If you are visiting Ras Al Khaimah from abroad, prepare yourself for an adventure. The city of Ras Al Khaimah as well as the emirate feature many exciting locations for tourists.
The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah
Within the city of Ras Al Khaimah, there still exist traditional houses built from coral stone. One of these buildings was a fort in the section known as Old Town Ras Al Khaimah, but has been remodelled and built onto to house today’s National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah.
Much of the museum houses archaeological and historical objects and are open to the public. A great portion of the collection came from donation from the Al Qasimi family and other residents of Ras Al Khaimah. The other parts of the collection comes from the Department of Antiquities and Museums. According to the museum’s website, more galleries are planned in the near future to supplement the present exhibitions.
Jabal Al Jais, Hajar Mountains
These mountains contain the highest peak in the United Arab Emirates at 6,207 feet, and are breathtaking to behold. A new road that stops just short of the summit has been opened, making Jabal Al Jais a major destination for tourists and emiratis alike.
According to The National, there are plans to eventually build a hotel, cable car, paragliding launch ramp, golf course and ski slope at the summit.
Al Hamra Village
This large commercial and residential area was built by Al Hamra Real Estate Development, a significant real estate developer in the United Arab Emirates. The Al Hamra Village website states that the development covers an area of 77 million square feet and includes 1,500 kilometers of pristine beaches, over 1,000 villas and townhouses, nearly 2,500 residential apartments, five hotels including the legendary Waldorf Astoria, an 18-hole golf course, a marina, and a shopping mall.
Located in Al Hamra Village, this Ras Al Khaimah water park is renowned by visitors. Many visitors report going here when it’s the offseason, as the locals find the water to be too cold. This empties the park, and if an empty water park is your thing you can’t pass up the chance.
Al Hamra Mall
If you’re looking to shop, a prime location to visit while you’re in Ras Al Khaimah is the Al Hamra Mall. Also located in Al Hamra Village, the mall is multi-level and has over 100 stores, including a grocery store.