Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), is the northernmost emirate of the UAE, and has been home to a broad variety of cultures and civilizations for more than seven thousand years.  Showcasing this heritage is an important part of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi’s ( الشيخ سعود بن صقر القاسمي ) plans to boost tourism for his country and create an incubator for leadership. This web site provides an overview of RAK’s history, its central role in the economy of the Middle East and its rich cultural legacy.