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Tourism in Ras Al Khaimah

  • Date Submitted: 01/07/2013 09:32 PM
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Ras Al Khaimah
Located along the northern end of UAE’s Persian Gulf Coast, the Ras Al Khaimah emirate is located between the Arabian Gulf and Hajar Mountains. Covering a coastline of 27miles, including tranquil lagoons and golden sand beaches, it also shares the mountainous borders of Oman. This makes Ras Al Khaimah an ideal destination for all kinds of travelers.
Ras Al Khaimah has earned its reputation as a pre-eminent commercial center with an innovative, dynamic, and entrepreneurial business culture. Ras Al Khaimah is strategically positioned to serve and access markets spanning the Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent and the CIS countries. Further, the time zone in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) permits it to link even markets such as the Far East to the US. To leverage this advantage, it is now developing worldclass infrastructure, airport and port facilities, making it a well-connected hub in the region.
RAK is blessed with abundant natural beauty, and given its unique location it has been allowed to strategize the economic development on two pillars, namely, Tourism and Industry. The RAK consists of 65kms of coastal silver sandy beaches, majestic mountains on the eastern side of hill resorts, unspoilt desert plain in the central region for commercial and industrial projects, green belt along the southern side for agriculture developments.
The City of RAK, the capital of the emirate, is separated into two parts by a creek. The western part known as ‘old RAK’ comprises government departments, shopping malls, educational institutions, hotels, residential areas, and new construction projects. The eastern part, known as Al Nakheel, houses the Emiri Court, few government departments, RAK Exhibition Center markets, hospitals, residential areas, all of which comprise majority of the population in the emirate.
Unlike in other parts of UAE, where expatriates outnumber nationals by the ratio 8:1, in RAK, nationals constitute half the population. The official...

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