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Qatar Airways to launch first direct flights between UK and Ras Al Khaimah in October

Qatar Airways has announced that it will become the first airline to operate direct flights between the UK and Ras Al Khaimah. The flights will commence on 1st October, 2015 and will be operated on a state-of-the-art Airbus A380 from Manchester Airport and London Heathrow. Ras Al Khaimah is emerging as a popular tourist destination in the United Arab Emirates.

Qatar Airways to launch first direct flights between UK and Ras Al Khaimah in October

Qatar Airways will be the first airline to launch direct flights between the UK and Ras Al Khaimah. The airline will launch the flights on 1st October, 2015 and they will operate from Manchester International (MAN) and London Heathrow (LHR) airports.

The flights will be served by Airbus A380 aircraft, with a choice of Business and Economy class cabin categories. Premium customers will have access to the London Heathrow Premium Lounge and the A380 lounge while on board the aircraft.

The service will depart London Heathrow twice daily on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with return flights from Ras Al Khaimah to London on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and from Manchester on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, returning on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Ras Al Khaimah is one of seven states in the United Arab Emirates and it is emerging as a new tourist destination in the Middle East thanks to its stunning stretches of golden sandy beaches and the recent development of many new luxury hotels.

Situated in the north, bordering the Sultanate of Oman, it's a hotspot for adventure-lovers due its access to the beautiful mountains, red sandy desert, green plains, creeks and turquoise lagoons, and 64 kilometres of coastline with an array of pristine white sandy beaches.

Tourists can also take tours to historic sites such as forts and abandoned villages, and the emirate boast an array of gourmet restaurants serving local and international cuisine, plus luxury spas for pampering breaks.

The emirate boasts two championship golf courses, and tourists can enjoy a wide selection of outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, desert tours by safari, traditional Bedouin desert camping, or fun for all ages at Iceland Water Park.

The United Arab Emirates in the Middle East are home to the majestic Hatta Mountains, and include Ajman and Umm Al Quwain, as well as the popular destinations of Dubai and Abu Dhabi that boast lavish hotels, unique soaring architecture, luxury shopping malls, soaring sand dunes, and attractions like the Yas Island Marina Circuit, the manmade Palm Islands, and the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.

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