RAS AL KHAIMAH
COMMERCIAL CENTRE :
Ras Al Khaimah lies between the Hajar Mountains to the East and Arabian Gulf to the West and borders on the Sultanate of Oman. HH Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi is the ruler of this State which forms a part of the UAE. Thus it is strategically centred between the markets of the Middle East, Africa, India and the CIS countries. It is soon gaining influence as a centre of trade and commerce, not only due to its position but also because of its air and sea port facilities and world class infrastructure. Rak International Airport operates passenger as well as cargo services. Also its natural beauty with magnificent beaches, mountains and a green belt has become a magnet for tourists too.
The leading companies here are RAK Cement, Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar) and RAK Ceramics.
GET IN TO ACTION :
The high mountain peaks beckon the more adventurous, or you can enroll yourself for sports at our desert camps, golf courses or ride the highest water slides this side of the world. Strike a bargain at a local souq or get a tan at one of the most inviting beaches and then let your taste buds linger on local and international cuisine.
Cruise Tourism : The land of three ports and picturesque locales is the complete place to take a cruise.
Iceland Water Park : The Biggest water park in the UAE offers you the perfect opportunity to escape the heat and indulge in some snowballing along with your regular water rides and slides. Yes… ice is always nice.
Historical Sites : take a look at ancient architecture at Jazirat Al Hamra, an abandoned township, or the majestic Dhayah Fort at the top of a hill. Then visit the National Museum of RAK which was formerly the palace of the rulers of the past.
Pearl Farm : learn the process of pearl cultivation and take one home too. You will get to see natural pearls in varied hues, shapes and sizes.
Falcon Show : The Banyan Tree Al Wadi is an exclusive desert spa resort that hosts a falcon show, following the tradition of this region.
Khatt Springs : A hot water spring with healing minerals that can magically cure skin ailments and rheumatism. No harm in trying it out.
Saqr Park : Let your eyes feast on the soothing greenery as you relax in the largest park in the district.
The Rainforest : Can be found in the exclusive Banyan Tree Spa. Come here for a soothing hydrothermal encounter, the only one in the UAE.
Desert Safaris : Dune bashing, belly dancing, exotic cuisine. A day of fun in the sun!
Bedouin Oasis Desert Camp : Live the life of a nomad (Bedous) for a day at this authentic desert camp.
Water Sports : Equipped with the latest gear and numerous beaches, this region is popular for its water sports too.
Beach Parties : Sway to the rhythm of the waves or let down your hair without a care at the most rocking beach parties this side of the world.
WAY TO GO :
Taxis and cars : Are on hire and are available for the asking.