Kick off your adventure weekend in Ras Al Khaimah by donning your running gear and conquering the Tough Mudder course at Mina al Arab. With four event formats to choose from, including the new for 2019 Tough Mudder Classic, and many activities in Mudder Village for spectators and participants to enjoy, there is something for all the family.
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Relax in style after you’ve crushed the Tough Mudder course at Puro Cafe & Terrace; the flagship restaurant on Al Marjan Island is perfect for a quick lunch, sundowners or a relaxed evening meal. Expect stunning views of the Arabian Gulf, warm hospitality and a menu of fresh Mediterranean flavours that your taste buds will thank you for. Puro was inspired by the brilliant blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, abundant views of which can be seen from the light and airy restaurant on Al Marjan Island. The cafe offers simple and fuss-free food that will delight your senses.
Show your Tough Mudder headband to get 10% off your bill (excluding alcoholic drinks) on 1st March.
To know more, visit: puro.ae
Continue your high-octane adventures at Ras Al Khaimah’s Jebel Jais – the highest mountain in the UAE, is home to the world’s longest zipline; a bucket list attraction for the UAE and the world. The zip line will propel the UAE’s most northern emirate into the major leagues of global adventure tourism and cements Jebel Jais as the region’s leading active adventure tourism destination.
Thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies will travel at speeds of up to 120kph to 150kph at a height of 1,680 metres above sea level on top of Jebel Jais mountain.
The experience will see participants fitted with a special harness for the adventure, with the longest flight itself taking approximately two to three minutes. Once completed, guests will finish the bucket list flight on a suspended landing platform where they will be transferred to a second line to complete their journey back to the ground.
To book: jebeljais.ae
Chill out at the 22,730 square meter park, which features seven viewing decks complete with twelve binoculars. It offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy superb vistas of the Arabian Gulf and Al Hajar Mountain valleys all from 1,250 meters above sea level.
Visitors can watch tourists take on the Jebel Jais Flight, and can also enjoy refreshments and snacks from Puro Express in the dedicated food truck zone. Grab yourself some lunch and enjoy the views.
The park is considered a case study in sustainable tourism. It is lit by solar energy with long-term sustainability playing a key role in its design and operations. Locally-sourced natural materials have been used to ensure the design blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings.
The Viewing Deck Park is open from 8am to 8pm on weekdays and 8am to 11pm on weekends.
Enjoy the region’s most exciting mountain adventure activity as the last stop on your weekend in Ras Al Khaimah. The Middle East’s first commercial via ferrata is now open for those seeking an adrenaline-filled day on Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain. Professional instructors will guide you along our spectacular route. Enjoy 3 thrilling ziplines as you traverse more than 1km along the mountain route.
A via ferrata (Italian for “iron road”) is a protected climbing route found in the Alps and certain other locations. The essence of a modern via ferrata is a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically (every 1 to 10 metres (3.3 to 32.8 ft) fixed to the rock. Using a via ferrata kit, climbers can secure themselves to the cable. The cable can also be used as aid to climbing, and additional climbing aids, such as iron rungs (stemples), pegs, carved steps and even ladders and zip lines are often provided.
Morning and afternoon start times are available.
To book: jebeljais.ae
48 hours is not nearly long enough to experience everything that Ras Al Khaimah has to offer. The adventure hub of the UAE is steeped in a rich culture and heritage, offering visitors a truly authentic Arabian experience.
Here are some more ideas for your next visit to Ras Al Khaimah:
Mangroves and salt flats form a large part of the coastal and inland landscape. The mangroves, which are home to a variety of wildlife, including flamingos, extend right into the Centre of Ras Al Khaimah bringing a rich sense of nature into the city.
Visitors can explore the mangroves by taking kayak excursions and literally lose themselves in the natural beauty.
To book: wow-rak.com
Taking a fascinating trip to the yesteryears, to a time when pearling was once the pillar of the country’s economy, is Abdullah Al Suwaidi, who set up the region’s first cultured pearl farm in 2005 on the very waters that had produced the finest Arabian pearls coveted by royals, nobles and celebrities in distant lands. The pearl farm is located on a sliver alongside the sea and the mountains that Al Rams nestles. Visitors learn about the history and techniques of pearl farming and try opening an oyster.
To book: contact Sara on 050-6815151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Take yourself and your family on a journey through time. Visit the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah and come face-to-face with famous and fascinating historical pieces through a unique collection of archaeological and ethnological artefacts.
Items of particular interest are a variety of documents, manuscripts and treaties between the rulers of Ras Al Khaimah and Great Britain. There are also exhibits of traditional weapons belonging to the ruling family and archaeological displays about the earliest settlers in the area up to the late Islamic period.
To know more, visit: rakheritage.rak.ae
For those looking for a more adventurous ride, mountain biking offers that added adrenaline rush and excitement. This experience is specially for those seeking a more remote adventure among the rocky mountains of Ras Al Khaimah. Expect endless routes of downhill and uphill thrills passing through local farms and wild camels. Join our guided group MTB ride at sunrise for some exciting thrill ride. Our guides will teach you the basics and make sure you have an enjoyable experience. Get to see the rocky mountain side of Ras Al Khaimah as you navigate your way through the canyons.
Or if you are looking to do a fun and exciting canyoning activity (hiking in water) with a fun and refreshing day out in nature then this is the trip for you. Learn to navigate on wet ground, jump, swim in fresh water pools, climb and scramble your way through a wadi. The activity is a mixture of canyoning and hiking so double the fun. Through this activity, you will get to experience one of the hidden gems of UAE.
For more information, visit: www.adventurati-outdoor.com
Learn more about Ras Al Khaimah at rasalkhaimah.ae.
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