Today is officially the hottest day of the year so far for the UK. With temperatures in the UK this week soaring above the temperatures in Ras Al Khaimah, why not jet off to this northern most emirate in the UAE to escape the heat? Unlike the UK, Ras al Khaimah has a regular climate of sizzling temperatures and so there are plenty of activities on offer that are tailored to this climate. See below for the top three ways to cool down whilst enjoying the sun in the destination.
Head up to the mountains, they are on average 10 degrees cooler than the lower climate. Get the wind in your hair with an adrenaline filled trip on the world’s longest zipline at Jebel Jais. Jebel Jais Flight has achieved a Guinness World Record as it measures 2.8 kilometers – the equivalent to over 28 soccer fields! It spans the chasm of Jebel Jais, the UAE’s largest mountain peak at over 1,680 metres above sea level. The flight takes two to three minutes and the speed depends on weight and weather conditions, ranging between 120kph to 150kph. If you are an active traveller, another way up the mountain would be to follow the popular cycle routeto refresh your senses and keep fit, too!
DIP INTO LUXURY RESORT POOLS
One of the many jewels of Ras Al Khaimah is the choice of luxury hotels- they truly know how to do it right! Visitors can choose from boutique hotels to opulent five-star properties and resorts, including Marjan Island Resort and Spa, Double Tree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah and the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimahwhich are all a stone’s throw from the cooling sea and breezes from the Arabian Gulf. Prepare for the luxury lifestyle and go all-inclusive with breathtaking views, plenty of pools and ongoing icy refreshments all day and night.
ESCAPE TO AN OASIS IN THE DESERT
Relax and unwind at the Bedouin Oasis camp in the desert with billowing tents, traditional tea and warm Emirati hospitality. Watch the crystal-clear stars as the Middle Eastern sun goes down and the temperature drops and learn more about traditional Bedouin life. Here is a camp seeped in glorious UAE heritage and culture which you can enjoy, don;t miss out on experiencing this gem.
By Melanie Marti.