With RAK Airventure, the brand new tethered hot air balloon experience at Manar Mall, you can now take to the skies and soak in the awe-inspiring views of the Emirate.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has announced the launch of RAK Airventure, a brand-new tethered hot air balloon experience at Manar Mall, the Emirate’s most popular shopping and leisure centre. Opened to the public last month, the family-friendly experience offers breathtaking aerial views of Ras Al Khaimah’s diverse natural and urban scenery.
Experience the thrill of a traditional hot air balloon ride in a safe and fun environment suitable for all ages, as your 10-minute flight lets you soak in the stunning views from high above like never before. Seek out the majestic Hajar Mountains, rolling terracotta dunes, lush mangroves, and the city’s busy markets, palaces, and mosques — as you fly almost 30 meters above the ground!
Commenting on the launch of RAK Airventure, Raki Phillips, CEO of RAKTDA, said, “We are delighted to unveil Ras Al Khaimah’s latest attraction, another unique way for visitors to explore our diverse Emirate and soak up its beautiful sights. With nature, adventure, and outdoor experiences at the very core of our destination strategy, RAK Airventure is a perfect addition to our portfolio, providing stunning 360-degree views of our unique landscapes.”
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 UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the flights are run by certified pilots with years of experience in the ballooning industry. Though it welcomes visitors from five to 75 years old, including people of determination, passengers must be able to physically climb into the basket unaided for safety reasons.
RAK Airventure is open daily from 5pm until sunset at Manar Mall, flight availability might be altered due to weather conditions. Kids under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult and tickets are priced at AED 75 (appox. INR1,558) per head for both adults and children.