Although, Dubai is one of the most popular cities of the UAE, Ras Al Khaimah, the northernmost emirate, also has a lot to offer. Beach buffs and outdoor adventurers love the sandy shores, sun-baked deserts and the sprawling resorts of Ras Al Khaimah. If you’re looking for affordable transit between Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah, we’re here to tell you all about Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah bus service.
There are several ways to get to Ras Al Khaimah from Dubai. You can take your own car, book a taxi or catch a bus. Taking a bus is one of the most affordable transportation options to travel from Dubai to RAK.
Ras Al Khaimah is the fourth-largest emirate and a popular tourist destination within the UAE. With a plethora of things to do in RAK, both tourists and residents often want to travel from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah.
There are two major bus companies operating between Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah; the Ras Al Khaimah Shuttle Bus and Al Hamra Bus Service. Read on to find out more information about the routes, timings, and fares.
The first on our list of bus service from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah is the Ras Al Khaimah Shuttle Bus or the RAK Shuttle.
The bus service was inaugurated in February 2018 by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority to promote tourism in the region. The bus service takes passengers directly from Dubai International Airport to RAK. The company operates three buses on the Dubai-RAK route. Check out the details for each route, bus stations and ticket cost below.
Dubai International Airport (T1 and T3) to RAK is one of the most popular routes especially for tourists travelling to Ras Al Khaimah after landing in Dubai. The entire trip takes about 45 to 50 minutes.
The Dubai Airport to Ras Al Khaimah bus ticket price is AED 40 for adults and children.
The DXB to Ras Al Khaimah bus timings are as follows:
The RAK Shuttle bus provides drop off to all major hotels in Ras Al Khaimah making it easier for visitors to find their hotel. Please refer to the list of hotels covered by RAK Shuttle:
RAK Shuttle contact: For more information, please contact the RAK Shuttle 24 hours helpline at +971-50-6263-955.
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NOTE: Please note that the Rak Shuttle is currently under maintenance, services will resume shortly.
Tourists and locals have another option if they are looking for Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah bus services.
The Ras Al Khaimah Airport authority has established Al Hamra Bus service in partnership with a public transportation company. Al Hamra bus service is a good option for affordable intercity travel. The Al Hamra Bus departs from Union Bus station in Dubai and arrives at Ras Al Khaimah. Al Hamra bus fare and timing details are given below:
The Al Hamra Bus ticket from Union Station to Ras Al Khaimah costs AED 25 for one way.
The Union bus station Dubai to Ras al Khaimah schedule for Al Hamra bus is as follows:
Note: The bus leaves every one and half hours from 05:30 am to 09:00 pm.
So there you have it! The two companies that offer easy and affordable commute for those searching for a Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah bus. Now that you have the complete itinerary, fare and bus timings for both RAK Shuttle and Al Hamra Bus, it’s the perfect time to schedule a trip to Ras Al Khaimah for a family getaway.
For other intercity bus routes from Dubai to other emirates check out our Dubai to Abu Dhabi intercity bus guide for more information. Dubai has an excellent public transportation system. Be sure to take a look at the list of top public transport apps in Dubai to make the most out of your stay in Dubai.
If you are new to Abu Dhabi and want to know about the common modes of transportation in the capital, read our blog, All About Public Transportation in Abu Dhabi.