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A modern day escape in Ras Al Khaimah

Make every moment count

InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa is your gateway to pristine beaches, endless adventure and abundant nature. Seek adventure amidst Ras Al Khaimah’s exhilarating landscapes, spot flamingos as you kayak through the mangroves or take on the thrill of the world’s longest zip wire, gliding through dramatic canyons and over towering cliffs.

Head to Jebel Jais, the area’s spectacular mountain range, to bike, hike or picnic. Or for deeper tranquillity – yet equal exhilaration – dine at 1484 by Puro, a heady 1,484 meters above sea level or float above the Arabian desert at sunrise in a hot air balloon.

Steeped in over 7000 years of history, Ras Al Khaimah has an abundance of culture and heritage to explore. Discover museums and forts where ancient treasures recount fascinating tales of unique Bedouin culture or learn about the country’s rich tradition of pearl diving at Suwaidi Pearl Farm – the first of its kind in the UAE.

Hand-picked experiences

Drawing on a wealth of local knowledge and expertise, our dedicated concierge team will be delighted to assist you in arranging an unforgettable excursion or planning your perfect day. Choose from our specially curated itinerary ideas that can be tailored to any group and any occasion.

Desert Safari

Rally through undulating sands on a dune-bashing desert tour, or trek across the terracotta terrain on the back of a camel.

Suwaidi Pearl Farm

Discover the importance of the pearl trade to the region, dating back to the 19th century.

Jebel Jais

Take in majestic mountain views and explore the highest peak in the United Arab Emirates, 1,934m above sea.

Thriving Mangroves

Stretching from the coast into the city, lose yourself in the natural beauty of the mangroves.

WHAT TO PACK?

Don’t leave home without…

From desert safaris to historic tours, don’t forget to pack your camera to capture all the beautiful sights you will encounter. No matter the time of year, pack sunscreen with a high SPF and a hat or head covering to protect yourself from the sunshine. In summer, temperatures sizzle around the 40°C mark. In winter, you can expect plenty of warm sunshine during the day, but the temperature can drop at night. Lightweight summer clothing is ideal for most of the year and a jacket will keep you warm in cooler months as you watch the sun set.

The dress code for visitors is easy-going in the UAE, but modest attire is recommended when visiting local communities or religious sights. A loose shawl will invariably come in handy for covering your head and arms if and when required. Consider bringing a pair of sturdy walking shoes or trainers with good ankle support for any outdoor desert or mountain pursuits.