There is more to the United Arab Emirates than Dubai and Abu Dhabi! The city of Ras Al Khaimah, capital of the Emirate of the same name, welcomes 1.1 million tourists every year. That’s more than cities that grab more headlines such as Geneva, Casablanca, Dallas and Bucharest. Historically, Ras Al Khaimah is the most recent independent State to join the United Arab Emirates, which it did on 10 February1972 under the reign of Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi.
Ras Al Khaimah city is about 120 kilometres from Dubai; a taxi ride from Dubai to Ras al Khaimah lasts about 90 minutes. The city is a little more than 250 km from Abu Dhabi and the journey takes just over 2.5 hours.
Are you planning a stay in Ras Al Khaimah to enjoy its kaleidoscope of landscapes, from deserts to mountains to the sea? Or perhaps you are going to Ras Al Khaimah for professional reasons? Whatever you reason, AS VIP, your private chauffeur service in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, can give you a complete guide to taxi fares from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah, the other means of transport you could use to make this trip and how long they take, and points of interest in this Emirati city. Let’s go!
Ras Al Khaimah, sometimes spelled Ras Al-Khaimah or Ras-al-Khaimah, is the sixth biggest Emirati city in term of population (it has 120,000 inhabitants) after Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain and Ajman. The city is uniquely located geographically:
Much less in the spotlight than Dubai, Abu Dhabi or even Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah doesn’t get so congested in the summer. And yet it has no lack of natural, cultural and business attractions, while offering a more authentic welcome and much more of a change of scene. While the signs of Westernisation cannot be denied, Ras Al Khaimah has, nevertheless, preserved its Islamic cultural heritage and Bedouin traditions, particularly in the north. Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RKT) is about 25 km from the city centre.
Economic affairs have really taken off in Ras Al Khaimah since the mid 2010s. With more than 14,000 companies operating in 50 business sectors, the Ras Al Khaimah free trade zone, RAKEZ, is the beating heart of the local and regional economy. RAKEZ enjoyed 20% growth in 2020, despite the pandemic. Ras Al Khaimah and the Emirate have increased its measures and incentives to attract capital. For example, investors who buy an apartment in the zone are automatically issued a long-stay visa lasting 12 years. Foreigners are allowed to by property outright.
Ras Al Khaimah is renowned for the diversity of its countryside, its outdoor activities and its heritage, with a history dating back over seven millennia. Here AS VIP, your personal chauffeur service in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, offers you a round up of points of interest that are well worth seeing:
Please note: The United Arab Emirates is known for its heatwaves in the summer, and the city of Ras Al Khaimah is no exception. Temperatures in excess of 43°C are very common. In fact, the city was declared “uninhabitable” by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change because of “extreme humid heat”. If you are going to the city in the summer, make sure you do so in an air-conditioned and comfortable environment. Our fleet of Mercedes V-Class cars have been designed for driving in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah in comfort fit for a king.
Although it remains rather sparse given the standing of the country, the Emirati transport system has developed significantly over the last decade. So you have the choice between several options for your trip from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah:
To guide you in your travel plans and help you organise your stay in Ras Al Khaimah in complete peace of mind, your AS VIP luxury personal driver has put together a rundown of common routes, including the distance covered and the duration:
Dubai International Airport (DXB) is about 102 km from Ras Al Khaimah city centre:
The most economical way to get from Dubai Airport to Ras Al Khaimah remains the bus, on Line 77. Budget for between AED 77 (around €20) and AED 95 (about €25). Watch out though, the journey by bus can easily exceed three hours.
You could also go from Dubai Airport to Ras Al Khaimah by taxi. The fare will be between AED 200 (€52) and AED 240 (€62) for a one-hour journey. If you prefer the luxury of a premium personal driver who fits in with your schedule, you could try AS VIP!
The transport options suggested above are the same for the journey in the other direction, from Ras Al Khaimah to Dubai Airport, apart from the taxi and bus fares which are about 5% higher.
Ensuring your journeys from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah, from Ras Al Khaimah to Dubai and in all the other United Arab Emirates cities are of the utmost comfort is the challenge AS VIP meets every day!
Reliable, punctual, polite and fully trained to satisfy your requirements, our personal chauffeurs have been driving around the country for years. They will welcome you in their luxury and extremely spacious, Mercedes V-Class type vehicles. With a Wi-Fi connection, plenty of chilled drinks, electric plugs, mood lighting and a 24/7 service, you will arrive at that business meeting or tourist destination relaxed and rested!