Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority reveals the Emirate's bursting bank of summer must-do activities for kids
• Kids camps and water sports
• Wildlife adventures in the desert
• Golf lessons, aviation and horse riding
• Cookery classes
(Ras Al Khaimah, UAE - 25 July 2013): This summer, Ras Al Khaimah is jam-packed with fun and educational adventure activities to keep kids of all ages entertained. Offering everything from swimming, horse-riding and golf, to cooking, star-gazing and nature excursions, the Ras Al Khaimah TDA is proud to say that the ‘rising emirate' is the ideal family summer getaway destination.
Ras Al Khaimah's hotels and resorts offer the best kids' clubs around. Kids will never feel bored when staying with their families at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa, where they will enjoy arts and crafts, cooking, yoga, dance, kids' theatre, cinema and much more at Spa's Kids Paradise.
Great outdoors For budding biologists, visiting Kids Bio Blast Summer Camp at Banyan Tree Al Wadi will help children to discover the Al Wadi Nature Reserve during late summer afternoons with a wide range of nature-focused activities. The resort's Al Wadi Nature Reserve and soft sand dunes provide the perfect setting for star gazing and night walks under the starlit Arabian sky; avian adventures with ‘Feathered Friends'; and wildlife story-telling with ‘Trail Tails'. Kids can also learn about the region's indigenous wildlife and partake in activities such as desert geology, sustainability and indoor lab sessions.
For animal lovers, the nearby Ras Al Khaimah Country Club, horse riding lessons are available for kids starting from 7 years old and pony rides are also offered for little ones starting 2 years old and guided rides for kids from 6 years old.
Ras Al Khaimah's two championship golf courses offer excellent junior golf programmes under the guidance of PGA qualified professionals for kids aspiring to be the next Tiger Woods. Instruction is given through fun games and competitions at Al Hamra Golf Club's Tiger Cubs program, open to all children between three and seven years old, while the club's Junior Academy Masters Golf Program is available to all six to sixteen year olds. At the Tower Links Golf Club junior golfers are welcome to play with special discounts.
Young aspiring aviators are invited by Jazirah Aviation Club to appreciate the natural beauty of the Ras Al Khaimah landscape from the air with shorter flight times of 20 or 30 minutes which are available for children aged 5 and above.
One of the most iconic tourist attractions in Ras Al Khaimah, the Iceland Water Park, offers the perfect escape from the heat, providing a wide variety of games and water slides. Iceland has its dedicated toddlers' paradise named Kids Cove with miniature slides, shallow waters, a sand pit and lots of fun.
Meanwhile, Al Hamra Palace Beach Resort is running its Kids Summer Swimming School where children will learn to swim like a fish in a fun summer camp environment.
For indoor relief on hot days, Ras Al Khaimah offers a range of activities for aspiring mini chefs. Each Friday throughout August to September, The Cove Rotana Resort Chefs will create a fantastic cooking experience for youngsters, teaching them how to prepare their own fun and tasty meals at the Cinnamon Little Chefs Brunch. Parents can relax and enjoy a peaceful meal while children are kept entertained with a wealth of fun activities including a bouncy castle. Meanwhile, DoubleTree Ras Al Khaimah invites kids to join the fun ‘Podium' baking class at DoubleTree by Hilton where they will learn to make the signature DoubleTree cookies.
Whatever it might be – sky voyages or desert adventures, watersport fun or cooking classes - Ras Al Khaimah offers its young guests a wide selection of activities for fun of the whole family.