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Best Places To Explore Near Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah


11 June 2020

Explore the adventurous emirate with Citymax Hotels!

Thinking of a much needed ‘Shortcation’?

Then book a 3-night stay at Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah and stand a chance to win a brand new 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-200, plus get 2 free tickets to either Jais Adventure Peak or Suwaidi Pearls Farm in Ras Al Khaimah and your child gets to eat and stay for free! 

 

This isn’t a dream, but an amazing offer in partnership with the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority! To know more details, visit our offer page.

 

Ras Al Khaimah may not be as popular as Dubai or Abu Dhabi internationally, but it has so much to offer! This emirate is home to beautiful coastlines and the highest mountain peak in the United Arab Emirates. The region also shares a rich historical and cultural background and is also a great place to experience some amazing adventures and it’s home to Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah.

 

Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah is centrally located in the Nakheel area by the creek. Walking distance from two major malls in the emirate and a stone’s throw away from the traditional souks and historical sites of the emirate. It’s also just 20 minutes away from RAK International airport and just 70 minutes away from Dubai International airport.

 

Each room at Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah is clean, cozy, comfortable, and packed with contemporary comforts to make your stay cost-effective and memorable. 

With an awesome rooftop pool, fully equipped gym plus great restaurants to choose from, Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect hotel for your stay when you visit Ras Al Khaimah.

 

Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah

Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah

 

Rooms can be booked exclusively via:

Call us: 800-CITYMAX / 2489629 (Toll-free in the UAE) or +971 42089400

Email – reservations@citymaxhotels.com

Web – www.citymaxhotels.com

 

So while you decide your dates to visit Ras Al Khaimah in the future, we have created a list of the best places to explore near Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah!

Jebel Jais Adventure Peak 

Known as the UAE’s highest peak, the Jebel Jais Mountain is part of the Hajar Mountains. At 1,934 meters above sea level, it boasts breath-taking views of the range, and is home to the world’s longest zipline! Called the Jebel Jais Flight, it is perfect for those adrenaline junkies looking for adventure. Set off from the start point near the tip of Jebel Jais, and zoom across the vista at speeds over 120 kilometers per hour! Experience an exhilarating rush as you witness a picturesque view of the mountains. Apart from the Jebel Jais Flight, you can zip across the mountains on the Jais Sky tour. Experience a panoramic view of the Hajar Mountains as you zip across multiple points off the Jebel Jais Mountain. Apart from the Jebel Jais Flight, and the Jebel Jais Sky, there’s the Jais Sky Maze, which is designed as an obstacle maze on UAE’s highest mountain! Parents and children can together navigate through several obstacles such as rope swings, wobbly bridges, and more!

Jebel Jais Flight

Jebel Jais Flight

Ras Al Khaimah Mangroves

The Ras Al Khaimah mangroves are a massive part of the coastal and inland landscape in the emirate. Home to an amazing number of wildlife including flamingoes, unique bird species, and aquatic animals. The mangroves are a great place to explore and discover nature in Ras Al Khaimah. Wade through the lush floating greenery on guided kayaking tours, and get a chance to learn of how these mangroves play an integral part in the ecosystem.

Ras Al Khaimah Mangroves - Image courtesy -Sunit Das

Ras Al Khaimah Mangroves – Image credits – Sunit Das

Suwaidi Pearls Farm 

When you visit Ras Al Khaimah, you can get a chance to learn about the evolution of the Arabian pearls and their legacy. Today Arabian pearls are one of the world’s most sought-after gems. The Suwaidi Pearls pearl farm is in the small fishing village of Al Rams, which nestles at the bottom of the majestic Al Hajar mountain range in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. It is a scenic drive to the farm. Once you reach, it’s your chance to hear about the unique cultural heritage of the pearling industry, understand the historical evolution, and discover the underwater treasures. Plus, if you’re lucky, you also get to hear some old adventurous stories of the lifestyle of the Arabian Pearl Divers and see their diving tools and techniques.

Suwaidi Pearls Farms

Suwaidi Pearls Farms

The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah 

If you have an addiction to history and culture, we suggest checking out The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah. Serving as a residence for the ruling Quwasim family until the year 1964, the museum is home to exhibits, which showcase the historical, archaeological significance of the emirate through the years. The museum also has an ethnographic section, which showcases the cultural traditions of the emirate, including pearl diving, date growing and farming.

The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah - Image Credits - Elena Serebryakova

The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah – Image Credits – Elena Serebryakova

Dhayah Fort 

Another historical landmark in Ras Al Khaimah that not just offers historical value but also is an excellent viewpoint of Ras Al Khaimah. Built during the 19th century, the Dhayah fort, located in the Bay of Dhayah is known for its fertile area and has been known to have settlements since the third millennium. Today, the Dhayah Fort is the only hilltop fort in existence in the UAE, and it offers a fantastic view of the lush palm gardens below along with the sea and the mountains that surround it.

Dhayah Fort - Image Credits - solkafa

Dhayah Fort – Image Credits – solkafa

Al Jazeera Al Hamra

Popularly known as the ‘ghost town’ of Ras Al Khaimah, this deserted village was once home to a thriving community involved in pearl fishing. Al Jazeera Al Hamra, built in the 14th century holds a significant amount of history. Wander around this town at your own will as you can take an unguided tour of the village. Explore the structures, which were made using coral stones and mud. The village has remnants of its fishing culture present with a traditional dhow left in the center of the village and even an old 4×4 parked for years, which highlighted the wealth of pearl fishermen. A hidden gem in the emirate, explore it before it turns into a tourist hotspot! 

Al Jazeera Al Hamra - Image Credits - Alexey Stiop

Al Jazeera Al Hamra – Image Credits – Alexey Stiop

Hidden Oasis

Looking for an adventure? Then consider checking out the hidden oasis in Ras Al Khaimah! This natural wonder isn’t accessible by road, but only through foot! The hidden oasis is a luscious green plain of land in the middle of the mountains. To get there one must hike for up to 6 hours. A mix of a well managed to a steep trail; expect to see small villages, and old settlements leading up the dry oasis. The hike is best during the winter season when the air is cooler and better.

Hidden Oasis - RAK - Image Credits - Ksenija Makejeva

Hidden Oasis – RAK – Image Credits – Ksenija Makejeva

 

There’s so much more to explore in Ras Al Khaimah including its amazing beaches the Ras Al Khaimah zoo, the Hajar Mountains, or even the Khatts Springs.

 

So pack light, and head out to Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah for a memorable getaway. Plus if you plan to stay for 3 nights or more, you’ll get 2 free activity tickets to either the Jais Adventure Peak or Suwaidi Pearls Farm. Plus enter a lucky draw and stand a chance to win a brand new Mercedes Benz C-200! What are you waiting for? Book today! 

 

 

Rooms can be booked exclusively via:

Call us: 800-CITYMAX / 2489629 (Toll-free in the UAE) or +971 42089400

Email – reservations@citymaxhotels.com

Web – www.citymaxhotels.com

 

 

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