5 Reasons Why Ras Al Khaimah Has To Be On Your Winter Bucket List

by Saniya
5 Reasons Why Ras Al Khaimah Has To Be On Your Winter Bucket List

Winter in Dubai is always special. It’s when we start planning that much needed weekend getaway. So where do we go?! Everyone loves Hatta, don’t they? And well, if you are someone who has stayed in Dubai for quite a while, it can get quite repetitive to be visiting everyone’s favorite weekend getaway in Dubai. So we tell you that this winter season, ditch the Hatta plan and make one at the other end of the country in Ras Al Khaimah.

Here are 5 reasons why you should move over Hatta and make RAK your new friend:

1. Explore Jebel Jais

Why go to Hatta when Jebel Jais has so much to offer. From an array of zip lining options to a perfect sunset spot, Jebel Jais is the destination for both adventure lovers and laid back leisurers. But the adventure seekers will particularly love this magnificent mountain for all the adrenaline it offers.Zip Lining

We all know about Jebel Jais’ famed Jebel Jais Flight. This record-breaking zip-line is not for the faint-hearted. Adrenaline junkies take the longest zip-line in the world as they get a dizzying bird eye view of the Jebel Mountains.

But this is news of the past. Jebel Jais has upped its zip-lining game from the last time and launched a new zip-lining tour. Exploring on foot is now a thing of the past. Explorers can now fly their way through the mountains as they zip line their way with 7 suspended zip lines. So if the Jebel Jais Flight is too much for you, the Jebel Jais Zip-lining tour might just be it!

Bull Maze

Not a fan of fast speeds that zip lining is about? Then Bull Maze might interest you. As the name suggests, this is a maze that you will have to make your way out. But there’s a twist. This is no ordinary maze but a 35 different obstacle course suspended above the ground. So use your brawn and brain and get that adrenaline pumping at Jebel Jais.

Bungee Jumping

Thought that was all? Nope. This winter season in early 2020, Jebel Jais is adding another feather to its adventure sporting cap. You can now bungee jump from 1500 meters above the sea level with a free fall of 8 meters. Imagine diving down the highest mountains of UAE with the winter wind blowing on your face. This is truly an experience of its kind that we cannot wait to embrace. And we know a lot of you will be adding bungee jumping to your bucket list for this winters.

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2. Get Spooked At The Ghost Town Here

Remember the horror production, The Djinn? It was shot in Ras Al Khaimah’s Jazirat Al Hamra village. So this is all the more a reason to explore this forgotten village and feel the spooks this Halloween. This historical neighborhood allows you to peep into the lives of the pearl fishers and understand the rich diversity of Ras Al Khaimah.

Watch: This is what the ruins of the haunted RAK village look like at night.By Rahul Gajjar/Khaleej TimesFor live blog, visit http://bit.ly/2bkWFJj

Posted by Khaleej Times on Saturday, August 20, 2016

3. Time Travel At This Historic Village

Are you a history buff? Then head to Shimal Village 12 km north of RAK. This village is a pre-Islamic site and is home to as many as 200 tombs. Time travel to the Wadi Suq and discover the tools from years back as you rejuvenate the inner history buff in you. Who said Ras Al Khaimah was only about leisure!

Al Shimal village

4. Enjoy The Hot Springs

You cannot possibly be visiting Ras Al Khaimah and going back without exploring the hot springs at the foot of the Hajr mountains in the village of Khatt. The springs are a pleasant sight and the ultimate unwinding experience after a long trek at Jabel Hafeet. So dip your foot in the springs and enjoy the laid back visuals in front of you!

Hot Springs

5. Leisure At Al Marjan Island

Imagine an island that is home to not one, not two, but three beach resorts. At Marjan Island, you can get access to these private resorts and go partying over the weekend. Its annual music festival has earned the island the name of ‘party island.’ But what’s best is that it’s perfect for families too! So you can enjoy a wide variety of water sports such as jet skiing and kayaking while you are here. The Fly Fish Watersports offer a vast range of water adventures for visitors here. This is a complete experience in RAK.

Kayaking in Ras Al Khaimah