While Dubai and Abu Dhabi tend to dominate the limelight, the other lesser known Emirates are equally fascinating. The pace is more relaxed and you’re far from the tourist crowds, allowing you to really get to know the locals and get a genuine feel for the Emirati way of life. We’ve rounded up the best tours in Ajman, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah that share the very best each Emirate has to offer. All are within easy reach of the big tourist centres – especially when you journey by seaplane!
Take some time out from city life and get to experience local hospitality with the best tours in Ajman, Fujairah and beyond! All of the tours below are include a thrilling scenic seaplane flight from either Dubai or Abu Dhabi.
The smallest of the seven Emirates – Ajman is much like the pearl in the oyster – and is known for its rich pearling history and beautiful mangrove forests. It’s so close to Dubai that there’s really no excuse not to visit! Find out more about Ajman here.
Our pick for the best tours in Ajman: An afternoon on the greens at Al Zorah Golf Club
After an exhilarating flight taking in stunning coastal views, you’ll touch down on the waters of Al Zorah Marina ready to play Ajman’s striking par-72 golf course with acres of lush mangrove forest as your backdrop. You’ll feel like you’re a world away on this premier Nicklaus Design championship course. A seaplane is by far the most hassle free way to travel, and you’re guaranteed to avoid the traffic - just pack the golf clubs and go! After your game relax at the grounds and enjoy a long lunch at Thanani or head to the nearby Oberoi beach resort.
The only Emirate that is on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Oman, Fujairah offers incredible seaside escapes set against stunning mountainous landscapes. The Emirate also has a rich cultural heritage too with museums and ancient forts to explore. You can see the Bidya Mosque, which is the oldest mosque in the world.
Our pick for the best tour in Fujairah: Kayak and snorkel Snoopy Island
Your journey begins as you board your own private seaplane, and soar up the coast. There’s plenty of time to enjoy the striking views of the dramatic landscape before landing on the gentle waters of Fujairah. This is where you will begin your seaside adventure on Snoopy Island.
Snoopy Island is famous for incredible snorkelling, and is your playground for the day. On arrival your guide will take you through the basics of kayaking, the various strokes, commands and manoeuvres, after which you’ll head into the water to put your new skills in practice.
After a relaxed paddle from the shore it’s time to put on your snorkel and dive into the clear water. Explore the island and take in hundreds of colourful reef fish. See beautiful coral species and watch out for turtles, black tip reef sharks and cuddle fish.
Visit Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah is the northern-most Emirate, and famous for its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.
Escape city life and reconnect with nature, relax and unwind. Whether you seek outdoor pursuits, or the simple pleasure of watching the world go by from the comfort of your lounger, this unique Emirate offers a welcome departure from your everyday routine.
Our pick for the best tour in Ras Al Khaimah: Conquer the Jebel Jais Zipline and Via Ferrata trail
This package is the ultimate day out for adrenaline junkies and makes the most of the Emirate’s natural features.
After a thrilling scenic flight up over bustling seaside ports and lagoons, you’ll touch down in Ras Al Khaimah where a private car will take you to the Emirate’s highest peak - Jebel Jais.
There you will test your strength and endurance as you conquer the Via Ferrata trail aided by expert guides. Scale mountainous slopes aided by specialist climbing gear and cross the terrain via several zip lines - the longest being 300m. While the trail will require a reasonable level of fitness, there’s no requirement for previous climbing experience, and the views from the mountainside are stunning.
Plus, the action doesn’t stop there, as you’ll also take on the world’s longest zipline which is nearly 3 km in length. Feel the wind in your hair as you fly like Superman over the unique mountain landscape!
We’ve only shared a few of our packages, there’s even more to explore on our Seawings Lifestyle which specialises in luxury excursions across the Emirates with the best tours in Ajman and beyond! If you are looking for something bespoke we can also design your dream escape.
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