Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) announced the opening of RAK Airventure, a brand-new tethered hot air ballooning experience, available exclusively at Manar Mall.
The family-friendly experience opened to the public on Saturday, April 30. It offers aerial views of Ras Al Khaimah’s diverse natural and urban scenery.
Flights last approximately 10 minutes and offer views of the Hajar Mountains, the terracotta dunes, the mangroves and the city’s busy markets, palaces and mosques.
The launch of RAK Airventure follows the Authority’s announcement in May 2021 of over 20 new sustainable tourism initiatives across the Emirate marking an investment of half a billion dirhams in partnership with RAK Hospitality Holding and RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry. These projects center on the Emirate’s new destination strategy that focuses on nature, leisure, adventure, accessibility and authenticity.
Operated by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the flights are run by fully qualified pilots with years of experience in the ballooning industry. They welcome visitors from five to 75 years old. For safety reasons, passengers must be able to physically climb into the basket unaided.