Relax by the pool or on the sand – Ras Al Khaimah is a growing beach holiday destination. Water sports are available at many hotels and resorts, including snorkelling, SUP paddle-boarding, fly-boarding, jet-skiing and para-sailing.
Go on a kayaking trip through the mangroves, spotting flamingoes as you paddle.
Watch a bird-of-prey show – again, these are often put on by by hotels and resorts.
Don’t miss the high-speed goings-on at the Al Sawan Camel Race Track.
Go dune-bashing in an SUV over the vertiginous dunes of the Arabian Desert (not for the faint-hearted!).
Spend a night in the desert at the Bedouin Oasis Camp (see Accommodation tab), with activities including quad-biking, sand-boarding and camel-riding, entertainment such as belly-dancing and fire-breathing, plus henna tattooing and a barbecue.
Have more desert fun in the Al Wadi Nature Reserve, including bird-watching, spotting wildlife such as Arabian oryx, gazelles, geckos, beetles, hares and foxes, and fishing. Guided nature walks are available.
Get away from it all with a hike in the Hajar Mountains, and try activities including rock-climbing, via ferrata with ziplining, mountain-biking and archery.
Explore sights including Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Dhayah Fort and the abandoned ‘ghost town’ of Al Jazirah Al Hamra.
Cool off again at the incongruously named, ice-themed Iceland Water Park with its thrilling slides, wave pool and kids' area.