Looking for a sophisticated and relaxing alternative to Dubai? Ras Al Khaimah, or ‘Rak’ might just be what you are looking for. The diverse scenery in the rising Emirate includes white sandy beaches, desert dunes and rugged mountains.
You will be staying at the luxurious Double Tree by Hilton Resort & Spa, Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah. Situated on a private white sandy beach this five star resort is only an hour from Dubai, yet it will feel world’s apart. Seven seems to be the lucky number at the hotel with a choice of seven swimming pools, seven spa treatment rooms and seven bars and restaurants, including a roof-top bar. Sports enthusiasts will love the host of water-sports available, fitness centre and tennis courts. The resort is all-inclusive so meals and drinks* are included until midnight each day. For a full list of what is included on the all-inclusive arrangement, click here.
Reviewed as one of Ras Al Khaimah’s best hotels by tripadvisor, it’s not only adults who love this hotel – kids do too! The aqua zone with water slides, kids club with climbing wall and large outdoor playground, will keep children of all ages entertained throughout the day. And for a limited time kids under 12 go free when sharing a room with parents! There are also plenty of options for day trips if you feel inclined. The hotel runs a free shuttle bus every Tuesday and Saturday to the marine and waterpark at Atlantis the Palm, where you can enjoy one of Dubai’s best water parks or even book a swim with the dolphins at Dolphin bay.
Adults can enjoy a day out too, the Al Hamra shopping mall is close by and also the championship Al Hamra Golf Course. If you want to try something completely different, why not explore the ‘Omani Fjords’ on a traditional dhow, visit a Bedouin desert camp or see the ‘Rak’ by gyrocopter at nearby Jazirah Aviation Club. If all of this is not enough, let’s not forget the dazzling city of Dubai is only an hour away.
Fly from Dublin to Dubai with Emirates and enjoy a four night all-inclusive stay at the five star Double Tree by Hilton Resort & Spa, Marjan Island from only €789 in the winter months and only €739 in May or June next year. Prices include all taxes and return airport transfers too.