If you think Ras Al Khaimah is all about historical attractions, hot springs, desert vegetation and wildlife along its expansive sandy environs, then you are wrong. Ras Al Kahimah’s diverse terrain provides a multitude of adventurous and recreational opportunities for everyone all year round. For adventurists who prefer leisure pursuits in the outdoors with on-the water-experience, there is an extensive array of water sports available across the coastal areas of RAK such as surfing, underwater diving, kayaking, windsurfing, jet skiing, sailing and deep-sea fishing. Following are some of the best waters ports destinations you should definitely not miss:
Offering a perfect adventurous retreat for those looking to cool down in RAK, Iceland Water Park is one of the largest water parks in the Middle East popular with thrill seeking visitors for its exclusive ice-themed attractions and collection of over 50 heart-pounding water slides. Ideal for family fun and recreational entertainment, the theme park also hosts the world’s largest swimming lessons with professional swimmers providing the highest level of professional training, a variety of facilities for water sports in the park’s Iceland Palm Beach, and live BBQ Dinner and some Arabian night entertainment at Iceland Beach Camp. Be sure to check the website for special offers on tickets prior to visiting.
With its gorgeous beaches, laidback atmosphere and assortment of world-class recreational facilities on offer, Al Marjan is the perfect place to get your feet in the water. Al Marjan forms a part of Ras Al Khaimah’s first man-made archipelago that is also home to luxury hotels and resorts, marinas, and several sea-front homes. MARJAN ISLAND RESORT & SPA is one of the first resorts to offer a variety of water sports activities in the island. From basic sports like wakeboarding and windsurfing to extreme ones like fly boarding and water-skiing, the resort provides everything a water sports lover can think of and has all the ingredients that make it a great city escape destination.
With uninterrupted views overlooking the Arabian Gulf on one side and the Al Hamra Marina and the Al Hamra Village on the other, the Al Hamra Marina & Yacht Club is one of the best water sports locations in RAK. Al Hamra Village on the marina has many facilities including Golf Club, restaurants, vessel fuelling and berthing, more notably, the Royal Yacht Club, RAK’s leading yacht club and a place for all things nautical. Those looking to take advantage of their stay in RAK by learning new water activities can experience the best at the Royal Yacht Club, which conducts water sports activities, cruising programmes and competitions throughput the year.
Other biggest draw in water adventures and certainly one of the best places to enjoy both motorized and non-motorized water activities is the Fly Fish Water Sports Club near Marjan Island Resort & Spa. There is plenty on offer at the club in terms of water sports, including wakeboarding, Jet-skis, Fly board, Kite surfing, Water skiing, Kayaking, Fishing trips and Flying Boat.