Museum

#1 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 24 km from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, the Ras Al-Khaimah National Museum is a museum located on Al Hisn Road in the Old Town area of Ras Al Khaimah city, UAE. It is one of the popular museums in UAE and among the must-visit places in Ras Al Khaimah.

The Ras Al-Khaimah National Museum is situated in a fort called ' Late Fort'. The fort served as the residence of the ruling Quwasim family until 1964, when the late Ruler, H.H. Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammed al-Qasimi, moved to a modern building in Mamoura. Later it became a police headquarters and a prison before it was finally converted into the National Museum in 1987. Reflecting on an eventful history, it has been continuously enlarged over time, displaying a rich diversity of traditional architecture. Today the 'Late Fort ' exhibits historical, ethnographical and archaeological material relating to the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and provides an interesting insight into the history and traditions of this area.

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Heritage

#2 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 7 km from Al Rams and 37 km from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, the Dhayah Fort is an ancient hill fort situated to the north of Ras Al Khaimah city, UAE. Located off the Al Rams Road, it is one of the popular forts in UAE and among the must include places in Ras Al Khaimah Tour Packages.

With a backdrop of steep mountains, the 16th-century Dhayah Fort was built in a strategic hilltop position facing the gulf to defend the region from attack by the British. As a defensive military tower, the Dhayah Fort played an important role in the history of Ras Al-Khaimah. Made out of mud and brick, this fort has served as the last point of resistance during the British attacks in 1819 against the tribes of Ras Al Khaimah. After the 1819 destruction, it was restored (in the 1830s) to its present form on the remains of the old fort and was used by the Sheikh until 1964. Later, the fort served as a prison before opening its doors to the public in 2001 as an archaeological .....

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Heritage

#3 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 31 km from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, Jazirat al-Hamra is an abandoned fishing village situated to the south of Ras Al Khaimah city of UAE. Popularly known as the Ghost Town of Ras Al Khaimah, it is one of the top places of heritage in the emirate of Al Ras Khaimah.

Jazirat al-Hamra is a small rustic fishing village exhibiting the lifestyle of the region before the discovery of oil. Abandoned and left to the work of nature, it is also one of the most well preserved and oldest coastal villages of UAE with roots dating back to the 16th century. It has remained almost unchanged since the inhabitants left in 1968. It's incredible to think that they've withstood the tests of time, through hundreds of years of blazing sun, biting sandstorms and tribal conflicts.

The town of Jazirat Al Hamra was originally a tidal island and, by 1830, was home to some 2000 people mostly occupied in pearl fishing. At the time, it was a dependency of Sharjah. In Arabic, the .....

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Museum

#4 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 23 km from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, Pearl Museum is a museum located in the city of Ras Al Khaimah. It is a relatively new museum and among the well-known places to visit in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

One-of-a-kind museum, the Pearls Museum in Ras Al Khaimah shows visitors the history of Pearl Diving, the major occupation of the emirate since early times. The museum is a tribute to the Arab people to their old traditions and rich culture. This museum exhibits several types of equipment along with the information that narrates the complete story about pearl diving and the role it played in the economy of the emirate.

The two-story museum belongs to RAK Pearls Holding, a company that has been farming cultured pearls since 2005 in the Al Rams creek area of Ras Al Khaimah. On the first floor is a historical journey, including a detailed showcase of tools and gear worn by pearl divers, such as special gloves, nose clips, protective clothing, and .....

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Beach

#5 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 21 km from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, Flamingo Beach is a public beach located in Ras Al Khaimah. It is one of the popular public beaches of Ras Al Khaimah and among the must-visit places for beach lovers while holidaying in UAE as part of Dubai Tour Packages.

Characterized by its two huge Flamingo statues, this is one of the most visited public beaches of Ras Al Khaimah. It is a clean beach with clear blue waters of the Persian Gulf. The beach is well known for its charming scenic views, green areas, and tourist resorts. There are Interlock walkways built across the beach so that the public can easily walk to the sitting areas instead of wading in the sand.

It might not have the longest beachfront, however, Flamingo beach is great for families because of its location. It is surrounded by trendy cafes and restaurants and it is serviced with a large parking lot for the ease of access. Just a few .....

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Beach

#6 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 35 km from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, Jazirat Al Hamra Beach is a public beach situated at Jazirat Al Hamra Old Town in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. It is one of the popular public beaches of Ras Al Khaimah and among the must-visit places for beach lovers while holidaying in UAE as part of Dubai Tour Packages.

As the name suggests, the Jazirat Al Hamra Beach is the strip of Ras Al Khaimah shoreline bordering the western side of the Jazirat Al Hamra old town. The beach offers a pristine stretch of unobstructed golden sands speckled with colorful seashells. The beach still remains less visited as most visitors enjoy luxury stays and private beaches at the resorts.

Presently, there are no beach facilities that you might expect at the beach near Jazirat Al Hamra. This is the perfect place for those who want to take a swim in the warm waters of the Persian Gulf, lay out a towel on the sand and soak in the sun. The leisure stroll along the shore and .....

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Adventure | Nature

#7 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 70 km from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, Jebel Jais is a mountain of the North-Western Hajar range in the Musandam Governorate of Oman and also in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest mountain in the UAE and among the must-visit Ras Al Khaimah Tourist Places.

Situated at 1,934 m above sea level, the Jebel Jais is part of the spectacular Hajar mountain range that was formed over 70 million years ago in the eastern part of Ras Al Khaimah, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman. On the Omani side, the mountain is largely undeveloped, inaccessible, and far from any development, however, on the United Arab Emirates side, there has been a lot of development in recent years. A 30 km road has been built on the UAE side, which features eight hairpins and countless sharp corners, making it one of the best routes in the world. The road is 3 lanes, with 2 going up and going down.

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Park

#8 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 11 km from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, Saqr Park is a public park located in the Al Kharran area of Ras Al Khaimah. It is the largest and one of the most popular public parks in Ras Al Khaimah.

Saqr Park was initiated under the guidance of El Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi in 1989 and was completed in 1991. Since then it has been a favorite among the locals as well as the tourists due to its green spaces. Visitors spend hours enjoying its tranquil beauty and calm environment. The park has an artificial lake with man-made waterfalls and other stunning features. Boating is a popular activity in this RAK park with visitors. The Land of the Garden is a unique highlight of the park which boasts multiple palm trees, making it quite a distinct sight, especially for those who travel to the UAE for the very first time. It is one of the best family parks in Ras al Khaimah.

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Miscellaneous

#9 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 7 km from Rak Zoo and 15 km from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, Al Sawan Camel Track is a race track located in Digdaga area of Ras Al Khaimah. It is the perfect attraction for visitors who want to experience Ras Al Khaimah's culture.

Al Sawan Camel Track is measuring 10 kilometers where locals and tourists alike come to see the ancient tradition of camel racing. Camel racing is a time-honored sport much like horse racing. Locals love to place bets on what camel will prevail, and tourists appreciate the culture and history the sport represents. At Al Sawan Camel Track, there are no professional jockeys but Robotic jockeys control camels during a race. Up until 2002, children were the chosen jockeys for racing camels. However, the United Arab Emirates became the first location to ban the use of children under the age of 15 as jockeys.

Mainly a winter pastime, the camel races are held early mornings from 6. 30 to 9. 30 AM on Fridays & Saturdays during .....

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Miscellaneous

#10 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 36 km from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, Marjan Island is a man-made island in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. It is one of the popular places to visit in Ras Al Khaimah.

Al Marjan Island is a group of 4 coral-shaped islands in a man-made archipelago located in the Persian Gulf. The island is set against the picturesque backdrop of the Arabian Peninsula and enclosed by the Yanis and Jais Mountains. Started as a tourism enterprise, the five-year construction development started in 2013 now harbors a quasi-metropolis, fully equipped with a developed residential area and hospitality industry, as well as adjoining infrastructure.

Administered by the Al Marjan Island Company, the Island extends a vast 4.5 kilometers into the sea and covers an area of 2.7 million square meters. The island group consists of Breeze Island, Treasure Island, Dream Island and View Island. Breeze Island counts with several hotels and 2,000 m of waterfront with a promenade while .....

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Heritage

#11 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 13 km from Dhayah Fort and 33 km from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, Shimal is a small rustic village cuddled near the Hajar Mountains. Situated north of the Ras Al Khaimah city, it is one of the most important archaeological sites in the United Arab Emirates and among the must-visit places in Ras al Khaimah, especially for history buffs.

The small village of Shimal holds great archaeological importance and is home to several hundred pre-Islamic tombs and a settlement that has been dated from 2000-1300 BC. Tombs excavated and surveyed at Shimal include both the round Umm Al Nar type and the barrow tombs typical of the 'Wadi Suq' era. Several items such as pottery, weapons made of bronze and copper, stone vessels and beads were unearthed during the archaeological excavations that are providing a link to the Harappan Indus Valley Civilisation.

The burial grounds at Shimal consist of at least 250 graves, some of which have been found to encompass over 300 .....

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Miscellaneous

#12 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 8 km from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, Khatt Springs is an area of mineral-rich hot pools located at the mountainous village of Khatt in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. It is one of the famous Ras Al Khaimah Tourist Places.

Nestled right next to the Hajar Mountains, Khatt Springs are natural hot pools rich in minerals and the water is noted for its relaxing and therapeutic properties. The water level at the Khatt Springs is 90 feet underground with temperature going up to 40 C. Due to its mineral content and heat, the water is said to have medicinal benefits for skin ailments, rheumatic diseases, and muscular problems. The waters rise from limestone bedrock. A total of three springs rise at the site, which has been developed to include a spa hotel managed by French operator Golden Tulip and offering a range of treatments.

Surrounded by a lush green oasis, majestic mountains and palm trees, this castle-like resort offers several relaxing facilities .....

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Wildlife

#13 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 6 km from Ras al Khaimah International Airport, Ras Al Khaimah Zoo or RAK Zoo is a private zoo park located in Al Dagdaga. It is the only zoo in RAK and among the must-visit places for animal lovers.

Ras Al Khaimah Zoo opened its doors for the public in 2014 and is owned by Jasim Ali, General Commander of RAK Police. Built on an area of 1 million sq. m, it is the third-largest zoo in the UAE, after Al Ain Zoo and the Emirates Park Zoo in Abu Dhabi. The total cost of completing the project's first phase was AED 6 million. The second phase will cost another AED 11 million and will include a fully air-conditioned section for rare reptiles and birds, along with several aquaculture ponds and an aquarium.

Constructed in line with best international standards of safety and security, the zoo is home to a total of 40 wild, rare and endangered animals that includes African and white lions, white and rare golden tigers, black panthers, and cheetahs. It also features .....

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City

#14 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 24 km from Dubai, 155 km from Abu Dhabi, and 701 km from Qatar, Sharjah is the third largest and third most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, forming part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Sharjah is the capital of the emirate of the same name and among the top places to visit in UAE as part of Dubai Tour Packages.

The emirate of Sharjah borders with Dubai to the south, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain to the north and Ras Al Khaimah to the east. It is the only emirate that overlooks the coastline on the Persian Gulf to the west and the Gulf of Oman to the East, with the eastern Sharjah coastal towns of Kalba and Khor Fakkan. The city is a center for culture and industry, and alone contributes 7.4% of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates. Earning the title of 'Cultural Capital of the Arab World' by UNESCO in 1998, the city of Sharjah is best known for preserving its culture, tradition, and heritage. For .....

Distance (From Ras Al Khaimah): 75 Kms
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City

#15 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 24 km from Sharjah, 127 km from Abu Dhabi, and 664 km from Qatar, Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. Dubai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and also a major global transport hub for passengers and cargo.

One of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates, the luxurious city of Dubai sits in the middle of the Arabian Desert, surrounded on one side by dry sand and the beautiful Persian Gulf on another side. Dubai is the business hub of the Middle East and also the fourth most visited tourist destination in the world. Flaunting its glittering infrastructure amid the extensive sand dunes, the city of Dubai was once known to be barren land, today, this man-made miracle is filled with shimmering skyscrapers, fancy hotels, shopping malls, and restaurants.

Dubai has a long past of being one of the most significant trading centers as well as a business and economic .....

Distance (From Ras Al Khaimah): 92 Kms
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Beach | City

#16 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 88 km from Ras Al Khaimah, 95 km from Sharjah, 112 km from Dubai, and 233 km from Abu Dhabi, Fujairah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Fujairah is the capital of the emirate of the same name and among the top places to visit in UAE as part of Dubai Tour Packages.

Calm and serene, the Emirate of Fujairah is a picturesque beach town tucked away from the fast-paced city life. The emirate shares its boundaries with the emirates of Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah on the west and the emirate of Sharjah to the south. On the north, it shares its international border with the Sultanate of Oman. It is the only emirate that is located completely on the eastern coast of the UAE along the Gulf of Oman. The emirate is separated from the rest of the United Arab Emirates by the jagged line of the Hajar Mountains and offers an enchanting landscape and a simple lifestyle.

Al Fujairah has had a turbulent .....

Distance (From Ras Al Khaimah): 89 Kms
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City

#17 of 17 Places to Visit in Ras Al Khaimah

At a distance of 22 km from Sharjah, 31 km from Dubai, 113 km from Fujairah, 155 km from Abu Dhabi, and 701 km from Qatar, Ajman is one of the lesser-known of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Ajman is the capital of the emirate of the same name and among the top places to visit in UAE as part of Dubai Tour.

Located along the Persian Gulf, Ajman is the smallest emirate in the UAE with an area of a mere 260 square kilometres. The emirate lies between the emirates of Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. It is named after the city of Ajman, which is its seat of government. Approximately 95% of the population of the emirate resides in the city of Ajman, which forms part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Apart from the city of Ajman, the emirate also encompasses two landlocked exclaves, Manama and Masfout, both of which are primarily agricultural.

According to the history, the foundation of Ajman under .....

Distance (From Ras Al Khaimah): 72 Kms
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