Top 4 attractions to explore in Ras al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is the fourth largest emirate in United Arab Emirates and located north of Umm Al Quian Emirate. It is known before as Julfar and it is famous for the pearl trade business. It shares international boundary with the Sultanate of Oman. It has the world longest zipline in Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE with a speed of up to 120kph to 150kph and 680 metres above sea level.
Al Jazirah Al Hamra is a town located in the south of the city of Ras Al Khaimah Emirate and It is known for its abandoned houses and buildings and it is widely believed by locals as haunted. The town was ruled by an Arabian tribe called Za’ab or Al Zaabi, which had to move to Abu Dhabi after a dispute with the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
Dhayah Fort is a fortress built in the 18th century in Al Rams, Ras Al Khaimah. It is the highest hilltop fort in the UAE and also the last bastion of the local fighters against the British expedition in the early years of the 18 century.
A mountain on UAE-Oman border. The summit of the mountain, at an elevation of 1,934 m (6,345 ft) is located on the Omani side but the mountain is more easily accessible from the UAE side. A high point west of the summit is considered the highest point in the United Arab Emirates, at 1,892 m (6,207 ft). The world's longest zip line is located on the mountain. It is 2,832 m (9,291 ft) long, and users travel at speeds of up to 150 km/h (93 mph).
It was a former palace of emarite ruling family the Royal Al Qasimi Family until the early 1960s. It exhibits artefacts relating to natural history, pearl diving, farming and fishing, weapons belonging to the ruling family, crafts of previous centuries and other archaeology artefacts.
Map of attractions in Ras al Khaimah