Ras Al Khaimah
Discover Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It is approximately 1 – 1.5 hours drive north of Dubai (depending on location).
With the terracotta desert planes, the rocky Hajar Mountains, more than 64 kilometres of sandy beaches, breathtaking coastlines, traditional palm gardens, acacia forests and the highest mountain, Ras Al Khaimah has the most scenic and unique landscape in the United Arab Emirates to offer. As the border to Oman is close by, it is also possible to go on a day or weekend trip to Musandam.
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Ras Al Khaimah Heritage Vision 2020
Historically this region is very important with archeological excavations revealing that the area has been inhabited for seven thousand years.
Over the course of the next 2 years, the Department of Antiquities and Museums Ras Al Khaimah will be undertaking an extensive programme of work to develop and promote the heritage and history of Ras Al Khaimah bringing this important area of Emirati culture to the forefront.
The National Museum will be completely redeveloped to create a rich and engaging visitor experience for young and old, locals and tourists alike and will act as a hub for the other heritage attractions throughout the emirate.
The Dhayah Fort will have a modern yet complimentary visitor centre with trails to the surrounding attractions including an old mountain village, acacia forests and ancient tombs.
Jazirat Al Hamra is being faithfully restored to bring to life the once thriving pearling village. With a boutique hotel, visitor centre, souq, fort and a number of heritage sites there is plenty for all the family.
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Getting here from the other emirates
From Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah or Ajman take the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road E311 and follow the signs to Dubai, Sharjah and then Ras Al Khaimah. From Umm al Quwain take the coastal road to Ras Al Khaimah. From Fujairah take the Rugaylat Road E99 and Gragrah – Ghub Road E87.
Of course you can get to Ras Al Khaimah by taxi. If you are travelling from elsewhere in the emirates, it is advisable to book in advance, as not all cab drivers will be willing to drive that far.
The Al Hamra bus departs at the Union Bus Station in Al Rigga Dubai and drops passengers off in Ras Al Khaimah at the bus station opposite the Cove Rotana Resort.
In addition there is a shuttle service between Dubai International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah. The bus departs from terminal 1 and 3 and drops passengers off at the main hotels in Ras Al Khaimah, including Cove Rotana Resort,Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Resort & Spa.
The service offers travellers complimentary Wi-Fi.
Seawings offers a flight from Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club to DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa, Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah.
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