Looking for a thrilling and unforgettable half-term experience? The search is over! Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE’s northernmost Emirate, has an incredible line-up of activities that are sure to keep the whole family entertained. From sports enthusiasts to adventure seekers and culture aficionados, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
The Minifootball World Cup: A Football Spectacle for All Ages!
Football fans, young and old, can revel in the buzz of the Minifootball World Cup. The term ‘minifootball’ means small-sided football with six players on each team and is characterised by its dynamism, passion, and intensity, ensuring an exciting experience for both players and spectators. Taking place from October 26th to November 4th, the 2023 edition in Ras Al Khaimah promises to be an unforgettable celebration of the sport. What’s more, entry tickets are available for FREE, making this a fantastic opportunity for families to bond over their shared love for the game and cheer on their favourite team.
The Ultimate Thrill Ride for Adventure-loving Families on The Jais Sledder
For those seeking an adrenaline rush, the Jais Sledder is a must-try activity. Placed upon the cloud piercing Jebel Jais, the highest mountain peak in the UAE, you can zoom down the picturesque mountainside on a thrilling sled ride that promises excitement and breathtaking views. The fully controllable ride takes about eight minutes covering 1,840 exhilarating metres of hairpin curves and undulating waves. It’s the perfect option for families with children who enjoy a bit of a thrill and a lot of laughter.
Master the Wilderness at the Bear Grylls Explorers Camp
Families with an adventurous spirit can channel their inner warriors at the Bear Grylls Explorers Camp, the world’s first Bear Grylls branded accommodation. Learn essential survival skills in the wilderness, from building shelters to finding food and navigating through nature’s challenges, all with the guidance of Bear’s hand-picked team of survival experts. The camp also offers archery, rock climbing, abseiling and a ropes course suspended 10 metres above ground, challenging visitors as they tackle rope swings, wobbly bridges, swinging loops and more.
Splash and Relax on Ras Al Khaimah’s Coastal Paradise
Ras Al Khaimah has 64km of pristine beaches with azure waters offering an array of sensational water sports activities. With a wide choice of accommodation, from ultra-luxurious beach resorts to family-friendly glamping and affordable hotels – Ras Al Khaimah offers its visitors the best in hospitality. World-class hotels and resorts include properties such as Hilton, Rixos, Rotana, Ritz-Carlton, as well as the world’s largest Hampton resort. Opened in 2022, InterContinental Mina Al Arab offers island living amongst the exquisite landscapes and hospitality of modern Arabia while Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island, located on a 300-metre stretch of golden shoreline is home to the largest floating water park in Ras Al Khaimah.
Whichever hotel you choose this half-term, Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect place to make the most of the warm water and enjoy a sun-filled break.
Discover the Secrets of the Sea at the only remaining pearl farm in the UAE
For a unique cultural and educational experience, delve into the fascinating world of pearl cultivation. The only traditional pearl farm in the UAE, Suwaidi Pearls provides locally sourced pearls to jewellers across the world. Learn about the history, process, and cultural significance of pearls in the region with special activities for kids, such as oyster-opening experiences, kayaking by the mangrove followed by a traditional Emirati lunch.
This half-term, Ras Al Khaimah invites families to explore, play, learn, and bond through an array of exhilarating activities all sprinkled with some guaranteed sunshine. Take advantage of the half-term holiday deals available and book your stay today.