8 Summer Staycation Ideas at Ras Al Khaimah

8 Summer Staycation Ideas at Ras Al Khaimah


Summer has brought a chilled family vibe to Ras Al Khaimah this month with a sensational seasonal offer to keep all the family entertained. Geared to ensure kids have the time of their lives with tailored packages of fun in the sun, while parents unwind and relax, Ras Al Khaimah is offering extra reasons for families to escape for a staycation.

Beyond the luxurious settings, there’s plenty to discover together with friends and family. Start with the breathtaking views from the UAE’s highest mountain – Jebel Jais. Chill out at Ice Land Waterpark. Or enjoy an authentic desert Bedouin camp experience.

Children are special guests in Ras Al Khaimah this summer. We have lined up a whole lot of freebies for them at our 5-star hotels and resorts – from stays and meal to activities and attractions*.

Starting from June, and all throughout the warmer months, leading hotels and resorts across the emirate will be offering kids stays, eats and play activities for free when accompanied by two paying adults. From kids’ clubs, water parks, and adventure sports to footgolf, the packages ensure youngsters burn off energy and adrenalin while parents relax in beachfront infinity pools and luxury spas, desert camps and on the fairways and greens of a championship golf course.

Joining the campaign are attraction and transport providers including the Bedouin Oasis Desert Camp, the stunning Al Hamra Golf Club, the Sea Wings aquaplane tours, the RAK Track go-kart centre and the Iceland Water Park.

Families may also like to drive up to Jebel Jais – the UAE’s highest mountain peak which rises to 1,934 metres above sea level in the Hajar Mountain range where temperatures average out at around 10 degrees Celsius cooler than sea level.


Spoilt For Choice: A Snapshot of Ras Al Khaimah’s Sensational Summer Packages:


At the five-star, beachfront and ultra all-inclusive Rixos Bab Al Bahr on Al Marjan Island, kids from four-12 years can get a passport to the Rixy Club to make new friends and scoop up prizes while joining in the fun including the Rixy disco, music, games, cinema, treasure hunting, beach and pool games and talent shows.

Over in the resort’s Teens Republic, adults-in-the-making of 10-17 years make their own entertainment with weekly tournaments around X-Box 360, PlayStation, a pool table, electronic darts, table soccer, chess, checkers, Jenga and UNO and have their mandatory Internet access with laptop supplied. Summer room rates start from AED 1200


 This beachfront resort on Marjan Island, has its own 450-meter private beach, 7 outdoor heated pools and an indoor ladies-only pool, 24-hour gym, 2 spas with 9 treatment rooms, sauna, steam and whirlpool including ladies-only spa, 13 restaurants & bars: all-day dining and 3 specialty restaurants; rooftop, pool and shisha bars and newly renovated kids club, an outdoor playground and a Pirate Boat aqua zone with water slides.

With this offer, not only do two kids stay for free, they can also enjoy free breakfasts, lunches and dinners in at least one of the hotel restaurants. Kids will be entertained with endless facilities at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island. Our world-class facilities are suitable for children aged 3-12 years and include a kids’ club, an outdoor playground and a water park. All activities are carried out under constant professional supervision from childcare professionals – allowing the parents to relax while the little ones have a great time! Our indoor kids club is located on the ground floor of the main hotel. Children aged 4-12 years can enjoy countless activities including; arts and crafts, storytelling and culture learning, dancing, movies and a climbing wall, as well as an arcade zone. Suitable for ages 4-12. Children under 4 are welcome with a guardian, Open daily from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Activities: jewelry making, cookie decoration, little Zumba dance, creative crafts, Kids Cinema, climb the wall game, paper dance and many more.

Or spend the day in the life size, crazy Pirate Boat. Shoot down the slides and discover sprinklers, fountains and large water buckets for even more fun.Open from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Suitable for ages 4-12 years. Summer room rates start at AED 599.


The luxurious Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel features private villa accommodations, each with its own pool. Here guests can appreciate and interact with our beautiful surroundings while still enjoying creature comforts and fine dining.

Kids from five-12 get to sign up as a Ritz Ranger and the luxurious Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel, which lets youngsters get the most out of the resort’s 1,235 acre enriching and protected nature reserve. In a fun way, youngsters learn useful skills and enhance their understanding of and respect for nature such as the Arabian Oryz, gazelles, geckos, hares and foxes.

Ritz Rangers get to learning in exciting surroundings and try a host of new skills, including picking up a few essential outdoor survival skills. The programme, which ends with the Rangers receiving a badge and certification, includes three half days of a wide range of activities at the Ritz Club, supervised by Activity Officers.

Additionally, guests can try their hand at falconry or archery, join a fishing expedition or saddle up for a camel caravan or complimentary guided bike rides. There’s stable tours, stargazing, horse riding, outdoor yoga and guests even get to plant a Ghaf Tree sapling in the Heritage Forest. Mum and Dads meanwhile can luxuriate in the resort’s award-winning spa where locally sourced herbs and spices, expert therapists and restorative hydrotherapy facilities combine for an unmissable experience. Summer room rates start at AED 2000 for a luxury private pool villa.


Within proximity to the desert, beaches and mountains that play host to uniquely authentic Arabian activities and experiences, the multi-award winning Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa, sprawled over 1.5 kilometers of private sandy beach, offers the perfect destination for a family getaway.

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa has recently opened The Hide, dedicated to the needs of teenagers staying at the hotel. From the state-of-the-art video games stations, interactive karaoke box and even a nail bar, we have all basis covered and it would the perfect retreat for teens over the coming summer. For the younger kids, The Tree House will be opening this month creating a safe and engaging environment for those under 12 years. Summer room rates start from AED 599.

This beach-front resort in the heart of exclusive Al Hamra has access to an 18-hole championship golf course and 6 restaurants and bars, including the original Trader Vic’s Mai Tai®

Hilton is offering kids staying at either the Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort or Al Hamra Residence and Village a range of monthly actives at each of the resorts. The respective kids clubs provide an array of games and engagement exercises to keep the little ones entertained, as well as boasting multiple swimming pools and private beaches that families and children can take advantage of. There is also a water sports facility on site where families can try out activities such as kayaking and boat rides. Summer room rates start from AED 489.


The Cove Rotana Resort is where the traditional charm embraces the uniqueness of the Arabian culture. The spectacular resort is located on an idyllic water inlet on the Ras Al Khaimah beachfront overlooking the Arabian Gulf with 600 m of pristine beach.

Spread through the idyllic resort are 204 rooms and 78 one, two and three bedroom villas that are ideally designed to accommodate families or a group of friends. The hotel offers Flipper’s Kids’ Club as well as babysitting service and kids menu, 2 outdoor infinity pools and a Kid’s pool and water sports activities.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the delightful ambiance of our Friday Brunch while your little ones are entitled at our interactive live cooking show. Summer room rates start from AED 600.


A hidden haven in Ras Al Khaimah, the beach front Waldorf Astoria resort offers signature attentive service, nine stylish restaurants and lounges, and palatial rooms and suites with sea or golf views. Here families will enjoy the temperature-controlled pools, the indoor and outdoor Pearls Kid’s Club with babysitting services, and the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Spa with floatation bed, VIP couple’s treatment room and signature herbal sauna. Summer room rates start from 825 AED.


Fun Ahoy! The five-star Marjan Island Resort & Spa, managed by ACCORHOTELS has a packed kids’ programme at its Pirates Club. Kids can join in cookery classes, get their faces painted, compete in boat races and water football or splash out in the outdoor pool before relaxing each evening at the kids’ cinema. Summer room rates start from AED 395.

For every two paying adults one child will be for free. From 1st June until the end of September at the following:

 Iceland Water Park  – Adult admission: 175 AED, First child goes free with two paying adults, second child admission 115 AED.

Fly Fish Water Sports – located on the stunning Al Marjan Island offering jet pack, aqua trike, jet ski, flyboard, wakeboarding, kayaking, hover board, banana ride, parasailing, paddle boat, stand up paddle (you may even see the big turtles that inhabit Al Marjan Island’s pristine crystal blue waters

Adventure Sports Water Sports – RAK Available at the Doubletree Hilton Al Marjan Island, Hilton RAK resort, and spa, and Hilton Al Hamra hotel.

Bedouin Oasis Desert Camp – Desert dinner with entertainment from AED 120, Dune bashing safari from AED 300

 Al Hamra Golf Club – Here families can enjoy footgolf  open at night under the floodlights (ideal for summer)

RAK Track  Go Karting  – From AED 115

Sea Wings Seaplane Ride from Ras al Khaimah to Dubai reservations@seawings.ae (From AED 1295 for adults)

To find out more about what is on offer this summer across Ras Al Khaimah, visit https://en.rasalkhaimah.ae/special-offers/summer-feel-free.


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