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Luxury Family Holidays in Ras Al Khaimah

At Frangipani Holidays we are experts in luxury family holidays, having visited many of our destinations and experienced them first-hand as a family.

Ras Al Khaimah has the mountains, the deserts and the coastlines with many of its luxury resorts located along these pristine white sandy beaches. In Ras Al Kaimah there is a real sense of space, hotels are well spaced out thanks the emirate’s the long coastline.

With over 7000 years of recorded human history, Ras Al Kaimah is full of rich culture and heritage and with the mountains at your fingertips, the emirate offers many adventure activities, including the longest zip line in the world.  

Located in the UAE, just a 45 minute drive from Dubai airport, Ras Al Kaimah is often a quicker and quieter drive from the airport than some areas of Dubai like The Palm.  

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Why is Ras Al Khaimah remarkable for a family holidays?

With so many luxury family friendly resorts to choose from, Ras Al Khaimah is a very popular chose for families looking for a more authentic and laid-back holiday.

Al Marjan Island is home to all-inclusive superstars, Rixos Bab Al Bahr and family-friendly Double Tree By Hilton Resort and Spa, which includes indoor and outdoor play areas and waterparks.

In Al Hamra, you will find Iconic Waldorf Astoria, with its on-site 18-hole golf course and its array of watersports and fine dining restaurant.

On Mina Al Arab Island, is located the brand-new Intercontinental with magnificent views of the Arabian Sea, many of its rooms and restaurants overlooking the tranquil waters of the Gulf.

If you are looking for a desert retreat, The Ritz-Carlton, Al Wadi Desert is a wonderful escape in the heart of a natural reserve. The resort offers local experiences such as falconry, horse riding or archery.

Here are some of our favourite family activities in Rah Al Kaimah

  • Climb up the steps to Dhayah Fort, the UAE’s only remaining hilltop fort
  • Go out on a cruise to Suwaudi Pearl Farm and discover pearl diving
  • Kayak in the mangrove
  • Go on a Dune bashing and Camel Riding safari
  • Spot gazelles and take part in falconry classes at the Al Wadi desert camp
  • Spend a night in the desert
  • Take the Jais Flight – the longest zip line in the world
  • Go on the Jais Sky Tour and sledder in the mountains
  • Take a Family Primal Survival Course at Bear Grylls Explorers Camp
  • Hike Jebel Jais, the highest peak in the UAE.
  • Take a hot-air balloon over the mangrove

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Frangipani's Top Tips

For the ultimate luxury desert experience, head to Sonara Camp Al Wadi for the evening. There are plenty of activities for the children, including marshmallow roasting, and grown-ups can enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset over the Al Wadi desert.

Travel Time

7 hours

Time Difference

+ 4 hours


UAE Dirham

Best Time To Travel

October to April

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