Travel Information

Ras Al Khaimah Guide

Al Jazirah Al Hamra

Al Jazirah Al Hamra, meaning “the Red Island” in English, is the historic home of the Al Zaabi tribe. It was a traditional pearling village before being abruptly abandoned in the early 1970s. The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival has called the village home since 2019 and, in its continued restoration and conservation, Al Jazirah Al Hamra now stands as a bridge between cultural heritage and contemporary art.


Al Marjan Open Park

Al Marjan Island extends a vast 4.5 kilometers into the sea and covers an area of 2.7 million square meters. It is home to some of Ras Al Khaimah’s most luxurious hotels and apartments. The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival takes route by the Corniche, the white sands adding an aura of serenity to the Festival’s character and providing an elegant setting for our outdoor film screenings and satellite exhibition.


Jebel Jais, Public Viewing Deck

Jebel Jais is the UAE’s highest peak, rising 1,934m above sea level. Part of the Hajar mountain range and formed over 70 million years ago, it is located in the eastern part of Ras Al Khaimah, on the border with Oman. Jebel Jais boasts breath-taking views and thrilling adventures, including the world’s longest zip-line, and offers a stunning backdrop for our satellite exhibition.

Accommodation in Ras Al Khaimah

If you’re coming from outside of Ras Al Khaimah and planning to stay overnight in the emirate, we have collated a list of some of the hotel options for your convenience.


Since you’re here for the Festival, why not explore more of Ras Al Khaimah? Visit the Tourism Development Authority’s website to plan your visit.