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 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.
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
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.