Just 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, the desert oasis of Ras Al Khaimah, with its rolling sand dunes, free-roaming wildlife and star-lit sky, awaits. Defined by rugged mountains, terracotta desert and pristine sandy beaches, the picturesque landscape of the northern Emirate holds 5,000 years of history. Forts and abandoned villages tell the stories of the Emirati past, while the fish market, date farms and Ras Al Khaimah camel race track offer a glimpse of culture and tradition.
An hour away, Dubai is home to magnificent skyscrapers, family-friendly theme parks and luxury shopping. Among its most popular attractions are Burj Khalifa, the gold and spice souqs, Dubai Mall and Aquarium, Dubai Fountain, Wild Wadi Waterpark, Mall of the Emirates and its Ski Dubai, the winter-only Miracle Garden and the Dubai Dolphinarium.
About two hours away, Fujairah is home to Al Bidaya Mosque, the oldest in the UAE, Fujairah Fort, Al Hayl Castle and Masafi Village.