Nestled along the Persian Gulf in the United Arab Emirates, the town of Al Hamra is rich in history and culture. The government of Ras Al Khaimah has occupied this area since 1970. Under the current ruler of the Ras Al Khaimah government, His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, the town has become a tourist hotspot offering a myriad of amenities including spas, fine dining and world-renowned accommodations.
An Exotic Relaxation Destination
Under Sheikh Saud’s leadership, RAK has enjoyed a stable economy that has encouraged businesses to offer various leisure activities for tourists, whether they’re traveling from Minnesota or a nearby emirate. Al Hamra now boasts several spa facilities that offer services ranging from tension-melting massages to steam rooms and saunas.
The Al Hamra Spa is conveniently located inside of the Al Hamra Fort Hotel and Beach Resort. In addition to offering a full menu of massages, facials and body treatments, this spa also has a fully-equipped wellness center and gymnasium to help visitors burn some calories before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant. Those looking for something more exotic may find the Banyan Tree Spa to be exactly what they need. Patrons can engage their senses while enjoying one of the signature Banyan Tree Spa healing services. Their approach to relaxation activities focuses primarily on touch to provide complete physical, spiritual and mental renewal.
Experience Al Hamra
After a relaxing morning at the spa, renewed visitors can venture out to explore what Al Hamra has to offer. Beautiful mountains, untouched beaches and a beautiful skyline are just a few of the natural wonders that make Al Hamra so popular. Under Sheikh Saud’s leadership, the RAK government has transformed Al Hamra into a safe, secure town with lots to offer.
Resting along the coast of Ras Al Khaimah, Al Marjan Island is one of the most scenic spots in Al Hamra. Consisting of four man-made islands in the Arabian Gulf, Al Marjan Island is home to waterfront luxury homes, hotels overlooking the gulf, sporting facilities and a wide range of amusement and recreational activities for all ages.
Visitors can channel their adventurous side with a class at Rak Sailing Academy. Founded by a well-known Italian family, the Malingri di Bagnolo family, the academy opened its doors in 2012. After a energizing sailing lesson, visitors can grab their favorite golf clubs and head over to Al Hamra Golf Club. In addition to 18 holes, this beautiful golf course features alternating desert and open water lagoon landscapes designed by world-famous golf course architect Peter Harradine.
The Persian Gulf’s Best Kept Secret
Since His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi took office in June of 2003, he has implemented massive economic and organizational reforms. Not only have these reforms positively impacted Al Hamra and the Ras Al Khaimah government, but they have also transformed RAK into an increasingly appealing destination for foreign investment. This status was confirmed in 2008 when the Ras Al Khaimah received an A rating from Standard & Poors and Fitch.
Under the leadership of Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr al Qasimi, the serene town of Al Hamra has become one of the most promising tourist destinations along the Persian Gulf.