Ras Al Khaimah’s unique terracotta desert with soft, glistening sands is the true essence of Arabian authenticity and is sure to provide lasting memories. It is also one of the most fertile in the region and a surprising diversity of plants have adapted to the Ras Al Khaimah climate. During the winter and spring season, plants such as desert ephemerals, hyacinths and thumbs flourish, turning the desert into a sea of blossom.
Historically, the desert environment has been the home of the Bedouins and visitors can get an insight into the culture and life of these nomadic peoples at various desert camps throughout the region. Alternatively why not explore the desert yourself by booking onto a four-wheel drive safari or, for the authentic Arab experience, horse and camel treks are there for the choosing.
The Awafi region of the desert is well known for its famous annual festival
. Plan a night out under the stars, camping within the warm arms of the desert. Ride camels like an Amir and increase your adrenaline levels in thrilling dune buggy rides!