Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 25 October 2020

Ras Al Khaimah staycation deal: free zip line ride and children stay and dine free

Travellers booking three nights at select hotels will get free activity passes, complimentary children's dining and the chance to win a Mercedes

Ras Al Khaimah's new summer promotion aims to boost domestic tourism to the emirate. All travellers booking three nights or longer in any hotel will get free activity passes, complimentary children's dining and the chance to win a brand new Mercedes. Courtesy Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah /  Al Hamra
Ras Al Khaimah's new summer promotion aims to boost domestic tourism to the emirate. All travellers booking three nights or longer in any hotel will get free activity passes, complimentary children's dining and the chance to win a brand new Mercedes. Courtesy Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah /  Al Hamra

If you've been thinking about booking a staycation, you might want to consider heading to the northern-most emirate.

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has just launched a new promotion in an effort to boost domestic travel.

From Sunday, June 7, any guest booking three nights or longer at participating hotels in Ras Al Khaimah will get free activity passes to some of the emirate's most popular attractions, including Jebel Jais Flight, the world's longest zip line. Children under 12 will also stay and dine for free during these three-night bookings.

Some of the participating hotels include:

  • Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
  • The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
  • Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa
  • Marjan Island Resort & Spa
  • The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Beach
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan

Free activity passes

Travellers who book three nights or more in any Ras Al Khaimah hotel this summer can get free passes to tour the Al Suwaidi Pearl Farm. Photo Courtesy: Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
Travellers who book three nights or more in any Ras Al Khaimah hotel this summer, can get free passes to tour the Al Suwaidi Pearl Farm. Photo Courtesy: Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

Travellers can opt to receive two passes to Suwaidi Pearl Farm, where guests take a tour that will teach them more about the pearling industry.

Set in a small fishing village against the backdrop of the Hajar Mountains, this family-friendly excursion was set up by the grandson of one of the last pearl divers in the UAE.

Thrill-seekers might prefer to opt for passes to Jebel Jais Adventure Peak. There, adrenalin-pumping options include the world's longest zip line, navigating seven zip lines and a 15-metre sky bridge on the Jais Sky Tour or tackling obstacles, rope swings and wobbly bridges while suspended off the ground on the Jais Sky Maze.

Book a staycation in Ras Al Khaimah this summer and you can fly the world's longest zip line for free. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Book a staycation in Ras Al Khaimah this summer and you can fly the world's longest zip line for free. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Every booking for three nights or longer in any participating hotel in Ras Al Khaimah is eligible for two free passes. Abu Dhabi residents who cannot currently leave the emirate, can book a staycation for further down the line, as the promotion runs for stays until Monday, August 31.

Post check-out, eligible guests will also be entered into a weekly prize draw hosted by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority where there's the chance to win a number of prizes, including a brand-new Mercedes.

Children stay and eat free

Travellers that stay three nights or more at any Ras Al Khaimah hotel this summer will get free activity passes, complimentary children's dining and the chance to win a Mercedes. Courtesy Ritz Carlton Al Wadi Desert Resort
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

As part of the summer tourism campaign, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has also collaborated with hotel operators to offer free stays and complimentary dining for children under the age of 12, on bookings of three nights or more.

There are several hotels taking part in the promotion, so it should be easy to find something to suit every traveller – from family -riendly hotels to budget stays or exclusive villa resorts with private pools. A full list of the hotels particpating in the promotion can be found on the website of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.

Safety guidelines at UAE hotels

Hotel swimming pools and beaches are open in Ras Al Khaimah, and all hotels have implemented enhanced hygiene and safety procedures to protect guests against Covid-19 transmission.

These include daily temperature scanning, upgraded sanitation policies in rooms and facilities, social-distancing measures on beaches and in swimming pools and limited dining capacity in restaurants. Inspectors from Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority will conduct daily spot checks to ensure adherence to these preventive measures.

Updated: June 10, 2020 09:20 AM

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