Ras Al Khaimah is the northern most emirate of the UAE.
Its history extends into antiquity.
Archeological excavations reveal that a settlement with an advanced civilization that carried on trade with the Indian sub-continent existed in this region.
Later historical records cite that the town of Ras Al Khaimah, then known as Julfar, belonged to early Muslim Caliphs. In the 18th century, after the invasions of the Persians, Portuguese and the Dutch, it finally became a part of the Al Qawasim State.
It was also once the center of the naval strength of the southern Gulf states.
The traditional occupations of this emirate are mainly fishing, trading and agriculture which have been heavily modernized to meet the demands of the UAE’s economy.
Fruits, vegetables, milk, poultry are supplied to the other emirates from here.
The sea around Ras Al Khaimah abounds in tuna fish. The mountains have enabled the setup of stone quarries and a cement factory. Also, the oilfield of Saleh, has boosted up the revenues of the emirate.