5 Activites For The Perfect Weekend Escape In RAK


From thrilling ziplines that’ll make your heart race to tranquil beaches for a soothing sunbathing session, RAK has it all. Pack your bags, bring your sense of adventure, and get ready for an incredible weekend in this hidden gem of the UAE. Here are five activities that will make your RAK weekend escape absolutely perfect!

5. Check ziplining on the world’s longest zipline off your bucketlist! – Jebel Jais

Here’s an experience worth noting in your adventure log – the world’s longest zipline! Soar at an impressive 1,934 meters above sea level, reaching exhilarating speeds of up to 150 kilometers per hour while covering a staggering 2.8 kilometers, equivalent to 28 football pitches.

4. Take a scenic hike to a historic fort – Dhayah Fort

Up for a scenic hike with a rewarding destination? Lace up those walking shoes and set off on your adventure. Prepare to conquer 234 steps leading to a magnificent fort that’s well worth the climb. The panoramic views from the top are a fitting reward for your effort. Once you reach the summit, you’ll be greeted by lush palm trees set against a picturesque mountain backdrop. This historic hilltop fort, dating back to the 16th century, offers a glimpse into the past as you explore its grounds.

3. Learn some cool survival skills – Bear Grylls Camp Jabal Jais

Have you ever dreamt of mastering survival skills? Well, your adventure begins at the Bear Grylls Explorers Camp!

Seasoned survival experts will guide you through the art of wilderness fire-making, crafting emergency shelters, knife techniques for survival, navigation skills, and extreme weather survival strategies. Kids can also join special lessons tailored just for them, ensuring they’re well-prepared for the great outdoors.

2. Take your furry friend to the beach – Banan Beach Al Marjan Island

Discover the charming Banan Beach, where your furry friend is welcome!

Choose from unique accommodations, including eco-friendly loft tents with rustic charm. Enjoy cozy bonfires on cool evenings and take a dip in one of the inviting infinity pools.

P.S Don’t forget to bring your pet’s ID, collar, leash, and vaccination booklet if you’re bringing them along. Prices start from Dhs1,050 per night.

1. Go glamping – Sonara Camp Al Wadi

Experience the wonders of Al Wadi Nature Reserve through glamping, and you’ll discover a multitude of advantages, starting with enchanting encounters with wildlife.

Keep your camera ready for captivating moments with creatures like Arabian Oryx, Sand and Arabian Gazelles, and the Arabian Red Fox. The camp’s desert location will transport you to a remote, otherworldly landscape, providing a breathtaking view of a star-studded sky that’s not to be missed.

During the day, there’s a plethora of activities to enjoy, including thrilling sandboarding. In the evening, you’ll have the privilege of witnessing a mesmerizing fire and owl show from the best seats in the house.


P.S Don’t forget to make a reservation, as Sonara Camp Al Wadi at The Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi is open daily and tends to fill up quickly. Explore more at nara.ae.

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