Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is connected to numerous cities around the world through various flights. Several direct and connecting flights connect the emirate to India. Gulf Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Vistara, Air India Express, Kuwait Airways, Srilankan Airlines and Oman Air are the few of flying options available for those travelling from India to Dubai. One can also board a flight from several Indian cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Kozhikode, Kochi, Bangalore and many more.
As an Indian tourist, one has to have a sponsor in form of hotel, travel agency, company, UAE resident, or a UAE embassy to arrange for a visa for the stay in U.A.E. A normal tourist visa through a travel agency or hotel, the cost is about AE 100 for 30 days. However, a cost of applying for visit visa is AED 500 for 30 days, AED 1000 for 90 days. Visa for U.A.E are usually valid for two months and allow single entry during this period.
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is the main airport of the emirate catering numerous flights per day. Situated 20 minutes from the city center, the national carrier of the emirate is RAK Airways. It flies direct flight to several major countries such as Chittagong Patenga and Dhaka in Bangladesh, Saudi Arabiaês Jeddah, Kozhikode in India and Egyptês Cairo. Other ialines that connects the emirate to the world are Charter Airlines and Oman Air. One can take a taxi from the airport until the city center, which cost around AED 30. Other airport options are Sharjah (80 km), Dubai (90 km) and Abu Dhabi (240 km).
|Starting city||Return price (approx)|
|Mumbai||₹ 25,930||View Details|
|New Delhi||₹ 84,543||View Details|
One can easily access the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah from other emirates through road. One can take the Emirates Road E311 to reach Umm Al Quwain in half an hour, Sharjah in less than an hour, Dubai in about 1 - 1.5 hour (depending upon traffic) and Abu Dhabi in about 2.5 - 3 hours (depending upon traffic). One can also reach Fujairah via mountainous road passage via Masafi in almost 1 _ 1.5 hour. It is also quite easy to enter and exit the country by car as Ras Al Khaimah shares border with Oman.
City Sightseeing Tours:
There are few tour operators in Ras Al Khaimah that organizes city tours, mainly available in international hotels. Other big hotels offer buses that take their guests to the emirate's old city and shopping malls.
One can easily get a metered taxi around (quite affordable) almost within a minute. A rental car is also an option if you are staying for a longer period, which are available at most of the hotels or at several small local companies dotted in the city. The starting rate is approximately AED 150 per day for small cars. The plan of introducing buses to the local transport system is still in pipelines.
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