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Destinations > United Arab Emirates > Ras Al Khaimah


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Welcome to Ras Al Khaimah

Welcome to Ras Al Khaimah - The city of Ghost Town

 

 

The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has an impressive archaelogical and rich cultural history. Indeed, the city has been home to a variety of cultures and civilizations for more than seven thousand years dating back to the Bronze Age, and its location made it a valuable target for domination by invading powers as the Sasanians, Islamic clans of the Arabian Gulf, the Portuguese, Dutch and British forces. That's why Ras Al Khaimah is today one of the most important trade centers and markets in the region especially thanks to its historical buildings which brings the past to life during your visit to Ras Al Khaimah.

 

 

 

 

Information and Facts

Night-life

You can do numerous things the night in Ras Al Khaimah. You can find nightclubs with football screening, Shisha Cafes, resident DJs, bars and lounges in hotels like The Stallion and Club 88.

Shopping

There are several modern centers in Al Nakheel area and in the old Ras Al Khaimah area. The most famous and oldest shopping center of the city is Al Manar Mall and recently Al Hamra Mall which mimics the splendor of Andalusian building style. Since April 2012, you can also find RAK Mall. All of them contain many types of modern goods and attract people all over the world with their old traditional style.

Sightseeing

If you want to pass a good time, go to Iceland Water Park or Ras Al-Khaimah Water Ski Club. There are also many golf club, museums like Ras Al Khaimah National Museum and beautiful locations as Jabal Al Jais and Saqr Park.

Time

Standard time zone : UTC/GMT +04:00 hours

Climate

Ras Al Khaimah has a very hot climate with a hot summer and a mild winter. The average temperature fluctuates between 19 and 28°C in December and January while it stands around 40°C in June-July and even sometimes 48°C in the summer.

Public transportation

RAK Transport Authority oversees public transport in the emirate but also many taxi companies as Al Arabia, Kars, and Al Hamra.
You have an airport : Ras Al Khaimah International Airport which is one of the main airports in the country because of a range of service facilities that it offers : a restaurant, cafeteria, VIP lounge, transit lounge, the mosque and the free market. The Emirate has also three port and the main one is Saqr Port thanks to its strategic location at the entrance to the Arabian Gulf.

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