Team shortlist29 Mar 2018 AT 10:02 AM

ADVERTORIAL: 4 great reasons to visit Ras Al Khaimah this year

The action-packed emirate is fast becoming the most happening place in the UAE
Team shortlist29 Mar 2018 AT 10:02 AM
Ras Al Khaimah, Events, Spring Social
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Pacific on Al Marjan Island
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Pacific on Al Marjan Island

We’ve long talked about how much we adore Ras Al Khaimah. What’s not to love about the beautiful nature-filled emirate? It is home to several great camping spots, the world’s longest zipline, a collection of five-star hotels such as the Waldorf Astoria and Rixos Bab Al Bahr, plus much, much more.

To help you get a bit more acquainted with this northern emirate, we’ve shortlisted four great events taking place in Ras Al Khaimah this year. The first of which is set to take place this weekend!

Spring Social Beach Event at Pacific
Located on Al Marjan Island, Pacific – a brand new beachfront residence - is welcoming its first ever Spring Social festival, an event that promises to have something for everyone. Kids will be kept entertained with exciting beach games, a bouncy castle and face painting, while the older folk bag a bargain at one of the many pop up stalls that will line the beach. Guests that get a taste for island life at Pacific will have the opportunity to tour its beachfront properties and see its range of market-leading tenant facilities, including rooftop swimming pools, tennis courts and state-of-the-art gymnasiums. We recommend that you wear some comfy shoes, bring some sunscreen and a camera – the view of the sunset from Pacific’s picturesque beach is truly Instagram-worthy. For more details on the Spring Social community beach event please follow the link
When: Saturday, April 7th
Where: Pacific, Al Marjan Island
Contact: +971 7 227 4446, email:, website 

RAK Mountain Festival
Join hundreds of nature enthusiasts as they set up camp atop the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah. Make a bee-line to Jebal Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE, to soak up a view that will undoubtedly take your breath away. Aside from making tons of friends and camping under the stars over the two-day festival, expect to take part in a number of fun activities such as ziplining, archery, rock climbing and bungee trampolining.
When: November
Contact: website

European Challenger Tour
Gather at Al Hamra Golf Club to watch as Europe’s elite and up and coming golfers battle it on the greens for their chance to progress in the prestigious European Tour. Aside from top golfing action from the likes of last year’s winner Jens Dantorp, sporting fans will be treated to coaching lessons, workshops, live entertainment and mouthwatering food and refreshments.
When: October
Where: Al Hamra Golf Club
Contact: website

New Year’s Eve at Al Marjan Island
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a bang at Al Marjan Island. Fireworks will light up the night’s sky while a DJ sets the mood for the occasion. Catering to your every culinary need will be the many food trucks that are set to make an appearance – it really is the perfect celebration for families and singles alike. We suggest bringing a camera to record the firework show as last year’s display nabbed a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for largest aerial firework shell.
When: December 31
Where: Al Marjan Island
Contact: website