Ras Al Khaimah is becoming one the most exciting holiday destinations in the UAE and Kenwood Travel are already there. Find out why this emirate should be your next family adventure and what incredible holiday deals are available right now.
Kenwood Travel highly recommends Ras Al Khaimah
For over 45 years Kenwood Travel has specialised in great value luxury holidays to the world’s most exciting destinations. This year its eyes are Ras Al Khaimah. It’s the UAE’s fabulous, yet lesser known, emirate, just 45 minutes north of Dubai International Airport and the rising star families in the know already love for its easy going and sunny holidays.
If you haven’t heard of it before, Kenwood Travel is about to change that with some great deals and offers on Ras Al Khaimah family holidays this year. As always it’s easy to book online. But if you prefer to speak to a travel expert, simply give Kenwood Travel a call and one of the fantastic UK team will help with your holiday plans.
Kenwood Travel has a genuine commitment to creating unforgettable travel experiences for families. So you can even choose the payment option which suits you best. Plus, Abta and Atol protection gives you added peace of mind.
Now take a look at why Ras Al Khaimah could be your new all-time favourite emirate for family holidays.
Why Ras Al Khaimah should be your next family holiday
The most northerly of the seven emirates that make up the UAE, it’s more often than not simply called RAK and should definitely be on your to-do list now.
Although only 45 minutes drive north of Dubai, it offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life. For families this means a more relaxed atmosphere. What that doesn’t mean is sleepy or low energy. Instead, this is the place for Hajar Mountain ziplining and immense rope courses. It also has a wonderful historic quarter packed with souks and it’s home to the Awafi Desert for everything from horse riding over the sand to falconry and Bedouin Camp sleepovers.
However, what always surprises most first time visitors is the greenery here. This is the emirate for gorgeous gardens and vast stretches of lush mangroves which are great fun for kayak tours with older kids. Of course the Arabian Gulf is also a big presence so when the peace of gently paddling through mysterious mangroves needs a bit of balance, there are thrilling water sports to try. Plus, you’re in one of the UAE’s best destinations for diving and snorkelling.
If you feel you might miss Dubai’s manmade islands, discover Al Marjan. This stunning 2.7 million acre island is home to only five luxury resorts, with more planned for the future, so it has a greater sense of exclusivity than the now legendary Palm Jumeirah. Again, green landscaping and blue seas are the main design features and breath of fresh air is very much the mood.
Luxury resorts designed with families in mind
Although it’s historic at heart, Ras Al Khaimah is still a young holiday destination. So you can look forward to an exceptionally fresh range of luxury resorts with incredible contemporary design and amazing features made just for families. Many, such as Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island and Rixos Bab Al Bahr have generous all-inclusive plans. As a general rule, very few resorts don’t offer free child places and children’s meals. Plus you can look forward to beautiful beaches trimmed by calm seas as standard, as well as exciting kids’ clubs and activities, fabulous pools and even quite a few on-site waterparks.
Another benefit of being a young rising star when it comes to holidays is a greater understanding of what really matters to families now. So you’ll find all resorts give you a choice of spacious family rooms, suites and interconnecting rooms. Some even offer accommodation with children at the heart of the design. Kids Escape Family Suites at Rixos Bab Al Bahr are a perfect example. Sleeping up to two adults and three children, these fun suites are enormous and come with a double bedroom and a separate kids’ room fitted with cute bunk beds.
Want pools and beaches? Ras Al Khaimah resorts know what you mean
Most of the best luxury resorts in the emirate have their own worlds of cool-down, splash-about fun on-site. DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island even makes water-based thrills part of its exciting kids’ club. So under-12s can look forward to big pools and a life-size pirate ship, as well as dry-land activities, arts and crafts and an incredible climbing wall. Rixy Kids Club at Rixos Bab Al Bahr not only has a waterpark with serious slides, but also offers sport’s training and includes a children’s cinema as well as a painting studio. Of course parents will also be pleased to know that even kids clubs as good as these are free, all holiday long.
DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
The very first luxury island resort, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island is still one of the best. Its all-inclusive plans include breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner as well as activities. And from the free kids club and plenty of sports for older children and adults to a wide range of restaurants and family entertainment, it more like a small universe than a mere resort. However, the resort sits just 10 minutes from Al Hamra Mall. And Ras Al Khaimah City is also within easy reach along with all the desert adventures, culture and history which makes Ras Al Khaimah such an irresistible family holiday destination right now .
Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Marjan Island
Another Marjan Island resort which families love, Rixos Bab Al Bahr is the one to choose for Kids Escape Family Suites, as well as the Rixy Kids Club and fun Teen’s Republic club which has its own café and DJ workshops. All-inclusive here includes a full, daily mini-bar restock along with all meals at a wide choice of restaurants, plus access to the Turkish Hammam, nightly entertainment and of course, all those great kids’ clubs and activities.
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort
All-inclusive Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort sits on almost two kilometres of private beach at the edge of the Arabian Gulf. If that isn’t enough water for kids, the resort also has seven swimming pools and its own water sports centre. Under 12s will love The Tree House kids club and teenagers have the Hide to look forward to. This is a great choice for families who want the blissful tranquillity of a luxury beach resort mixed with the nearby excitement of the city, Manar Mall, the Hajar Mountains and Awafi Desert.
Kenwood Travel family holiday offers in Ras Al Khaimah
Where is Ras Al Khaimah
The most northerly emirate in the UAE and only a 45 minute drive from Dubai International Airport.
Where to stay
5-Nights, 5-Star All-Inclusive from £889 per adult & £419 per child
Staying at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort or DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island or Rixos Bab Al Bahr
Free Jais Sledder Offer
Book your Ras Al Khaimah hotel stay for 3-nights or more and travel before 15 September 2022 and you get:
2 x Free Jais Sledder Tickets per booking, per room
30% Off Jebel Jais activities including Jais Flight, Sky Tour and 1484 by Puro
Complimentary shuttle bus transfers to Jebel Jais from select Ras Al Khaimah locations