If you are visiting Ras Al Khaimah for the first time here is a guide for where to eat, what to do, where to shop and what to see.
The Best Restaurants in Town for the Foodie:
- Lexington Grill
Travellers swear by the food, service and ambience of this luxury restaurant. You must try out their Lamb Shoulder, one of the best dishes on the menu.
Everything in Marjan, from the décor to the delights, speaks of royalty. The original flavor of their gazelle steak and lamb chops is bound to leave an impression on you. Do not forget to try out Marjan’s coconut pudding for dessert.
- Al Moohit
Popularly known as The Seafood Restaurant to the locals, Al Moohit is one of the oldest restaurants in Ras Al Khaimah.
Activities for the Adventure Enthusiast:
- Desert Camping
The Bedouin Oasis in Ras Al Khaimah offers you the camping experience of a lifetime. You can also try your hand at activities like dirt biking and sand surfing when here.
The 22.7 km long hiking trail known as the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ is definitely one of the the city’s chief attractions. This particular hiking trail is famous all over the world for the risk and challenge involved in completing it.
- Water Sports
Aqua Water Sports Centre in Ras Al Khaimah is the place to be if you are into water sports. It offers water based adventure activities like diving, wakeboarding, kayaking, and sports fishing among many others.
Shopping Spots in the City for the Shopaholic:
- Al Hamra Mall
Situated in the Al Hamra Village, this mall in Ras al Khaimah is the perfect destination for luxury shopping in the city.
- Kuwaiti Street
Kuwaiti Street in Ras Al Khaimah is the place to be for every shopaholic. You can buy everything from clothes to falcon hoods, from jewellery to miswak twigs, from handicrafts to distinct spices when here.
- ld Souk
The Old Souk in Ras Al Khaimah is your gateway to Arab life and its ways. The market is most famous for its range of handicrafts and the freshest of produce.
Local Attractions Worth Checking Out:
- Dhayah Fort
The Dhayah Fort, built in the 16th century as a defensive military structure stands as testimony to the rich history of the city. The drive to Dhayah Fort from the city center is a short one. Car rentals in Ras Al Khaimah are a convenient affair, and the great roads make driving in the city a pleasant experience.
- Pearl Museum
The city’s Pearl Museum is home to precious pearls and a unique collection of pearl diving equipment.
- Hajjar Mountains
The Hajjar Mountains in Ras Al Khaimah stand for grandeur and contain Jebel Rais, the highest mountain peak in the UAE. You must visit these mountains in order to catch a view of the most brilliant sunrise and sunset.