Winters in Ras Al Khaimah call for some exciting outdoor activities. One of the best things to do in RAK is to explore the beautiful corniche. Ras Al Khaimah Corniche is a great place to enjoy a walk or lunch with your friends and family. Beautiful mangroves, restaurants and nearby souks make the 1,059-meter long RAK Corniche an exciting place to visit, especially in cooler climes.
ACTIVITIES AND THINGS TO DO AT RAK CORNICHE
Ras Al Khaimah is known for pristine beaches and RAK Corniche is one of the best attractions in the city for locals and tourists alike. Let’s take a look at what the RAK Corniche offers.
EAT AT RAS AL KHAIMAH CORNICHE RESTAURANTS
RAK Corniche has numerous tea shops where you can find the emirate’s karak chai and piping hot lemon tea. There are also many restaurants in the vicinity offering different types of cuisines. Read on to find out the top restaurants in Ras Al Khaimah Corniche.
MOTI MAHAL DELUX
Moti Mahal Ras Al Khaimah Corniche is an Indian restaurant that offers the best Indian food in the city. Their outdoor dining area offers a great opportunity to enjoy delicacies from India with spectacular views of the pristine Arabian Gulf. The best dishes that you must try include biryani, daal makhni, ras malai, vegetarian kebab platter and a variety of rotis and naans.
- Cuisine: Indian
- Opening hours: Everyday 12:00 pm – 12:00 midnight
- Average cost for two: AED 120
- Location: WaterFront Area, Al Qawasim Corniche Road, Dafan Al Khor, Ras al-Khaimah
- Contact: +971-7-228-1885
Caesars is a popular eatery located in Sidroh near the RAK Corniche road. The eatery is known to offer a delectable selection of Continental and Chinese dishes. The interior décor is inviting and the service at the restaurant is prompt.
- Cuisine: Indian, Continental and Chinese
- Opening hours: Everyday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
- Average cost for two: AED 150
- Location: Al Naeem Tower 1, Next to Mangrove Hotel, Sidroh, Ras al-Khaimah
- Contact: +971-7-233-6044
BROCCOLI PIZZA & PASTA
If you’re in the mood for Italian food, Broccoli offers a healthy variety of classic Italian dishes.
- Cuisine: Italian
- Opening hours: 10:00 am to 01:00 am
- Average cost for two: AED 80
- Location: Near Emirates NBD, Al Khor Road, Sidroh, Ras Al Khaimah
- Contact: +971-7-225-5565
Some of the other restaurants and cafes that you can visit at the RAK Corniche are:
- Jay Café
- Karaz and Meshmesh Restaurant
- Italian Salsa
- Shaye and Qahwa
- The Perk Café
- Ghayeta Karak and Raqaq
- Golden Fish Restaurant and Café
EXPLORE THE CORNICHE AREA
The Corniche area has undergone a major revamp in 2015. Today the area is bustling with gorgeous walkways, beaches and other attractions. Read on to find out how to spend a fun day at the Corniche in RAK.
ENJOY A BEACH DAY
The Sidroh Beach and the RAK Public Beach aren’t too far from the beautifully well-paved RAK Corniche. Head to the beach for a day of fun and games with your family and friends. Have a barbecue, play football on the sandy beach or just take a relaxing stroll.
ENJOY A WALK
In 2015, the Ras Al Khaimah Public Works and Services Department revamped the Al Qawasim Corniche. Today, the Corniche Road has a 1,800 metres stretch where you can stroll, exercise or go for a jog. A portion of the walkway is lined with rubber that makes jogging easy. You can also enjoy a long walk with several Karak and tea stalls along the way.
INDULGE IN THE NATURAL DELIGHTS
Ras Al Khaimah is home to mountains and mangrove forests. The tree-lined RAK Corniche is where you can take a peek at the natural wonders of RAK. The mangroves are located close to the Corniche and kayaking is the ideal way to explore the forests.
Taking a relaxing walk early morning or late evening amidst the trees and flowers along the Corniche will help you reenergize.
KAYAKING EXCURSION IN THE MANGROVES
The best way to explore the magnificent natural mangroves is through a kayak. The calm serene waters around the mangroves are perfect for daytime kayaking.
The mangroves in RAK are home to a number of wildlife species including flamingos and other types of birds. Take a closer look at the mangrove-ecosystem to see how essential these natural wonders are for the several species of plants and animals. Challenging Adventure provides comprehensive guided tours for people of all ages.
- AED 185 per child aged between 3 to 11 years
- AED 295 per adult
Contact: +971-56-665-1481 | +971-7-244-8097
The prices include a three-hour session with kayak, safety equipment and assistance from a qualified instructor.
VISIT THE SOUKS AT RAK CORNICHE
If you’re in the Corniche area, make sure to visit the old market area. The RAK Fish Market and the Old Souk are the perfect spots to get a sneak peek into the local culture. Let’s find out more about these traditional markets in Ras Al Khaimah.
NAKHEEL OLD SOUQ
Nakheel Old Souq Ras Al Khaimah or the Old Souk is one of the oldest markets in the city. Even though the large shopping malls with top brands have sprung across the emirate, the Old Souq in RAK has not lost its charm and appeal.
The market is bustling with everything you can think of such as apparel, carpets, spices, travel bags, electronics, fabrics and blankets. Moreover, you’ll find a number of tailor shops if you’re looking for custom-fit outfits created and sewn by expert tailors.
THE KUWAITI SHOPPING STREET
The Kuwaiti Shopping Street in RAK is not too far from the RAK Corniche either. Located in Sidroh, the market is one of the oldest in the city. There is a variety of apparel stores, jewellery stores, traditional Arabic clothing outlets and shops of perfumes, spices and toys.
Moreover, you will find a plethora of tailor shops and abaya stores. The evening is the best time to visit Kuwaiti Street, especially in summers as the temperatures cool down allowing you to explore the market conveniently.
THE FISH MARKET
Located a few minutes away from the main Corniche, the Fish Market is where the locals get their supply of fresh seafood. Local chefs frequent the market has a range of fresh seafood is available every day.
We have listed all the fun activities to indulge in along with some of the exciting attractions near the area for you to explore.
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