Ras Al Khaimah – United Arab Emirates

Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi is the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah since 2010. The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is located at the north end of the coast of the Arabian Gulf; Ras Al Khaimah is nestled between the Hajjar Mountains on the East and the Arabian Gulf on the West and shares mountainous borders with the Sultanate of Oman.
Abundant source of water running through Hajar Mountains, makes Ras Al Khaimah rich in flora, it is no surprise that agriculture is important aspect in giving incline to the local economy. The Emirate also benefits from tis Stone quarries, fishing and water supply. It was renowned for its prosperous port and exquisite pearls which were whitest and roundest variety available. It is rapidly reinventing itself as the Middle East’s best tourism hub.

Getting around in Ras Al Khaimah

Taxis – Non-metered is the major way of getting around in Ras Al Khaimah.

Public busesoperate on long-haul routes and cater mainly to smaller towns, like Sha`am, Rams, and Jazeerah-al-Hamra.

Local bus service in Ras Al Khaimah city is available.
Ras Al Khaimah is connected to other emirates like Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah by taxis which often embark from the taxi-stand located south of Al Dhaid town near the new Ras al-Khaimah Police Headquarters.

Things to do / see

Iceland water park
The Iceland water park an 120 acre, property is a complete family entertainment destination at Ras Al Khaimah. It includes a Water Park, an Amusement park, a Shopping Mall and 180 room mountain resort facility .

Jazirah Aviation club
It is a micro light flying club that offers scenic flights over the desert and along the beautiful coast of the Arabian Gulf. They fly both micro light aircraft and powered parachutes. Enjoy a different perspective of the beautiful Arabian Peninsula with its turquoise sea, majestic mountains and serene desert.

Manar Mall
The oldest shopping mall in Ras al-Khaimah is most popular due to its location in the heart of the city. Mall includes 120+ stores, a six-screen cinema house, water sports, picnicking facilities, an electronic games center, dining area, an entertainment center, a promenade and a beach

Khatt Springs
Oasis famous for its hot springs of sulphuric water, which has relaxing and therapeutic properties.

Saqr Park
Is one of the favorite destinations in Ras Al Khaimah. This park is situated in the Air Port Road. This park is clean, green and well maintained. The park sports a large crowd on national holidays (Eid) and winter months.

The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah
It housed in the former palace of the ruling Al Qawasim family, it has exhibits on natural history, arts and crafts of the past centuries, and archaeology.

Dhayah Fort: the only surviving hilltop fort in the UAE.

Shamal and Sheeba's Palace: tombs and ruins of a medieval palace.

Al Falayah: the former summer residence of the ruling Al Qawasim family.

Al Sawan Camel Track a 10 km racetrack offering camel races from September to April. Tower Link Golf course, Ras Al Khaimah shooting club a Game/ Entertainment Centers are a few more to be enjoyed.
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