back a little bit and climb a small hill to bypass it.

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Suwaidi Pearls Farm Tour

3. Suwaidi Pearls Farm Tour

Enjoy an experience out at sea and discover the historical and cultural journey of the region’s pearling industry. Learn about the evolution of the Arabian pearl and its legacy. Get Picked up from Al Rams Marina “old fishermen village” by traditional Pearls divers Boat. Enjoy a tour of the mangroves and the surroundings. Arrive at the Pontoon floating Suwaidi Pearls Farm House. Be shown the history of the Arabian Pearls, listen to the 1000s years old adventurous stories of the lifestyle of the Arabian Pearls Divers and witness their diving tools and techniques. Go to the next division of the Pontoon to learn how oysters and Pearls are formed. Discover the science, knowledge, and innovation of cultured Pearls and learn the mystic secret of Pearls formation. Be entertained with a live Oysters opening demonstration, where there is only a 60% chance to discover the mystic Arabian Pearl. Find and take the mystic Arabian Pearl for a nominal fee of AED 250 + 5%. Be mesmerized with Arabian Pearls Traditional Traders box “BISH-TAKH-TAH”. See the various lustrous collections of the Arabian Pearls and the Traders tools and treasures. Enjoy an optional snacks or lunch. Take your time strolling around the Farmhouse, look and choose accessories or Pearls and enjoy the natural environment.

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Ras al Khaimah 5-Hour City Tour

4. Ras al Khaimah 5-Hour City Tour

This 5-hour city tour of Ras al Khaimah is priced for a group of up to 6 persons and includes a drive to Al Marjan, a manmade island set against the picturesque backdrop of the Arabian Peninsula and enclosed by the Yanis and Jais mountains. Marvel at this truly luxurious destination. Drive to Al Hamra village, a former fishing community, and stop to see Al Dhayah Fort, one of of the oldest sites in the Emirates. Admire the views of the mountains and sea from this point. This strategic military fortification played a major role in the history of the UAE. Built in 16th century, it is the only castle standing atop a mountainous dune in the UAE, and was the last area to fall into British hands in their long war against the Al Qawasim tribe. Continue on to visit the Mohammad Bin Salem Mosque and National Museum. The museum is housed in a fort that was the residence of the ruling family until the early 1960s. Lastly, you'll pass through the fish market area, stopping to explore the Old Souk, where you can find everything from ancient handicrafts to household items.

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From Khasab: Jebel Harim and Gulf of Oman Private Tour

5. From Khasab: Jebel Harim and Gulf of Oman Private Tour

Benefit from pickup at your accommodation, the airport, or cruise ship terminal in Khasab, and then travel in comfort towards Jebel Harim, the highest mountain on the Musandam Peninsula. Get panoramic views of the mountains and valleys as you make your way to the rugged Sayh Plateau, 1,100 meters above sea level. Gaze across the spectacular landscape to the coastal area of Dibba on the Gulf of Oman. Marvel at the neighboring canyon, 1,600 meters above sea level. Discover a wall of fossils that dates back to pre-historic times. Pass Khor Najid to see the unique fjord and Gulf of Oman. Visit an ancient stone house in Bait Ul Kufal, and soak up the beauty of the lush natural park of Birkat al-Khaldiyah. Continue the return trip to Khasab, and get dropped off at your original point of departure.

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Airport Drop-Off from Ras Al Khaimah to Dubai Airport

6. Airport Drop-Off from Ras Al Khaimah to Dubai Airport

Take the stress out of airport transfers, with drop off at Dubai International Airport from your hotel in Ras Al Khaimah. The fleet of cars used are all Lincoln Navigator, 2015 model - very spacious and comfortable, especially for families and groups. This vehicle can accommodate up to seven persons, and it is equipped with a tracking system, complimentary internet access, water, fresh towels and newspapers. All drivers are well trained and well experienced in the United Arab Emirates; moreover, they are all fluent in English. Your transfer to the airport is sure to be comfortable and stress-free.

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Ras al Khaimah: Dinner Cruise on a Wooden Dhow Ship

7. Ras al Khaimah: Dinner Cruise on a Wooden Dhow Ship

Experience the natural landscapes and cityscapes around Mangroves creek as you cruise along in a traditional wooden dhow ship on this Ras Al Khaimah tour. Dine on a buffet dinner and listen to live music as you float down the stream. Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in Ras Al Khaimah. Board your two-hour dinner cruise. Journey down Mangroves creek, which is home to wildlife like flamingos. Travel on a creek that extends right into the center of Ras Al Khaimah, bringing a rich sense of nature into the city. Watch the sights go by while savoring 4-star chef-prepared dishes.

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Khasab: Private City Tour and Wadi Qadah

8. Khasab: Private City Tour and Wadi Qadah

See the sights of the capital of the Musandam peninsula on a private tour of Khasab, famous for its fishing activities and peaceful oases. Following pickup from your hotel or cruise ship, make your way in comfort to the 16th-century fort. Discover authentic Omani handicrafts that span many centuries in the museum. Continue to the old and new souqs and get a feel for everyday life. Escape the crowds as you make your way to the old village of Tawi at the Wadi Qadah. Gaze in wonder at ancient rock art depicting camels, ships, and warriors, thought to be about 2,000 years old.

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Ras Al-Khaimah: Roundtrip Transfer from Dubai Airport

9. Ras Al-Khaimah: Roundtrip Transfer from Dubai Airport

Save 15% while booking a round-trip airport transfers with pick-up and drop off to and from Dubai International Airport. The vehicle is an SUV Lincoln Navigator, 2015 model. It is very spacious and perfect for clients who value comfort, safety, speed and efficiency, this airport service is ideal for those traveling for business or for pleasure. The vehicle can accommodate up to 7 persons. It is equipped with a tracking system, complimentary internet access, water, fresh towels and newspapers. Your drivers are well trained and well experienced in UAE, moreover fluent in speaking English. The pick-up is inclusive of VIP parking and one hour waiting. Be greeted by a professional driver carrying a sign with your name and assisted carrying your luggage to the waiting vehicle. Relax in a safe and comfortable car as your driver takes you on the quickest and easiest route to Ras Al Khaimah, approximately a 50-minute drive from Dubai.

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Ras Al Khaimah: Overnight Premium Chalet Camping

10. Ras Al Khaimah: Overnight Premium Chalet Camping

Treasure the night at Bedouin Oasis Camp and experience a 5-star chalet made of natural and traditional materials. Venture deep into the desert and savor each moment underneath the starlit Arabian sky. Partake in activities, eat delicious food, and warm yourself by the fire. Arrive to feast on a BBQ dinner and witness the desert sunset or book an authentic desert camel trek. Feel the night fall and experience the magic of the Bedouin night beginning. Gather by a bonfire, and breathe in the tranquility. Wake to the beautiful sounds of the desert birds and watch the magnificent sunrise. Eat a light breakfast and take a shower in the environmentally-friendly and private amenities.

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What people are saying about Ras al-Khaimah

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 862 reviews

-Pick up at the hotel worked great -Jeep safari was great, the desert & the sunset an absolute dream -Driver spoke wonderful English & was very caring -Show & camp were ok, there was always something to watch -Eating was ok, but not the Oberhammer The tour is definitely recommended!

It was an all-round perfect trip! We would be picked up at the hotel and then the desert safari started. Afterwards there was dinner and a show. Any time :)

Highly recommended! Great ride over the dunes at sunset. Food might not be a classic BBQ, but still tasty! Great shows after the drive in the camp.

Very interesting & enjoyable trip. We get much information about the pearls. The gid is perfect.

The pick-up from the hotel worked great. The driver really tried hard, so we had a lot of fun.