in Ras al Khaimah
Relaxing at the beach, tours through the desert or an excursion to Dubai: a combination of beach holiday, the possibility to enjoy excursions into the heartland, and its impressive sights are what make Ras al Khaimah a truly universal and relaxing destination for families, couples or individuals. Along the coastline fronting the Hadshar Mountains, there are expansive and fertile orange and date plantations. Many hotels and resorts can be found largely by the sea and offering oriental hospitality of a world-class standard. The emirate of Ras al Khaimah is about an hour's drive north of Dubai and is enjoying increasing popularity as a year-round destination. In 1972, Ras al Khaimah was the seventh and last emirate to join the United Arab Emirates.
The entire old quarter of Ras al Khaimah is worth seeing, especially the traditional buildings built of coral stone. The oldest preserved building in the old quarter is the Al Hisn Fort which can look back on an exciting history and now houses the national museum. A visit to the Ahmed bin Majid maritime museum, named after the famous Arab sailor Ahmed bin Majid who lived in the 15th century, transports you back into another era. And the Dhayah Fort built on the foundations of defensive structures dating back to the16th century is also worth a visit.
Apart from relaxing at the beach or in one of the many spa landscapes, a visit to the Bedouin Oasis Desert Camp is worth mentioning – enabling holidaymakers to enjoy magical excursions into the desert. Another attraction is represented by the numerous shopping malls which are ideal for prolonged shopping sprees.
On behalf of the tour operator FTI, SunExpress will fly starting 5 November 2015 from Berlin to Ras Al Khaimah. The new link will be included in the flight plan every Thursday from Berlin Tegel. The outbound flight leaves Tegel at 21:00 local time and, after a six-hour flight, lands in Ras Al Khaimah at 6:15 local time. The return flight takes off at 7:15 local time and arrives in Berlin at 11:15 local time. SunExpress offers a special Sunshine Class exclusively on the new route with FTI.