Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah

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.

Al Hamra Village

Al Hamra Village is a luxurious community, located in Ras Al Khaimah on the shores of the Arabian Gulf.

Covering an area of 77 million square feet and including 1,500 kilometers of pristine beaches, over 1,000 villas and townhouses, nearly 2,500 residential apartments, five hotels, an 18 hole golf course, a marina and a shopping mall.

Al Marjan Island

Al Marjan, a series of four connected man-made islands, is located in the west of Ras Al Khaimah. Extending a vast 4.5 kilometers into the sea, the island covers an area of 2.7 million square meters.

With waterfront homes, quality hotels and resorts, marinas, private beaches for residents, leisure, retail and recreational facilities, this ambitious development is a truly unique destination.

Mina Al Arab

From beautiful homes and upcoming resort hotels on the Arabian Gulf, to the expansive beauty of ecological preserves, wetlands and beaches, they all come together to create one exceptional destination – Mina Al Arab.

This area was created with the environment in mind.

That’s why the majority of the development is devoted to preserving and showcasing the beauty of nature in ecological preserves.

The ecological district at Mina Al Arab is home to a variety of fascinating marine life.

Visitors can also exemplify their connection to nature through the Oasis Walk, a lushly landscaped corridor and bicycle pathway.