Sleeping in Airports

Ras Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Ras Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

RKT Airport Overview

ras airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Ras Airport.

What to Expect

Ras Airport (code: RKT) has two terminals serving regional and international destinations. Amenities include a 24 hour restaurant as well as a duty-free shopping area. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Sleeping in Ras Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Ras Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is one hotel within a 10 minute drive of Ras Al Khaimah Airport:

  • Seven Elements Resort – No airport shuttle.

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Ras, search deals and read traveller reviews.

airport loungeAirport Lounges

A Business Lounge for premiere-class passengers is available. However, as of this update, this lounge is closed for renovations.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available in Ras Al Khaimah Airport.

more airport infoMore Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown. A reader tells us “Al Barid Bank reportedly does not charge any fees for withdrawals from international cards. It is located near the departures board.”

Currency Exchange – Yes.

Duty Free & Shopping – RAK Duty Free offers 24-hour duty-free shopping airside in Departures and Arrivals.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. 24-hour dining is available at Abela restaurant, located on the 1st floor of the Departure terminal.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Yes, available at the Lost and Found store.

Medical Services – A nurse is always on duty. The airport also has emergency medical vehicles on standby. If you need immediate medical attention, ask an airport staff member for assistance.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Prayer Rooms – Muslim prayer rooms are available in both the Departures and Arrivals terminals. In addition, there is a mosque in the Departures parking lot.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking Area – Designated smoking lounges are available in both Terminals.

airport hoursAirport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Ras airport is served by the following airlines: Air Arabia • Ural Airlines.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Al Hamra public bus system offers hourly service between Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, and Umm Al Quwain, stopping at the airport along the way in either direction. At the time of this update, one-way fares range in price from 10 AED – 25 AED, depending on the destination.

Car Rentals

Budget, Dollar, and Europcar offer car rental services onsite in the Arrivals Hall.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.