Ras Al Khaiman actually means “The top of the tent”. The name came into play after the ancient buildings found all over the coastline. One of the biggest Emirates of UAE, this is the only place where one can find fertile planes, huge mountains, sun drenched beaches , mangroves and the desert. This unique feature made this place as an important trading center in the past. The city is divided in two parts by a creek, the old city which still preserves its heritage and old buildings with the new city which has skyscrapers and modern buildings. Ras Al Khaiman is an adventure and nature seekers paradise. Falcon shows, fishing, archery and camel racing are sports which were conducted since history and are still a big rage amongst locals and tourists alike. The many Yacht club on the beach offers sailing, diving, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing and kayaking to name a few. The vast Hajjar Mountains offer an opportunity of rock climbing, trekking, cycling are a few mountain activities one can indulge in. Other attractions are, the AL Wadi Equestrian Club which offers horse riding and camel riding amongst beautiful desert landscapes. The Icelandic Water Park not only offers an escape from the blistering heat but also offers numerous slides and games. For a peak into history one can visit, the National Museum, Mohammad Bin Salem Mosque, and Jazirat Al Hamra and many ruins of forts. Luxury hotels, budget hotels, guest accommodations and bed and breakfast all these types of accommodations are available to suit ones need. The best hotel starts with Double Tree by Hilton Resort and Spa. This hotel is an experience on its own. With a private beach, villas with a view of the Arabian sea, 7 bars and restaurants, a separate kids zone , water sports, spas, and pools it is an epitome in the luxury list. Other hotels which follow it are Waldor Astoria, Rixos Al Bahr, and Hilton Al Hamra. In the vast list of budget hotels in Ras Al Khaiman, Al Hamra residence and village, Mangrove hotel, and Royal Plaza residence, can be a few places to check. There are a few specialty hotels too, like Bedouin Oasis Camp which offers accommodation in tents which is an experience on it’s own. Al Sana rest houses offer basic rooms with basic amenities and service for budget tight travellers.