As part of the United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah enjoys a diverse climate thanks to the geography of the Emirate. Mountains and deserts create a big variance in temperature which ranges from 18˚C to 45˚C throughout the year.
Ras Al Khaimah is home to the highest mountain in the United Arab Emirates, Jebel Jais. Standing at a height of 1,934m, Jebel Jais is a playground for adventure lovers, with Hikes, Mountain Climbing and the World’s Longest Zipline!
The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is one of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE exists at the crossroads between East and West and has traded with other civilizations throughout a long and rich history which dates back to the Bronze Age. Ras Al Khaimah is the northern-most Emirate in the UAE, with a diverse landscape, a tapestry of beautifully barren desert plains, mountain landscapes that includes the tallest mountain in the UAE, Jebel Jais and long stretches of sandy beaches.
The history of Ras Al Khaimah stretches back to the cradle of civilization, with artifacts and archeological sites discovered that demonstrate an advanced trading links with Mesopotamia. The settlement that came to be Ras Al Khaimah was known by several names throughout history, including Julfar and Al Seer. Benefiting from a unique location on the Straights of Hormuz, Ras Al Khaimah has attracted visitors from across the Orient and Africa for over 1,000 years, it’s strategic importance was also a catalyst for turbulence, demonstrated by the eighteen historic forts and fortifications in the Emirate.