Ras Al Khaimah Launches Brand New Attractions For Thrill Seekers

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Ras Al Khaimah Launches Brand New Attractions For Thrill Seekers

Ras Al Khaimah has become the latest go-to for UAE residents. The emirate has a lot to offer for adventure junkies and now a host of thrill-seeking attractions have been added. RAK is already home to the world’s longest zip line- the Jebel Jais Flight, and Via Ferrata. Jais Sky Maze is the newest addition to this list.

What’s It?

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) unveiled the Jais Adventure Peak, a collection of thrilling adventure attractions perched atop the UAE’s highest mountain, Jebel Jais.

The Jais Sky Tour

The Jais Sky Tour gives you the chance to soar through canyons and soak in spectacular views while flying through a course of seven zip-lines. The zip-lines cover a total distance of 5km, and are connected by nine platforms. Fly at a speed of up to 60 kmph to reach the 15-metre long sky bridge.

Timings: Wednesday to Sunday and on public holidays, from 10am to 6pm
Cost: AED 200 per person

Jais Sky Maze

The Jais Sky Maze is open for adventure seekers of all ages. Take to the sky and navigate through several obstacles including rope swings, wobbly bridges, swinging loops and more, while being suspended 10 metres above the ground.

Timings: Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Cost: AED 75

Jebel Jais Viewing Deck Park

Those who wish to relax in the scenic setting, can enjoy the stunning views of the Hajar Mountain valley and Arabian Gulf views from seven viewing decks or get up close and personal using one of the 12 binoculars.

Timings: Sunday to Thursday 8am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 8am to 11pm
Cost: Free

What Else?

Meanwhile, here are other things you can do on your next trip to RAK:

1. 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

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2. 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

3. 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

4. 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