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Your Ras Al Khaimah holiday

Explore the hidden gem of the United Arab Emirates - Ras Al Khaimah. This destination offers breathtaking landscapes, rich history and vibrant culture. Perfect for adventure and relaxation seekers, Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect destination for both. Ras Al Khaimah stands out for its diverse landscape, which ranges from deserts to mountain ranges and coastlines. The emirate is high in history, home to sites like Dhayah Fort and the abandoned village of Jazirat Al Hamra, which offer a glimpse into the region's rich past.

Facts & climate

Flight time from London 7 hours
Hot and dry climate
Average 24°C to 36°C
Little rainfall

Weather & stay in Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah climate is characterized by its arid, desert conditions, which bring extremely hot summers with temperatures above 40°C. However, evenings are typically cooler. In contrast, winter months are much milder with average daytime temperatures around 20°C to 25°C, providing ideal conditions for tourists to explore the outdoors comfortably. Therefore, the best time to visit is from October to April, when the weather is cooler.

Transportation – Getting to and around Ras Al Khaimah

Traveling to Ras Al Khaimah is seamless with Etihad Airways, offering direct flights from various international destinations. Once you arrive, getting around is easy with options like rental cars, taxis and buses.

Important information for your vacation in Ras Al Khaimah

Visa for Ras Al Khaimah

To visit the UAE, it is necessary to obtain a visa in advance. Without a valid visa, you may not be permitted to enter the country. For most nationalities, a visa to visit UAE gives you a 30-day stay on arrival. For the latest information, you can check the official United Emirates Immigration website.


There is also no need or urgent recommendation for other vaccinations. However, it is important to note that this situation could change at any time.


Ras Al Khaimah is a safe city to visit in total. The city is known for its low crime rates and strong police enforcement. Nevertheless, as in any other city, you should proceed with caution and take the usualsecurity measures for your own protection.

Dress Code

Ras Al Khaimah is an Islamic emirate and most of the inhabitants are very traditional. Tourists are therefore expected to dress appropriately out of respect for the local culture. It is advised to wear clothes that cover your body and are not too tight or too short. While visiting a mosque or other holy sites, women must cover their heads. If necessary, you may also be asked to cover yourself with an additional scarf before entering. On the beach and within your hotel grounds, you can wear your usual swimwear.

Language & Currency

Although Arabic is Ras Al Khaimah's official language, but English is widely used in hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.

The UAE dirham is used as currency throughout the United Arab Emirates, including Ras Al Khaimah. 1 dirham is currently (as of January 2023) equal to 0.27 US dollars. You can easily exchange your money into AED at the airport, your hotel or a shopping mall. Alternatively, you can mostly pay with credit and debit cards if you wish.


In Ras Al Khaimah, alcohol is only served in resorts, hotels, and designated tourist areas. It is generally allowed to drink alcohol within your hotel or other tourist facilities in Ras Al Khaimah. Ras Al Khaimah has strict penalties for breaking alcohol laws, it is forbidden to drink alcohol in public.

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