Ras Al Khaimah

Ras al-Khaimah is one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in the east of the Persian Gulf. It is in the northern part of the UAE bordering Oman. The capital city and home of most residents is also called Ras al-Khaimah.

Ras al-Khaimah features miles of unspoiled coastline abut the majestic Hajar Mountain range. Attractions include Sheba Palace, Dhayah Fort, the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah and the Saqr Public Park.

Things to See & Do

* National Museum of Ras Al-Khaimah
* Dhayah Fort
* Shamal and ShebaPalace
* The Old City and Souq
* Jazirat Al Hamra an abandoned ghost town

General Information

Cruise Season Oct - May
Currency UAE dirham (AED)
Language Arabic
Land Area 1,683 km
Population 280,000 approx
Electricity British-style plug with two flat blades and one flat grounding blade
Time UTC plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code + 971

Travel Links The city is served by Ras al Khaimah international airport. It is located 15 km from the main city and the tourist beach area. The airport is currently served by two scheduled airlines.

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