Twenty new attractions to come up in Ras al Khaimah in 2021

Announced at Arabian Travel Market 2021, the RAK Authority highlights over 20 projects across the destination including Basecamp Jais and Jais Wings Paragliding to a fixed Hot Air Balloon viewing platform, Earth Hotels Altitude and more…

UAE’s own resort destination Ras al Khaimah preps up to include as many as 20 new & sustainable (and instagrammable) attractions in 2021.This was  announced yesterday at Arabian Travel Market across the Emirate marking an investment of half a billion dirhams.

With its versatile offering of sea-desert-mountain combo and world- class resorts, RAK has become the popular resort destination of UAE. Voted as the Gulf Tourism Capital for the second consecutive year and the first city worldwide to receive the ‘Safeguard Assurance’ label from Bureau Veritas, as well as the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, Ras Al Khaimah has led the rebound of its tourism sector through ongoing innovation, safety and communication.

Announced at the Arabian Travel Market 2021, the region’s leading travel and tourism event held from 16 – 19 May in person at Dubai World Trade Centre, the projects center on the Emirate’s new destination strategy that focuses on nature, leisure, adventure, accessibility and authenticity. Appealing to those seeking safe and expansive experiences in the new normal of travel, all projects are purpose built with sustainability standards and processes.

Here are the upcoming attractions in RAK in 2021! (Just cant wait to visit them!!!)

  • Earth Hotels Altitude

An eco-based pop-up hotel concept set to feature 15 fully fitted accommodation units, an activation center and swimming pool.

  • Saij, A Mantis Collection Mountain Lodge

A pure mountain retreat comprising of luxury lodges that focuses on nature as well as mind, body and soul with guided treks, mindful pursuits and creative experiences.

  • Cloud7 Camp Jebel Jais

The ultimate glamping experience with 30 accommodation units built out of sustainable material.

  • Basecamp Jais

Affordable accommodation for outdoor enthusiasts, thrill seekers and nature lovers as well as a range of activities such as yoga, Emirati live cooking and will serve as a leisure hub at the base of the rugged mountains.

  • Jais Yard

A F&B Village with food trailers, kiosks, retail containers, vintage truck restaurants, open air cinema and children’s play areas.

  • Jais Wings

Region’s first dedicated paragliding site in the GCC, adventure seekers can take off on a paragliding experience from the top of Jebel Jais with landing pads near Saraya Islands and Al Rams.

  • Balloon Base

Fixed hot air balloonsthat visitors can take in the infinite beauty of Jebel Jais.

  • Jais Swing

An Instagrammableswing made of twin ropes for amazing views and unique content opportunity.

  • Wadi Track

 A new bicycle pump track located in Wadi Showka that will be the perfect spot for bike enthusiasts of all ages.

  •  Highlander

HIGHLANDER, the only certified international hiking association in the world, is widely renowned for its one-of-a-kind curated hiking experiences and it is due to start this experience in  RAK this year.

  • Scallop Ranch

Located at Al Hamra Marine, Scallop Ranch will offer oyster/scallop diving, live cooking, family and kids’ experiences, and cultural activations.

  • Cloud7 Camp AlSawan

A luxury glamping experience with 60 unitswhere guests can learn what it takes to become an agriculturalist.

  • Flying Arch @Manar Mall

Flying Arch will be the region’s first 130-metre aerial structure composed of over 1.5 million knots and around 300 km of twine that will cause the wind to create a choreography of constantly changing shape and color.

  • Luminaze @ Manar Mall

An aesthetic and playful art installation based on a light maze, ideal for family and team activities.

  • Wingsuit Diving Platform

The first base jump platform in the UAE for professional base jumpers

Jais Sledder

A toboggan ride that runs a length of 1,840 meters, will be the region’s longest and is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of this year.

  • Jais Eco-Golf

A mini putt 9-hole golf course with two to three hitting bays.

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