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Ras Al Khaimah


Few people have heard of Ras Al Khaimah, in the northern most point of the United Arab Emirates, nestled between the Hajjar Mountains on the east and the Persian Gulf to the west, but it has just about everything necessary to make it a top holiday destination.

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Useful information

flight times

From London: 7 hours



time difference

GMT +5 hours

visa requirements

6 months left on your passport


We recommend visiting this tiny emirate any time from November to April.

The Ras Al Khaimah climate is hot and arid. In the summer months, from June until September, the weather is extremely hot with temperatures often reaching up to 50C (122F) and the humidity level going as high as 80 or even 90%.

Winter, starting around November and ending in March, brings superb conditions with sunny days and low humidity. Temperatures average between 18C – 25C (64F – 86F) in the daytime, and between 8C and 20C (46F and 68F) at night.

Rainfall occurs mainly in winter months. Generally, it rains only a few days a year. Sunny, blue skies can be expected most days.

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Where to stay

Beach at Waldorf Astoria UAE

Bringing the legendary Waldorf service to one of the most alluring beach front locations in the Middle East, this property is a palatial spa and...


Experiences in ras-al-khaimah

Beach at Waldorf Astoria UAE

During your visit to Ras al Khaimah, if you choose to stay at The Waldorf Astoria there are endless options for watersports available - both...

villa exterior at banyan tree alwadi hotel uae

Our featured property in the region is the magnificent and superbly luxurious Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah which has a fabulous spa and a range of...

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