Family & Friends travels in the Middle East will fill you with beautiful sights, heavenly cuisine, and adventures you will never forget. One of the best places to take your family or firnds is the United Arab Emirates—it’s filled with many opportunities to relax, explore the marketplaces, and visit the many museums and parks.
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The Arabian Gulf boasts calm, warm seas. It is ideal for visitors who want to enjoy the waters on the shores of their hotels and resorts in Ras Al Khaimah. For over three decades, Adventure Sports has been providing watery fun for families from around the world in and on the temperate Arabian Gulf. Adventure Sports have partnered with numerous five-star resorts across the United Arab Emirates to bring fun and thrilling experiences to holidaymakers. Their impressive range of activities includes parasailing, jet skiing, waterskiing and wakeboarding, flyboard and fly fish, kayaking, boat cruises and snorkelling trips, not to mention deep sea fishing adventures and SCUBA diving trips.
The state-of-the-art multiplex cinema shows a diverse range of local movies, Hollywood blockbusters and world-class films. Novo Cinema in Ras Al Khaimah’s Manar Mall offers a variety of Novo 3D, 7-star, IMAX, MX4D and Kidz experiences for all the family to enjoy. The inimitable range of services and offerings affords visitors an extraordinary experience in theatre and entertainment in a comfortable environment. An ever-changing catalogue of films means you can return time and time again.
The family-friendly experience will offer breath-taking aerial views of Ras Al Khaimah’s diverse natural and urban scenery – from stunning vistas of Jebel Jais in the Hajar Mountains, terracotta dunes, and lush mangroves to its busy markets, palaces, and mosques – as you fly almost 30 meters above the ground in a tethered hot air balloon. Offering all the thrills of a traditional hot air balloon ride in a safe and fun environment suitable for all ages. Flights last approximately 10 minutes, to allow visitors to soak in the views of Ras Al Khaimah from above like never before.
Mina Al Arab is one of the finest waterfront destinations in the United Arab Emirates. It’s known locally as the ‘home to perfection’. The established waterfront community blends seamlessly with lush landscaping, protected coastal wetlands and pristine natural beaches. The neighbourhood accommodates boutique shopping and dining facilities, apartments, townhouses, villas and, soon, world-class hotels. The exclusive Mina Al Arab running track meanders through the shady, well-established gardens and down to the seashores. The expansive waterfront destination of Mina Al Arab is situated on the shores of the Arabian Gulf. The Mina Al Arab running track weaves prettily through the perfectly manicured gardens and along the bustling promenade. Walkers, joggers and runners can traverse the main ‘red’ route or go off course and enjoy a spot of nature along the unique nature trails. Conveniently placed benches are dotted along the course so that runners can rest or relax and enjoy the forever changing views.
Seawings launched in the United Arab Emirates in 2007 to give passengers a bird-eye view of this spectacular country and some of the world’s finest skylines and landscapes.
The fun, family-friendly bowling centre spans over 10,000 square metres and boasts 12 professional series bowling lanes equipped with the latest LCD screen scoring systems. Super Bowling Centre also has billiards, table tennis PS3, PS4 and various arcade games. The Super Bowling Centre is vast, with 10,000 square metres of state-of-the-art entertainment facilities. The family-friendly and community-centric complex welcomes adults, children and families who are residents or visiting Ras Al Khaimah.
At VOX Cinemas, Al Hamra Mall in Ras Al Khaimah, you’ll find everything you need for the perfect day out. Watch the latest movies on the greatest screens. Movie buffs can now enjoy the best in Hollywood entertainment at the massive MAX experience, or turn a night at the movies into a night of luxury by relaxing in the exclusive GOLD lounge.
Dhayah Fort, a castle-like structure, is on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List and stands proud amidst the arid mountains and fertile date wadis of northern Emirate Ras Al Khaimah. The fort forms the centre of this lush oasis and boasts spectacular views from the mountains across palm trees and verdant lands to neighbouring Oman and down to the sea. Dhayah Fort is the UAE’s only remaining hilltop fort, dating back to the Bronze Age. The fort is located on a 70-metre hill and provides stunning vistas overlooking the near-by date farms and the coast.
Since prehistoric times, pearls have played an essential role in people’s lives; many have been discovered in Neolithic sites across the UAE. Al Jazirah Al Hamra is the only remaining historical pearling village in the entire Gulf region; the rest were demolished with the discovery of oil. Al Jazirah Al Hamra translates from Arabic to mean Red Island. Al Jazirah Al Hamra includes all of the traditional elements expected in such a neighbourhood, including a fort and watchtowers, mosque, souq and extensive courtyard houses of various designs. There is a mix of dwelling styles from small, simple houses, courtyard homes, two-story buildings to a large courtyard residence that belonged to the wealthy pearl merchant. The buildings were built in a traditional manner using local materials such as coral blocks and fossilised beach rock, mangrove tree beams, date palm trunks, roofing, matting and ropes and layers of seashells for drainage.
In the heart of Ras Al Khaimah lies a beautiful and protected stretch of mangroves that line the coastline and culminates in the city. Ras Al Khaimah boasts the rugged cloud-piercing mountains of Jebel Jais, the temperate Arabian Gulf, blissfully beautiful white sandy beaches and flamingo-inhabited mangroves. The mangroves form the juxtaposition between nature and urban living. Corniche Al Qawasim is the most beautiful road in the northernmost Emirate. The three-kilometre waterfront promenade is lined with luxury apartments, international restaurants, local cafes, access to water activities and a children’s play area. The wide walkway allows for exploring families, walkers, cyclists and joggers. The corniche is named after the Al Qawasim clan, who controlled trade throughout the region in the 18th century.
Excavations revealed the presence of an earlier mosque, dating back to the second half of the 18th century. Historical records indicate a mosque was at this place since the 16th century. The Mohammed Bin Salem Mosque has undergone several renovations and expansion phases up to the present day. During the renovation work, modern additions were removed from the inside and outside and the original architecture, built from coral stone and beach rock, restored and provided with an outer layer of traditional plaster in layer technique.
Ras Al Khaimah is one of the few places that has continuously been inhabited throughout its history, making it one of the longest-settled places in the world. The National Museum houses an impressive collection of archaeological and ethnological artefacts for visitors to explore.
The first and largest music school and recording studio in the UAE welcomes enrolments to music classes taught by its team of master coaches. The multi-million dollar Music Zone opened in 2020 and incorporates 35 sound-proof classrooms, professional-standard instruments, an on-campus performance hall, music library and two professional HD recording studios. Music Zone is an important part of the diverse community culture in Ras Al Khaimah and, as such, it offers a variety of courses – from Arabic traditional music to Western pop – for people of all ages, children and adults alike.
Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority (RAKTA) has launched the first phase of the Marine transport project for passengers represented by the heritage Abra in Ras Al Khaimah Creek, which has been implemented through four main stations (Corniche Station 1, Corniche Station 2, Hilton Garden In Station, and Manar Mall Station). It is worth noting that the heritage abra is equipped with smart cameras that work with artificial intelligence techniques and linked to the smart control and monitoring center to ensure the highest levels of security and safety for users. The cameras also monitor drivers’ behavior during sailing operations.
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