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.
|Route Name||Distance||Time||More Information|
|Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah||112 kms||1 hour 18 minutes||View Details|
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).
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.
There are regular bus service from Ras Al Khaimah that can take you to Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, Sharjah and Dubai without much hassle. The buses ply daily, generally every hour, from RAK Public Taxi and Bust Stand beginning at 7:00 with last service at 20:00. Tickets cost AED 10 for Umm Al Quwain, AED 15 for Ajman, AED 25 for Sharjah and Dubai each one side.
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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