The Best Activities in Ras Al Khaimah’s Diverse Landscapes

Spanning desert, beach, and mountains, Ras Al Khaimah has everything for a comprehensive MICE itinerary.


With so many opportunities for adventure and exploration, options may get overwhelming. To make planning easy and stress-free, here are the best ways for attendees to enjoy each landscape of Ras Al Khaimah.


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Amidst rolling sand dunes, guided group activities are an ideal way for attendees to experience the allure of the desert landscape. There are a number of stellar ways to see the dunes, wildlife, and culture of the desert—both from in the sand and above it.


On Arabian horseback, teams can explore the desert on a guided tour, trekking across dunes. This experience also includes the opportunity to spot oryx, camels, desert foxes, and for the lucky few, desert cats.


Dunes and desert wildlife can also be discovered in adrenaline-pumping four-wheel-drive vehicles. Expert guides lead desert safaris, taking business groups into the depths of the desert to see wildlife and truly understand the expanse of the sandy wonderland.


From above, a hot air balloon ride is another way for attendees to enjoy incredible desert views from a thrilling lookout point. The expert leading the scenic ride will identify and educate participants about wildlife, biodiversity, and remnants of history below.


Besides tours and wildlife experiences, the desert also affords excellent group adventures. Attendees can partake in thrilling activities such as sandboarding that turn the desert sand dunes into an adventure park.


Lastly, desert camps offer an excellent way to introduce teams to the arid nature and significant heritage of the environment. In charming desert enclaves, attendees can experience life like the Bedouins who called the desert home between 2,500 and 3,000 BC. Activities include traditional poetry readings around the campfire, belly dancing, and sampling classic Bedouin foods.








Of course, relaxing on the pristine beaches of Ras Al Khaimah is always an option for attendees. However, there are many more ways to enjoy the Emirate’s 65 kilometers of coastline.


Much of Ras Al Khaimah’s coastline is flanked by picturesque mangroves, vibrant fish, and flamingos. By kayaking through the mangrove coastline, groups in Ras Al Khaimah can be right in the middle of the peaceful, biodiverse splendor.


Additionally, the Arabian Gulf affords countless opportunities for fun-filled activities just off the coast of Ras Al Khaimah. In partnership with the Nature Emirate’s beachfront resorts, watersports available for business groups include parasailing, jet-skiing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, fly-fishing, kayaking, and embarking on boat cruises.


Under the surface, even more adventure awaits. Snorkeling and Scuba diving in Ras Al Khaimah unlock a whole new underwater world for attendees. Wonders include colorful and unique species of fish, enchanting reefs, and the wreck of HMS Victoria.








For thrill-seeking attendees, the Jebel Jais Mountains are a playground. For planners, they’re a hub for enthralling group excursions and a hotspot for team-building activities.


First and foremost, hiking Ras Al Khaimah’s picturesque mountains is a staple activity in the Event Emirate—whether it’s a quick trek or a peak-seeking adventure. Climbing trails are designed for hikers of all experience levels. The journey may include rock climbing, abseiling, and canyoneering along impressive slopes. Along the way and at the top, attendees are treated to breathtaking views of the mountain range and city.


Adventure camps in the mountains build in even more adventure to the itinerary. Arrange for exciting ropes courses, mountain biking, archery, and group lessons and challenges in mountain survival skills, taught by expert mountain guides.


Once attendees reach the summit, the journey to descend will be as memorable as the trip up. Ziplines, sky tours, and a mountain coaster await to deliver a rush of adrenaline and showcase the natural beauty of the Nature Emirate. The world’s longest zipline, Jais Flight, spans 2.83 kilometers, while the Jais Sky Tour encompasses a series of six shorter ziplines. Finally, on a low-slung track, Jais Sledder sends attendees careening down the mountain at up to 40 fun-filled kilometers per hour.


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