Spread across 64 kilometres, Ras Al Khaimah’s coastline is dotted with golden beaches lapped by the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf. Along the shoreline, you’ll find a number of resorts, most with exclusive access to a private stretch of sand – perfect for sun-seekers.
In this guide, we've considered some of the very best luxury resorts with stunning beaches to consider during your holiday to Ras Al Khaimah.
The best beaches in Ras Al Khaimah
You'll find some public beaches in Ras Al Khaimah, but many of the best sandy spots are privately owned by the area's resorts. Discover the perfect locations to relax below.
- Jazirat Al Hamra - public beach
- Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa - private beach
- Doubletree by Hilton Resort and Spa Marjan Islan - private beach
- Rixos Bab Al Bahr - private beach
- The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Beach - private beach
- The Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaima - private beach
1. Jazirat Al Hamra beach
This is a public-owned beach, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. You won't find any fancy sunbeds or loungers here, so be sure to take along a towel and lay back on the sand.
This beach is typically quiet, so it's ideal if you fancy a day away from everything to truly unwind in the sunshine. The best way to reach this beach is by car, so you may need to book a taxi or hire a vehicle during your stay. Take a look at our guide on things to do in Ras Al Khaimah to make a day of it, exploring the area surrounding your chosen resort.
2. Hilton Ras Khaimah Resort & Spa
With a 1.5 kilometre beach to enjoy each day during your stay, there's perhaps no better choice than the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa for those who love all things luxury, as well as plenty of sun, sand and sea.
Here, you'll find rows of sun loungers to claim, lined by palm trees and with a range of bars and restaurants close by. If you're not one for simply chilling out all day, there are also watersports such as sea kayaking available to try out, while kids will love learning how to snorkel in the clear waters and building castles in the white sand.
3. Doubletree by Hilton Resort and Spa Marjan Island
With its beachfront location, guests staying at the Doubletree by Hilton Resort and Spa Marjan Island can enjoy walking out onto powder-soft sand straight after breakfast or spend the evening watching the sun set over the Arabian sea as the stars come out, with a cocktail in hand.
For those who don't fancy swimming in open water, there is a floating sea pool connected to the beach where you can enjoy the feeling of the water without the worry. The beach is a decent size – 650 metres in length – which means you’ll have space and a little privacy around your chosen lounger throughout the day.
4. Rixos Bab Al Bahr
This stunning resort overlooks the Arabian Sea and boasts a whole new level of comfort and luxury with its All Inclusive option. An impressive number of swimming pools – eight! – and 15 restaurants to choose from may lure you away from the ocean shore some days, but you'll certainly return again and again.
Rixos Al Bahr's private beach is not only impressively clean and incredibly beautiful but for those looking for something a little more exciting to spice up their days, there's also a whole host of watersports to sign up for. Race through the waters on a jet ski, try your hand at water skiing or head out onto the big blue on a catamaran. There's also an on-site scuba diving school, so you can learn how to use the equipment and get up close to some of the incredible marine life.
5. The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Beach
With luxury villas boasting private plunge pools to take the edge off the heat of the sun – as well as your very own cabana – The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Beach is an exclusive seaside sanctuary with direct access to the white sands of the Arabian Gulf.
When you're not snorkelling amid the coral reef, dining on seafood dishes at the Shore House set right on the beachfront or indulging in spa treatments in a waterfront pavilion, you can take swap the sea for the desert with a complimentary shuttle to sister resort The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Wadi for horse riding and camel trekking.
6. The Cove Rotana Resort
This waterfront resort overlooking 600 metres of golden sands and brilliant blue ocean makes a great stay for those seeking an indulgent beach holiday. The Cove Rotana Resort is family-friendly and wonderfully calm, thanks to its location, tucked away in a water inlet.
If you fancy getting out onto the water, the resort offers fishing trips where you can catch sardines and mackerel. Motorised and non-motorised watersports are also available, though if you prefer to stay on dry land there is beach volleyball available to play.
If a holiday for you is nothing without a great beach, you're certainly spoilt for choice in Ras Al Khaimah with a world of incredible sandy shores to take your pick from. Whether you want to strike out on your own and find a public-owned spot or indulge on a private beach manned by the resort, the choice is yours.
Take a look at our range of Ras Al Khaimah holidays here or speak to our team of experts about your needs and they'll find a holiday that's right for you.