RAS AL-KHAIMAH

RAS AL-KHAIMAH


Ras Al Khaimah is located on the coast of the Arabian Gulf with a length of about 64 km and more than 128 kilometers deep inside the land. Ras Al Khaimah shares mountainous borders with the Sultanate of Oman from the South and the North-East side. Many islands in the Arabian Gulf belong to the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, the most important among them are the Greater Tamb Island and the Lesser Tamb Island

The area of Ras Al Khaimah is about 1684 square kilometers, which is equivalent to 2.2% of the total area of the country, without the Islands belonging to it.The total population of Ras Al Khaimah is around 250,000 people according to the census of December 2005. The City of Ras Al Khaimah is the capital of the Emirate and it is divided into two parts by the Creek of Khor Ras Al Khaimah. The Western part of Ras Al Khaimah is known as the Old Town, where the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah and some government departments are located; the Eastern part of Ras Al Khaimah , which is known as AL Nakheel, includes the residence of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasmi, as well as some government departments and businesses centers. The two parts of Ras Al Khaimah are connected by a major bridge going over the creek to facilitate the traffic movement.

One of the major industrial areas of Ras Al Khaiman is Khor Khwair, which is located 25 kilometers to the North, it is famous for many important industries such as cement, stone and marble manufactories. Another important area in Khor Khwair is Sheikh Saqr Port. Ras Al Khaimah is rich with the traditional remains of the great Julfar City, Forts and Valleys. It is also famous for its unique location: mountains, coasts and regions of agricultural and natural hot springs such as the resort of Ain Khatt , which is frequently visited by many tourists and people, who seek some kinds of health treatment.