Historically known for its cultural, political and commercial infrastructure, this ancient emirate portrays the rich and varied heritage of the region. The emirate boasts of its glorious naval past reckoned as an important Trade Center.
During the past two decades, Ras Al Khaimah has witnessed remarkable advancements particularly in the fields of commerce and education. Connected to the other emirates by modern highways, RAK has an efficient infrastructure, including hotels, hospitals, shopping centres and restaurants. Today it is a dynamically developing emirate, with excellent scope for industrial and business growth.
Culture & Heritage
With its cultural inheritance and picturesque scenery – excellent beaches, spectacular mountains, and lush green farms – Ras Al Khaimah is the ideal tourist destination, offering two new hotels and a beach resort. Ras Al Khaimah town is served by three international standard hotels – the 84 room Ras Al Khaimah Hotel, set in four acres of landscaped grounds overlooking the Creek, the 140 room Bin Majid Beach Hotel; and the city centre Al Nakheel hotel. Each has a full array of amenities, including restaurants, lounges, entertainment, sports and leisure facilities.
Ras Al Khaimah is also the home of one of the UAE’s finest museums, housed in the restored fort, ancestral home of the ruling family. Showcased are artefacts from the many archaeological sites in the Emirate and displays showing life in the past and outlining the emirates history. The object of the museum is to preserve the heritage of the emirates of Ras Al Khaimah in all its apects: Natural History, Archaeology and the traditional way of life of its people.