Dubai’s temperature is soaring so we decided to have a quick getaway to a nearby town of UAE called Ras Al Khaimah. It’s less than an hour drive from Dubai. Sometimes, getting out of Dubai is what you need to unwind from the hustle and bustle of city life.

We saw some camels along the way. They’re really majestic creatures.

Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is a quiet emirate of the United Arab Emirates. It also has it’s city centre but it pales in comparison with Dubai when it comes to the fast-paced lifestyle. It is more relaxing and calm in RAK.

We booked an overnight stay at Bin Majid Beach Hotel from and got a very good rate with buffet breakfast for 2. The 2 standard rooms we booked for ourselves and our in-laws were facing each other so we got to see both sides of the hotel – the seaview (in-laws) and the mountain/city view (ours). I’ll post the review of the hotel later. Meanwhile, let me just soak in the sun and sand for few more minutes before we check out and head home to a busy cosmopolitan city.

And I don’t even like going to any beach resorts! But once in a while, it’s so nice to unwind, walk on barefeet, smell the sea water and feel the warm breeze on your face. It’s all you need to recharge, really…

Ah, it may be the peak of summer but looking at the sea and walking on the beach kind of give me that inner peace I have been craving for. Sometimes, you just have to pack your bag and go… but don’t forget your shades and sunscreen!