Ras Al Khaimah is one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE. Its name means ‘headland of the small huts’, which has been derived from the cluster of indigenous buildings that exist along the coast. Ras Al Khaimah is a favorable destination for taking a road trip. It is conveniently located at a distance of 110 kilometers from Dubai. The best way to explore Ras Al Khaimah is to opt for a car rental in Dubai. This not only helps you reach Ras Al Khaimah within one and a half hours, but also helps you roam around the city with utmost ease.
Here’s a list of things you could do on your trip to Ras Al Khaimah:
Wander in Wadi Bih
Located in the Al Hajar mountains, Wadi Bih is a remote area that is home to imposing rock faces, dry river beds, and scarce fossils. This place is best suited for people who are looking to explore and soak themselves in the wilderness. Trekking in Wadi Bih could be slightly challenging as there are no signs, negligible human presence, and very few proper trails to walk on. Ensure that you plan properly and get a guide along for this expedition.
Take a Plunge at Iceland Waterpark
The UAE is known for its fancy water parks and Iceland Park in RAK is one of them. The water park is slightly smaller than the ones in Dubai and Abu Dhabi; it’s clean and well-maintained. The biggest advantage of visiting this park would be the moderate crowd that it receives as it gives you a fair amount of space to frolic.
Experience Arabian Views at Khatts Springs
Located south-east of RAK, Khatt is a mountainous village that is known for its hot water springs. The waters of Khatt Springs can be found at a depth of 90 feet under the ground with an average temperature of 40 degrees Celsius. The spring water of Khatt is known for its medicinal capabilities and is frequently visited by tourists across the world who seek treatment of dermatitis and rheumatic ailments.
There are several hotels/resorts in Khatt where you could stay and enjoy the typical Arabian night while gazing at the city light across the horizon. Despite being a smaller city in comparison to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah has its fine share of futuristic buildings, huge malls, and entertainment centers. RAK can prove to be a great destination if you fancy some exploration, all you need to do is rent a car in Dubai and leave for Ras Al Khaimah for a unique Arabian experience.