Experience Ras Al Khaimah

Experience Ras Al Khaimah

Why You Should Visit Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah is the northernmost emirate of the UAE and is literally knocking on the doors of its neighboring country, the Sultanate of Oman. Surrounded by natural sceneries that make up an ideal setting for relaxing getaways and unforgettable group adventures, Ras Al Khaimah features:

• A 64-kilometre white-sand beach that is complemented by year-long sunshine.
• A mountainous terrain that can be explored with the region’s first Via Ferrata.
• A coastline rich with lush mangroves that are home to a host of wildlife such as flamingoes.
• A swath of desert that turns into patches of blossom during winter and spring, when desert ephemerals, hyacinths and thumbs start blooming.

Ras Al Khaimah has surely come a long way from its timid beginnings in the tourism front. Development has happened quite rapidly that the emirate now hosts an array of properties with ample meeting and event facilities as well as an exciting range of competitively priced excursion activities.

Clearly, Ras Al Khaimah will not disappoint:

• Home to the UAE’s highest peak – Jebel Jais, enjoy a scenic trek or perhaps a quiet picnic in the mountains.
• Its sweeping beaches are also perfect for team-building activities!

Considering its close proximity to the bustling cities of the UAE, Ras Al Khaimah can easily be added to a Dubai or Abu Dhabi based programme.

Whether you’re choosing it as a sole destination or as a programme extension in an exciting itinerary, Ras Al Khaimah is definitely a place to consider for your next programme in the United Arab Emirates.


Hilton Garden Inn

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One of the newest hotels in Ras Al Khaimah, Hilton Garden Inn is a five-star property by the creek. Its ideal location is its main selling point:

• The hotel is just a few steps away from RAK Exhibition Centre &  RAK Economic Zone.
• Two of the city’s major shopping malls are just within walking distance.
• And the souks and historical sites are but a stone’s throw away.

Hotel Summary:
• Five-star city property
• 240 guest rooms
• One ballroom capable of accommodating 350 guests in theatre style
• Four additional breakout rooms
• Lush garden for outdoor events
• Three F&B Outlets

Our Thoughts:

Hilton Garden Inn is a welcome addition to the increasing number of hotels and resorts in Ras Al Khaimah that caters to MICE programmes. It has more than 200 rooms, good meeting space and accessibility, and when coupled with attractive rates*, the Hilton Garden Inn makes for an excellent choice for an incentive or a meeting programme.

*Depending on dates and availability

Double Tree by Hilton Resort and Spa Marjan Island

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Should you prefer the beach, Double Tree by Hilton Resort and Spa Marjan Island gives you the beach—in all its glory.

Set on the luxurious Marjan Island, DoubleTree by Hilton captures a panoramic vista of the sea and has created a haven along a 600-meter private beach. The property amps it up further with top-notch facilities that include seven temperature-controlled pools.

It is also conveniently located near the Ras Al Khaimah Free Zone and a number of shopping, dining and leisure activity options.

Hotel Summary:
• Five-star beach resort
• 723 Guest rooms
• 600 meters of private beach
• One ballroom capable of accommodating 350 guests in theatre style
• Three additional breakout rooms
• Large poolside / beach areas for outdoor events
• 12 F&B outlets

Our Thoughts:

Double Tree by Hilton is one of the best options when it comes to MICE programmes in Ras Al Khaimah. It boasts of one of the largest room inventories in the emirate, is ideally located on Marjan Island, has ample meeting space, and can host large groups with ease.

Whether doing a combination programme with one of the other emirates, or doing it all in Ras Al Khaimah, Double Tree by Hilton is an excellent choice.


In addition to the Double Tree by Hilton & Hilton Garden Inn properties, let’s not forget the other long-established properties that have partnered with Gulf Dunes on numerous occasions and have proven to be strong contenders for a programme that includes Ras Al Khaimah.

The Cove Rotana

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With its clusters of exquisitely designed villas right in front of the Gulf, The Cove Rotanalets you experience Arabian life in the most relaxing way possible. The charms of traditional Arabia coupled with the comforts of a five-star resort make for an unforgettable escapade in Ras Al Khaimah.

Hotel Summary:
• 208 rooms
• 78 villas
• Three meeting rooms
• Two infinity pools with views of the Gulf
• 600-metre private beach

Our Thoughts:

We have taken a number of groups to The Cove and each experience has been nothing less than spectacular. This amazing beachside Arabian haven is ideal for incentive programmes and for clients who are looking forward to having some relaxing R&R prior to their departure from the UAE.

Waldorf Astoria

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Waldorf Astoria is a dazzling property that exudes style and luxury in every aspect of hospitality, from its palatial rooms to the signature Waldorf service.

Located a mere 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, this charming beachfront resort is surrounded by deserts, mountains and the sea, making it a landmark destination for travellers.

Hotel Summary:
• 346 spacious rooms and suites with views of the Arabian Gulf and the Hajjar Mountains
• 350 meters of private beach
• Two temperature-controlled pools including an adults-only pool
• Nine stylish restaurants
• Waldorf Astoria Spa with floatation bed, VIP couple’s treatment room and signature herbal sauna
• A range of meeting rooms, boardrooms and event facilities

Our Thoughts:

Although Waldorf Astoria does not have large meeting facilities, it shines as a luxury hotel option and is one of the top choices for incentive programmes and VIP corporate meetings in Ras Al Khaimah.


Mountain Trekking

Are you ready for a nature/cultural adventure up in the mountains?

Our experienced hikers will take you deep into Ras Al Khaimah’s fascinating mountainous landscape – the Hajar Mountains.

Home to ancient communities, this mountain range will regale you with interesting stories as you go and explore one abandoned settlement to another, including some age-old Bedouin trails.

On top of the scenic mountain views, canyons with vertical walls, impressive gorges, fossils, and beautiful wadis await you in this excursion.

We can even arrange a picnic lunch atop one of the mountains, complete with trappings of Arabian dining and delicious catering.

Perfect for?

This activity is ideal for small groups. For larger groups, multiple trekking trails are also available so guests can be accommodated all at once.