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Exploring beyond Dubai Ras Al Khaimah

10 Nov 2013 4 PM

Exploring beyond Dubai Ras Al Khaimah
Visitors to the United Arab Emirates often set their sights on Dubai. Drawn in by the bright lights of the big city, it’s often easy to not realise what’s beyond it. But it’s not just desert surrounding Dubai.

Ras Al Khaimah is the northern-most emirate and a true holiday paradise for those who wish to discover it. With year-round sunshine, long white sandy beaches and top-class holiday resorts, Ras Al Khaimah is a worthy destination in its own right.

Since the UAE is a relatively small country, it takes less time than you think to travel from place to place. Ras Al Khaimah is just over an hour by road from Dubai International Airport – meaning no awkward flight transfers or long car journeys to your destination once you get off the plane. Simply hop off the plane and you’ll be there in just over an hour.

Experience the Emirati culture


You may wonder why you’d make the journey up the coast to Ras Al Khaimah when Dubai has so much to offer – a buzzing city with sweeping sandy beaches to rival the Caribbean. But what you’ll experience in Ras Al Khaimah will be distinctly different from Dubai – and distinctly more of an authentic Arabic experience.

You’ll certainly notice the Emirati culture more than you would in Dubai. And if you’re respectful of the local people’s way of life and traditions, they’ll welcome you with open arms and warm Arabic hospitality.

When you stay at Hilton hotels in Ras Al Khaimah, you’ll also sleep in rooms that are tastefully decorated to reflect the traditional style of the resort and the Arabian coast. Arabesque in style, rooms are designed with rich, earthy colours and dimmed lighting to give a magical, exotic feel. Large windows also let in the sunlight and offer spectacular views of the Gulf – a truly luxurious way to wake up in the morning.

An oasis of calm and relaxation


One of the main attractions to Ras Al Khaimah – and the UAE – is its luxurious holiday resorts that provide an oasis of comfort and relaxation in the hot desert sun just an hour away from Dubai and infinitely more peaceful than the big city.

Take the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa – it’s set in its own private bay and offers the perfect place to relax and escape the world. Since the resort overlooks the Arabian Sea, guests can sit on their balconies every evening watching the spectacular Arabian sunset and make the most of the resort’s direct access to the beach in the morning.

This resort is so relaxing that it was even voted best for relaxation and spa at the Tripadvisor Traveller Awards 2013. With such beautiful scenery surrounding you, it’s no wonder that this is the perfect place to relax your mind, body and soul.

Fully indulge yourself with a wide variety of of pampering treatments – from saunas, whirlpools and steam rooms to Turkish baths – and you’ll feel fully rejuvenated by the end of your stay.

But if you want to get active, this is the perfect place for that too. Work out at the 24 hour fitness centre or play volleyball and tennis at the beach club.

And when you come to the end of another day in paradise, relax and enjoy the dazzling sunsets. The DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah has its very own rooftop swimming pool and bar – the perfect place to switch off your mind and watch the sun go down.

But if you can’t choose between Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, they’re close enough to enjoy both on your trip to the UAE.

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