About Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Ras Al Khaimah is one of seven emirates in the UAE. More than 263,217 residents occupy the 650 square miles that make up this area. Ras Al Khaimah’s main economic sectors are fisheries and agriculture, a service sector, high-tech industry and manufacturing, building materials, real estate, and tourism.
Popular Destinations in Ras Al Khaimah
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Ras Al Khaimah? Ras Al Khaimah offers a huge variety of interesting tourist attractions. Some of the most popular ones include:
National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah: Until 1964, this 19-century fort was home to various Qawassim rulers. These days it contains artifacts derived from archaeological digs. The once-vital port at Julfar is a highlight from which artifacts come, and the typical assortment of ethnological items and pottery behind its ornate doors are as well. Of particular interest are the terracotta urns and intricately patterned soft stone vessels from the Iron Age.
Club Acacia: For lovers of nightlife, Club Acacia is the go-to spot for dancing and having a good time. In addition to a stylish dance floor and a jumping atmosphere, visitors can partake in snooker, darts, and Karaoke. The club is located at the Acacia Hotel.
Jazirat Al Hamra Fishing Village: Although this village is technically closed, that doesn’t stop ghost town aficionados from peeking through the barriers and exploring. Shops, schools, mosques, wind towers and coral stone houses comprise these spooky remains. As far as age-old UAE villages go, this is the oldest and best-preserved. It’s 16th century roots were restored in 1968, when residents revamped the economy with pearling and fishing.
Al Sahari: Simply put, the food and service are amazing at Al Sahari. Fresh juices, fried fish, kebabs, and copious selections of mezze are served on linen tablecloths surrounded by a tiny, blue-walled dining room. Men are seated on the right and families and women are seated on the left. Separation of genders is typical in this area. Those seeking simple sandwiches and/or an Arabic breakfast can step next door to the attached cafeteria.
Dhayah Fort: Wear those hiking shoes to climb the zig-zagging staircase that leads to this hilltop fortress. The climb, however, is well worth the effort. A 360-degree panorama of RAK vistas comes into view containing the Hajar Mountains and a massive date-palm oasis. In 1819, this 19th-century twin-towered fort was the last battle site between local tribes and British troops.
Breakers on the Beach: Located at the Cove Rotana Resort, this quintessential bar on the beach serves mocktails, cocktails, and coffees to patrons while they chill out, count crashing waves, or wiggle their toes in the sand.
Passage To Asia: Asia’s two most popular cuisines served at Passage To Asia are Thai and Japanese. Located at the Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa, Passage to Asia offers a wonderfully attentive staff and a setting accented by beautiful tropical flowers.
Grand Manar: Anyone in need of a break can take in a quick movie at this megaplex. Blockbusters are presented in the English language – good news for many tourists.
Luxury Lodging in Ras Al Khaimah
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Ras Al Khaimah? The city of Ras Al Khaimah is home to many luxurious hotels and lodgings in the country. There is no lack of five-star hotels which you can choose from:
- Acacia by Bin Majid
- Al Hamra Residence & Village
- Banyan Tree Al Wadi
- Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach
- DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
- Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort
- Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa
- Mangrove by Bin Majid
- Marjan Island Resort & Spa Managed by Accor
- The Cove Rotana Resort – Ras Al Khaimah
- Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Airports In or Nearby Ras Al Khaimah For Private Jets
There are a number of airports in and near Ras Al Khaimah. This makes it easy to travel to and from the city by air. Some of the noteworthy airports include:
- Sharjah International Airport (SHJ): Sharjah International Airport is located seven miles away from Sharjah, and 83 miles away from Ras Al Khaimah. It is one of the major airports used to access the city. The versatile airport has enough capacity to accommodate wide body aircraft and also provides services such as aircraft repair and hangar rental to commercial and private aircraft owners. Sharjah International Airport sits at an altitude of 116 feet above sea level and has a single asphalt runway measuring 13,000 feet in length and designated in the 12/30 direction. The airport serves more than nine million passengers annually.
- Dubai International Airport (DXB): Dubai International Airport is one of the most decorated airports in the world on account of offering quality and efficient service. The airport is located 90 miles away from Ras Al Khaimah and primarily serves Dubai. The airport sits at an elevation of 62 feet above sea level and has two asphalt runways measuring 13,123 feet and 14,600 feet in length, and designated in the 12L/30R and 12R/30L directions respectively. Dubai International Airport has a passenger turnover of more than 80 million passengers a year, making it one of the busiest in the world.
- Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC): This airport is located around 130 miles from Ras Al Khaimah, and sits at an altitude of 626 feet above sea level. It has one asphalt runway measuring 8,200 feet in length, designated in the 09/27 direction. It serves more than 100,000 passengers annually, and has over 3,000 aircraft movements per year as well. The airport provides both scheduled commercial air services and can also be used by private jets and chartered aircraft.
- Fujairah International Airport (FJR ): Fujairah International Airport is located in the city of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, around 140 miles from Ras Al Khaimah. It is the country’s second largest airport and has two runways measuring 3,000 and 2,600 feet in length. The airport has slightly over 1,200 flight movements a year, making it ideal for private aircraft users. The airport stands an elevation of 1,500 feet above sea level and is a joint public/military airport.
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